Podcast: Learning to Love LifeMiles | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep257 | 5-31-24


Nick has loved LifeMiles for a long time but Greg has traditionally been less convinced. Recent changes make Greg curious to hear more about Nick’s long-time love of LifeMiles. Can Nick convince Greg to become a fan?

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Main Event: Learning to Love LifeMiles

Mail Bag

(01:33) – On Ep 255: Strategizing Hilton cards, credits, and free nights,
Greg’s podcasted plan left people with questions about family language for Hilton cards (Mailbag)

Find episode 255 here.

Mattress Running the Numbers

(05:12) – Hilton cards with new welcome bonuses (Mattress Running the Numbers)

Learn more about the Hilton fee free card here.

And learn about the Hilton Surpass card here.

Award Talk

(12:27) – Southwest now on Google Flights (Award Talk)

(16:09) – Finnair Avios now combinable (Award Talk)

(18:20) – AA NOT eliminating mile & loyalty point earnings through OTAs (Award Talk)

Card Talk

(19:22) – Cardless Avianca LifeMiles Cards (Card Talk)

Read more about the Avianca LifeMiles American Express® Card Here.

Read more about the Avianca LifeMiles American Express® Elite Card here.

Main Event: Learning to Love LifeMiles

(28:33) – Easy miles to get

(31:51) – LifeMiles+ subscriptions


(49:30) – Using LifeMiles, standard pricing

(53:43) – Hidden sweet-spots

(59:30) – Mixed cabin pricing

Read Greg’s post “Aviance Miles – First Class for Less” here.

(1:04:47) – How to search for complicated awards

(1:11:14) – How to search for awards (less complicated)

(1:22:10) – Downsides…

Question of the Week

(1:25:32) – Pop Quiz for Greg about quadruple dip opportunities for a Hilton Curio Collection hotel

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Music Credit – “Ocean Deep” by Annie Yoder

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