Does your spouse/SO share your addiction?

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  1. b1513
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    I see a few spouses on MP who obviously have the addiction, at least a modicum of addiction or they wouldn't have logged on. My husband does not share my obsession. Points and mileage just do not excite him. What about your spouse or SO? Do points leave them cold?
     
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    My wife has come to understand, though not share, my 'addiction'. She's reminded of the benefits every time we travel together, and sometimes when she travels by herself. :)
     
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    My girlfriend had never been out of the US until we got together a bit over a year ago....but we got her a passport and we've already been to England together...and Thailand later this year...I'm hoping to include her on a couple of mileage runs too. She doesn't really have any interest in getting into the mileage/points game hot and heavy herself, but she understands that it is my equivalent to 'clipping coupons' to do something that I enjoy and could not afford without miles/points, and she is getting more interested in travel all the time. I even got her a credit card with a 50K bonus, so she's off and running in the mileage department!

    Just in the past week, she mentioned she'd like to go to China, Easter Island, Greece, and to see the Pyramids sometime, so I guess I'd better keep racking up the miles.
     
  4. travelingmore
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    No, but he is supportive of my "hobby" and he appreciates the benefits of airline award travel, nice hotel stays,etc., that we have been able to do. He is happy to have me do the hunting, reading, checking out deals, booking, and he will go with me to dines and some mattress runs. When I did some mileage runs last year, he drew the line -- "I'll drive you to the airport, but..". We've scaled the hobby back now, but I still chase the points and miles on a smaller scale. We still periodically review our CC's for which is best to use for a particular promotion, for example. So we share the goals but I do the work, which is fine by me.
     
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    We do pretty much everything together--live, work, worship, sleep, travel, dance, fight, pretty much everything. ;) OK, he isn't really into shopping which is just fine with me, I sometimes enjoy shopping on my own.

    I got into miles and points first, and sometime back in the late '90s, I realized that he was only about 10,000 miles away from 1K so I bought him a one-hour-turn flight SEA/CDG/SEA. He made 1K, got his 6 SWUs for that year and then turned right around and got another 6 SWUs in February.

    From that point, we were both off and running and have never looked back.
     
  6. montacute
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    Unfortunately, not at all. He is happy for me to do the work and for him to reap the benefits though.
     
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    My wife doesnt share the addiction, she just enjoys the benefits of my addiction.

    I have gotten her to use CC at all times, and coins when using cash, so thats a major help :)
     
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    We're equally addicted to points and we both love to travel. We've known couples in which one spouse wanted to travel and the other didn't want to leave home, let alone think about points. That would be difficult. [​IMG]
     
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    All I know is that my wife is thankful I now spend most of my time online looking at all things travel related - rather than what I used to spend my time online doing...
     
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    Same for my wife. She will put up with some of my nonsense but will only participate in the benefits.
     
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    What he said above but replace "understand", with "greatly appreciate".
     
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    I would use the word "tolerates"....but keep the participation in the bennies :)
     
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    We are both in the game, thankfully! Since we both qualify for 1k with very little work travel it is great to be able to do trips and MRs together.

    We actually have a funny story about joining flyertalk. In 2004/2005 I was in grad school in London and WaterSki (chrisw on FT) was living in DC. We talked on the phone a lot and of course we were both looking to find good flight deals between DC and London to visit each other. WaterSki had found flyertalk and went to a one day mileage run seminar near EWR. He was trying to figure out a way to explain to me this crazy group of frequent flier enthusiasts when we talked on the phone that night. He started out, hesitantly, with "There's this website called flyertalk..." He knew everything was going to work out when I replied "Oh my gosh! I was just on flyertalk today!" I had just found it and had joined that day!
     
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    My wife is getting into travel, I put her belongings on the curb and she keeps traveling back to the house with them.
     
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    my hubby is not nearly as active as I am, but still is a CO Plat and shares the love for travel. He has seen the light as far as the benefits of elite status in airlines and hotels. He has even ordered coins (once), while I have ordered coins in excess of, well, I'll just leave that little detail out [​IMG]

    He lurks over on FT a lot, and hasn't really ventured over here much. He does enjoy going to DOs and such, just not really into posting that much
     
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    It's too bad www.rimshot.com closed down. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm still working on that. Projected completion date: whenever kids move out of the house. That is, not soon.[​IMG]
     
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    We'd best keep this handy. [​IMG]
     
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    doesn't share the addiction
    loves the coin shipments, though... she knows that means more travel[​IMG]
     
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    oh, and SHE discovered the Hyatt card for me
     
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    No we shouldn't. The site has been taken down. [​IMG]
     
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    Odd. It's working for me if I click on the red button.
     
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    She's right. This really happened. I was quite relieved! IIRC the MR seminar was in Arlington, VA, though, and I was walking down 10th st by the FDIC when I made the call.
     
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    My wife enjoys the benefits and she is now actively searching for a travel job now that I'm office based. I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not [​IMG]
     
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    Mine is definitely not. She is completely anti-CC. Which is okay really, I'd rather have it that way than charging up a storm.

    I just wish our favorite restaurants were iDine restaurants. There is really only one good one in our town that belongs to iDine.
     
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