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As we head into Thanksgiving I'm answering listener questions and sitting down with Gary Leff. Here's some more info on the Radisson Rewards changes we reference in the show today. And, if you're interested in signing up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard you can use code PIM4BILT to bypass the waitlist. (Side note: I don't get a dime if you sign up, I just think it's a solid card). We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Holy cow! We made it to 200 episodes. There are so many people to thank for getting us this far. But, the person to thank the most is you. If you're reading this you're one of the nearly million folks that have tuned into an episode of the Miles to Go podcast. To me, that's pretty darn cool! Richard Kerr is back with me this week and we're talking about the new Venture X card from Capital One. A 100,000 point sign-up bonus is pretty awesome! On top of that, we spent a day last week doing an incredible challenge raising a bunch of money for an incredible charity. We ran for 20 miles and for 15 hours across all the parks at Disney World. We've raised almost $20,000 for critically-ill children to have an incredible vacation with their family at no expense to them. I hope you'll consider a small donation. Here's the link! We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
If you're listening to this episode on Wednesday, the day it drops, I'm at Disney World trying to raise a bunch of money for some special kids. I hope you'll consider sharing and/or donating! First up, we're talking about 3 incredible Southwest credit card offers. Hitting the sign-up bonus on one of these cards gets you almost to a companion pass, and at the perfect time of year. We'll tell you how to earn one of the most valuable travel perks for 2 years! Then, I sat down with Nick from Frequent Miler on Moskito Island. We had fun podcasting from the pool! We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
SIDE NOTE: The funniest part of the episode may be the last 5 seconds. Really. Big changes in the travel world this week and not all of it is good. Richard Kerr is back with us and he's not alone. Returning to the show are Julian Kheel of CNN Underscored and Summer Hull of The Points Guy. First, the gang discusses the Marriott changes. Marriott plans to move away from award charts completely, scrambling the landscape on what your Bonvoy points are worth. Meanwhile, American Airlines is reimagining their loyalty program. TLDR, this might be good news for you. Here's an easy way to understand the changes. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
I've had some crazy travel experiences over the years but spending a weekend on a private island was honestly never something I thought I would achieve. Then, out of left field Richard Kerr invited me to spend the weekend on Moskito Island, a private island owned by Sir Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands. International travel is messy right now and we cover all the hoops we had to jump through on this adventure. We also talk about my application for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard and why it may just be the best no-fee credit card out there right now. If you're thinking about signing up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard, use code PIM4BILT to skip the waitlist. Note: I don't earn a penny if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard. I did visit their private island but paid my own way to get there. TLDR, sign up for the Bilt card because I think it's great, not because I'm earning money by you signing up. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
A decade after rolling out their first credit card, Hyatt is introducing their first card geared towards small business. We have Ari Levin, Vice President of Partner Marketing at Hyatt joining us on the show today to break down key details of the new card. After that, Richard Kerr joins me afterwards (from an undisclosed private island) to break down the Hyatt Business Credit Card If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
I'm trying to convince Richard Kerr to buy my RV...... And, in travel news: AMEX is shutting down more accounts. We dig deep on this one. Is Spirit Airlines now a mainstream airline? Is Southwest swapping roles with Spirit? If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Who knows where Richard Kerr is this week? Delta is launching some interesting new international routes next year. The UK is making it easier (kind of) for foreigners. Chase Ultimate Rewards is discounting gift cards. Should you take advantage of it? $10 AMEX credit per month on groceries. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Richard Kerr is still camping his way around the country and joins us from the great state of Delaware today. We covered a bunch of travel news including: Delta wants to have a nationwide no-fly list. United flight attendants don't want customers to expect clean bathrooms on planes. More new AMEX Plat changes coming? Government wants US airlines to fix unruly passengers. Delta offering BOGO fares out of Seattle. US is relaxing COVID rules for international travelers. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
