Grant Thomas from Travel with Grant swings by to discuss his (now canceled) trip to Ireland, newlywed life in the miles and points game, and what’s in his wallet.
Dave Grossman from MilesTalk walks on in to discuss some of his favorite travel experiences including the Maldives and Australia. We then discuss frequent flyer arbitrage: how to use one airline’s miles to fly on another. Dave shares some great examples of partner bookings that provide great value.
Craig from Middle Age Miles swings by to talk about Jordan, visiting Petra, the Amalfi Coast, and what exactly qualifies as “middle age.” He also teases his upcoming accidental manufactured spending series on the blog.
Seth Miller from paxex.aero, Dots Lines & Destinations, and much more swings by to talk about his extensive trip to Asia, the unique experience of visiting Bhutan, dealing with GI issues abroad, and a whole lot more. As this is an audio format, we do not ask him to identify Bhutan on a map but we are sure he could.
Becky Pokora of SightDOING joins the podcast and we discuss our miles and points resolutions for the new year.
Trevor and Joe ring in the new year with some predictions for 2020. What do we think lies in store for the major airlines and banks? Will Hyatt stop awarding nights for spend on their credit card? Plus, we talk through booking last minute holiday travel.
Sam Simon from Milenomics is back for Festivus the Fourth. We air grievances, celebrate feats of strength, and marvel at Festivus miracles in miles and points this year. Hope everyone has a great holiday and a wonderful end to 2019!
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.
He did it! Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai and the Every Passport Stamp Facebook group visited his (not last) country and joins the podcast to talk about it. We discuss how he feels after finishing this journey, what he plans to do next, his mother in law’s cooking class in Shanghai, Africa travel, and much more!
Spencer Howard of Straight to the Points and the best award newsletter going drops by to talk his recent trip to Europe, paying with points, EVA air, and much more. He also gives us a peek behind the award alert search curtain.