Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast!
In this episode, Trav answers some of the most frequently asked questions about frequent flyer miles so that you can start understanding them, earning them and traveling for free.
He also discusses why airline alliances are so important and the awesome power they hold, as well as the two types of award charts and how to maximize each.
If you’re someone who is somewhat or completely new to frequent flyer miles this podcast is tailor-made for you.
It will help cut through all the confusion that you may have and answer some of the more basic questions about frequent flyer miles (and many of the questions that I didn’t know when I first started out).
If you are a veteran, don’t worry, there are also some tips and tricks available for you as well, as I’ll then talk about airline alliances, why they are so great for the consumer, and then discuss which award charts work best when.
In this session you’ll discover:
- The basic concept of frequent flyer miles.
- A brief history of frequent flyer miles and how they’ve grown in the last 20 years.
- Why airlines continue to offer frequent flyer miles.
- What the term “mile” really means.
- How an airline alliance works and the three major alliances.
- The difference between a zone-based and distance-based award chart.
- The best ways to maximize each type of award chart.
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Are your podcasts in itunes yet? I’ve been searching for them and haven’t been able to find them in itunes.
@Remy- Yep, they are in iTunes now, just got accepted an hour ago! You can find them by searching Extra Pack of Peanuts in iTunes or by going to this address:
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I listened to this while formatting documents at work. I didn’t know about milez.biz – thanks for that tip! Do you have any interviews planned? I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I find that I enjoy interview formats most.
@Travel Bug- Glad you liked it! Yep, milez.biz is awesome, and I sure do have some interviews planned. Just got done recording one yesterday, and it will be next week’s episode. I’ve also got a few others in the works, so keep an eye out. If there is someone you’d really like me to interview, let me know and I’ll try to get them on!