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

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 08/27/2022

American Airlines Loyalty Game Hidden Treasures | Ep179 | 12-3-22 show art American Airlines Loyalty Game Hidden Treasures | Ep179 | 12-3-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Get JetBlue Mosaic-like benefits or Alaska elite-like benefits without ever setting foot on a plane with the American Airlines Loyalty Point game. This week Greg and Nick discuss some reasons you may be missing that might make it worth playing the game. 1:11 Giant Mailbag 2:29 What crazy thing....did Capital One Shopping do this week? 5:35 Mattress running the numbers: Should you do the American Airlines elite status fast track if you have Hyatt elite status? 15:50 Awards we booked this week: Hyatt Regency MCO 17:51 American Airlines Loyalty Games Hidden Treasures 44:59 Question of the...

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Strange bedfellows and secret alliances | Ep178 | 11-26-22 show art Strange bedfellows and secret alliances | Ep178 | 11-26-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Did you know that Amex partners with United and that your favorite UR card might be the one that indirectly offers Grubhub+? On this week's Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Greg and Nick discuss some of the strange secret partnerships you can find in your wallet and why they may be of interest. Join our email list: frequentmiler.com/subscribe 1:26 Giant Mailbag 3:25 What crazy thing...did Wyndham do this week? 8:15 Mattress running the numbers: Bilt offers 100% transfer bonus to IHG 12:35 Awards we booked this week 15:45 Strange bedfellows and secret alliances 16:25 Amex Platinum Declared...

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Extreme stacking for extreme savings | Ep177 | 11-19-22 show art Extreme stacking for extreme savings | Ep177 | 11-19-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Whether you're doing some holiday shopping or making day-to-day purchases, you want to stack to get as much back as you possible can. Getting the best deals means peeling back a lot of layers. 00:51 Giant Mailbag 5:46 What crazy thing double header First up: What crazy thing did Hyatt do this week? 11:43 What crazy thing did Marriott do this week? 17:05 Mattress running the numbers: Should we GoWild with Frontier? 22:39 Awards we booked this week 26:18 Main Event: Extreme stacking for extreme savings 27:01 How we find good deals 1st: Slickdeals & Slickdeals Live view 29:24...

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Award Travel is Free! No, it's not. Does it matter? | Ep 176 | 11-12-22 show art Award Travel is Free! No, it's not. Does it matter? | Ep 176 | 11-12-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Are miles and points free? Do we use them for "free travel"? Does how we earned the miles make the travel more or less free? This week, we talk about costs and trade-offs of "free" travel. Join our email list: 00:43 Giant Mailbag 04:59 What crazy thing....did Barclays do this week? Arrival Plus adds transfer partners 10:44 Mattress Running the Numbers: Why Greg isn't transferring to Aeroplan 16:27 Awards we booked this week Greg: A weak use of a Cat 1-7? Nick: Hyatt suite success 26:20 Main Event: Award travel is free! No, it's not! Does it matter? 27:39 Opportunity Cost 31:16 Redeeming...

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Southwest Companion Pass Open Season | Ep175 | 11-5-22 show art Southwest Companion Pass Open Season | Ep175 | 11-5-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Does two years of free companion travel and points to cover more than $1500 in airfare sound good to you? Southwest Companion Pass Open Season has officially begun and this week we discuss strategies to take advantage of one of the best deals in domestic (and Mexico/Central America/Caribbean) travel. Join our email list: 1:00 Giant Mailbag: Is the Alaska Airlines Visa worth it anymore? 4:00 What crazy thing....did Chase do this week? 6:42 What crazy thing double header! What crazy thing...did Greg the Frequent Miler do this week? 9:54 Awards we booked this week -Nick: Business class summer...

