If you’re reading this version of the week in review post, it means that my paternity leave started too late to let Greg know to fill in but earlier than I expected, so my apologies for the short format. Enjoy the podcast!
Update from Greg: As I write this, Nick and his wife are at the hospital with their second son on his way!
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This week at Frequent Miler:
Our guide to all of the major short-term enhancements updated with the latest.
The Freedom will no longer accept new applications beginning on September 14th. There are several reasons why you may want to make a move now – whether applying new or product changing.
A handy chart helps you compare the major changes that debuted this week regarding airline change fees. United was first out of the gate, but Alaska has what may be the best policy changes.
There has to be a reason why most Turkish Airlines agents and the website don’t see the same available award space that ticket offices can see — this theory just isn’t it.
Greg says the Sapphire Reserve is still top dog, but I think it’s worth considering your other options. Sure, the Reserve might be worth keeping this year, but long term it’s worth questioning.
To the last point above, in this post I make the case for replacing the CSR with the Ink Business Preferred. While I’m talking the talk, I won’t walk the walk on this just yet though.
Greg reports on his first trip by air since the pandemic began. If you’re curious about the current state of travel, check out Greg’s experience.
The Deal of the Week
Without a doubt, the deal of the week is this HSBC checking account that looks like it could easily yield $1300 for a couple playing in two-player mode. Set a reminder on your phone because the office you need to contact to open this won’t be in again until Tuesday morning, not this seems like a call worth making.
That’s it for this week at Frequent Miler. Be sure to check out this weeks last chance deals on Sunday.