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Is it time to give Marriott a break? (originally aired June 5 2019)

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 06/19/2019

4th Night Free and the great Marriott card debate. FM on the Air 2/21/20 show art 4th Night Free and the great Marriott card debate. FM on the Air 2/21/20

Frequent Miler on the Air

Are the Marriott credit cards back on the chopping block after Greg's research this week, or are the 35K and 50K free night certs worth the fees? Watch us debate that, discuss a true 4th night free benefit you may be missing, and more. Timestamps courtesy of audience member Screaming Lincolns: FM to go (meet ups) Confession time (Greg's Delta Cancellation Fees) Greg's Marriott free night certificate analysis Nick's retort Greg's 50K free night certificate analysis Greg's methodology issue 50K certs' decline for aspirational properties How much would you pay for 50K cert? Sapphire...

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Frequent Miler on the Air

In this week's FM on the Air, Greg and Nick discuss: - The Rakuten Visa no longer earns 3X for gift cards. Is the card dead to us? - Alaska joins OneWorld. How bad is that? - Virgin Atlantic partners with Air France & KLM. We highlight the sweet spot awards that are now possible.

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Is Marriott Dead to Us? show art Is Marriott Dead to Us?

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Following the latest Marriott Bonvoy devaluation, we're all feeling like we've been Bonvoyed yet again. Greg and Nick discuss whether it's time to get rid of our Marriott credit cards and to stop pursuing Marriott elite status. Also: A path to easy Delta Platinum status and why none of us are carrying the Chase Freedom Unlimited...though one of us might be soon.

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Frequent Miler on the Air

This week, Greg and Nick discuss: -What to do with a Marriott Travel Package certificate that is nearing expiration. -A great first class deal, the mistake Greg made in the booking process, and more regarding that new JAL first class route. -This week's juicy main topic: our unfiltered thoughts on Juicy Miles.

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When the cat's away the mice will play: with Greg on vacation this week, hear Nick and Frequent Miler contributor Stephen Pepper discuss: -Reader feedback: why we re-publish some old posts -What's it like to take a 5-year road trip? -A couple of years in, what would Stephen change? -What has surprised him the most about this journey? -Would Stephen recommend this lifestyle for others? All that and more in this week's episode.

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Hacking Asia Miles mixed cabin awards and more show art Hacking Asia Miles mixed cabin awards and more

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This week, Greg and Nick Discuss: -Chase's no-notice elimination of the Ritz discount airfare benefit: why Greg thinks this might be good news. -Is DoorDash DashPass a good benefit on the CSR? Was Nick right to value the CSR's DoorDash credit at full value? -Hacking Asia Miles: How to fly first class for less and when and where it might be worth it. All that plus reader feedback, the question of the week, and more.

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Greg and Nick discuss the Chase Sapphire Reserve:  -Are the new benefits with Lyft and DoorDash exciting? -Is it worth the new $550 annual fee? -If we had to pick one ultra-premium card, would this be it? Why or why not? All that plus reader feedback, confessions of a points & miles sinner, and more.

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Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick confess their miles & points sins and review their predictions for 2020. Example: Will Chase raise the Sapphire Reserve annual fee this year? Greg says no, but Nick says yes. Here's why...

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Greg and Nick discuss their picks for the best and worst happenings in the points & miles world in 2019. Join us to hear our opinions about Citibank, Marriott, AA, Turkish, Simon Mall, and more.

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This week, Greg and Nick discuss: - A new way to bypass 5/24 - How to protect yourself when stitching together flights from multiple airlines - Marriott elite nights via meetings are gone. How does this influence our elite status plans for 2020? - Price protection from Rakuten

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  • And we both love tap-to-pay.

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