Abroaders Podcast (travel)

Transferrable bank points are especially valuable because they provide multiple options for booking travel. The conventional wisdom is that you get the most value transferring to a frequent flyer program. But that isn't always the right advice. Today, we explore how to make the right choice when you can redeem points towards the cost of a paid ticket or book an award through a frequent flyer program. www.abroaders.com/232

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Next week, we’ll be talking about our favorite websites and essential tools for travel hackers. Send us your questions and share your favorite resources at www.abroaders.com/218

 

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This weeks episode features an interview Mikkel Thorup, host of the popular podcast, "The Expat Money Show" and expert on living and working abroad. www.abroaders.com/216

 

 

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Air France / KLM takes a step towards pricing awards based on the cost of a paid ticket, Iberia launches an award sale on business class to Madrid and Barcelona, and we break down how to save miles booking Delta flights with partner miles. www.abroaders.com/210

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This week we dive into new routes to Africa, a new twist on IHG Points Breaks, and tips for monitoring award availability to snag your next flight. www.abroaders.com/204

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Did you know your rewards card can reimburse you if your checked bags go missing or pay for your hotel a flight delay forces you to stay overnight?

In this episode, Erik breaks down the 3 most useful types of travel insurance provided by rewards cards and helps you navigate the fine print to get the coverage you deserve. www.abroaders.com/200

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How much you can expect to save on travel for each point in your account? The answer can depend on where you're going and whether you book economy or premium cabin tickets. This week, we break down the point valuations published by the Points Guy and compare the numbers from the Abroaders booking service for 9 of the top loyalty programs. You'll also learn about Delta's latest price increase, a major change for Discover cards, and the future of Marriott cobranded cards. www.abroaders.com/198

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This week we take a look at one of the original frequent flyer programs—American AAdvantage. AA miles often get less than enthusiastic reviews from the points community, but our take is quite a bit different. Over the past 2 years, AA miles have been among the most valuable of any major airline currency, based on data from our booking service. They provide access to even the farthest corners of the globe, world class partner airlines, and reasonable out of pocket costs. www.abroaders.com/197

 
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Citi ThankYou Rewards adds Avianca Lifemiles as it's newest transfer partner, and opens up some great opportunities to save on StarAlliance awards. Not to be outdone, Chase Ultimate Rewards adds AerLingus AerClub and Iberia Plus to it's list of transfer options. Singapore announces a significant devaluation for Krisflyer miles on StarAlliance redemptions and gives members just over 3 weeks to book tickets before prices go up. www.abroaders.com/196

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