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BTS Pizza Party! | Modhop 31

10/11/2018
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If our click-bait title draws in tons of K-Pop fans, they'll learn about American Airlines new, more restrictive rebooking policy. Plus they'll know the top 2 cities to visit in the US in 2018 according to Conde Nast and discover a swanky new cocktail lounge inside an old airplane.

Duration:00:09:55

New Jersey has The Worst Airport and an Injured Soccer Goalie | Modhop 30

9/29/2018
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Recovering from a recent soccer injury, Anthony's cry for help isn't about physical pain. He's more upset about possibly having to drop 45k United miles to get back from Lisbon in October. Can we save him? Plus, Jake tells you about new legislation that could set standards for airplane seat size and space and a tiny town in Switzerland that might not be quiet for long. We made 30 podcasts!

Duration:00:14:40

Laura Stylez Talks Thailand, Ibiza and Mexico! | Modhop 29

9/21/2018
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Laura Stylez of the Improper Etiquette Podcast and Hot 97 morning show in NYC hangs with us! She talks about her recent hops to Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand and Ibiza, Spain. We also dive into parts of Mexico as she preps to visit Mexico City soon. I'll also dig into travel news and tell you who's got more fees and how to avoid them...the fees, I mean.

Duration:00:54:25

Austin BBQ & our Plan to Save $112 at SFO | Modhop 28

8/31/2018
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Anthony and I devise a plan that will get us and our significant others a ton of free food at SFO. Plus where to top off your miles with a big bonus and my roundup Austin, Texas and it's BBQ.

Duration:00:16:41

Last of the Caicos & Aeroplanning is Messy | Modhop #27

8/24/2018
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Anthony's back so we get his final take on Turks and Caicos after we dig into headlines. Aeroplan and Air Canada are back together, Delta's loves TV and where to get a Buzz.

Duration:00:21:24

That's not Nice | Modhop #26

8/17/2018
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Anthony is away on vacation so our SiriusXM Radio Andy pal Alyssa Heimrich is here to sit in on some headlines. ONE of our headlines involves Radio Andy (Cohen) himself who was turned around flying from New York to Nice, France this week. We'll talk about why his flight got sent back and talk about positive changes coming to Nashville and Frontier's remodeled frequent flyer plan...and poke fun at Anthony since he's not here.

Duration:05:32:37

Basic Economy is so...Basic. Plus Ireland With Megan Kustra. | Modhop #21

7/13/2018
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We chat about the new "Basic Economy" in town and how it's a little less "basic" than others. Plus details on Singapore Airlines new LA - Singapore service and more news! Plus we meet SiriusXM'er Megan Kustra to talk about her recent trek to Irelend. Dublin, Blarney and more!

Duration:00:22:12

How Jake Surfs...and Some News | Modhop #20

7/6/2018
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It's a slow week and the guest pool is slim AND Anthony is out. SO, it's just me to quickly re-review the new World of Hyatt credit card, tell you about new Aura Airlines who hope to level the domestic first-class playing field and urge you to use up some of those Marriott/Starwood points now. Plus, I'll tell you how cartoons taught me to surf:

Duration:00:04:49

New Lounges and Southern Spain With Bryan Apple | Podcast #19

6/17/2018
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In our longest podcast ever, we explore how you may have gotten on the list for the opening of the new United Polaris Lounge at Houston Intercontinental (IAH). We also explore new Priority Pass Select options (lounges and more)and a new long- haul flight to Asia from my hometown airport Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP). Then we go long with Senior Budget Travel correspondent Bryan Apple who just returned from two weeks in Southern Spain. He enthusiastically shares tips and must-see spots in...

Duration:00:36:19

AMEX BONUS BUMMER, OUR 10TH BIRTHDAY + MONTREAL II | Podcast #18

6/8/2018
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Podcast day brought more bad news in the passing of celebrity chef and travel icon, Anthony Bourdain so we start with a somber note. On the heels of legendary designer Kate Spade’s untimely death, we take a moment to remember them both. American Express is tightening the rules on signup bonuses. We’re not over-concerned but beware if you’re an extreme churner. As Cathay Pacific is mulling new options for first class, we get a peek into the options. Plus, Anthony breaks down his second...

