Adam of Travel Fanboy influencing fame drops by the podcast to discuss what it’s like to be a beginner, both as a miles and points person (previously) and as a content creator for miles and points beginners (currently). We have a wide ranging discussion about his being content booking domestic first class, what it’s like to work with people who aren’t insane about miles and points, casino stuff (natch), and a little bit about why he highly recommends everyone visit Detroit.
Also, we play some Word Sneak.
In Final Boarding Call Trevor checks in with some updates from his recent trip to Europe.
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1:42 – Introducing Mr. Basic himself, Adam
4:52 – The transition from casinos to miles and points
6:38 – Thinking of miles and points as “front end comps”
8:10- Casino comps
10:39 – Why Adam is A-OK spending his miles and points on domestic first class
13:55 – Assigning a monetary value to first class
17:41 – Are Travel Fanboy listeners and readers less crazy?
19:44 – Are listeners happy with Adam’s “ya basic” content?
24:31 – Getting into more advanced topics?
26:04 – Where we find value where most others don’t
30:11 – What to think about and consider when Amex Platinum is up for renewal
34:46 – Why is travel fanwife so great
37:01 – Detroit recommendations
46:46 – VPN recommendations for travel and Europe (Patreon only)
50:22 – Regiojet (Patreon only)
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