Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Hosted by road warrior and travel expert Ed Pizza, the Miles to Go podcast serves up travel tips, news and reviews you can't afford to miss! Whether you're a points and miles newbie looking to book a dream vacation or you log 100k + miles a year and want the low down on new properties routes and planes, we're bringing you the world's top travel experts and bloggers to share their knowledge and insights with you.... Show More

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When one thinks of traveling by train, it's easy to overly romanticize with idea of beautiful sights, sleeping cabins and dining cars. Melanie Lieberman from The Points Guy shares her recent experience traveling from New York City to Montreal, Canada by train. Tune in to her her take on what its like to travel 13 hours by train with lackluster WiFi, limited cafe ca... Read more

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We woke up this morning to a big change about the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass.  The most valuable airline benefit in the US is now tougher to earn!  They also eliminated the expiration of Rapid Rewards points.

If we're talking Southwest Airlines, that means my friend Jen from Deals We Like is on the show with us.  Links to what Jen and I wrote about Southwest earlier today:

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For those living in the Northwest, Alaska Airlines has become a big player post Virgin America merger and with new partners like Singapore Airlines. Today Ben and Jon Nickel-D'Andrea from No Mas Coach share their take on what makes this carrier and their program, Mileage Plan, special. Jen Yellin from De... Read more

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We've got a real treat this week with not one, but two special guests. Summer Hull AKA Mommy Points and Richard Kerr, both of TPG, join Ed to chat about travel elite status and where they stand on re-qualifying for programs next year. Tune in to hear which programs they stay loyal to and why. They also chat about use to use credit cards to support their elite... Read more

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While it's plenty of fun earning and burning points and miles, managing them can be stressful! This week, Jeff Brownson from AwardWallet and Award Travel 101 joins Ed to chat all about the best tool to manage AND maximize your loyalty programs! If you aren't familiar with AwardWallet, it's an online tool that supports over 600 programs to help you manage your balances and track their expiration date... Read more

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Have you heard? United Airlines just announced a major update to the MileagePlus program - PlusPoints! That's right - it's not every day an airline rolls out a whole new update to how top elite members get to use upgrades. Zach Honig from The Points Guy ch... Read more

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This week's episode features Gary Leff from View from the Wing as he shares his experience with American Airline's Executive Platinum status. He and Ed chat about changing programs based on the airports you're closest to, where to find the best Admiral's Club agents and timing a status match with promotions.

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Get ready to dive into a special episode of Miles to Go! This week, Ed is joined by Kurt Stache, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Loyalty & Sales at American Airlines. They got a chance to chat at the recent send off celebration for the MD-80 in Roswell, NM. Tune in to here them reminisce about the Mad Dog MD-80, Kurt's 25 years at American Airlines and what the world's largest carrier has in store for 2019 and be... Read more

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Surprise! We've got a bonus episode of Miles to Go this week!

When there's Hyatt promotions galore, Ed can't keep it to himself. While hotel promo offers have been mediocre as of late, Hyatt has announced an offer to earn triple points on certain stays! You'll need ... Read more

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This week, Zach Honig from The Points Guy, joins Ed to chat all about Premier 1k, United Airlines' top elite status level. As part of a series discussing top status levels of the "Big 3", they dig into the perks and benefits they find valuable and why Zach leans to choose United over Delta or American Airlines. Jen Yellin from Deals We Like is back this week with details on Read more

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August 28, 2019 19 min

When it comes to keeping track of credit card balances, points, promotions, offers and more, sometimes it can feel like too much! Especially if you're not exactly great with spreadsheets like today's guest, Zac Hood. That's why he created Travel Freely! We're joined this week by Zac and Jen Yellin to chat about what Travel Freely is and how it's a great tool to manage earning and burning your points and miles... Read more

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Marriott Bonvoy: Love it, hate it or love to hate it, it seems we all have a complicated relationship. Summer Hull AKA Mommy Points from The Points Guy is back to discuss important upcoming changes to the program! That's right - there's some big changes (that we've known about) but as always, some details we didn't know. So, tune in and learn all about ... Read more

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On this week's episode, Jen Yellin from Deals We Like is back to chat all about the newest IHG credit card promotion! Tune in to hear how to easily earn and best "burn" 125,000 points - the best ever ever sign up bonus they've offered! Darren Murph from The Points Guy is also back on the show to cha... Read more

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This week Julian Kheel from The Points Guy joins Ed for a raucous conversation all about credit cards. Tune in to hear the gents dive into not just Julian's wallet but a ziplock bag full of cards to find out the what, how and why behind some of them. The Final Two Pennies this week highlights Ed's take on recent news that SFO will be banning all single use plastic water bottles.

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There's been quite a few big announcements over the last few weeks from Citi and AMEX. Gary Leff from View from the Wing joins Ed to walk through what this all means. He shares insight behind why these changes are happening, such as Citi dropping all travel protection. Or, in the case of AMEX, no longer offering airpo... Read more

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July 24, 2019 24 min

Dreaming of an affordable getaway or an extended adventure on the high seas? Overwhelmed with all the different kind of cruise lines, Read more

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We're just over one year away from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, so that means it's time to start planning how to best use points and miles to get there! Summer Hull AKA Mommy Points from TPG Family shares some of her best tips and tricks for how to plan a trip to the Olympics. Jen Yellen from Deals We Like shares all the news on Southwest's newe... Read more

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Jen Yellin from Deals We Like is back this week with all the info you NEED to know to prepare for Amazon Prime Day! Find out how to get pre-Prime Day deals, extra discounts by redeeming as little as one Amex Membership Rewards point, and more. Our latest "10 Minutes or Less" segment features Darren Murph from The Points Guy. When it comes to visiting K... Read more

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Today, Ed chats with Jonathan Weinberg, CEO of AutoSlash. If you're a regular listener of Miles to Go, you'll know they are a sponsor of our show. More than a sponsor, they are a service Ed (and Producer Mike) both use to get the best price for car rentals! Jonathan shares the story of why he started the company almost 10 years ago and how they track rental pri... Read more

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This week we're talking about heading to the "Land Down Under" with Gilbert Ott from God Save the Points! Tune in to get his expert take on all the must do's anyone headed to Sydney, Australia should add to their list. In addition to Sydney, Gilbert and Ed also chat about making the most of your time in the land of Oz with insight on Cairns, Melbourne a... Read more

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