Catching up with the Last Minute Travel Challenge | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep 258 | 6-7-24

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This week’s podcast is a little bit different because Greg and Nick are busy competing with each other in the Flying by the Seat of our Points Challenge!

Our 2024 team challenge Flying by the Seat of our Points tested our last minute award booking skills with a series of last minute travel challenges assigned and judged by Stephen and Carrie. Over the span of a week, Greg, Nick, and Tim used their knowledge, points, elite standings, and even upgrade instruments to tackle each challenge with the best combination of frugality and luxury they could, all before the next assignments were given. Final Scores: Tim won this challenge by the seat of his points! Calculations
Check out our contestant journals, recap videos, and more here. And follow us on Instagram, YouTube, and this blog to find out about our future challenges!

If unfamiliar, every year we put together a team travel challenge designed to force us to reach challenging and entertaining goals with our points and miles, and showcase what can be done with these tools. It’s a fun way to stretch the limits of points and miles and show you all what that actually looks like.

By the time this challenge wraps up, we’ll have had 4 live checkins. For this podcast episode you’ll watch and listen to a summary of the first two checkins, the Monday night reveal of our domestic launch point, and the Wednesday night reveal of each contestant’s individual international assignments. You’ll also hear our contestants review the booking decisions they made to meet their first assignment, and you’ll hear stephen and i break down our scoring decisions. This recap will bring you up to speed so you can head over to our YouTube and catch the third live checkin which will have just wrapped up by the time this podcast goes live, and will tell our contestans of their final destination assignment.

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