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A round table podcast with airline frequent flyers, elite hotel program members, and business travelers. Learn about airline upgrade strategies, redeeming credit card miles, flying first class, hotel upgrades, and mileage runs.

A round table podcast with airline frequent flyers, elite hotel program members, and business travelers. Learn about airline upgrade strategies, redeeming credit card miles, flying first class, hotel upgrades, and mileage runs.
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A round table podcast with airline frequent flyers, elite hotel program members, and business travelers. Learn about airline upgrade strategies, redeeming credit card miles, flying first class, hotel upgrades, and mileage runs.

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English


Episodes

UPGRD 97: Finally a Change We're Gonna Like

9/12/2015
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast Welcome to another episode of the UPGRD podcast. In this travel podcast we discuss the recent change in management at United with Jeff Smisek's departure and a new CEO appointment. Are you a past United customer who left for greener pastures? Is this a change for the good, might you return?

Duration:00:27:51

UPGRD 96: Travel Credit Cards

6/6/2015
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast We revisit a popular topic in this week's frequent traveler podcast: some of the better travel credit cards and your credit score. We're joined by Stefan to talk about: We only scratched the surface of many common credit card questions. What questions do you have for a future episode?

Duration:00:33:54

Upgrd 95: Seven AAighty Seven

5/15/2015
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast We're back! And this week our miles and points experts discuss the inaugural American Airlines 787 flight from Dallas to Chicago. We talk about the best business class seats, the airplane and the events on the day. In addition we mourn the loss of RedBird for manufactured spend and (re)introduce you to the current UPGRD crew.

Duration:00:31:10

Upgrd 94: Captain Denny

10/13/2012
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this frequent flyer podcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customer service, the Captain Jason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants only and do not reflect the views of their employers.

Duration:00:40:11

Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012

2/23/2012
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast Our frequent flyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticate on upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012. Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a little bit of glass cleaner helped clarify everything for this year.

Duration:00:27:50

Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir

2/3/2012
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast Join our frequent flyers as we discuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings of American Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotions including: Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluates merger with AAendSpanAirfree wine and beer in international economyEarn up to 44,000 points

Duration:00:25:12

Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation

12/2/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer travel podcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes many airline mileage programs including: US Airways 100% mile bonus is backsellingBritish Airways miles devaluationfuel surcharges for Aeroplan US Airways raises price on purchased miles againBen summarizedInk BoldChase Sapphire Preferred

Duration:00:18:26

Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning

10/27/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this frequent flyer podcast we discuss Matthew's secret connecting city, some special offers, and then answer listeners questions. Topics include: Delta Club PassesUnited Club Passes

Duration:00:31:05

Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness

8/14/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer podcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his new book Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you can construct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs and inventory buckets and why you should be loyal to one airline alliance to maximize your benefits. In addition we cover some current promotions: business class upgradesis back Do you have any tips for finding the lowest airfare? Let us know in the comments...

Duration:00:53:30

Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning

7/27/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer podcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travel guy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequent flyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss: database Got any credit card churning tips? Let us know in the comments below.

Duration:00:45:42

Upgrd 87: Social Flights

6/19/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer podcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Management to discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights, individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet to fly to the same city. Groups are formed for special events (sporting event, shopping etc) and contract together to use the plane bypassing all the headaches of commercial flying. More interestingly is the ability to fly on an empty leg...

Duration:00:39:12

Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel

5/24/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this episode of our frequent flyer podcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss: inaugural Starwood SPG new promo Promotions United's new boarding procedureAeroplan award changes Award ticket fee changes on UAto Where does your springtime travel take you? Let us know in the comments below.

Duration:00:39:19

Upgrd 85: Our Travels

4/11/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this episode of our frequent flyer podcast we discuss some recent trips and airline news including: flightBehind the scenes tour at SFOAircraft Interiors Expocardclass

Duration:00:22:58

Upgrd 83: Getting Bumped

3/1/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this s quarterly podcast we discuss taking a bump on oversold flights and the compensation involved. We discuss: Air New Zealand SkyCouchUS Airways Bump Compensation What airline bumps have you had? What was your compensation from the airlines?

Duration:00:32:49

Upgrd 82: Airline Predictions 2011

2/18/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast Following on from our review of last year's predictions, we are back to discuss out frequent flyer predictions for 2011. Unfortunately due to some breaking news during recording, the episode is cut a bit short.

Duration:00:21:24

Upgrd 81: Not so Psychic

2/4/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer podcast we take a look back at our predictions this time last year including What predictions do you have for 2011? Let us know below.

Duration:00:23:14

Upgrd 80: And...We're Back!

1/12/2011
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast Happy New Year from all of us on the Upgrd Podcast. In this week's frequent flyer roundtable we discuss the recent irregular airline operations due to weather and some recent trips including: first class award Do you have tips for traveling during a blizzard? Let us know below...

Duration:00:26:40

Upgrd 79: Airline Mergers 2010

12/17/2010
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this frequent flyer podcast we discuss travel news and recap the mergers between Delta / Northwest and Continental / United. We discuss: slimline seats on Lufthansapasswords safegiveaway What changes have you seen in the merged airlines? Leave us a comment below!

Duration:00:31:21

Upgrd 78: Frequent Flyer Questions

12/8/2010
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's frequent flyer podcast we answer listener questions, questions from airlineanswers.com and talk about some recent news including: in free american express spendingAeroplanNewWho has the best first class service? And you answers and questions at airlineanswers.com

Duration:00:29:56

Upgrd 77: Holiday Travel Gifts

12/2/2010
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By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd Podcast In this week's travel gift podcast we discuss some recent news and ideas for the hard to buy for traveler including: abcnewsAmerican Express $25 Small Business PromotionTech Travel GiftDigital Luggage ScalePersonal Safety AlarmsQuickpodPlaymobil Security Checkpoint What are some of the holiday travel gift ideas you have? List them below.

Duration:00:25:02