It’s been four years since I booked a transcontinental round trip flight for $96, but like the flight I took yesterday, it was free. Like being back in school, when I wrote that I wanted to show the math. The pandemic slowed my travel but not my desire to, nor my efforts to continue to fly for as close to free as possible. Through a bit of savvy work, I was able to secure two sets of upgrades on an economy flight from Newark (EWR) To Seattle (SEA) flying United. Here’s How.
Earlier this year I backed an Indiegogo campaign started by Santa Film, for a 5-pack of SantaColor 100, color negative 35mm film. This happened to coincide with me acquiring a gently used and well loved Leica M6 that I’ve been lusting after for 20 some odd years from an old friend, along with a vintage 50mm Summilux and newer Voigtländer 28mm Ultron lenses. Two weeks ago the film arrived, just before I set out on an epic road trip.