Podcasts

18,000 Mile RT Award Flights To Europe And A Catering Strike That May Leave You Hungry

NowBoarding!  Today’s travel news in 7 minutes or less.   Don’t forget to check out the Miles To Go Podcast where we bring you the latest travel news, tips and tricks each week to help you save money and travel better. Full Transcript We get started today with a Delta flash award sale. These are some excellent prices. Boston to London in Economy class for 18,000 miles round-trip? Or, Seattle-Tokyo round-trip for 34,000 miles. Two awesome values for you SkyMiles. I’m eager to see if they do some more business class award […]

This Hotel Wants To Watch You & Half-Priced Google Pixel 4

I’m taking the dive into another format change on the NowBoarding podcast!  I’ll be joining you 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.  I’ll bring you the day’s travel news in 7 minutes or less.  Here’s the first episode in the new format:   Don’t forget to check out the Miles To Go Podcast where we bring you the latest travel news, tips and tricks each week to help you save money and travel better. Check out previous episodes of NowBoarding: Full Transcript: Change is constant in this world and I’m changing […]

Perfect Last-Minute Booking And Two Credit Cards To Think About

We have your weekly travel news in 15 minutes or less!   This week, Shawn Coomer is back in the co-pilot seat with host Ed Pizza.  Shawn is the host of the Miles to Memories podcast. Up this week is the perfect last-minute flight booking, a hotel room that earns you lifetime status with just one weeklong stay and some crazy statistics about Marriott’s new loyalty program.  We also discuss the new Norwegian Air credit card and the biggest sign-up bonus ever for the United Explorer Card. Links: Finally!! How […]

Talking Travel With Summer Hull And Richard Kerr!

Summer Hull and Richard Kerr are two of my favorite people in travel.  They’re both family travelers, like me.  But, they’re also wickedly smart about so much in the world of travel.  And, they both said they had some time to podcast this week.  That usually means comedy, great advice and trouble all rolled into one.  This episode was no exception! There’s talk about year-end status runs, both in airline and hotels. And, there’s all the normal travel craziness to discuss, including a hotel program you’re probably not paying attention […]

My Interview With American Airlines Senior VP Kurt Stache

Just over a week ago I had the chance to participate in the retirement of the American Airlines MD-80 at a celebration in Roswell, New Mexico.  Taxiing past the rows of retired airplanes, we arrived at a hangar where we got to hear stories from team members on the history of the Mad Dog as well as crawl on some MD-80s ourselves. When I got invited to the event, I asked American Airlines if they could make time with an executive to talk about the MD-80 retirement and what the […]

Hyatt & AA Now More Rewarding & Concert Tix For 5K Hilton Points

Wondering how many points or miles you should be holding onto?  That’s the question I answer in this week’s Final Two Pennies.  Each person has their own motivation when it comes to travel and how to redeem your miles and points.  Don’t let me change your mind if you already have a clear direction.  But, if you’re not 100% sure, listen in and let me give you my two cents. We’ve also got Gary Leff of View From The Wing back on to talk about the new partnership between AA and Hyatt […]