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Old May 10, 14, 8:43 pm
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My guess is that he considered paying for the Residences ticket himself. He could write it off as a business expense. And it would definitely generate a lot of attention for his brand. But then it would appear that if he could just blow $20k, it would lead to the inevitable discussion and criticism of just how much he makes. (Or the accusations that his parents self-fund.... a claim I find absurd.)

And if he didn't pull the trigger quickly, somebody else would. And in this game, there's no value in being #2.

So he was between a rock (fund it himself), a hard place (Kickstart it), and a gaping hole on his A380 checklist!
He wasn't the first to review any of the A380 first class cabins he's been on. Not sure why it would matter that he wasn't the first one of review Etihad's.
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Old May 10, 14, 8:58 pm
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Don't know how it is now but he did previously state that his parents had bank rolled his travels.
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Originally Posted by lazard View Post
He wasn't the first to review any of the A380 first class cabins he's been on. Not sure why it would matter that he wasn't the first one of review Etihad's.
My point was more about not wanting to be the second to do a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. I can only imagine there's a few bloggers out there would have gone for it.
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Old May 10, 14, 10:16 pm
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My point was more about not wanting to be the second to do a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. I can only imagine there's a few bloggers out there would have gone for it.
Kickstarter has been around for 5 years. If a blogger was gonna do it, they would have done it already. Plus, I would think other bloggers would value their dignity more.
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Old May 11, 14, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by lazard View Post
Kickstarter has been around for 5 years. If a blogger was gonna do it, they would have done it already. Plus, I would think other bloggers would value their dignity more.
My point exactly in starting this thread.
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He said it at an FTU years ago.
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Originally Posted by lazard View Post
Kickstarter has been around for 5 years. If a blogger was gonna do it, they would have done it already. Plus, I would think other bloggers would value their dignity more.
I actually think quite a few others have similarly low dignity valuation levels they just hadn't thought of it yet!

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He said it at an FTU years ago.
I remember him making some vague comments once along those lines. For what it's worth, I think the only discussion on his blog was this from last year, couple of years after he graduated college I believe:

http://boardingarea.com/onemileatati...-the-airlines/

...One such assumption is that Iím a trust fund baby and my family pays for all my travel. I donít think itís fair to my family to bring their financial situation into this, but let me simply say that assumption couldnít be further from the truth. While Iím fortunate to have parents that are extremely supportive of my job/hobby, theyíve never been in a situation to fly me around the world in first class, and certainly donít fund my travels. Iíve been supporting myself since I was 18, was fortunate not to have to pay a dime to attend college (which, in retrospect, is probably what I valued the entire experience at), and do probably spend a disproportionate amount of my income on travel...
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