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Lots of travel news to cover this week, and we've also got some timely tips to make sure you're earning the most miles and points you can, whether you're sitting on the couch or on a beach far away. Jon Nickel-D-Andrea joins us co-host for news this week. The biggest travel news of the week was the US announcing that all passengers arriving on an international flight will be required present a negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of their flight to the US. That's definitely going to mess with some travel plans. Marriott has announced some changes that will help folks qualify for elite status in 2021. Alaska Airlines has announced they're adding another elite tier for loyal customers who accrue 100,000 miles per year with the airline. American Express has new bonus categories for cardmembers to help offset those painful annual fees. And, Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic joins us to talk about some ways to earn miles and points you might be missing out on. Don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway! In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
If you've been following along the past few months you know that our family bought an RV this summer to get over the depression of being trapped at home for quarantine. I'm catching up with Richard Kerr again, talking about all the things that drive me crazy about the RV life, including a long list of items we've had to buy to really be able to effectively camp. Richard continues to laugh at my misery, which is in itself worth tuning in for. Don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway! In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
As we put 2020 to bed and get started on 2021, I spent some time looking back on the year in travel. And, I dig into some reasons you might want to look past your favorite airline's credit card. Don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway! In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
As the weather has turned colder, we're figuring out what it's like to plan a ski vacation during a pandemic. We're also breaking down the new Wyndham Earner credit cards. There are two personal cards that can be a good fit for leisure travel. And, small business owners will really like the unique bonus categories for the Wyndham Earner Business credit card. Don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway! In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
Is it possible to make flying so safe in the time of COVID-19 that your chances of catching the disease are 1 in a million? Delta thinks so. Gilbert joins us again this week from God Save The Points to discuss Delta's audacious plan for COVID-free flights. We're also talking about the small but growing list of countries that will let you enter if you can prove that you've already had COVID-19 (and recovered). And, we end the show with a bit of Gilbert unleashed as he discusses the recent shutdown of American Express cardholders playing fast and loose with the rules. Don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway! In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
We're diving deep into the new Wyndham Rewards Earner credit cards today and we have an EPIC giveaway! And, we're going to spend time exploring some parts of the Wyndham Rewards program you might not be familiar with. Triple-dipping when you fill up your car? A luxury hotel down the road from the Kentucky Derby? Cabins in Branson, Missouri? Yup, yup, yup! Not to mention a great way to avoid resort fees in Vegas. We're joined by Eliot Hamlisch, the Executive VP of Loyalty and Revenue Optimization at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He's going to take us through the new lineup of credit cards that Barclays and Wyndham have teamed up on, including their first small business credit card that's likely to earn a place in my wallet. And, in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Wyndham partnership with Barclays, Wyndham Rewards has given me 10 awesome prize packs to give away to you guys! 10 lucky listeners will win a year of Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, their top-tier status! Along with a year of Diamond status, you'll also receive 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough to redeem for a free night at thousands of hotels around the world. You can enter here, and stay tuned for ways to earn extra entries in the contest over the coming weeks! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
How can you enjoy the scents, tastes and cultural experience of Paris while stuck at home in quarantine? Stephanie Rosenbloom, NY Times travel writer, tells us how on today's show. And, there's a limited time status match offer that could be really lucrative for you in 2021, and it can extend to your entire family. Find out more details about the Frontier Status Match. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! This week's episode of the Miles to Go is brought to you by the NEW Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Designed with road trippers and road warriors in mind, apply today and you could earn up to 45,000 bonus points, enough for up to 6 free nights at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham around the world. Whether it’s the no-fee Wyndham Rewards Earner Card, the $75-annual fee Earner Plus Card or the $95-annual fee Earner Business Card, Wyndham Rewards has a card that’s right for you. Plus, with up to 8x points on eligible hotel stays and gas purchases, up to 5x points on marketing, advertising and utilities purchases with the Earner Business Card, and up to 4x points on restaurant and grocery purchases, your next getaway could be closer than you think. Earn like you mean it every day and get to free nights faster with the Wyndham Rewards Earner Cards. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at wyndhamrewardscreditcard.com. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
This week's episode is brought to you this week by the new lineup of Wyndham Rewards Earner credit cards. What happens when you need an umbrella indoors, a hospital and the police all in one camping trip? The only person who can effectively answer that question is Richard Kerr. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! The newly refreshed cards from Wyndham Rewards are perfect during the pandemic with generous bonuses for restaurant, grocery and gas purchases. And, their new credit card for small businesses has some serious earning potential! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
It's Black Friday and there are tons of deals to go through. In fact, we got done recording the episode this week and there were already more travel-related deals to report on! Marriott Black Friday Deals Virgin Atlantic Holy S&#t sale! Black Friday Travel Deals Master List Save up to $60 at Amazon for American Express Membership Rewards members Amazon Black Friday Deals Master List 8X Membership Rewards on Amazon Purchases! Don't forget to use a shopping portal! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
