Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 joins the podcast to chat about airline loyalty in his new hometown, Atlanta, traveling to South America, how to save money on cruises, and more. We also continue our 10 year anniversary series and discuss how safe we feel in various parts of the world. In the Gold Patreon only segment Final Boarding call, we take a look at some concrete datapoints for cruise savings and a new credit card spending avenue we’ve been tinkering with.
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1:32 – Introducing Richard Kerr and discussing his changes in airline loyalty
7:38 – Rio de Janeiro
14:15 – Buenos Aires
21:20 – Cruising and why Royal Caribbean is the preferred cruise line for the Kerrs
26:39 – Saving money on a cruise with cruisecompete.com
31:13 – How does cruise compete work in practice? How do we use cruise critic?
32:59 – Can you use miles and points for cruises?
36:33 – Cruise pricing fluctuations
40:35 – 10 year anniversary recommendation: Ireland
48:20 – Final Boarding Call (Gold Status only) – Cruise Compete datapoints and a new bill payment service
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Music: “Ten Hundred Years” by Poly Action, “Feet Gone Soft” by Monplaisir, and “Feet Gone Wild” by Monplaisir