Developers Travel In Style - DPC13

Ca901ddcea38854b9783781c91fc87c9?s=47 Thijs Feryn
June 08, 2013
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Developers Travel In Style - DPC13

Slides for my "Developers Travel In Style" talk at the Dutch PHP Conference 2013 in Amsterdam

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Thijs Feryn

June 08, 2013
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  1. Developers#travel#in#style By#Thijs#Feryn

  2. Hi# my#name# is#Thijs

  3. I’m$Belgian

  4. I’m# an#evangelist#at

  5. I’m# a#board#member# at

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  8. What’s$the$situa1on?

  9. I$speak$at$ conferences

  10. I’m$an$ entry$level$ frequent$ flyer

  11. I’m$not$a$ travel$ expert

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  13. Status Awards

  14. Airline$status ✓Lounge'access ✓Fast'lane ✓Priority'boarding'&'check7in ✓Priority'luggage'handling ✓More'checked'luggage ✓Award'miles'mul<plier

  15. Hotel$status ✓Free'wifi ✓Free'breakfast ✓Room'upgrades ✓Points'mul<plier ✓Welcome'giB'(*) ✓Lounge'access'(*)

  16. Awards ✓Free'hotel'nights ✓Hotel'room'upgrades ✓Free'flights ✓Flight'upgrades

  17. How to benefit

  18. How$to$benefit ✓Speak'at'conferences ✓Go'on'holidays ✓Be'consistent'&'loyal ✓Look'for'promo<ons'&'bonuses ✓Get'an'airline'or'hotel'credit'card ✓Look'for'airline'&'hotel'partners ✓Read'frequent'flyer'blogs ✓Don’t'let'miles'&'points'expire

  19. What’s out there?

  20. Airlines & alliances

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  24. Miles & More

  25. Mileage Plus

  26. Executive Club

  27. AAdvantage

  28. Flying Blue

  29. SkyMiles

  30. Hotel chains & loyalty programs

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  37. My$ programs

  38. 1'mile 35.000'miles'per'year' or'30'segments 100.000'miles'per'year 100.000'miles'per'year 600.000'miles'in'2'years 600.000'miles'in'2'years Miles'36'months'valid Miles'don’t'expire Miles'don’t'expire

    Miles'don’t'expire Miles'don’t'expire Miles'don’t'expire 25%'bonus'miles 25%'bonus'miles 25%'bonus'miles 25%'bonus'miles 25%'bonus'miles 2'upgrade'vouchers 2'upgrade'vouchers 6'upgrade'vouchers 1'extra'bag 1'extra'bag 2'extra'bags 2'extra'bags 2'extra'bags Business'lounge'access Business'lounge'access Senator'&'Star'gold' lounge'access Senator'&'Star'gold' lounge'access First'class'lounge' access 50%'companion'award'discount 50%'companion'award'discount 50%'companion'award'discount
  39. ✓hXp://www.frequen[lyerbonuses.com/ milesandmore.html ✓25%'bonus'miles'with'status ✓My'way'special'(2x$miles$on$fixed$segment) ✓Free'credit'card'for'a'year'(~3K$bonus$miles) ✓Get'a'Miles'&'More'credit'card ✓Spend'money'with'LuBhansa'partners' ‣Chic'Outlet'(collect$receipts!) ‣Magazine'&'news'paper'subscrip<ons ‣Car'rental

    ‣Telco ‣Airport'shops ‣Hotels'(Only$for$non=preferred$programs) tricks
  40. 300'tier'points'&'2' flights'or'25'flights 600'tier'points'&'4' flights'or'50'flights 1500'tier'points'&'4' flights 25%'bonus'points 100%'bonus'points 100%'bonus'points Priority'boarding

    Priority'boarding Extra'bagage Extra'bagage Business'lounge'access First'class'lounge'access First'class'checkin
  41. ✓hXp://www.frequen[lyerbonuses.com/ execu<veclub.html ✓Household'account ✓25%'&'100%'bonus'miles'with'status ✓Get'a'BA'credit'card'(Companion$award$&$bonus$miles) ✓Spend'money'with'BA'partners' ‣Chic'Outlet'(collect$receipts!) ‣Car'rental ‣Airport'shops ‣Hotels'(Only$for$non=preferred$programs)

    tricks
  42. ✓20K'miles ✓Full'Star'Gold'recogni<on ✓Lounge'access ✓Fast'lane ✓Priority' ‣Boarding ‣Check7in ‣Standby ‣Baggage'handling

