Episode 22: Delay Vouchers

Travel vouchers can turn a stressful travel whammy into a new experience.  Honest!  And, what should you do about lost luggage?

Time Stamped Show Notes:

0:20 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio)
Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake

0:44 – Gail and Piper discuss Smokey Mountains Writers’ Retreat

3:39 – Map out your journey ahead of time (screenshot your map in case you lose cellphone service in rural areas)

5:42 – Going to Urgent Care (or emergency room, or doctor) while traveling

9:00 – Traveling to the middle of nowhere can be fun – hole up in the cabin near the fire while others go out and hike/snowboard

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Main Topic -> Travel Vouchers 

11:21 – obtaining airline vouchers (example: plane overbooked)

13:01 – taking a later flight (risk/reward)

13:51 – don’t accept the first offer! Offer will improve as the time for the flight approaches

14:56 – tips for college students on holiday travel

16:12 – use resources like SeatGuru to recon your plane

16:44 – don’t lose your voucher! Take a picture of it

19:06 – dealing with having your luggage lost

21:41 – keep a photograph of what your checked bag looks like on your phone to help describe your suitcase on the report

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Gadgets

23:35 – luggage accessories

 Piper – airline app for the airline you’re flying (luggage info syncs)

Gail – distinguishing mark on your luggage (ex: octopus)

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29:01 – Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer of Artistic Whisper for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening; Travel smart and pack the snacks!

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Lost luggage doesn’t have to ruin your trip! 

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