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[Fixed] *Please* tell us how to find business class awards | Ep159 | 7-16-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 07/18/2022

Vote now for the 3 Cards 3 Continents winner! show art Vote now for the 3 Cards 3 Continents winner!

Frequent Miler on the Air

Our 3 Cards 3 Continents Challenge is done and now it's time to pick a winner!  For this challenge, Nick, Stephen and Greg each had a travel budget based on 3 credit card welcome bonuses.  With that budget we each put together and enjoyed the most amazing trips we could -- and each trip spanned at least 3 continents! To pick a winner, go to frequentmiler.com to read each contestant's trip recaps and then vote for who you think won. The person with the most votes by Friday 9/30 at 8pm ET will win.

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Sweet spots realized | Ep169 | 9-24-22 show art Sweet spots realized | Ep169 | 9-24-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Having just wrapped up our #3Cards3Continents trips, this week we discuss the sweetspots realized during our journeys and how you can leverage them as well or better in your future travels. 00:57 Giant Mailbag 6:58 What crazy thing . . . did Nick do this week? 11:23 Main Event: Sweetspots realized 11:34 Stretching the Aeroplan award chart 19:50 ANA Round the World Awards 29:05 Turkish for intra-European business class awards for a better experience 32:30 Taking AAdvantage of Middle East to/from Asia sweet spot (40K business / 50K business -- and getting the first class lounge for the business...

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Packing tips for international travel | Ep168 | 9-17-22 show art Packing tips for international travel | Ep168 | 9-17-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

With a good deal of countries and continents under their belts, Greg and Nick have picked up some great tips for your international trips when it comes to packing your bag. This week we are currently on our #3Cards3Continents worldwide trips -- and with this episode you'll be able to imagine what we have in our bags. 5:04 Main Event: Packing tips for worldwide travel 07:43 A travel wallet in Greg's travel backpack 09:43 Get a good-quality bagpack / bag that is your go-everywhere bag 12:03 That backpack should have a lot of zippered pockets 13:13 Things you should keep in that backpack (A small...

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Top Travel Hacks Learned from Past Frequent Miler Challenges show art Top Travel Hacks Learned from Past Frequent Miler Challenges

Frequent Miler on the Air

From dirt-cheap awards to Hawaii to nearly-free airport parking and the best free airport tours worldwide, this week we discuss the top travel hacks learned from past frequent miler challenges as we prepare to set off on our latest such challenge. 3:00 Giant Mailbag 8:30 3 Cards 3 Continents 3 Updates https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-2022-team-challenge-3-cards-3-continents/ 20:22 Main Event: Top travel hacks learned from past Frequent Miler challenges 20:33: 7.5K miles to Hawaii https://frequentmiler.com/7-5k-each-way-to-hawaii-with-turkish-miles-and-smiles/ 25:13 United...

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Luxury Perks for Free (After Rebate) Ep166 9-3-22 show art Luxury Perks for Free (After Rebate) Ep166 9-3-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Want ultra-luxury perks like lounge access and elite status at a bargain-basement price? This week, Greg and Nick discuss how to get the most bang for your buck by maximizing annual credits on your ultra-premium credit cards. 1:21 GIant Mailbag 5:47 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 3 Updates 15:22 Awards we booked this week 19:45 What crazy thing....did Amex do this week? 30:00 Mattress Running the Numbers: Craftsy through SimplyMiles 37:34 Luxury Perks for Free (After Rebate) 38:46 Capital One Venture X card 46:50 Amex Platinum Card 1:24:22 Amex Business Platinum 1:38:55 Amex Hilton Aspire card...

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Elite Status Hyatt Hacks | Ep165 | 8-27-22 show art Elite Status Hyatt Hacks | Ep165 | 8-27-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Hyatt's top-tier Globalist elite status is easy to want, but it seems difficult to get. This week, we talk hacks to get you there faster. 1:14 Giant Mailbag 4:30 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 3 Updates https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-2022-team-challenge-3-cards-3-continents/ 14:22 What crazy thing....did IHG do this week? 18:39 What crazy thing...did Nick do this week? 25:30 Awards we booked this week 29:46 Mattress running the numbers: Buying Hyatt points for 1.68c per point 33:38 Main Event: Elite status Hyatt Hacks https://frequentmiler.com/shortcuts-to-hyatt-elite-status/ 38:30 World...