We've got two interesting developments this week if you love to travel. First up, Richard Kerr goes over the newly announced changes to the Bilt Rewards Mastercard. It may just be the best way for you to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles and also has great 1:1 transfer partners like World of Hyatt. Miles to Go listeners have special early access to bypass the wait list for the Bilt Mastercard. Go to biltrewards.com/waitlist and add your name, then enter the code PIM4BILT for early access. If you enjoy the suite life on the road, Hilton has started testing pre-arrival suite upgrades. If the technology works as well as their new connecting room feature, this will be a home run for travelers looking for that awesome upgrade on their next vacation. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
We're talking travel again this week, as always. There's news about Southwest extending their alcohol ban on planes, an interesting Southwest Companion Pass deal that we break down and more new route delays. Richard Kerr and I also spend a few minutes remembering 9/11. 20 years later that day still carries so much weight for those of us that lived through it. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! We've been hearing for years that JetBlue will be flying to London. It's finally here and it's awesome. Seth Miller from Paxex.Aero was on the inaugural flight and has now flown both the economy class product and the new Mint Studio. He's sharing a boatload of information with us about why this is the product you want to fly the next time you go across the pond. I also answer a listener question about COVID-19 testing abroad. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
The Fearsome Foursome is back! Richard Kerr is back with us and he's not alone. Returning to the show are Julian Kheel of CNN Underscored and Summer Hull of The Points Guy. We're talking about the Chase Sapphire changes, lots of new bits and pieces to analyze, then over analyze! Here's Julian's update on the changes to both the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Sapphire Reserve. We also catch up on elite status and talk about the newest pandemic precautions in Hawaii. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Are cruise ships charging extra for housekeeping? One listener writes in to point one what may be the next hidden fee you can expect when you cruise. We're also talking about my Canada border mistake and which credit card is the right one to use on your next Marriott stay. Richard Kerr is back again with me discussing all of the details, as well as the details behind the Civil Air Reserve Fleet, something the government activated to help out with the situation in Afghanistan. It's the first time in 20 years that the Civil Air Reserve Fleet has been called up. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659, or call and leave a voicemail‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
I desperately wanted to name the episode "We don't care about that crap". You'll have to listen to figure out why! The Canadian border opened up recently and we drove up to visit family. It was over 40 hours of total driving. We learned a bunch about the new process for crossing the border (spoiler alert: it's complicated). We also snuck across a provincial border without really knowing we were doing that. Richard Kerr and I are discussing all of the details. We're also talking $27 airport beers and why Richard disagrees with some conventional wisdom on credit card perks. Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Tests ArriveCAN App (required to enter Canada) Check-in Form For Nova Scotia We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659, or call and leave a voicemail‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Boy, is it a full house on this week's episode! Richard Kerr is back with us and he's not alone. Returning to the show are Julian Kheel of CNN Underscored and Summer Hull of The Points Guy. They've all been guests before but never all at the same time. We've been trying to make this happen for a while and the stars finally aligned. I'm hoping we can make it happen again soon. We're talking about the newest transfer partner for Chase Ultimate Rewards, Aeroplan. The popular flexible currency travel program has added another great option for card holders to redeem their points. We also discuss whether you should be booking great international travel deals right now. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Richard Kerr is back on the show and we cover a lot this week. On top of discussing Richard's continued bad decision-making, we cover Delta's decision to hit the reset button on elite status. And, in our credit card corner, we're discussing potential Chase Sapphire changes, the new Wyndham credit card offer and what it actually takes to get a Citi Premier card. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
Richard Kerr is back on the show with me and we're talking about travel, of course. COVID-19 is starting to creep back into travel, affecting it in plenty of different ways. You need to be aware of the travel landscape if you're planning to travel so you don't get stuck in the pitfalls. Here's what he and I are seeing on the road. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
The big news of the week was Citibank announcing they've added the American Airlines AAdvantage program as a temporary transfer partner. Will it be permanent? We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
AMEX is making changes to the annual fee on one of their most expensive cards. They're adding benefits as well. Is this a good thing? Richard Kerr and I also compare notes on what it's like to be a road warrior today, and we review the RV trip from hell. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!
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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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