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Maximizing plans, minimizing costs, a new sweet spot and more

Greg and I discuss the terrific resources he added to the site this week, a sweet spot we’re excited about, and which miles Greg would buy speculatively and why in this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast. Check it out here: FM on the Air Podcast For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or while you’re working, the audio of our weekly Facebook Live broadcast is also available for download as…

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Hunting for value, giving it all to Google, a slice of paradise and more

Do you have a lot of Emirates Skywards miles? Of course you do — since they are an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and now a Chase transfer partner, watch this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast where we discuss the scenarios in which you could score a win with Emirates. Also: have we given too much to Google? What new offer has us excited? Those answers and a pop quiz in…

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Hacking vacation packages, debating Hawaii, and more

This week Nick is vacationing in Bora Bora.  On our weekly FM on the Air, he compares the Conrad to the St Regis Bora Bora.  Which is better?  He also talks pros and cons of Hawaii vs. Bora Bora.  Next, we talked vacation packages and shared tips for getting the most out of them.  Finally, I talked live with a Delta Vacations rep to find out if the SkyMiles deal of the year has been…

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Paradise of the Pacific, a 5/24 dilemma, #40KFaraway, and more

Aloha from Hawaii! #TeamFM (at least two thirds of us) broadcasts from Hawaii this week — though Greg and I were on different islands. This week we talk a little bit about why we each love Hawaii and then dive into whether a Citi ThankYou card is worth a 5/24 slot given the Turkish sweet spot and Greg’s reaction to my post on Stephen winning the #40KFaraway challenge (funny enough, I’ve had the same thought!).…

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Almost BonvAAyed & making lemonade from Marriott’s September lemons

In this week’s FM on the Air, see Greg and Nick discuss getting a broken award ticket reinstated, what’s up with all the Marriott changes, and where MSers can find a bright spot in the new award chart that debuts next month. One thing I neglected to note in my discussion of my AAward fiasco this week was my thanks to friends of the blog like Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai, Tiffany from One Mile…

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Hacking the IHG offer, stacking sweet spots, flying up front for fewer miles than in back and more

Is that new IHG offer worth a 5/24 slot? Is it worth forgoing award stays for a year just to accumulate a ton of IHG points? Those questions answered, plus how to fly to Asia in biz class w/ a stopover in Hawaii for not many miles and how Capital One could take the CSR down in our weekly FM on the Air broadcast below. For those who would rather listen during the morning commute…

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An award travel save, why airline credit changes are a non-issue, amazing value w/ Turkish and more.

What do you do when your positioning flight gets canceled hours before you are due to fly 15 hours away on an award ticket? Why are the changes to Amex airline fee reimbursements a total non-issue? Which niche credit card might Greg open thanks to Simon Malls? Should we increase the Reasonable Redemption Value of ThankYou points because of Turkish Miles & Smiles? Watch us debate those questions and more in this week’s FM on…

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Award obsessions: from poor value to a great find, our updated sweet spots, and more

Do you obsess over your award bookings, wondering if you’ve eked every last thousandth of a cent out of your redemption? Don’t worry, we do so you don’t have to. This week in FM on the Air, see us talk about our own award anxiety and how it is affecting our #40Kfaraway obsessions, which cards we’re using at Simon Malls for those $1K cards, and more. For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or…

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Greg’s taken a hike, Stephen’s possible plotting, last chance for luxury, and more

I sat by the pool on vacation. Greg walked 50 miles this week. Is he prepping for the cost-savings of travel on foot? Maybe I need to be concerned about my chances in #40Kfaraway after all. Should we be intimidated by Stephen Pepper? What’s he planning, anyway? Watch this week’s FM on the Air to see us discuss those topics and more. For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or while you’re…

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