Episode Description

Mark Ostermann of Miles to Memories (and co-host of the Miles to Memories podcast) joins the Observation Deck for a wide ranging, tangent filled discussion about using Avianca and British Airways miles, whether AA web specials might end up being a bad thing, and much more. Also, some more of the much loved or maligned blogger inside baseball.

In the Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment Mark discusses his general MO strategy.

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Episode Notes

3:46 – How Mark got into miles and points

10:02 – Leveraging Avianca miles – are they worth the hassle?

17:57 – AA economy web specials and the drawbacks

20:51 – Random British Airways avios booking tips

24:59 – How Mark ended up at Miles to Memories, some blogger inside baseball

38:37 – Recent trips

44:50 – Mark’s general MO strategy (Patreon Only)

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