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Roll your own hotel elite status | Ep222 | 9-30-23

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 09/30/2023

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Frequent Miler on the Air

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Avios is the rewards currency for British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, Qatar, and soon Finnair. This means it's worth some attention. On this week's episode, we discuss how you can earn, use, and maximize this reward currency. Here are some of the topics you'll find in the episode... (01:41) Player Two chimes in (Mailbag) (03:37) Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card (Card Talk) Learn more about this card: (09:30) Turkish award search shows random non-partner flights (Crazy Thing) (13:30) Best Western: Stay Twice & Earn Free Night Voucher (Mattress Running the Numbers) Read...

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Frequent Miler on the Air

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Frequent Miler on the Air

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Want to get elite treatment at hotels without investing the time and effort in enough nights for elite status? Instead of spending fifty or sixty nights a year in hotels with one brand, you can simulate status with some simple tricks. 

00:00 Intro

01:52 Giant Mailbag

06:08 Card Talk: Bank of America Alaska Airlines credit cards

https://frequentmiler.com/as/

https://frequentmiler.com/asbiz/

https://frequentmiler.com/alaska-airlines-companion-fare-guide/

20:10 What crazy thing....did Delta do this week?

https://frequentmiler.com/delta-may-walk-back-some-of-their-recently-announced-changes/

26:09 Award Talk: Alaska and JetBlue status matches for Delta elites

https://frequentmiler.com/alaska-airlines-offering-status-match-to-draw-disappointed-delta-frequent-flyers/

https://frequentmiler.com/jetblue-offering-very-generous-status-match-to-delta-elite-members/

33:56 Award Talk: PointsYeah improvements

38:23 Main Event: Roll your own hotel elite status

41:02 Preferred Partner Hotel Booking programs

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

45:18 Hyatt / SLH partnership

49:04 Earning more points for paid stays

55:21 Room upgrades

https://frequentmiler.com/how-best-to-book-hyatt-luxury-suites/

1:11:38 Free Breakfast

1:13:28 Is elite status worth it?

1:18:43 Question of the Week: What kind of manufactured spending is safe?

Music credit: Annie Yoder