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Is this award to Hawaii the sweetest spot ever? Should we have published it?

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 07/06/2019

A 5-year, 50-state road trip: the Stephen Pepper episode show art A 5-year, 50-state road trip: the Stephen Pepper episode

Frequent Miler on the Air

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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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Is the Sapphire Reserve still a keeper? show art Is the Sapphire Reserve still a keeper?

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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Predicting the 2020 future show art Predicting the 2020 future

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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The Naughty and Nice Episode show art The Naughty and Nice Episode

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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Greg's credit card cuts, stitching awards together, Marriott elite plans and more show art Greg's credit card cuts, stitching awards together, Marriott elite plans and more

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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AA shutdowns, Greg's son's credit cards, and an unfortunate glitch show art AA shutdowns, Greg's son's credit cards, and an unfortunate glitch

Frequent Miler on the Air

This week, Greg and Nick discuss the current waves of American Airlines AAdvantage account shutdowns, whether or not churners are responsible for devaluations, and why Greg is helping his son become a miles millionaire before a technical glitch leaves us short of this week's full intended discussion.

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AA web specials, Hyatt devaluation, and is Kiva dead to us? show art AA web specials, Hyatt devaluation, and is Kiva dead to us?

Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick discuss: -AA Web Specials now apply to business and first class. Nick explains why that might not be good news. -Hyatt moves to peak and off-peak award pricing. Nick calls it a devaluation. Greg argues that there's good news here. -Kiva turns out to have higher default rates than Greg expected. Is Kiva dead to the miles & points community? We explain why we're still Kiva-ing along

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Black Friday, Free Bank Money, Easy Credit Card Spend, and Marriott show art Black Friday, Free Bank Money, Easy Credit Card Spend, and Marriott

Frequent Miler on the Air

This week Greg and Nick discuss: -Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals -How to increase credit card spend without going broke -Bank account bonuses (easy money!) -Marriott meetings: an easy way to get 10 elite nights

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A controversial post & why we published it and managing your credit card portfolio show art A controversial post & why we published it and managing your credit card portfolio

Frequent Miler on the Air

After we prove mathematically that Greg too often says "um," Greg and Nick move onto weightier topics: - Should we have published the controversial Chase links post? Why did we? - Managing your credit card portfolio. How do you know which cards to get and to keep? How do you get cards that are no longer available? How do you keep points alive when you cancel?

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