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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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