Abroaders Podcast (travel hacking)

If you think using points is too complicated, it's time to take a second look. This week, we feature some great award tickets booked by you guys. Tune in for a breakdown of how your fellow listeners turned their points into flights and their top tips on how you can do the same. www.abroaders.com/listenerbookings

Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Should you close that rewards card to avoid the annual fee? If you do, will you lose your points and what will happen to your credit score? This week, we breakdown the seven steps to closing a card the right way. www.abroaders.com/closecards

Direct download: AP_140_Final.mp3
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Out of the ordinary destinations your points and miles and can take you. Stepping away from the crowds and "peak seasons' these locations will give you what you want whether it be tropical vacation, outdoor adventure, or a new city to explore. This week Erik and AJ go over some places around the world that maybe you've never thought visiting, but should. Which programs will get you there and at what cost? www.abroaders.com/outofthebox

Direct download: AP_139_With_ijow_Final.mp3
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This week Erik and AJ dive into some never before shared details about the Abroaders business model, including their adventures with angel investors, new affiliate revenue from the banks, and big goals for scaling the free product to help thousands travel better. www.abroaders.com/honesty

Direct download: AP_138_Final_with_ijow.mp3
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Direct download: AP_137_Final.mp3
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Last week we discussed statrigic ways to earn points/miles as a couple. This week Erik and A.J go over 10 tips when you've earned you points and are ready to book a multi-person ticket. www.abroaders.com/couplesredeem

Direct download: AP_134_Final_With_iJow.mp3
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Ever wondering what card you should use to book your Award or even paid airline ticket? This week find out which cards have 0 Foreign transactions fees, trip insurance, and who's going to earn you the most points by using their card. Also Erik and AJ will go over the latest program bonuses out this past week and a change with how many points you'll earn on partners with the AAdvantage program.

Direct download: AP2013220Final.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Having access to points that can be transfered into lots of different types of airline or hotel miles can be a huge advantage. This week, Erik and AJ get back to basics with the core principles of using transferrable currencies to save on travel. Don't get tricked into using them for cash back. You'll also learn about news and updates from around the travel world, including a Delta award sale, Hyatt & IHG promos, and more. Shownotes at www.abroaders.com/transfer

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Links from News & Update

Abroader membership

Virgin Atlantic

Southwest TSA pre-approved

Hyatt 10% refund

IGH 15% discount

Delta award sale

U.S on the no travel list?

Southwest Companion pass



Links from Core Content

 

Citi Thank-you Transfer partners

Amex Membership Transfer partners

Chase UR Transfer partners

SPG Transfer partners

ANA family sharing

Direct download: AP131_Final.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

What kind of benefits does your card or the card you're thinking of opening offer? Listen to this week's podcast to get a comparative list and AJ and Eriks opinions. Shownotes at http://www.abroaders.com/afpromo/

Direct download: AP130_Final.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST

JetBlue is running a killer promotion with up to 75,000 free TruBlue points up for grabs. If you have Virgin America's eleVate or Starwood Preferred Guest points, this giveaway is definitely worth a look. In this week's show, Erik and AJ break down how you can turn 40,001 SPG points into a total of 125k Virgin America and Jet Blue Points. You'll also learn about some of the best opportunities to use points from each program for travel. www.abroaders.com/goblue

Direct download: AP12920Final.mp3
Category:Travel Hacking -- posted at: 8:00am EST