Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Posts by Joe

Episode 51 – Premium annual fee...

Episode 51 – Premium annual fee cards and wasted annual fees

We get together to discuss and debate which of the premium cards (Platinum, Prestige, Preferred) most justifies its hefty annual fee. Then it’s confession time: what annual fees do we pay that are a waste of money? Recorded 16 Mar, 2017.

Episode 50 – Singapore, AMEX, a...

We celebrate 50 episodes chatting about Singapore devaluation, AMEX platinum “enhancements”, what to do with all these cheap Europe fares, and reflection on two years of podcast fun. Thanks to all our loyal listeners over the years! Here’s to 50 more. Recorded 2 Mar, 2017.

Episode 49 – Family travel fail...

Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories is back and we’re talking family travel fails & conflicts, various trips we’ve been on, how your kids can break your heart, and more! Recorded 20 Feb, 2017.

Episode 48 – Hilton Honors and ...

Thanks to the Hilton Honors news, we discuss whether eliminating award charts is really all that bad. Then we discuss whether politics has any place in the blogosphere. If you are sick of hearing about that kind of stuff feel free to tune out at 31:43. Recorded 2 Feb, 2017.

Episode 47 – Touring Plans̵...

We speak to Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, a travel hacker of another sort. We talk about how Len turned his graduate thesis into a study of lines (and how to avoid them) at Walt Disney World before moving into practical tips for saving money on trips to the parks. Food for thought, even if you aren’t a Disney fan. Recorded 26 Jan, 2017.

Episode 46 – Polaris, AA basic ...

We dive into Trevor’s experience in the Polaris lounge before discussing American’s new basic economy fares and where our loyalties lie this year, airline wise. Then, 2017 specific predictions for air travel and credit cards! Most epic podcast ending ever spoiled by lack of music rights…just hum Toto to yourself in the background. Recorded 19 Jan, 2017.

Episode 45 – jonk, he who would...

The Joes kick off 2017 with special guest Jonathan Khoo (@jonk). We review his 270,000+ miles in the air in 2016, how he saves money on travel decisions, his thoughts on status and status lost, social media, and more! Recorded 8 Jan, 2017. (Explicit)

Episode 44 – Festivus the Secon...

We’re back for our second annual Festivus episode. Join the Joes and Trevor as they take an eclectic look back at the year that was 2016 in miles and points. Recorded 21 Dec, 2016.

Episode 43 – Interview with Mat...

Part II of our interview with Matt from Saverocity, we discuss the future of Saverocity, how travel changes you, and a little Disney. We mostly just talk philosophy.

Episode 42 – Interview with Mat...

With Trevor and Joe Cortez off doing Trevor and Joe Cortez things, we sit down with Matt in Part I of a two part interview. We touch on his evergreen Vegas gig before examining his rise and fall as a reselling resalesman before closing out with some philosophical debate about miles and points earnings in the current climate. Recorded 5 Dec, 2016.