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Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 10/25/2019

The Nick is right 3 times episode. Cashing out points and hurrying vs waiting to get new cards. show art The Nick is right 3 times episode. Cashing out points and hurrying vs waiting to get new cards.

Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick debate whether to cash out points rather than waiting to use them for travel. We also debate whether to sign up for cards now while great offers remain or wait for something better to maybe come along. Timestamps: 1:30: Coronavirus preparation 6:37 Reader feedback: is it time to cash out points? 10:53: How many points are "enough" per passenger before you consider cashing out? 14:38: Are airline miles safe in the current environment? Are there any we should burn right now? 21:54: What will be the impact of hotels in the aftermath of coronavirus? 25:18: Whoops! A disconnection...

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Booking travel despite (or thanks to) COVID 19 show art Booking travel despite (or thanks to) COVID 19

Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick discuss: -Is this a good time to book future travel? We obviously don't know when "safe" will be, but maybe this is a good time to book for the future? -Is it ethical to take advantage of the current no change fee policies? More: -Should we cancel or downgrade annual fee credit cards? We can't travel now, we don't know when we'll be able to travel again. When is it time to cut the cord on expensive credit cards with benefits we can't use? -How should people handle the travel industry's customer service collapse? Many people are reporting huge wait times, finger pointing (e.g....

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Making lemonade: Should we seek status this year? COVID-19 updates, triple feedback, and more. show art Making lemonade: Should we seek status this year? COVID-19 updates, triple feedback, and more.

Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick discuss the fallout from last week's F-bomb. Greg introduces THREE feedback segments AND offers up a bonus update about Hotel Slash. Nick discusses customer friendly updates from the major hotel chains. Should we take advantage of these changes to seek elite status this year? Timestamps courtesy of Screaming Lincolns on YouTube: 1st Feedback - SW points DON'T expire 2nd Feedback - Greg's Hertz points 3rd Feedback - Timestamps Thanks a lot Jerry! Hotel Slash Update - no points or elite nights :( Toilet Paper Panic Travel Company Cancellation Policy Updates Hyatt Loyalty...

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Amex Platinum vs Sapphire Reserve show art Amex Platinum vs Sapphire Reserve

Frequent Miler on the Air

Nick takes issue with Greg's comparison between the Amex Platinum and Sapphire Reserve cards. Does he have a point? We also discuss Hyatt Prive, Coronavirus, and more. Unfortunately Squadcast crapped out on us during recording and so we had to convert the much lower quality video sound to audio for this podcast.

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Hopes for SeatSpy, ethics of HotelSlash, and how Turkish is making Citi great again show art Hopes for SeatSpy, ethics of HotelSlash, and how Turkish is making Citi great again

Frequent Miler on the Air

This week, Greg and Nick discuss: -Reader feedback that makes Greg totally re-evaluate his CSR valuation -Why SeatSpy is exciting and our hopes for it long-term -The ethics of using HotelSlash: Will they help us get a deal, earn rewards, and support them at the same time? -How Turkish Miles & Smiles is making Citi great again -The aim of Frequent Miler Insiders

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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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Rakuten Visa is dead to us, Alaska joins OneWorld, and Virgin partners up show art Rakuten Visa is dead to us, Alaska joins OneWorld, and Virgin partners up

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?

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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Saving a languishing Marriott Travel Package cert, a first class booking mistake, and more show art Saving a languishing Marriott Travel Package cert, a first class booking mistake, and more

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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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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More Episodes

This week Greg and Nick discuss the newly revamped Amex Green card.  It's actually a very interesting partial answer to the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  More interesting though is the possibility of easily picking up 45,000 Membership Rewards points.

Next we discuss SoFi Money.  Here's how to get free money quickly.  Not kidding.

Finally, we talk about manufacturing spend with the Citi Double Cash card.  How awesome is 2X everywhere uncapped?