#51: Travel Pro Leigh Rowan joins Chris for a second time to discuss luxurious travel hacks, including getting the best prices on private jet travel, first-class experiences flying commercial, a look into high-end luxury resorts, and advice on tipping, luxury property rentals, and organizing your activities on your next vacation.
Leigh Rowan (@leighrowan) is a serious travel hacker. He is the founder and CEO of Savanti Travel, a travel management company for executives, and prior to that was the COO of The Points Guy.
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Leigh Rowan: Twitter | Savanti Travel
Find empty legs on private jets: Villiers Jets | XO | Victor | OpenPoint
Find your airline’s seat map: SeatGuru
Find luxury properties: Cuvee
Ridiculous villa Chris booked in Cabo: Villa Turquesa
Perks and benefits experiment email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concierge Services: Quintessentially
Experience shared private flying: JSX
Full Show Notes
Who is Leigh Rowan (00:14)
A listener’s email about ultra-high-end travel experiences (01:43)
What does private jet travel look like? (03:14)
The dirty secret about private aviation (04:42)
Where to find the deals on private jets (06:25)
The cost of renting a plane (07:02)
The most common use of private travel (10:47)
Will private jet demand wane post-pandemic? (11:59)
The private jet experience (15:13)
Getting on and off a private jet (16:41)
Traveling with JSX (18:52)
First-class experiences when flying commercial (20:32)
Is the premium economy coming back? (25:47)
Flying business class internationally (28:57)
What a high-end luxury hotel looks like (30:47)
Four vs. Five-star resorts (31:20)
Luxury high-end resort loyalty programs (37:45)
Higher-end luxury property rentals (41:46)
The perks of working through a travel advisor (47:35)
Practical advice around tipping (51:28)
Organizing activities on your vacation (56:02)
Where to find Leigh Rowan online (58:21)
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