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

Episode 104 – Alternate Awards with Spencer Howard

Episode Description

Spencer Howard from God Save the Points joins us to chat about some of the more niche alternative mileage currencies to book awards. We dive into some of the nitty gritty of finding value using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Iberia Avios, Asia Miles, and much more. He also drops some knowledge about Lifemiles. Plus, what to do in Thailand.

Spencer hangs out for our Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment to chat some specific award routes and some interesting thoughts on the evolution of the miles and points gamers view of buying miles. He also makes Joe’s life and decision making as difficult as possible. Thanks for nothing, Spencer!

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Episode Notes

Using Avianca Lifemiles

Booking mistake fares with points

Sign up for Spencer’s award alerts

3:00 – Spencer’s award alerts

5:21 – Finding value in Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (not Necker Island :P)

11:08 – Finding value in Iberia and the Avios family

16:32 – Finding value in Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

23:58 – Using Ultimate Rewards

31:00 – A closer look at the value of Avianca Lifemiles

37:09 – Some musings on award space to Europe

40:16 – Destination of the week, Thailand

47:44 –  Consistent routes with award space (Gold Patreon subscribers only)

53:46 – Random musings about buying miles (Gold Patreon subscribers only)

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

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