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Episode 99 – Talking all things aviation with Steve Kriese, Alaska pilot

We mix things up a little bit with a super informative chat with Steve Kriese. While he hosts the DCL Podcast (Disney Cruise Line) in his free time, by day he flies 737s for Alaska Airlines. We discuss how he got into commercial aviation, whether certain airlines are better than others, what a typical week looks like for a pilot, what perks you get working for the airline and a whole lot more!


Episode 98 – Faroe Islands, Paris hotels, Air France awards, and more with Jordan from Windbag Miles

Episode Description Happy New Year everyone! Jordan from Windbag Miles joins us to ring in the New Year with our destination of the week, the Faroe Islands, which aren’t where Trevor thinks they are and are beautiful despite some questionable practices. In our miles and points segment we chat about hotels in Paris and Air […]


Episode 97 – Festivus the Third with Sam from Milenomics

We're back for our third ever Festivus Celebration with special guest, Sam from Milenomics. We air our grievances against the airlines, hotels, and banks, show off our feats of strength, and close out 2018 by rejoicing in Festivus miracles for each and every one of us! In our Gold Patreon only segment, Sam joins us to discuss the dark underbelly of points and miles.


Episode 96 – Making a baby in Brno and 2018 Credit Card round up with Dustin from Waller’s Wallet

Dustin from Waller's Wallet joins the podcast to discuss his family's experience with IVF in Brno, Czech Republic, the world of credit cards in 2018, and thoughts for the future of the miles and points game in 2019. Featuring: some pretty bad jokes! In the Gold Patreon only Final Boarding Call segment we talk about some avenues to sign up for credit cards that would be otherwise closed off and increasing spending over the holidays. Interested in becoming a supporter? Find out more on our...


Episode 95 – Cruising, South America, and more with Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101

Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 joins the podcast to chat about airline loyalty in his new hometown, Atlanta, traveling to South America, how to save money on cruises, and more. We also continue our 10 year anniversary series and discuss how safe we feel in various parts of the world. In the Gold Patreon only segment Final Boarding call, we take a look at some concrete datapoints for cruise savings and a new credit card spending avenue we've been tinkering with. Thanks so much to our...


Episode 94 – Beer festivals, Mardi Gras, Belize, spousal strategies, and more with Jeff Brownson

Jeff Brownson aka Jeff the Wanderer aka Miles and Pints joins the podcast to chat about strategies for attending beer festivals with miles and points, the coolest tour I've ever heard about in Belize, strategies for 2 player mode when it comes to credit cards, Mardi Gras, and a whole lot more. Plus, stay tuned to the end of the podcast for a sneak preview of our new Patreon only segment, Final Boarding Call. Don't know what Patreon is? Check out our page and please consider supporting the...


Episode 93 – AvGeek Week

Joe and Trevor chat about the longest flight in the world, how to pass the time on crazy long flights, the ten longest flights in the world and which we'd take, and much more. Also, we discuss what to do when an airline hangs you out to dry and what you need to know about American's changes with interline agreements.


Episode 92 – Asia, Award E-mails, and Anniversaries with Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard comes back to visit and we chat about Kyoto, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Spencer's new award e-mail alert service. Plus, an anniversary trip recommendation from Spencer that you won't believe and some info about booking ANA first class.


Episode 91 – Chase gets rid of Disney, Miles to the Magic, Europe, and more with Robert Dwyer and Rachel Berkey

Episode Description Trevor’s off gallavanting in Hong Kong, so Robert Dwyer from Milenomics and Rachel Berkey from Award Travel 101 join to discuss Chase giving Disney the axe, highlights from their European summer vacations, and where Joe should go for his anniversary. We also discuss our new website and what we look for in good […]


Episode 90 – Noah from Money Metagame’s Gap Year

Noah from Money Metagame returns to check in about how his gap year with his wife is going. We chat about how they are paying the bills, whether they could foresee themselves doing this long time, how they deal with meals and lodging, and more. We then check in with tips about visiting the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns. Plus, another entry into our new segment, tell Joe where to go for his ten year anniversary!


Episode 89 – Costa Rica, Park Hyatts, Reselling, and Soccer with Joey Redmond

Joey Redmond - reseller, Park Hyatt fan, and soccer fan, joins the podcast to discuss Costa Rica and the Andaz Papagayo, his quest to hit up all the Park Hyatts in the world, why he moved to improve his reselling business, and more. Come for the miles and points, stay for the random soccer talk!


Episode 88 – Visiting Israel and reselling FROM Israel with Oren’s Money Saver

Oren's Money Saver returns to talk about tips for visiting Israel, his move to Israel, and most crazily, running a successful reselling business FROM Israel. How to deal with credit cards as an ex-pat, where to visit, rental car, and tips for resellers both overseas and in the States.


Episode 87 – Len Testa from Touring Plans talks Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disney and more

Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, returns to talk a whole bunch of Walt Disney World topics. We touch on how Touring Plans has had to evolve, how insane Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will be next year, upcoming changes to ticket packages (including how Disney might implement multi-day peak pricing), and most importantly, the best theory I've ever heard on why Disney's IT is so bad...


Episode 86 – Marriott/SPG merger with Ed Pizzarello

Ed from the Miles to Go podcast and Pizza in Motion joins to talk about the Marriott/SPG merger and we answer a listener question about first class products to Australia with a toddler in tow. Elsewhere, we discuss what we know about the happenings at the Plastic Merchant (not much, unfortunately), and of course, donuts.


Episode 85 – Return of the jonk (Milk run, Croatia, AirBnBs, and more)

Jonathan Khoo (@jonk) returns to talk a bunch of destinations, AirBnBs, Vegeta (not the anime character), 737s, and more!


Episode 84 – Guatemala and living in a non hub city with Becky Pokora

Becky Pokora returns to the podcast after her big move to talk one of her favorite countries, Guatemala. We then discuss the best ways to travel when living in a non hub city and how to best keep track of flights. As always, Becky inspired us with her love of travel and all the fun she's been up to! Elsewhere, we discuss the power of nested itineraries.


Episode 83 – Talking round the world itineraries and Kentucky with Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard (now of One Mile at a Time!) returns to discuss booking round the world itineraries. We talk some logistics and also debate whether it's realistic to book RTW tickets, while comparing RTW tickets with one way segments. Elsewhere, we chat about what to do in Spencer's home state of Kentucky.


Episode 82 – Hawaii travel tips with experts Tim and Rose

We bring on two Hawaii regulars - Tim Brooks and Rose, to chat about all things Hawaii. How to get there with miles and points from the East Coast, West Coast, the limited business class space, and fair cash prices round out our airfare discussions. Then we take a look at great places to stay on every island before rounding things out with some recommendations on things to do. An episode to bookmark for your future trip!


Episode 81 – Talking cruising, Germany, and crypto with Cynthia Drescher

Cynthia Drescher, who you may know as JetSetCD, is an avid traveler who spends half her time on the road. She writes for Conde Nast and joined the podcast to discuss the difference between an arctic/Antarctica cruise, fun festivals in Germany, and...cryptocurrency? We also chat about how in 2018 every festival seems crushed with people and offer suggestions for "small" events to check out around the world! Cynthia inspires me to travel more and I hope she'll inspire you too.


Episode 80 – Las Vegas with Travel Fan Boy

Adam Bauer, the Travel Fan Boy, joins to discuss one of our favorite cities, Las Vegas. Vegaaaaaas! We chat parking and resort fees, ideas for budget minded travelers, using miles and points, and end with quite a long discussion about gambling. Pai goooooow.