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New Marriott Cards are Coming (Probably) | Ep164 | 8-20-22 show art New Marriott Cards are Coming (Probably) | Ep164 | 8-20-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

1:05 Giant Mailbag: How to find and book awards on Virgin Atlantic's website 3:41 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 1 update 9:58 Awards we booked this week 1 9:16 Mattress running the numbers: Winc Wines AA Loyalty Point Mileage Run 22:41 What crazy thing....did Marriott Bonvoy do this week? 26:26 Main Event: New Marriott Cards are Coming (Probably) 1:07:22 Question of the Week: How can I find Hyatt properties by category or location? Join our email list: Music credit: Annie Yoder

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Which is the best Amex transfer partner - Air Canada or ANA? | Ep163 | 8-13-22 show art Which is the best Amex transfer partner - Air Canada or ANA? | Ep163 | 8-13-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Our two favorite Amex transfer partners offer access to a wide array of awards that make for fascinating possibilities, whether great award chart values or flexible routing rules or a lot more. This week, we debate which is best from a wide range of angles. Giant Mailbag: Watch out for "free" award cancellations Mattress running the Numbers: 14K Wyndham points with a 3-night stay Awards we booked this week 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 3 Updates Main Event: Which is the best Amex transfer partner -- Air Canada Aeroplan or ANA? Transfer time Award Charts One-way awards Fuel surcharges ...

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Extreme Hotel Savings | Ep162 | 8-6-22 show art Extreme Hotel Savings | Ep162 | 8-6-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Friends don't let friends pay full price for hotels. Here are some of the tools we use to slice and dice the price of lodging. 00:44 Giant Mailbag: Pop-up averted over the phone 4:14 3 Cards, 3 Continents, 3 Updates https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-2022-team-challenge-3-cards-3-continents/ 15:34 What crazy thing....did Marriott Bonvoy do this week? When it says you can't use suite night awards, maybe that's not true . . . 23:45 Mattress running the numbers: Buying IHG points for 0.5c each https://frequentmiler.com/buy-ihg-points/ 28:53 Main Event: Extreme hotel savings 29:40 Buying...

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The best free nights in the Big Apple | Ep 161 | 7-30-22 show art The best free nights in the Big Apple | Ep 161 | 7-30-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Want to sleep cheap in the city that never sleeps? Using hotel points can save you a boatload on your next New York City vacation, but not all award options are created equally. This week, Greg and Nick discuss your best bets. 00:58 Giant Mailbag Double Header (First up: IHG welcome bonus free night not top-off-able) 03:56 Marriott free night certificates extendable after all 9:39 What crazy thing...did IHG do this week? 14:39 Mattress running the numbers: Locking in the 20% back Marriott offer for good rates in the future and abroad 21:27 Awards we booked this week 25:33 3 Cards, 3...

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[Update: The wrong episode was initially loaded. This update includes the correct episode.]. Wondering how to find those elusive business class awards? Greg and Nick discuss the tricks in their toolbags.

00:28 Giant Mailbag

1:48 Mattress running the numbers: Daily Getaways

https://frequentmiler.com/daily-getaways-2022-first-2-weeks-of-offers-announced/

Are any of these deals worth speculatively buying? Our analysis:

3:46 IHG points for half a cent each

4:35 Hilton points for half a cent each

4:47 Wyndham points for 1.17c each

5:30 Best Western at 0.55cpp

6:38 Choice points for 0.52cpp

8:35 Marriott gift cards for 20% off

Hyatt points

11:31 #3Cards2Continents3Updates

https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-2022-team-challenge-3-cards-3-continents/

23:34 Awards we booked this week

27:00 What crazy thing....did London Heathrow Airport do this week?

30:18 Main Event: PLEASE tell us how to find business class awards.

1:11:17 When is Ask Us Anything?

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Music credit: Annie Yoder