5 minutes with Wolfgang

Wolfgang in New Zealand

5 Minutes with …

Wolfgang Eigner

Marketing and Brand Consultant

For Postcards from Valencia’s 4th interview, we are pleased to present Wolfgang Eigner, a marketing whiz, a constant traveller and the man behind CheapFlightAlerts.org. We first met 3 years ago at an expat dinner event in Valencia. The dinner was a disaster and thankfully, the friendship prevailed.

HOMETOWN

Valencia, Spain

 

ORIGINALLY FROM

Vienna, Austria

 

ALWAYS IN MY LUGGAGE

My laptop, a magic towel, spare batteries for my hearing aids

 

3 FAVORITE HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME PLACES

1. London

2. Prague

3. Budapest

 

A FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Being invited to become the juror of a “Miss” election in Greece when I was 16

 

DO YOU ROLL, FOLD OR USE PACKING CUBES?

fold

 

3 MONEY-SAVING TRAVEL TACTICS I USE

1. using airline miles strategically

2. fuel dumping

3. hidden city ticketing

 

3 WAYS THAT I HAVE FUN WHILE TRAVELING

1. watching people who are not used to travelling

2. decimating the lounge buffet

3. strolling through a city with eyes wide open

 

ON A PLANE, TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE I ...

sleep, work, chat away

 

THE LAST BOOK I READ WAS ...

Watching the English

 

NUMBER OF CITIES VISITED

Who keeps count?

 

RECENT DISCOVERY

That I can download Netflix movies onto my mobile.

 

MY IDEAL DINNER PARTY : ME + 4 OTHERS

Brother David Steinl Rast, The Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, Richard Branson

 

3 THINGS I DO AS SOON AS I LAND AT THE AIRPORT/PORT TERMINAL

1. switch on mobile

2. use toilet

3. get cash from an ATM

 

3 THINGS I DO AFTER I CHECK-IN AT A HOTEL

1. I go to the room to see whether it’s indeed a non-smoking room

2. then I check the fire escape plan (I really do)

3. then I usually head out for a walk in the area

 

SKINCARE

Biotherm

 

FAVORITE TRAVEL OUTFIT

First class pyjamas

Wolfgang and his wife, Agata in Hawaii

Bintan, Indonesia

Singapore

Singapore

Azerbajdzan

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