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Today we are getting into a bit of a touchy subject – using points and benefits ethically. The episode is inspired by a blog post. There is a perception for a minority of folks that it is all right to abuse the system since we, the consumers, are frequently exploited by these big corporations. But what happens when more and more people misuse benefits? What does this mean for the future of the industry and the next traveller’s experience? 

Joining us to talk about the issue is Gilbert Ott who wrote about this topic on God Save The Points. We have a conversation about the diverse feedback his opinion invited. We also talk manufactured spending, lounge access, the customization of benefits and bag (“brag”) tags. Join us for all of this and more!

Key Points From This Episode:
• How the misuse of the greedy puts the future of a “hobby” or interest at risk.
• Potentially "robbing" other travellers of enjoyable experiences by abusing the system.
• The potential problems with manufactured spending to ramp up travel points.
• A common justification for people who misuse these programs.
• The need for programs to allow for customisation so that customers can choose benefits.
• Optimisation gone wild and not compromising where you want to go just for the benefits.
• The perks of having a dishevelled look when flying first class!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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