Frequent Miler Live Wednesday September 6 at 9pm ET. Ask Us Anything!


The Frequent Miler team will be taking your questions live on YouTube Wednesday September 6 at 9PM ET. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here, (and click the bell icon next to the “subscribe” button to enable notifications from our channel.)

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For a while we did our Ask Us Anything sessions on our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group, but we’ve returned to hosting them on our YouTube channel.

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From the 9/6 show, what was the ‘ticket deal’ referenced around time 10:45?


Guys, where can I submit a question for the show? Just use the comments, or is there a form? Thanks in advance!


Are you still on the other side of the world? Looks like someone may have forgotten to update the intro text….


Used to use the Amex travel portal for flights (w the Amex bus plat for the net 1.54 cpp) as their prices would be the same found elsewhere, but over the last couple of months the prices quoted in there are nowhere near the rate found on the airlines ’ sites etc. Much more expensive. did they have a change in their booking partner/process?


Where’s the update? Link still shows last months for me

David M

Use award points to book business for two outright is challenging. When we use the award to book coach first and try to upgrade, often the flight class (e.g. X) acquired by the points do not allow us to upgrade with award points again. Does anyone know if the airline would allow upgrade with cash?

Hector G

I have a business class award booked on Singapore from JFK-FRA using Aeroplan, with the reverse to fly out on a separate award. My final destination is actually Spain and I was going to buy separate tickets to fly in and out of Frankfurt. Unfortunately, I discovered the high taxes associated with leaving Germany, particularly with what should be a cheap economy flight. The cost of a one way flight out of Germany seems worse than paying a change fee and it would be smoother if everything was on one reservation. Is adding a segment to a booked award considered a change or is the only way to add the desired leg to rebook the award (currently I don’t see any Singapore availability)?

Another Jeff

Use “Bonvoyed” in a sentence. Bonus points if it’s not related to Marriot.


Better to apply for the current Amex Plat offer (150K + $200 bonus) or wait until December to triple dip on calendar credits?


Tim, On a prior Ask Us Anything, you mentioned Bellingham was your favorite city to visit. Any recommendations on where to go/eat in Bellingham? As an FYI, Southwest recently launched direct flights between Bellingham and Oakland.


Any updates on the Etihad first class tickets many of us booked through Aeroplan? Seems like a couple of people were able to get them reinstated but most have not. And Aeroplan has not followed through on automatically fixing them like they told you they would.


Tim said if you pay your AA credit card early, miles post earlier than normal.

Which card is that? I’ve never heard of this and held AA cards for decades. Does he mean Double Cash instead? (Not sure if it does but it earns points upon payment.)

Marriott Marty

Given that Aeroplan has o ly 4 regions and it appears you can stop over on a one way, can you fly North America, stop in Europe then a week or two later continue to Asia for the same price of North America to Asia? I believe that is possible but have not tried to book it yet


Can’t make the show but hope my question could be answered – Believe it or not, I have yet to sign up for a personal Platinum card. Would you recommend applying for the current offer (150K + $200) or wait until early December to apply given the ability to triple dip the calendar year credits. Also, for context I would very likely only hold for 1 year and cancel after second AF posts. Thank you!


Can you liquidate Office Depot or Staples visa/MC debit cards by paying a citi CC bill over the phone?


How do we join the live session tonight? Am I missing a link?


What was Nick’s poor experience at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa? I have a stay booked for that hotel later in the summer and would like to know.


Currently have all of the Chase UR earning personal cards (w/ CSP to transfer out to partners) and just got into the AMEX ecosystem with the Gold (don’t/haven’t had either the Platinum or Green). At what level of annual spend would it make sense to get into a third ecosystem (either Capital One or Citi)?


Nick mentioned he previously made 2 FHR reservations on a Plat card he was closing, hoping that if he cancelled the first, the system would be smart enough to credit the second. Is there an update to this?


Before Citi drops any new cards (fingers crossed), who do you all prefer Citi or Capital one loyalty program?


I have three small businesses (all sole prop.) Could I open up an equal number of AmEx business checking accts and be awarded bonus points for each of them? What restrictions might there be?


I’ve received a NLL offer for the Amex Business Gold 90k for 10k spend. I’ve open Bus Gold on 1/16/23.  I’ve read that you need to wait 90 days otherwise Amex will auto decline my application is this correct?


I’ve tried booking smiles and miles 20x and have never found a single opportunity. How do you find routes to Hawaii. Specifically this March 6 7 or 8th?


Would not be able to make it to this show, but if you could answer my question that would be great!

A question to Tim from fellow Seattle resident: I used to live in NYC and got spoiled with Star Alliance routing to Europe. It is such a pain to get there now from the west coast, event LAX and SFO do not have a lot of availability. And the idea of positioning with a 5 hour flight to NYC does not sound fun at all! What is you go to way of flying to Europe from the west coast, preferably SEA?


have the same question for @Tim, it gets even harder when trying to get seats for four 🙂


Can’t join tomorrow night but hoping my question could be answered – Outside of Hyatt, what are your top 3 most frequently redeemed transfer partners over the last few years?


I need to fly 8 people to Hawaii around Dec 20. Any suggestions?


During the holiday rewards tickets are tough and usually crazy. Alaska Companion fares can help save a lot of money or Southwest.