We’ve got a heck of a show for you today! Air Canada is back on the show with us answering your questions about the new Aeroplan. The program is barely a week old but there’s already plenty of great stuff to talk about. If you missed it, we had the Air Canada folks on the show back in August when they announced the new program.  Here’s a link to that show. Two big things to pay attention to today: Air Canada has a bit of a mini-scoop about some potential new developments right out of the gate. You’ll definitely want to listen for that. And, we have a giveaway for one lucky listener. Someone is going to walk away with an Aeroplan prize pack featuring a $100 Air Canada gift card and a year of Aeroplan 50K elite status. That gives you free lounge access and a whole bunch of other cool benefits.  Enter the giveaway here. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
As we look to the future of travel both in the pandemic and beyond, there are positive and negative developments. We've seen some pretty good deals being offered by airlines and hotel chains. 20% discounts on hotel gift cards were some of the best I've seen so far. Alas, that deal is gone. But, there is an easy path to decent hotel elite status just by applying for a credit card. On the bad side of the coin, Delta quietly rolled out some changes to partner awards that are hard to swallow. You're looking at a minimum of a 25% increase, with some increases being over 100%! Kyle Potter from Thrifty Traveler is here to walk us through those changes. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
Business travel evaporated when the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up in March. Since then, some business travel has slowly started to ramp up. Wondering what it's like to travel for business right now? Seth Miller from PaxEx.Aero has a first-hand account of life on the road. He also has some really interesting statistics on how people are earning and redeeming miles for travel. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
Las Vegas is such a unique destination. It's transitioned from being a gambling mecca, though there's still plenty of this. Great food, great clubs and great concerts all have something in common with gambling. They're all incredibly difficult to pull off in a pandemic. I'm joined this week by Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories (both the blog and podcast) who's a native of Las Vegas for decades. He shares a ton of information about what Vegas is like right now to help you decide if it's time to plan a trip. And, in The Final Two Pennies, I'm discussing a recent report of COVID-19 transmission on a plane amongst passengers who were wearing masks and were spaced out. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
Summer Hull and Richard Kerr join me for a second straight week, this time to talk the future of travel. After we had Gary Leff on a few weeks ago to discuss the world of travel post-COVID, I thought it would be great to get some other perspectives from well-known folks in the travel space. I already had Summer and Richard mic'ed up for our segment on our joint camping trip. So, why not just keep them talking? If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
What happens when three friends decide to bring their families to a campsite in Florida during an October heatwave? Well, you get a bit of rough audio quality, which I'm truly sorry for. But, you also get jokes, laughter, sand flea bites and fearful stories about black water tanks leaking. Summer Hull and Richard Kerr make this episode a hilarious inside view into the world of camping for 3 people who are most definitely not experienced RVers. Richard and I bought new trailers, but Summer went the rental route, where RV Share and Outdoorsy are both solid options. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Gary Leff of View From The Wing joins me this week for a wide-ranging discussion on travel during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary shares his views on business travel, leisure travel, how the airline and hotel industry are coping with all the changes and more. He also answers listener questions submitted via social media. Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
We're talking fast COVID testing, New England road trips and more this week! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Clint Henderson joins me for travel news this week, including: Airlines introduce COVID-19 testing at the airport to avoid Hawaii quarantine United Airlines launching new fare search tools Chase expanding Pay Yourself Back program 5 extra points per dollar on Amazon purchases Tamara Gruber is back on the show to talk about New England. You might remember her joining us last year to talk about Iceland, an awesome destination she knows plenty about. Tamara has lived in New England for almost 20 year. She outlines 7 great New England road trips that cover some of the best places to visit. Now is a great time to see the fall foliage! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
It's been an interesting few months, but I'm now officially an RV owner. Richard Kerr joins me again to compare notes on all the things we've done wrong so far. It's a long list. We've also got Jon Nickel d'Andrea from No Mas Coach back with me to cover travel news as well as his recent trip to Europe. Hear what his travel experience was like. Links: KLM will let you fly without a mask, but there's a catch. Should this be allowed? Is an unlimited flight pass worth it right now? Hawaii will allow visitors without a quarantine requirement in October If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
Airlines wiped out change fees in a hurry! United went first, which we discussed on a recent episode. Then, American, Delta, Alaska and Hawaiian followed. They used words like "forever", which is a nebulous term in the airline world. Seth Miller from PaxEx.Aero and the Dots, Lines and Destinations podcast joins us to break it all down. Joe from Your Mileage May Vary also joins me to bring you travel news (also check out their FB group). Links: Renting an Airbnb During The Pandemic Hyatt Crushes The Other Hotel Promos Park MGM Reopens As a Smoke-Free Casino The Cayman Islands Are Reopening, But Do You Really Want to Go? If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
A new credit card in a quarantine? And one with some pretty awesome bonus categories. We're talking about the Chase Freedom Flex, a brand new credit card coming out this month. It can either turbo charge your cash back strategy OR your miles and points strategy. We'll break it all down for you. What you need to know about Chase Freedom Flex If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us attract more listeners! Hope you enjoy the show! If you have a suggestion for a future show find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you’d like to hear about!
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Katie Beisner

Love this podcast! A ton of knowledge on all the airlines and great travel tips! Enjoy!

Sep 25th
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