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Maximizing Miles to Hawaii, AMEX Gold Card Promos & UNICEF in Action - M2G 035

Zach Honig from The Points Guy joins us again this week, this time recapping his recent trip to Chad in partnership with Norwegian Air, benefitting UNICEF. Jen Yellin from Deals We Like has the lowdown on how to score an extra 25,000 points when signing up for the new AMEX Gold card. Plus, they also now offer it in a new color. Last but not least, Jon Nickel-D’Andrea from No Mas Coach shares his best tips and tricks on how to maximize your miles when booking award flights to Hawaii! Thanks...


Free Signed Book, Free Car Rentals & More United Premier 1k Pain - M2G 034

We’re not quite done reviewing over the recent changes United has made to their Premier 1k program. This week United Airlines expert Zach Honig from The Points Guy is back on the show to review over the increase of their Premier Qualifying Dollars requirement and devaluation of their upgrades. Jen Yellin from Deals We Like fills us in on the latest news from National Car Rental - complimentary status for everyone - no need to have top status with any other competitor! Be sure to tune in so...


United 1k Pain, Amex Offers & Transitioning To Family Travel - M2G 033

We’ve got a chock full episode this week featuring Scott Mayerowitz of The Associated Press and host of the Getta Outta Here podcast, chating with Ed about what it’s like to transition from being a business traveler to a family traveler! Matthew Klint from Live and Let’s Fly joins us in bemoaning the recent changes United has made for it’s Premier 1k top tier passengers. Jen Yellin from Deals We Like is back this week with the latest low down on Amex offers. Thanks to our...


Disney Cruises, Hilton Status Matches & Australia To-Do’s - M2G 032

If you’re a regular listener, you know that Ed is a “Disney Dad”. So much so that TODAY (9/26/18) he’s attempting to ride all 49 attractions in all 4 Walt Disney World one day! Why? He’s raising money for Give Kids the World. There’s still time for you to make a pledge to donate: more info here. Going with the Disney theme, our first interview this week is with Joe Cheung from As the Joe Flies, the Saverocity Observation Deck podcast, the Disney Deciphered podcast...among others....


Hotels, Promos & Cards, Oh My! - M2G 031

This week we’re getting an extra long dose of our favorite deals expert, Jen Yellin from Deals We Like! She joins Ed in reviewing over all the major hotel promotions available this fall. Don’t forget - you always want to register for matter what! Following that, Tiffany Funk from One Mile at a Time is back to go over all the various hotel credit cards that you should (or should not be) carrying in your wallet! Thanks to our Sponsors! Gogo In-Flight...


British Airways Hacked, Marriott Slacked, Dubai Cracked - M2G 030

On this week’s episode Dom Perilli from The Short Final chats with Ed for News & Notes about the recent British Airways hack and Touring Bird, the new travel planning tool from Area 120, Google’s tech incubator. M2G Producer Mike LaRosa AKA Coworkaholic shares how he “cracked” a three day trip to Dubai for under $100 and scored a special offer with Upside Business Travel. Last but certainly not least, Tiffany Funk from One Mile at a Time is back by popular demand to review the latest...


Making Travel Fun No Matter The Budget & IHG Credit Card 101 - M2G 029

On this week’s episode Ed chats with one of the “Happiest Travelers” he’s ever met, Charles McCool of McCool Travel. Find out some of his best tips and tricks when booking your next vacation as they discuss a unique perspective on how to make travel fun no matter your budget. Lee Huffman from BaldThoughts and the upcoming podcast We Travel There shares his expert knowledge on the ins and outs of the IHG credit card benefits. Ed answers our first listener submitted question from Liam in...


African Safari for Under $100 a Day & Fixing Pizza's Credit Card Choices - M2G 028

If you’re thinking about going on an African safari, it’s easy to imagine that you’ll be spending a lot of money to do so. This week Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai shares some of his best tips and tricks on how you can go on safari for under $100 a day! We’re also joined by Tiffany Funk from One Mile At A Time who spends some time with Ed reviewing the credit cards he’s currently using...proving that even the best travel hackers can benefit from advice from others. In News & Notes, Ed...


Find Award Flights Easier & 5 Breathtaking Destinations You Can Afford - M2G 027

Joining Ed this week is Spencer Howard from Straight to the Points, back on the show for News & Notes and some news to share of his own! Topics include updates on the Hong Kong Airlines error fares from last week, Southwest Airlines’ new Early Bird pricing and their new Rapid Rewards Priority Visa card. Following that, Gilbert Ott from God Save the Points is back to share five places that look like the Maldives, but won’t break the bank. Thanks to our Sponsors! Gogo In-Flight...


Zach Honig, 333K Mile Man & A Low-Cost Carrier Flies The A380? - M2G 026

There’s frequent fliers and then there’s Zach Honig, Editor-at-Large of The Points Guy. In 2017 he flew 333,521 “butt in seat” miles, visiting 32 countries while spending 162 nights on the road. Tune in to hear Ed’s interview, to learn more about Zach’s 2017 goal and his highlight from his travels last year. (Clue: It’s airplane related.) We’ve got a double dose of The Points Guy interviews this week! Emily McNutt, News Editor at TPG gives us more info about Norwegian Air flying a retired...


