Waiting to board with Andre Muller

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Andre Muller is community manager of eezeer.com, a web and mobile social network that features tweets and location-verified reviews related to travel. Eezeer’s mobile app is a helpful tool that goes with travellers wherever they go.

Andre shares his tried-and-tested tips with us…

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Andre Muller … shares his travel tips

Andre Muller is community manager of eezeer.com, a web and mobile social network that features tweets and location-verified reviews related to travel. Its mobile app is a helpful tool that goes with travellers wherever they go.

Cheapflights: What do you always do when you travel – any routine procedures?
Andre Muller: I am quite particular about packing and like most people I have a fear that I’m going to forget something. Apart from that I normally do a little research about the place I’m visiting. I live history so try to find out what historical places I can visit. Apart from that I like to learn (or have on my Smartphone) some phrases and words in the language of the country.

CF: What is your favourite kind of trip?
AM: It has to be romantic trips with my wife. And I love big cities.

CF: Best destination you have ever been to and why?
AM: It’s a cliché I know but I truly love Barcelona. The atmosphere, food and lifestyle really speak to me. And of course it’s a very beautiful city.

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Colourful Barcelona … one of Andre’s favourite destinations

CF: What is your favourite mobile travel app?
AM: My favourite mobile travel app is of course eezeer travel reviews. I can meet like-minded travellers and get the most reliable reviews.

CF: How important do you think social media is in planning your trip?
AM: Right now social media is not that important. I still use it in my travels to compare what friends and acquaintances have to say about certain destinations. I also look at airline and hotel reviews to assist me in picking the best places. Having said that I believe that social media will become more and more interwoven in the travel experience and soon we will all use it religiously in planning our trips.

CF: When you fly, is there a tip you can share to make the experience a great one?
AM: I have a few great tips not only for while onboard the plane. When booking tickets always try to consider travelling on weekdays instead of weekends (Thu-Sat). Ticket fares on weekdays are way cheaper than weekend travel. If you are flying solo or if you are not in a rush to reach your destination, consider taking connecting flights over non-stop flights. Usually, flying direct and non-stop costs more than flying via another destination. The exception to this rule is if you have a low-cost carrier operating on your selected route.

While flying though I always try to check-in online so I can pick my seat and get an idea of how full the plane will be. I always try to get an emergency exit-row seat. I try not to drink too much alcohol on long-haul flights; instead I drink plenty of water. And remember to always wear comfortable shoes!

CF: Do you have one sentence that you always learn before you travel to a new destination?
AM: I always try my best to learn “good day/hello”, “thank you”, “please” and “I can’t speak said language”.

CF: If you could sit next to anyone in the world during a long-haul flight, who would you pick and why? And is there anyone else you would avoid?
AM: I’ve never really thought about it. The Dalai Lama is the only person who comes to mind. I could listen and learn from him the entire length of the flight. If I had to avoid someone, it would probably be any politician!

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Waiting to board with Andre Muller was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!