Of Mice and Bloggers Who Beat the System

Ever wonder why some people seem to rack up tons of free flights and points galore while you’re still stuck just below the domestic flight mark?  Us too.  So we found someone who “gets it” to help us through the ins and outs of airline point systems.  Next, road reporter Chris Galloway tunes in with an exclusive inside scoop of Sacramento’s newest airport construction project, the Big Build.  It’s been a while since our last Big Build update, and my how things have progressed.  Finally, we’ll be flexing the “entertainment” side of The Travel Guys a bit with an in-studio appearance by the cast of “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” now playing at our very own Cosmopolitan Cabaret.  Oh yeah, did we mention the mice?  Yeah, today’s episode also has mice.  All this and more on this week’s The Travel Guys!

Beating the Sytem with Ben Schlappig

Ben Schlappig with One Mile at a TimeEvery now and then we stumble across someone who just seems to “get it” with regard to airline points.  Free flights, free upgrades, hotel rooms, cars and more; all without breaking a sweat.  As an avid benefits junky himself, Mark has quite a bit of respect for people willing to roll up their sleeves and figure it all out.  One such person, Ben Schlappig joins us today to talk about a few of his recent tango’s with the airlines.  Ben writes a fantastic blog called One Mile at a Time over at Boardingarea.com about travel, airlines and how to make the most of benefit programs.


The Big Build

Today’s episode of the Travel Guys brings us back to Sacramento’s Big Build.  Sacramento Airport’s terminal renovation project has come a long way since we last checked in, and road reporter Chris Galloway was invited to an exclusive food tasting and terminal tour this past week.  He’ll be tuning in to let us know what to expect from Sacramento’s newest terminal.  For more information, head on over to the projects official site at www.bigbuild.org.


It’s a Grand Night for Singing…in the Travel Guys Studio!

It's a Grand Night for Singing at the Cosmopolitan CabaretMan, is this a treat!  The cast of “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” now playing at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret in Sacramento, stopped by our studio recently to give an exclusive performance for all our listeners!  As if that weren’t enough, they also brought tickets!  We’ll be giving out tickets to this Wednesday night’s performance at the end of the show, but we highly recommend you check them out regardless.  They put on a great show!

Have we mentioned the Mice?

They may not be the stars of this week’s show, but they sure do deserve an honorable mention!  A company in Israel has begun testing what can only be described as the cutest future addition to TSA yet.  But they’re not just for show, these little mice will be capable of detecting bombs using their innate sense of smell and high level training (anybody else see a disney movie in the works?).  Learn more about the little critters here!

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  1. Rod Rosa says:

    Any tips on booking flights from Sacramento to the Azore Islands, specifically the island of Pico.

  1. February 21, 2011

    […] to their show online. Anyway, last week I joined them, and you can listen to the podcast of that here. I join them around 17 minutes in, and we talk about “direct” flights, sleeping on […]

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