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Travel to Europe

I usually travel to Europe every year, or at least once every two years, and I am finding it impossible to obtain frequent flyer upgrades this year. I am wiling to pay the "full cost coach" to upgrade and haven't...

Travel to Europe2016-01-10T19:20:23-08:00

No Going Back To Coach

Dear Joel,

I enjoyed the book and saw your TV appearance (I was watching it while making travel arrangements). So I’m writing to tell you that after getting bumped to business class in Air France in Paris last year there’s no going back to coach.

This year I tried everything I could (and was successful) to

No Going Back To Coach2004-11-07T08:18:00-08:00

98% First Class

Dear Joel,

I have recommended your book to about 100 people, and actually given it to at least 30 (like this lady below). I was already doing 95% of what you suggested regarding travel so you just affirmed what I was already doing and gave me a few new ideas.

I pre-ordered your Penny Pincher’s II book

98% First Class2017-04-24T02:33:17-07:00

A Great Start

Dear Joel,

First of all my compliments for an excellent book, just finished reading it and it’s great.

As a matter of fact there only seemed to be two copies left in the entire Greater London, at least according to the bookshop, and I bought one of them.

So far I have received two free upgrades within Europe

A Great Start1970-01-01T00:00:00-08:00

Fall into Florence

My partner and I, in our later 60’s, are finding it difficult to locate a reasonably priced hotel room in Florence this next October.

We are not “starving students” but we’re not wealthy, either, and like 400 euros/night is kinda steep for us.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Fall into Florence1970-01-01T00:00:00-08:00