  43. 4'stays'or'10'nights 20'stays,'40'nights'or' 75.000'base'points 30'stays,'60'nights'or' 120.000'base'points 15%'bonus'points 25%'bonus'points 50%'bonus'points 5th'night'free 5th'night'free

    5th'night'free Free'internet'&'breakfast Free'internet'&'breakfast Space'available' upgrade Room'upgrade'&' executive'lounge'access
  44. ✓hXp://www.frequen[lyerbonuses.com/ hhonors.html' ✓Double'dipping ✓15%,'25%'&'50%'points'bonus'with'status ✓Fast'track'to'gold ✓GLON'&'AXON'award'bonuses ✓Quarterly'promo<ons ✓Put'everything'“on$the$room” ✓Ask'for'upgrades ✓Register'conference'stays'on'your'HHonors'account

    tricks
  45. 10'stays'or'25'nights 30'stays,'60'nights'or'120.000' base'points 2'points'per'$ 3'points'per'$ 3'points'per'$ Room'upgrade Suite'upgrade'&'exec'lounge Welcome'gift' (internet,'drink'or'points)

    Welcome'gift' (breakfast'or'points) Late'checkout Late'checkout'&'free'internet Lifetime'gold'after'250'nights' and'5'years'of'gold' Lifetime'gold'after'500'nights' and'10'years'of'platinum'
  46. ✓hXp://www.frequen[lyerbonuses.com/ starwood.html' ✓Convert'20.000'SPG'points'to'25.000'air'miles ✓50%'bonus'points'with'status ✓Pla<num'status'challenge:'18'nights'in'90'days ✓Quarterly'promo<ons:'double'points'in'Q3 ✓Put'everything'“on$the$room” ✓Ask'for'upgrades ✓Register'conference'stays'on'your'SPG'account ✓Most'valuable'currency'out'there

    tricks
  47. ✓hXp://www.flyertalk.com/forum/le7club7 accorhotels/14264777free7accor7pla<num720137 a.html' ✓Get'free'pla<num'status ✓100%'points ✓Room'upgrade The$trick

  48. UK$credit$cards BA$Amex BA$Amex$ Plus SPG$Amex Hilton$Visa Priority$ Club$Visa 3K'miles'after'£500' in'3'months

    18K'miles' after'£3K'in'3' months 10K'points'after' £1K'in'3months Free'silver' status.'Gold' status'after' £10K/year 10K'points' welcome'bonus 1'mile'per'£ 1,5'miles'per' £'&'3'miles' on'flights'&' holidays 1'point'per'£ 2'points'per'£'&' 3'points'per'£'at' Hilton 1'point'per'£'&'2' points'per'£'at' Priority'Club Companion'award' after'£20K/year Companion' award'after' £10K/year Gold'status'after' £15K/year Weekend'night' after'£25K/year Free'night'after' £750'in'3' months
  49. Amex$pla1num ✓hXps://www.americanexpress.com/uk/ content/pla<num7card/ ✓30K'points'aBer'£2K'in'3'months ✓Priority'pass'lounge'card ✓Free'elite'status ‣Starwood'Gold ‣Accor'Pla<num ‣Club'Carlson'Gold'Elite ‣Hertz'#1'club

    ‣Avis'Preferred
  50. Spending'‘em

  51. Award$redemp1on ✓Flight'upgrades ‣Only'for'limited'booking'classes ✓Award'bookings ‣Limited'availability ‣Last'minute'availability ‣Taxes'&'fees ✓Free'hotel'nights ‣Program'devalua<on ✓Cash'a'points

    ‣Limited'availability ✓Preferred'hotel'rooms ‣Lots'of'points
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  59. What'about'the'pro’s?

  60. hXps://www.facebook.com/jus<nrosslee Jus<n'Ross'Lee'(JRL)

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  62. hXp://boardingarea.com/blogs/onemileata<me/' Ben'Schlappig'(Lucky)

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  64. hXp://thepointsguy.com Brian'Kelly'(The'Points'Guy)

  65. Further'reading

  66. Further'reading hXp://www.frequen[lyerbonuses.com hXp://www.flyertalk.com hXp://boardingarea.com hXp://thepointsguy.com' hXp://milepoint.com'

  67. Tools

  68. Tools hXp://matrix.itasoBware.com hXp://tripit.com hXp://awardwallet.com hXp://evreward.com hXp://usingmiles.com hXp://kayak.com'

  69. And# on#that# bombshell#...

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  71. Thanks