It’s our last pod before Christmas! Jake talks about how he used his few minutes with Alicia Keys via a company (SiriusXM/Pandora) sponsored Zoom meet & greet to confirm details of something he saw at the JFK Concorde Room in 2014 (at the start of “#mileburn2014“). Plus we dig up a quick tip on “secret” Chase Ultimate Rewards partners, find out we’re not CNN’s fave podcast AND finish our interview with our YouTube pal Joel Bruner. Listen now.
In our regular nod to a Boarding Area partner blog, Greg at “Frequent Miler” put out a good piece on a couple of Chase Ultimate Reward SUPER SECRET transfer partners. You may not have known that you can transfer 1 to 1 for either LATAM Airlines or Aeromexico. The piece links to good ideas for finding sweet spots to South America on LATAM but not much in the way of value when transferring to Aeromexico at least at 1 to 1. It should be noted that these aren’t DIRECT transfers….it involves moving your Ultimate Rewards points to your account with Hyatt (hotels) and transferring from there. ————- It seems ours didn’t make CNN’s list of best travel podcasts for 2020. But then, we don’t make many lists of “existing” podcasts. The network seems to like the ones with hosts established in some sort of traditional media like Stephen Satterfield, who’s show “Point of Origin” is listed first. Most of them are specifically about food, travel-related or not. The only one that appears to be an overall travel podcast is that of Rick Steves.