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Points for family travel | Ep174 | 10-29-22 show art Points for family travel | Ep174 | 10-29-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Wondering how to leverage points, miles, and credit card benefits for a family of four or more? This week, we discuss how to enhance your family award travel. 1:30 Giant Mailbag https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-next-challenge-what-should-it-be/ 6:06 What crazy thing.......did Frontier do this week? https://frequentmiler.com/frontier-gowild-all-you-can-fly-pass-coming-soon-take-unlimited-flights-for-12-months/ 12:44 Awards we booked this week https://frequentmiler.com/free-royal-caribbean-cruise-match-offer-kids-sail-free-stack-parlay-that-carnival-offer/ 18:51 Points for family...

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Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred. Which is better? | Ep173 | 10-22-22 show art Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred. Which is better? | Ep173 | 10-22-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

With one card sporting a $95 annual fee versus a price tag of $550 per year for the other, you might think that the answer here is easy, but it turns out that there's a lot to discuss between these two top travel cards. 1:25 Giant Mailbag 3:59 What crazy thing...did Radisson Hotels do this week?6:07 Mattress running the numbers: Transfer your points from Radisson international to Radisson Americas https://frequentmiler.com/how-to-move-radisson-points-to-radisson-americas-now/ 9:22 Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Sapphire Preferred: Which is better? ...

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Why pay $400 or more for a credit card? | Ep171 | 10-15-22 show art Why pay $400 or more for a credit card? | Ep171 | 10-15-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

Why would anyone want to pay $400 or more for a credit card? This week, Greg and Nick discuss some of the cards on the market that *may* be worth it and which perks would need to matter to you to make them worth the price of admission. 00:46 Giant Mailbag: ANA's friendly change 4:55 What crazy thing....did Air Canada Aeroplan do this week? 9:51 Awards we booked this week: Greg's United award change to New Zealand and Nick's Marriott booking near Disneyland Paris 24:23 Why pay $400 or more for a credit card? 27:09 Capital One Venture X 33:45 Amex Platinum card 35:33 Amex Business Platinum 37:40...

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The Best of Crazy | Ep171 | 10-8-22 show art The Best of Crazy | Ep171 | 10-8-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

All of the best "What Crazy Thing" segments in one place Introducing new segment: "What crazy thing did Citi do this week?" Citi be 5x crazy Triple header: Everyone wants in Crazy Chase Hyatt offer Time to rename to "What crazy thing..." AA overpromises and underdelivers Choice fails to roll out terrible deal Hilton randomly gives out free nights Greg is now Natalie Nick's family launders their money (order) Capital One shuts Greg down Nothing says ultra-premium like Walmart Greg receives credit card bill due 52 years ago Amex tells Greg he is dead Greg attempts to kick the Capital One...

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How far can you go with 3 credit card bonuses? | Ep170 | 10-1-22 show art How far can you go with 3 credit card bonuses? | Ep170 | 10-1-22

Frequent Miler on the Air

How far can you really travel on just 3 credit card welcome bonuses? It turns out you can check multiple items off of a bucket list without breaking a sweat. This week, we discuss our favorite highlights from the three 3 cards, 3 continents trips.  03:40 What crazy things . . . has Marriott done this week? 24:02 Pop quiz for Nick 27:25 Main Event 28:46 What was our strategy with our cards? 29:00 Nick's cards 30:59 Greg's cards 36:11 Favorite moments of each others' trips 36:54 Stephen's favorite moments 40:51 Nick's favorite moments 49:35 Greg's favorite moments 1:02:56 Question of the...

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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 of Hyatt Credit Cards

43:56 Promotions (Current promo = double elite nights with new business card and current Bonus Journeys)

49:40 Challenges

56:50 Partnerships (SLH, MGM)

1:02:58 Hosting meetings

1:04:32 Mattress runs

1:09:37 Friends & Family

1:14:01 Is it worth going after Globalist status given Guest of Honor, ways to book suites, and Hyatt Prive?

https://frequentmiler.com/how-to-get-top-tier-hyatt-elite-benefits-without-status/

https://frequentmiler.com/getting-the-elite-experience-without-elite-status-via-luxury-partner-programs/

1:25:23 Question of the Week: Are nonrefundable rates more attractive if using a card with good travel protections?