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Hawaii vs. Bora Bora; Conrad vs St Regis; and the Delta Vacations Deal

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 08/31/2019

Business credit cards during the pandemic | Ep 57 | 8-1-20 show art Business credit cards during the pandemic | Ep 57 | 8-1-20

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Links and timestamps:   00:42 Reader Feedback: An interesting Amex Clawback data point For background: 8:43 What crazy thing did....Greg do this week? 12:32 Mattress Running the Numbers: Intercontinental Ambassador now includes a free 40K night cert with a paid stay. Is it worth a mattress run? 27:20 The Main Event: Business Credit Card Offers 34:06 Is everyone else tightening up as much as Chase? 40:27 Post Roast: Are the "World's Best" really any good? 50:45 Greg roasts Nick's Freedom post 53:23 Question of the Week: If you already have an Amex Gold card, is it worth sacrificing a...

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Family vacation bookings on points | Ep56 | 7-25-20 show art Family vacation bookings on points | Ep56 | 7-25-20

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Links & timestamps below! Go to for more. 00:18 Reader feedback: Abbas wants to know hot we book hotel rooms for 4 people. 7:15 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Issuers clamping down. 9:23 Confession time: How Greg might have lost a boatload of Citi points 10:58 Mattress running the numbers: Is the Cambria promo for 20K points after 2 stays worthwhile? 19:18 Booking family vacations: Big suites, vacation rentals, etc. 42:15 Post Roast: Greg rips me for my failure to take a stand 48:00 Turnabout: Greg's top picks for Hyatt suites were in pretty random spots. 55:10 Question of...

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Hyatt suite award winners and losers | Ep55 | 7-20-20 show art Hyatt suite award winners and losers | Ep55 | 7-20-20

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For links to more, see the posts included with the timestamps below: 00:21 Reader feedback: Is the Blue Business Plus not a better deal than the Premium Rewards card with Platinum Honors for most customers? 3:13 Correction: Greg says Blue Business "Cash", but he means Blue Business "Plus" 10:49 Hyatt adds suite booking online: Is this a win? Who loses 32:13 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is it worth mattress running Marriott Platinum 54:29 Post Roast: Nick already toasted Greg, so Greg tries to swing back. 1:07:22 Question of the Week: Which Hyatt credit card offer is better?

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Amex clawback theory & Hyatt's awesome promo | Ep54 | 7-11-20 show art Amex clawback theory & Hyatt's awesome promo | Ep54 | 7-11-20

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Subscribe, like, & comment. Links to more info in the timestamps below. thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe 2:43 Reader Feedback....or rather storytime with Greg. 13:10 What crazy thing has Citi done this week? 21:18 Mattress Running: Hyatt's awesome new promo looks very good theoretically. Is it really that good? 32:49 Is it worth getting the Hyatt credit card if you already have some Hyatt travel plans during the promo window? Note: The extra 10 elite nights from the credit card are available if you are approved by 8/31/20 31:51 Is it worth mattress running a Category 1 hotel if you're...

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Should you plan now for future travel? | Ep53 | 7-4-20 show art Should you plan now for future travel? | Ep53 | 7-4-20

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Subscribe and give us a like if you enjoy this episode. Timestamps and links below. 00:30 Reader Feedback: Were we too hard on IHG? 9:30 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Our post about the minimum spend extension: Report of no extension: 16:21: Chase adds temporary benefits Link: 30:23 Is the Radisson 5K promotion worth mattress running? 39:19 Is this a good time to collect points for future travel? Related post about manufacturing free nights: 48:03 Card Talk Commercial Intervention 52:20 Is this a good time to book future travel given waived change fees and increased...

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Is manufactured spending dead? | Ep52 show art Is manufactured spending dead? | Ep52

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Like, subscribe, & comment! Links in timestamps below. 00:38 Reader Feedback: Facebook comments & changes to our group 8:31 Pandemic Vacation: How does Greg feel about it in hindsight? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/pandemic-vacation-is-it-safe/ 21:57 IHG Points: Are they now worth more? Did Greg's methodology make sense? Is basing RRVs just on big city US redemptions a reliable way to determine the RRV? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/what-are-ihg-points-worth-now-that-they-have-dynamic-pricing/ 38:18 Is manufactured spending dead? Gift Card Mall portal changes ...

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Is it worth mattress running Marriott, picking the right Hyatt milestone and more | Ep51 show art Is it worth mattress running Marriott, picking the right Hyatt milestone and more | Ep51

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Like & subscribe! Links in the timestamps below. 3:28 Reader Feedback 5:25 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 9:44 Why Greg wrote the Juneteenth / Black Lives Matter post and why he did it now. https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/hopeful-juneteenth/ 15:15 Marriott's big move: Free elite night credit https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/marriott-gifting-elite-night-credit-dropping-many-redemption-rates/ https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/which-marriott-elite-benefits-apply/ ...

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Awesome award travel (economy to first class), Rakuten rant, best business cards & more | Ep50 show art Awesome award travel (economy to first class), Rakuten rant, best business cards & more | Ep50

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Like, subscribe, & comment! See timestamps for links to content below: Greg & Nick discuss: 1:12 Feedback time: Rakuten Visa rant https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/earn-6-cashback-on-rakuten-visa-at-grocery-stores-restaurants-mobile-wallet-purchases/ 8:00 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 11:52 Economy class to Africa: The best deals are cheaper than flights to Europe https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/best-ways-to-get-to-africa-using-miles-economy-class-edition/ 15:09 Premium Economy: Vanished Air France award space ...

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Chase steals the Joy of Free, extra sweetness with Etihad and more | Ep49 show art Chase steals the Joy of Free, extra sweetness with Etihad and more | Ep49

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Like, subscribe, and comment! Greg & Nick discuss: Reader feedback: You can't take my Joy of Free Ricardo's comment: See also: 9:16 Baby in business class debate (feedback rekindles an old discussion) Greg's old post: Nick's response: 11:02 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Benefits added are too little, too late. See: 18:05 Exciting opportunities in Aeroplan/Etihad partnership See: 36:13 How Chase introducing a customer-friendly use of points ironically takes away the Joy of Free See: 52:56 IHG 4th Night Free: Good enough to upgrade the old credit card or consider applying...

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Chase Sapphire Reserve: Compelling UR cash out rate? The latest in COVID credit card changes. | Ep48 show art Chase Sapphire Reserve: Compelling UR cash out rate? The latest in COVID credit card changes. | Ep48

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Like, subscribe, and comment! Links to content in the timestamps below. Greg & Nick discuss: -Chase COVID enhancements to CSR and CSP -Should anyone consider redeeming Chase points at 1.5c each for groceries? Is it only for those who are cash-strapped - or should more people think about this option? -Confession time, question of the week, and more Timestamps & links: 1:58 Confession Time: Greg's Airline Incidental Sin 10:50 Why Nick doesn't like Early Bird Check-in 14:21 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? (Er - What didn't they do?) 17:12 Chase's big new COVID offer 22:44...

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This week Nick is vacationing in Bora Bora. On our weekly FM on the Air, he compares the Conrad to the St Regis Bora Bora. Which is better? He also talks pros and cons of Hawaii vs. Bora Bora. Next, we talked vacation packages and shared tips for getting the most out of them. Finally, I talked live with a Delta Vacations rep to find out if the SkyMiles deal of the year has been extended (it has!).