Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Episode 100 – Ice castles in Harbin, China and mistake fares with Becky Pokora

Episode Description

Becky Pokora from sightDOING{ drops by to help us celebrate our 100th episode! We discuss her experience with the Hong Kong Airlines mistake business class fare and how she handles building a trip around a mistake fare. Then, we discuss her trip (via said fare) to Harbin, China (哈爾濱) and their amazing ice festival. Hope you enjoy hearing about her spectacular experience as much as we did.

In our bonus Gold Patreon only segment, I follow up on some previous topics and then discuss how I approach getting the cheapest domestic airfares when paying in cash or cash equivalents. Interested in listening to the segment by becoming a supporter? Once we hit 50 patrons we’ll start releasing quarterly bonus episodes, so find out more on our Patreon page!

Episode Notes

Becky’s Harbin Ice Festival Guide

More on Harbin

1:50 – The Hong Kong Airlines business class mistake fare

4:00 – How Trevor and Becky approach mistake fares

6:38 – How to stay on top of mistake fares

10:04 – Building an itinerary off of the Hong Kong Airlines mistake fare

13:33 – Flight delays and asking for compensation

20:15 – Harbin, the ice festival, and what else to do there (also, we figure out how to pronounce it)

34:37 – Other highlights from Becky’s China trip

38:07 – Buy or sell featuring mistake fares and AMEX personal referrals

42:55 – Updates on Cruise Compete, Lufthansa first class award space, and how to monitor cash fare prices for airlines (Gold Patreon only)

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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action, “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir, and “Feet Gone Wild” by Monplaisir

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