Year: 2019

NowBoarding: One Mile at a Time – Tiffany Funk

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Each week one of BoardingArea‘s talented crew of bloggers will jump in the cockpit with “Captain” Ed Pizza, host of Miles to Go and writer at Pizza in Motion. On each NowBoarding flight, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the folks behind your favorite travel blogs.

NowBoarding: One Mile at a Time – Tiffany Funk

This week we’re digging into the archives and re-posting our interview with Tiffany Funk of One Mile at a Time.

Tiffany joins Ed to chat about being a top tier United flyer by the age of seven and why she wanted to be a air traffic controller when she grew up. Tune in to hear about her favorite trips, the destinations still on her bucket list and her answer to which credit card is best for you.

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NowBoarding: Coworkaholic – Mike LaRosa

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Each week one of BoardingArea‘s talented crew of bloggers will jump in the cockpit with “Captain” Ed Pizza, host of Miles to Goand writer at Pizza in Motion. On each NowBoarding flight, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the folks behind your favorite travel blogs.

NowBoarding: Coworkaholic – Mike LaRosa

This week we’re digging into the archives and re-posting our interview with Mike LaRosa of Coworkaholic.

Fun fact: Mike is the producer of both this podcast and Miles to Go. It might sound like our audio quality isn’t the best and that’s because Ed and Mike recorded from Classified, United’s “secret” restaurant at Newark (EWR). It’s tough to schedule time to chat when these two are always on the road! Tune in to hear how Mike caught the points and miles blogging bug, learn a bit more about what this “coworking” thing is as well as Mike’s answers to our weekly lighting round of questions.

Show Notes

Link to Bluffworks

Coworkaholic

Mike’s blog post about Classified, United’s “secret” restaurant

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.

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Travel News: Haven’t You Heard? Resort Fees are Great!

This week Jon Nickel-D’Andrea from No Mas Coach joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts of the week on BoardingArea. Tune in to hear about the $2,000 a night Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai & those lucky enough to get gifted status from American Airlines. The gents also review over how shopping portals are an easy way to rack up miles and why some folks think resort fees provide “tangible” value.

Links

Hotels Believe Customers Appreciate Resort Fees? Really?

It’s Finally Here! The Dubai Burj al Arab, A Hotel Review

American Airlines Gifting Status To Members (Targeted)

American and United Bonus: Earn 1,500 Extra Miles by Shopping Online

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Miles to Go: Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Travel News: Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & What Is Juice Jacking?

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

This week Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts of the week on BoardingArea. Tune in to hear about Batuu, the home to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, why public USB charging stations might be dangerous and find out how much money was left at TSA Checkpoints! Also – get the scoop on updates to American Airlines plans for award flights and AMEX adding Qantas as a new transfer partner!

Links

How To Protect Yourself From “Juice Jacking” At USB Charging Stations

A Firsthand Look At Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge On Day One

American Airlines Says Dynamically Pricing Awards is Coming

Spare Any Change? Passengers Left Nearly $1 Million at TSA Checkpoint’s Last Year

Qantas Day: Adds Amex as a Transfer Partner, Sends Out Targeted 15-30% Transfer Bonus Offers

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Travel News: 10 Hour Amtrak Delays And Shady OTAs

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

This week Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts of the week on BoardingArea. Tune in to hear about the latest on travel booking sites taking commissions on “resort fees”, updates to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program and Shawn’s experience on a 10 hour delayed Amtrak!

Links

Amtrak California Zephyr Delays: Why I Walked Off My Journey!

Online Travel Agency Will Increase Their Profit To Protect Customers From Resort Fees. Really.

How Can You Make A Disney Vacation Cheaper?

More Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Devaluation: Point Usage Cancellation Policy Now in Effect

Free Goodies At Check-in With The Kimpton Secret Password

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Travel News: New Tokyo Flights & Free $20 From Venmo

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Here’s another episode of our newly updated show format! In addition to our traditional interviews with BoardingArea bloggers, now you can also catch some the week’s latest news, deals and top posts found on BoardingArea!

This week Jon Nickel-D’Andrea from No Mas Coach joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts on BoardingArea. The duo cover some of the top travel tips they’ve read about, new flights from the US to Tokyo, free $20 from Venmo & more!

Links

Alaska Airlines Newest Partner

Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines

Booking Southwest Airlines Flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards

New Flights Approved for Tokyo Haneda Airport

Free $20 From Venmo

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NowBoarding: The Short Final – Dominic Pirelli

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Each week one of BoardingArea‘s talented crew of bloggers will jump in the cockpit with “Captain” Ed Pizza, host of Miles to Go and writer at Pizza in Motion. On each NowBoarding flight, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the folks behind your favorite travel blogs.

This week we’re digging into the archives and re-posting our awesome interview with Dominic Perilli of The Short Final. He joins Ed to chat about his favorite programs, what commuting from Philly to LA weekly (for nine months) is like and how he got started blogging. Tune in to hear about his favorite memories of family vacations when he was growing up, the one destination he still wants to visit and the fun of traveling through Europe with a group from his all boys high school!

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Show Notes & Links

Dominic’s Blog: The Short Final

The Short Final on Twitter

The Short Final on Instagram

Weekly Travel News with Jeanne Marie Hoffman – Le Chic Geek

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Here’s another episode of our newly updated show format! In addition to our traditional interviews with BoardingArea bloggers, now you can also catch some the week’s latest news, deals and top posts found on BoardingArea!

This week Jeanne Marie Hoffman from Le Chic Geek joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts on BoardingArea. The duo cover some of the top travel tips they’ve read about, reasons why it might make sense to buy points, amazing American Airlines sAAver award inventory and more!

Links

God Save the Points Reader’s 29 Best Travel Tips

IHG Rewards Points On Sale Today. Should You Buy? The Answer Might Be Yes.

In Defense of Buying Miles at 2 Cents Each

Get Up to 5% Back On Amazon Through Ebates

American Airlines Business Class Saver Award Space to Europe for Up to 6 Passengers

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NowBoarding: The Gate – Brian Cohen

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Each week one of BoardingArea’s talented crew of bloggers will jump in the cockpit with “Captain” Ed Pizza, host of Miles to Go and writer at Pizza in Motion. On each NowBoarding flight, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the folks behind your favorite travel blogs.

This week we’re digging into the archives and re-posting our awesome interview with Brian Cohen of The Gate with Brian Cohen. Tune in to hear about his favorite programs, long history of frequent travel and how he got started blogging. Did you know that The Gate is one of the two original blogs published on BoardingArea? He’s been sharing news and views on travel since his first blog post on FlyerTalk back in August of 2006.

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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.

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Weekly Travel News with Mike LaRosa: Coworkaholic

Welcome to NowBoarding: The Official BoardingArea Podcast!

Here’s another episode of our newly updated show format! In addition to our traditional interviews with BoardingArea bloggers, now you can also catch some the week’s latest news, deals and top posts found on BoardingArea!

This week Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts on BoardingArea. The gents cover the Pizza Family’s Disney World challenge fundraiser, the “devaluation” of the Starbucks Rewards program, a unique decision for a college student started credit card and more!

Links

Why I’m Happy About the “Devaluation” to Starbucks Rewards

I Broke My Family on Spring Break

Chase Business Ink as a Student Starter Card

AMEX Offers: Earn Easy 1000 Membership Rewards with Apple Pay

Fee Free Mastercard Gift Cards All Week at Staples – 5X Earning

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