Episode Description

Seth Miller from paxex.aero, Dots Lines & Destinations, and much more swings by to talk about his extensive trip to Asia, the unique experience of visiting Bhutan, dealing with GI issues abroad, and a whole lot more. As this is an audio format, we do not ask him to identify Bhutan on a map but we are sure he could.

In our Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment we discuss why Seth doesn’t focus too much on miles and points anymore, dealing with a compromised CSR while traveling, and also how companies might use big data to weed out “hackers” (or not).

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Episode Notes

Seth’s ever updating trip report

2:10 – New Year’s miles and points resolutions revisited, longhaul to Europe seat discussion (your #avgeek minute)

10:25 – 50 (!) days in Asia, how they decided on and planned the trip

13:39 – Visiting Bhutan, how to get there, the unique tourist structure, and more

25:15 – Climbing the Tiger’s Nest

32:20 – Flights

34:43 – Food poisoning on the road

40:23 – Unique travel items Seth uses

42:53 – The border ceremony outside Amritsar

50:22 – Seth’s miles and points earnings (Patreon only)

1:04:19 – Banks, airlines, and big data (Patreon only)

1:07:27 – Compromised Chase Sapphire Reserve while traveling experience (Patreon only)

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