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

Episode 86 – Marriott/SPG merger with Ed Pizzarello

Episode Description

Ed from the Miles to Go podcast and Pizza in Motion joins to talk about the Marriott/SPG merger and we answer a listener question about first class products to Australia with a toddler in tow. Elsewhere, we discuss what we know about the happenings at the Plastic Merchant (not much, unfortunately), and of course, donuts.

Episode Notes

0:00 – Some thoughts on The Plastic Merchant

7:33 – Introducing Ed, some donut and podcast talk

14:02 – the Marriott/SPG merger

16:11 – 2 things to do NOW

26:24 – How to handle credit cards in light of the merger

33:49 – Future of Starwood transfers and finishing up the merger talk

43:45 – Listener question – best first class product to Australia with a toddler? Ed and Trevor know a ton about first class to Oz which proves pretty insightful!

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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action and “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir


  1. RF RF
    July 23, 2018    

    The Plastic Merchant really screwed a lot of people.

    • Joe Joe
      July 23, 2018    

      You’ll get no argument from us

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