I was reading an article in Time today about an 18 year-old kid who decided to book a flight from Sheffield to London through Berlin once he realized the commute would be $12 cheaper.
The article’s approach was semi-incredulous–why would someone fly through Berlin to save $12? His response was that he got to also see Berlin in the process.
I scrolled through his previous posts and they are all travel-free. He’s mostly a couponing guy, though he talks about getting on game shows. (!!! Hello, new best friend!)
But reading his post is making me feel sentimental. I started out as a pretty extreme couponer. My first major deal, which was before I could drive, was getting Starbucks Ice Cream Bars for about $0.12.
I sorta feel like I’m watching the birth (ohgodnotliterally) of the next die-hard frequent flying fan. Once he realizes everything else he can get out of it.
Welcome to flying to Jamaica back and forth to avoid paying for a hotel. Welcome to routing through cities, just so you can stop in a lounge (once you are of age, of course. Edit: He IS of age, duh Jeanne.), and welcome to flying to South America via Europe!