Wed, 18 October 2017
United is raising business and first class award prices on November 1st. We'll break down the worst of the changes and what flights you should make sure to book before the devaluation. In other news, the Southwest companion pass gets easier for California residents and remains on life support for everyone else. With new flights to Hawaii in 2018, now is a perfect time to apply for the Southwest cards and get buy-one-get-one-free flights for 2018 and 2019.
Wed, 4 October 2017
Wed, 27 September 2017
Wed, 24 May 2017
This week, Erik breaks down his booking process and lessons learned from a recent redemption combining American miles, Citi Thankyou and a small Amex to SPG to Marriott transfer. In news and updates, you'll learn about a new Delta partnership with Lyft, Ridesharing returns to Austin, and Aeroplans evil plans to block your award bookings on Swiss. Show notes at abroaders.com/176
Wed, 11 January 2017
This week, we celebrate 3 years of podcasting about points and miles. As a special thanks to you, we're giving podcast listeners lifetime access to our video course on earning and redeeming points. Top stories this week are SW delays the companion pass changes and Chase drops the Sapphire Reserve bonus to 50k after tonight. www.abroaders.com/157
Wed, 17 August 2016
United is changing their routing rules on October 6th. Take advantage of the old rules now and learn how to book your Multi-city ticket before it changes. We give you 6 tips on booking your flight using Mileage Plus or Chase points. Also, new promotions with British Airlines and Alaska when purchasing miles, and sale fares with United domestically and to Asia.
Wed, 27 July 2016
How should you plan out applying for cards when you have two people in the household that can apply? This week Erik and AJ go over what questions you should ask your self before you start applying and how to plan smart to redeem points for your next adventure.
Wed, 13 April 2016
For those that don’t know, Barcelona is in Spain, but it’s also in Catalonia. An autonomous region, something like a province. Spain and Catalonia don’t exactly get along. Many locals consider themselves to be Catalan, not Spanish.
Catalan is an official language as is Spanish in Catalonia
News and Updates
Abroaders Executive Team Summit
List of cards with delay coverage: http://milecards.com/15923/flight-delay-coverage-15-cards-that-pay-500-for-your-expenses/
Podcast listener Randy Johnston with a nice writeup on his Air France redemption: http://randyjohnston.info/2016/04/12/london-and-amsterdam-from-u-s-for-90-points/
Zhandos Orazalin shared a cool post on reddit about one mans journey to a million FF miles
Ok lets talk about some obscure awards that can be big savings in points or cash
Often these come from
Singapore 5th Freedoms
Erik’s Research for flight to SSA
One way is $529 - if my dates were more flex $303 and I would have just bought it.
RT - $726
Aeroplan - 40,000 + $302 (one way) = 0.57 CPP
ANA - 65,000 + $476 (RT) = 0.38 CPP -- ** Oposite direction would only be $86 taxes @ 0.98CPP
United - 47,500 + $49 = 1.01
Iberia - 31,700 + $105.87 + 68PF = 1.12 CPP
Citi - Malaysian - Emirates (Hub is DXB Dubai)
Citi on U.S. domestic flights
Fri, 13 November 2015
Direct download: AP_0920-What_to_do_when_you27re_flight20is_delayed_or_canceled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am EST
Wed, 5 August 2015
Direct download: AP_082-Why20The_Points_Guy_is_Dead_Wrong_in_His_Points_Valuations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST