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Travel Hacking in the Gig Economy

For the Baffler, I recently wrote about the internet subculture surrounding airline miles, and my own interest in the various scams invented to collect travel points. From a distance, travel hacking sure seems glamorous, but up close, the hobby looks an awful lot like a useless part-time job.

Travel-hacking is accessible mostly to the right kind of people—the people who would likely be doing pretty well under capitalism already.