Duration:00:25:40

British Airways Super-Fast Bus Ride and Santa Barbara With Alyssa H! | Podcast #17

5/25/2018
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There's news about Sun Country's plan to become something resembling a Low Cost Airline AND British Airways getting you to the terminal faster. Plus, we chat with our work friend Alyssa Heimrich about her trip to Santa Barbara, travel preferences and safety instructions.

Duration:00:34:36

CX + AA BONUS HYPE AND LAST MINUTE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY TIPS | Podcast #16

5/18/2018
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We brought in our pal John Robnett to talk about how he’s using his 80k Chase Ink Preferred bonus and ended up talking British food and the royal wedding too. Before that, we get into good (yes, good) news from United Airlines, British Airways and ponder signup bonuses from American Airlines and Cathay Pacific. We also hassle Anthony about one small tech snafu from long ago…it’ll never end.

Duration:00:29:13

America Loses it's Virgin and Hyatt House Wins our Hearts | Podcast #15

4/27/2018
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We quickly mourn the loss of Virgin America before awkwardly breaking down the new signup bonus from Chase and British Airways. Plus, we rapid-fire announce winners of this year's Freddie Awards and spend WAY too long praising a hotel we've never stayed at.

Duration:00:17:58

Marriott Won't Miss Me and a Mess in Mazatlán. | Podcast #14

4/20/2018
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Marriott is combining it's reward program with Starwood and Ritz Carlton. Sun Country needs a plan to help stranded passengers. Southwest needs to read it's safety instructions louder. All this and a lot of rambling in podcast 14!

Duration:00:12:33

Marriott Anxiety, Boracay Blues and my Return From Cabo! | Podcast #13

4/13/2018
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Marriott has an announcement, but not today. We apologize for hyping Boracay in the Phillipines. Jake is back from Cabo and offers his take on the area.

Duration:00:12:19

So Much Badness for United Airlines and Jake's Going to Cabo! | Podcast #12

3/16/2018
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United Airlines is trying to shake off some bad press this week. In the podcast we talk about 2 major pet un-friendly incidences the airline has had to apologize for this week. Plus, details on an attractive new credit card signup and I map out my upcoming hop to Cabo! http://modhop.com/?p=12789&preview=true

Duration:00:16:30

Sun Country Copies USA 3000 and we "Zoom Out" for Spring Break! | Modhop #11

2/26/2018
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My hometown airline Sun Country is mocking the model of the long defunct USA 3000 by replacing it's own ground workers with contractors. In better news, get some money back AND a bunch of points by staying at a Kimpton hotel and more. Plus we dig into alternate locations for Spring Break.

Duration:00:16:23

United Airlines Scares, Hyatt Hands out Points and we Talk Barbados! | Modhop #10

2/16/2018
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Podcast 10 page: http://modhop.com/united-hyatt-barbados-podcast-10/ We've got tech-guy humor AND hotel incentives. A google engineer laughs after a scary landing on United and Hyatt's got a bunch of points they want to give you via their first promotion of 2018. Plus, our SiriusXM pal Paula is here to chat about Barbados!

Duration:00:22:28

Why did the Flight Attendants put on Rubber Gloves?! | Modhop #9

2/9/2018
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We've run out of easily-accessible guests for now but a fresh batch of SiriusXM employees should be back from vacation soon. For now we've got airline news about new Hawaii service from the west coast and an incident involving a clothes-less man aboard an Alaskan Airlines flight. Plus we take the full second segment to answer a very simple listener question.

Duration:00:15:03

United Hates Peacocks and Jake Hates the Superbowl but we LOVE Boracay! | Modhop #8

2/2/2018
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Instagram Model Jen Selter and a Peacock both had DYKWIA moments this week, we dig into news on animals and attitudes on board. Boracay Philippines is our destination this week so we talk to fellow SiriusXM Producer John Robnett on his recent jump too the island. Plus we review some travel apps we like, new and old.

Duration:00:26:30