地道美语听力播客:使用飞行积累里程
日期:2011-12-16 09:14

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Anne: Where were you this past weekend? I tried calling you on Friday to see if you wanted to go to the movies with me.
过去的这个周末你在哪里?我周五给你打电话,想知道你是否想和我一起去电影。

Jurgen: I was in Chicago for a long weekend.
我在芝加哥度过了一个长周末。

Anne: Chicago? I didn’t know you were planning a trip. I thought you were pretty strapped this month. A ticket to Chicago would set you back at least $300.
芝加哥?我不知道你的规划行程。我以为你是相当拮据本月。到芝加哥的机票至少得花费300美元。

Jurgen: I am pretty strapped, but I wanted to go to my friend Rachel’s wedding. I was able to use my frequent flyer miles to get a ticket. I was lucky that those weren’t blackout dates.
我是非常拮据,但我想参加我朋友Rachel的婚礼。我能够使用积累飞行里程来得到一张票。我是幸运的,飞行里程没有日期限制。

Anne: Oh, that explains it. You’ve been traveling a lot using your frequent flyer miles. How do you rack up so many miles? I’m enrolled in the frequent flyer programs of three different airlines, but I never seem to have enough miles to redeem them for a ticket or even an upgrade.
安妮:噢,那能说得通。你经常用积累飞行里程旅行。你怎么获得这么多里程?我参加了三个不同航空公司的飞行里程积累,但我似乎从未有足够的里程来兑换一票,甚至是升级。

Jurgen: The trick is to get a credit card that gives you miles. For every dollar I charge on my credit card, I get one mile. Since I use my credit card for a lot of business purchases, the miles add up pretty quickly. I also use a lot of the hotels and restaurants that partner with the airlines, and doing that gives me bonus miles.
关键是要用信用卡。刷卡消费的每一美元中,我都得到一英里。由于我经常用信用卡来购买商业出差的票,里程积累得很快。我还去和航空公司合作的酒店和餐馆去消费,那样做又给了我额外的奖励里程。

Anne: Aren’t there a lot of restrictions? Do you ever have problems redeeming the miles?
不是有很多限制吗?兑换的里程你没遇到困难吗?

Jurgen: Yeah, there are some restrictions, but I work around them. There are fewer restrictions if you have elite status, but I’m a long way from that.
是的,有一些限制,但我经常和他们接触。有较少的限制,如果你有精英的地位,但我是我还有很长的路要走。

Anne: So I need to get a credit card that gives me frequent flyer miles.
安妮:所以,我需要信用卡来增加给飞行积累里程。

Jurgen: Yeah, but a word to the wise: spend carefully. You don’t want to rack up credit card debt for the sake of racking up frequent flyer miles!
是的,明白人不用多说:要仔细花。你不想仅仅为了积累飞行里程而悲伤信用卡中的债务!

Anne: Point taken. Thanks for the tip.
安妮:知道了。感谢您的提示。

set back 使花费
frequent flyer miles积累飞行里程
blackout dates 不得使用
rack up 获得;赢得
a word to the wise 明白人不用多说
point taken 知道了

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重点单词
  • statusn. 地位,身份,情形,状况
  • creditn. 信用,荣誉,贷款,学分,赞扬,赊欠,贷方 (复)c
  • partnern. 搭档,伙伴,合伙人 v. 同 ... 合作,做 .
  • bonusn. 奖金,红利
  • redeemvt. 赎回,挽回,履行
  • upgradevt. 提高,加强,改善 adv. 向上地 n. 提高,
  • eliten. 精华,精锐,中坚份子
  • frequentadj. 经常的,频繁的 vt. 常到,常去