Flight on Spirit Airlines: Las Vegas Money Show, Here We Come!

A few weeks ago, I was speaking at the MoneyShow in Las Vegas.

You have probably heard about the MoneyShow: it’s a conference for investors and traders with great speakers like Steve Forbes – and yours truly.

No idea how I got to share the stage with Steve Forbes, but I enjoy going to the MoneyShow.

It allows me to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones, and talk about my passion: trading!

There was only one challenge: getting there!

We just got back from Florida where I coached my kids at a sailing regatta when I heard the news:

On Thursday, there was supposed to be an ice storm blowing through Texas.

I know that you might be used to several feet of snow in the winter, but it’s different here in Austin, Texas:

When there’s a chance that we might get some ice, we close schools, cancel events, run into stores and

Buy Gallons Of Water And Tons Of Toilet Paper

(no idea why THAT is a thing now)

… and we close the airport.


And there’s a simple reason for it:

We just don’t have the equipment to de-ice planes or even clear the runway of ice.

Long story short:

I was planning to fly to Vegas on Thursday since I was speaking on Friday and Saturday but with an 88.6% chance of a complete airport shutdown, the only thing I could do was to change my flight to Wednesday – and leave just hours after we got back to Austin.

The problem:

It seems that other travelers had the same idea, and the only flight that was available to get me to Vegas was on Spirit Airlines,

The Airline With The Least Legroom Possible

… and I am 6′ 6″ tall!

I love flying United!

I’m a 1k Member, and YES: seat 2A has my name on it.

(I don’t do well in the back of the plane)

Knowing that flying Spirit will be an “interesting” experience, I’m already cranky when I pull up their bright yellow website to book my ticket.

And Spirit doesn’t disappoint:

The “Saver$ Club Ticket” for $235 ends up being $342 since I like to choose my seat (are you kidding me?!?) and …

I prefer NOT to board in group 8!

Ok, time to unpack the salty sailing regatta clothes and pack my suitcase again:

3 black shirts

3 black polo shirts

4 pairs of black socks

4 pairs of black underwear (I’m not kidding)

1 black coat

1 pair of black boots and

2 pairs of jeans (blue :-p)

… and off we go to the airport.

Spirit Airlines doesn’t disappoint:

Half of the passengers on board have already had “Happy Hour” at the airport and are ready to continue the party in Vegas.

The WiFi on board is loading websites word-for-word, and I’m ordering a diet coke and some Pringles for $14 (!!!) while I’m sitting in a seat like a monkey on a bicycle in the circus: knees tucked in under my chin.

But even the longest flight ends eventually, and after a short ride in a very pleasant Uber Black, I arrive at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas where they are holding the MoneyShow.

I’m checking into my suite and the noise of the party animals on the plane and in the casino finally fades and peace and silence set in.

“Markus, What’s The Point Of The Story?”

Oh… right… I was actually just writing this email to let you know that I’ll be speaking at the MoneyShow in Las Vegas again on May 9-11…

… and I wanted to give you enough time to book a flight if you want to come and hang out.

Here’s Presentation Schedule:

My Exact Strategy – How I Made $55,291 When the Markets Crashed 22%

Monday, May 9, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm PDT

Meet and Greet and Book Signing

Monday, May 9, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT

You can attend the conference for free but if you choose to upgrade to a “Standard Pass”, I can hook you up with a 20% promo code.

Just use SPKR20 for a 20% discount.

By the way: the breakfast at the Paris was AMAZING!

I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow.

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