Below is a recording of a conversation I had with JGOOT premium subscriber Robert Horvick after he left these kind words on our Facebook page.
Robert & his wife live in Raleigh, NC. Since joining my trip-alert service, they’ve only travelled domestically, but they’ve taken 3 trips and saved $600 to $800 so far.
They watch for trips every day but even when none of the trips interest them or work with their schedule, he describes opening his daily trip alerts as “Five minutes of dreaming and fun.”
Don’t have 30 minutes to watch the whole video? A list of highlights is below.
- Intro: “We got married young and travel was limited to road trips. Now that kids are older…”
- 1:05: $97 Delta direct afternoon flight Raleigh to Austin that we’ve paid $350 for multiple times in the past.
- 3:30: $63 mid-day direct Raleigh flight to Minneapolis (not-last minute. Months ahead.)
- 4:50: Plans for Paris next Summer
- 5:30: Using points as a backup plan
- 7:10: Orlando/Disney flight that added two days to their vacation for the same cost
- 8:45: WAY cheaper to get a great deal on a flight and a bad deal on a cruise, than a great deal on a cruise and a bad deal on a flight.
- 11:00: Opening JGOOT emails is like scratching a lottery ticket. Even when you don’t win, it’s five minutes of dreaming and fun.
- 14:10: How we saved $600 to $800 in the 6 months since we subscribed.
- 15:20: It’s as fun to dream while sitting at home as it is to be traveling when you are able to get out
- 15:50: The benefits of building travel plans around deals vs Planning to travel, and hoping to find a deal
- 17:45: Co-worker paying $3000 flights to Shanghai vs $600 including 7 nights.
- 18:35: Getting your butt on the plane for cheap, and then getting a business class upgrade for less than the cost of lunch.
- 22:20: How we get these trips at the price advertised.
- 25:30: How we used to travel vs how we travel now.
- 29:20: Recap of the two strategies behind “The JGOOT Way” of travel.
- 31:30: Robert’s final suggestion to get the most out of your JGOOT trip-alerts