New SPG/Marriott Credit Cards and Free Concert Tickets From Hilton - M2G 025

The big SPG/Marriott merger is almost upon us and there’s still a lot of unknowns about how it will all shake out. Richard from Award Travel 101 joins Ed this week to tackle some of the updates regarding sign up bonuses for both the new co-branded Amex and Chase credit cards. If you currently have either of the existing cards in your wallet, you’re gonna want to listen up! Jen from Deals We Like fills us in on how Hilton Honors members can score tickets to some great concerts for less points...


Newest Cruise Ship To Alaska, New Hyatt Promo & Flight Delay Compensation Win! - M2G 024

This week’s episode kicks off with an update from Becky of sightDOING on how much she was able to score in flight delay compensation thanks to EC 261 - the European Union’s passenger rights regulation she taught us about last week. Jen from Deals We Like shares the five things you want to know about Hyatt’s 10% Rebate Promotion. We cap off the episode with Kimberly of Stuffed Suitcase and Vacation Mavens - A Family Travel Podcast for an awesome review of her Alaskan cruise on the brand new...


M2G 023: EC 261 - Passenger Rights in the EU & Wyndham’s New Promo

This week our episode kicks off with Seth from PaxEx.Aero who joins Ed in doing a deeper dive on the new Airbus A220. Jen from Deals We Like fills us in all about Wyndham’s Free Night After 2 Stays Promotion (and how to best prepare if they cut it short again). If you are flying within Europe or on a flight departing from Europe, you want to tune in to our interview this week with Becky from sightDOING. She shares everything you need to know about EC 261 - the European Union’s Flight...


M2G 022: #PlaneBae, Airline App Secret Prices & Hyatt Status Short Cuts

Have you heard about #PlaneBae? Mike from Coworkaholic chats with Ed about this trending topic as well as the new Airbus A220 and how to score crazy cheap prices on private flights. Trevor from Tagging Miles talks all about “Retail Arbitrage” and all the ways you can earn miles without having to travel. Interested in learning more? He’s hosting the 7th #ResellingDo this fall in Maryland! Jen from Deals we Like has found a few short cuts to scoring faster status at Hyatt. Gilbert from God...


M2G 021: Hyatt's New Credit Card, Toy Story Land & $100 free on Amazon

We’ve got a chock full episode this week with two of our favorite regular contributors and a sneak peek review of Walt Disney World’s new Toy Story Land! We start off with Summer Hull from Mommy Points filling us in on all the details about Hyatt’s new credit card. Following that, this week’s “It’s a Big Deal” is courtesy of Jen Yellin from Deals We Like with an AMEX promotion that can score you $100 free on Amazon, just in time for Prime Day! The hosts from the podcast Disney Deciphered,...


M2G 020: All About Citi ThankYou Rewards

We love hearing from our listeners and a while back we got some tweets asking for a segment about Citi ThankYou Rewards. Because we hadn’t tackled this awards program at all in previous episodes, who better to join us than the man, the myth and the legend himself, Gary Leff of View From The Wing On this week’s episode he provides us with a deep dive on all things Citi ThankYou Rewards. Thanks to our Sponsors! Gogo In-Flight Internet Show Links Gary’s recent blog post...


M2G 019: Problems Plaguing Points People & Miles Mistakes (to) Miss

What possible problems could the miles and points community have? Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 and The Points Guy is back this week to join Ed in discussing issues with online groupthink, unrealistic compensation expectations and how to avoid “Newbie-itis”. Gilbert Orr from God Save The Points shares some of the biggest mistakes people make when earning or burning their miles. Lastly, Summer Hull from Mommy Points joins Ed to discuss all the news about which resorts in Las Vegas are no...


M2G 018: All About Avatar, A-List Status Matches & Hotel Kids Clubs

Part of this week’s episode is being recorded from my family’s summer trip to Orlando. Joining Ed for our first segment is the entire Pizza Family. Michele, Cat and Charlie share their reviews of Pandora - The World of Avatar, including the rides Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey and info on the ultimate Avatar souvenir: the Banchee! The Big Deal this week brings back Jen Yellen from Deals We Like with a great Southwest A-List status match promotion. Speaking of bringing back...


M2G 017: All About Status Matches & 10 Things We'd Change About Loyalty Programs

Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic is back this week to talk about some recent epic fails in the news: from ORD’s people mover shutting down to delays at some of Orlando’s biggest theme parks. Bethany Walsh of Miles to Memories joins us for the first time to share her expertise on how to take advantage of “Status Matches” - the best (and cheapest) way to get top tier status. Last but not least, we’ve got Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 and The Points Guy going through his list of things he’d...


M2G 016: Is Third Time the Charm for IAG's Attempt to Buy Norwegian?

Ep. 016 kicks off with Angelina Aucello from Angelina Travels and I recapping last week’s opening of United’s newest Polaris Lounge at Newark. Jen Yellin from Deals We Like walks us through various Amex promotions including Hilton and a slew of retailers. Our interview this week comes to you from NYC recorded in the beautiful offices of The Points Guy, where Emily McNutt, their News Editor chats with Ed all about British Airways’ third attempt to buy Norwegian Airlines. Thanks to our...