We can't get enough Thailand. This pod, We get insider info from Thai Celebrity Hotelier Tu Issara and his take on the current state of Tourism in the country (particularly Phuket). Plus there's news! Boracay Island in the Philippines re-opens cleaner and quieter than before. An unusual but heroic good deed aboard a Philippines Airlines flight is praised by many...and us. Finally, we circle back home to find out that roughly 4,800 Wall Street Journal readers love domestic airports in the...
There's some travel news up front including a new Amex card for business that's somehow both awesome and lame. Later, Jake's list of between one and three things to do if you've got 10 minutes in Burlington,VT. Somehow, we then spiral into a couple of stories about confidence and how to lose it...fast.
It's the podcast's first birthday! Before we dive deep into Anthony's trip to Lisbon, there's a flashback to our first episode along with the usual travel news. Learn about how a small coastal town in France is storing it's wine before being grossed out about what a recent study shows about germs on planes. Plus, Delta's got good news for business class flyers. Listen now:
We chat about results of JetStar Airlines recent global passenger survey and loathe United in it's standing-firm on Basic Economy carry-on charges. Plus, we tell you how to buy some French property on the cheap.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Caught off guard we start with a swears-full recollection of an at work run-in with Disney Radio fave "JagMac", an all-family pop group I had seen the week before at a radio event in LA. If you can make it (or skip) through that, we dig into news about an unwanted cello, flying in fancy seats for cheap to the UK aboard an A380 and assume you have drink coupons. We also nonsensically preview Anthony's upcoming trip to Turks AND Caicos.
Something good is returning thanks to Air France and there's more shift in the world of Basic Economy, this time by American Airlines. That's where the good news ends and the gross begins. We dig into a story that'll have you wearing Breaking-Bad style hazmat suits aboard your next flight.
WestJet is getting an upgrade and is starting to look like a grown-up airline. Singapore adds to it's trophy case with an honor that's been lost for almost a decade. PLUS Coffee talk with Jake and Anthony in this ALL news & jabber edition of Modhop.
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!
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:
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...
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...
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.
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.