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17 Surprising ways to save on travel

Sure, you can look for an airfare sale or take advantage of a hotel promotion, but how can you enjoy extra stackery or find hidden savings? On this week's Frequent Miler on the Air,...

Practical Sweet Spot Awards

The show must go on. After almost 3 years of Frequent Miler on the Air without missing an episode, I was determined to make it work this week despite some challenges on my end. Listen...

120K Chase points vs 160K Amex points. Which is better?

Would you rather have 120,000 Ultimate Rewards points or 160,000 Membership Rewards points? If that seems like a question with an easy answer, you'll have to tune in to this week's Frequent Miler On...

Dissecting the Deal: United Business Class to New Zealand and Beyond

Earlier this week, United offered business class seats to many parts of the world for 60K miles per ticket. That sounded like an amazing deal on the surface, but was it? Who should have...

Loyalty Battle: Marriott vs IHG

Marriott had better wake up and smell the IHG One Rewards coffee. If you had asked me before I left for vacation a week ago whether Marriott or IHG had a better loyalty program,...
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A list of NYC where you can attempt to use Marriott SNA would be very useful. The W Times Square is a property where SNA are eligible to be used. Thanks!


re:4/17/21 podcast; Amex Platinum
Do you have any information regarding Platinum Card updates re: business versions or Financial Services cards (Schwab, JP Morgan, etc…) I was thinking of going from the paid personal to the JP Morgan to get 2 for free without additional authorized user fee, so this summer might be the time to do so.
Always enjoy listening to the podcast!


Regarding your call about transferring points and being told to do it online, that Marriott rep might have been thinking of transferring points to an airline. Transferring between members is probably less commonly requested.


You guys seriously missed the boat on those Expedia points. Last November, 2019, Citi & Expedia dropped a 70k credit card offer (for about 48 hours), no annual fee, plus $50 travel credit (used on gift cards) per calendar year. My spouse and I both got this card and cashed in with VIP properties worth over $2200, totally free. Some places had few VIP properties, but many places had lots of options and we got incredible value.


FYI, Virgin Australia no longer flies to USA, So may want to update info on the Delta systemwide upgrades.

Last edited 1 year ago by Sam