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Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 12/21/2019

Unpacking StayCay, best domestic & international travel options post-COVID, a new podcast & more | Ep47 show art Unpacking StayCay, best domestic & international travel options post-COVID, a new podcast & more | Ep47

Frequent Miler on the Air

Like & subscribe! Find links in the timestamps below. Greg & Nick discuss: Topics: -#StayCaytoFarAway: results are shaping up to be quite a surprise including a huge comeback and surprising (to us) finish -Should we launch a podcast version of our live show? -Travel News & Thoughts: Will Iceland be a safer destination than parts of the US? What are the options we're talking about domestically? -A cool tool for finding award availability 00:00:47 Reader Feedback: Ask Us Anything. Should it be a pod? See: https://youtu.be/fmHjqJWMdaw 8:58: What crazy thing did Citi do this week? See:...

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Is Qatar's promo ethical? Is Hilton watching? | Ep 46 show art Is Qatar's promo ethical? Is Hilton watching? | Ep 46

Frequent Miler on the Air

Like, subscribe, and comment! Links to related content below. Greg and Nick discuss: -Qatar Airways's amazing flexible ticket promo. What's exciting, what's not, and is it ethical to game it? See related post here:   -Hilton's watchful eye: Did the claw back Greg's points in response to his post, or is it coincidence? Readers weigh in, we respond. See related post here:   -Transferable points report card: Did Greg rate Capital One too low? See related post here:   All that and particularly interesting reader feedback and question time this week. Timestamps and links to...

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Analyzing deals from Aeroplan, Amex, & Spa Week | Frequent Miler on the Air | Ep46 show art Analyzing deals from Aeroplan, Amex, & Spa Week | Frequent Miler on the Air | Ep46

Frequent Miler on the Air

See http://thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe for more from FM. Greg and Nick discuss: -Aeroplan mileage sale: Crazy deal, or crazy customers? Is Greg getting even crazier? -Amex's different strategy for our northern neighbors: what they've got that we don't and whether or not we think they'll do something similar in the US -Spa Week deal: I said this deal stinks and if you didn't click through to the post you might have missed Greg's comment about why it could be great. With Mother's Day around the corner, this could be worth pursuing All that and more. Timestamps: 00:23 Reader feedback 4:01 What...

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Amex nails it on benefit refresh | FM on the Air | Ep 45 (May 1 2020) show art Amex nails it on benefit refresh | FM on the Air | Ep 45 (May 1 2020)

Frequent Miler on the Air

Chase & Citi surprise, but Amex delights in their benefit refresh. Hear Greg & Nick talk about: -Cards newly offering bonuses on groceries -Overhaul of Amex card benefits. Did Amex take the Platinum cards from zero to hero? -Which card wins: in several battles throughout the episode, we talk which card to use and why -Do the changes make any cards must-haves now? Don't forget to like & SUBSCRIBE above. Find more ways to follow us here: http://thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe Timestamps: 00:27 Reader feedback. Pop quiz. 5:37 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 8:46 Chase now...

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Is there a new sheriff in town? Is now the time to stop applying? | Frequent Miler on the Air show art Is there a new sheriff in town? Is now the time to stop applying? | Frequent Miler on the Air

Frequent Miler on the Air

Subscribe here and visit: thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe for more from FM. This week Greg and Nick discuss: -Citi's latest crazy move. --Do recent developments on the credit card scene signal us to stop applying? -Greg places to travel in the USA --Our favorites from StayCay week 1 -And more! Timestamps: 00:28 Reader feedback: Should the "pod" have its own post? 4:35 A new segment: What crazy thing has Citi done this week? 6:40 Emirates sweet spots 11:24 American Airlines: The most customer-unfriendly airline? A new round of shut downs and increased bag fees. 15:40 Is here a new sheriff in...

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Responsive redesign, StayCay from Sunday, spend your way to status and more show art Responsive redesign, StayCay from Sunday, spend your way to status and more

Frequent Miler on the Air

Subscribe here & at http://thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe. This week, Greg and Nick discuss: -Frequent Miler site redesign: initial reader outrage, immediate adjustments, and how it is better today. -Hyatt credit card promo: How much spending will Greg do toward Hyatt Globalist with this promo? -Southwest: The response to the pandemic and the opportunity that may exist for converting "other" points to Southwest. -StayCay to Far Away Challenge: This year the newly-expanded Frequent Miler team takes on an at-home set of video challenges. Early polling suggests an unexpected frontrunner....

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New killer 2-card combo, the mask you own,  big news brewing, and more show art New killer 2-card combo, the mask you own, big news brewing, and more

Frequent Miler on the Air

This week, Greg & Nick discuss: -A face mask you already own -Projects happening behind the scenes at Frequent Miler -The Citi Premier changes and how they position Citi to have a killer 2-card combo -Choosing travel protection or more points when booking paid travel All that and more! See below for timestamps and links: 2:16: Greg's DIY Face Masks 5:27: Reader Feedback 8:42: Subscribe, please 9:10: Team FM project: New Theme 14:45: A new challenge (Link to old challenge: ) 19:34 A new competitor 21:29: Big changes coming to Pemier Link to read more about the changes: ) 35:37: Greg's...

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COVID-19's impact on our business, Hyatt & Simon surprise, readers delight show art COVID-19's impact on our business, Hyatt & Simon surprise, readers delight

Frequent Miler on the Air

Greg and Nick discuss: -How COVID-19 is impacting the business of Frequent Miler in a major way and what we and you can do to weather the storm. -Awesome news from Hyatt -Simon $1K VGCs are how online, but are they worth it? -Going live: get notified the next time we're live on YouTube. Read more at thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe Timestamps: 1:36: Reader feedback: Clarifying Citi application rules 7:12: How Frequent Miler makes money and will survive the COVID-19 crisis despite big hits to income 18:20: A very special thank you 32:00: What can readers do to support Frequent Miler given the...

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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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