Podcasts

Is Your Flight Canceled? And, We Look At Moxy Hotels!

This week Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic is back to chat with Ed Pizza about some of the top news and posts of the week on BoardingArea. Tune in to hear a review of Moxy, Marriott’s “millennial” brand, updates on Southwest’s latest schedule adjustments due to the Max 8 and additional upcoming travel disruptions due to strikes at London Heathrow and London Gatwick. On a lighter note, Ed checks in on mid-year hotel status checks and the gents chat about new part time flight attendant job openings.

Links

Southwest Adjusting Adjusting Schedules Again Due to 787 MAX8 Aircrafts

Summer From Hell: Strikes At London Airports To Disrupt Travel

Fancy a Summer Job as a Flight Attendant?

Hotel Review: Marriott’s Moxy – Washington, DC Downtown

My 2019 Mid-Year Hotel Status Check

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AutoSlash‘s mission is focused and clear: to help you get the best possible rental car rate, and then to share their expertise with you so you have the best trip possible. They take the same flexible rates you find on the rental companies’ own sites and then apply the best coupons to them. Sometimes the savings are modest. A lot of times they’re big. Sometimes they’re massive. They do in minutes what it would take you hours to do. And they do it all for free.

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

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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Lawsuits Over Resort Fees & More DelAAys for Summer Travel

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 recent news about Plaza Premium’s plan for new airport coworking spaces and continued summer delays for American Airlines. The gents also chat about an exciting pilot program to save money on tolls when driving rental cars, and a new lawsuit over resort fees. Last but not least, Ed and Mike check in on mid-year status qualifications and why it’s important to always re-evaluate strategies!

Links

Plaza Premium Announces Plans for Airport Coworking Spaces

My 2019 Mid-Year Airline Status Check – Pizza In Motion

Renting A Car At MCO? Here’s A New Way To Save A Ton On Your Car Rental Bill

Marriott’s CEO Defends Resort Fees, Says They’re Good For You

American Helps Make Our Anniversary… Memorable?

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AutoSlash

AutoSlash’s mission is focused and clear: to help you get the best possible rental car rate, and then to share their expertise with you so you have the best trip possible. They take the same flexible rates you find on the rental companies’ own sites and then apply the best coupons to them. Sometimes the savings are modest. A lot of times they’re big. Sometimes they’re massive. They do in minutes what it would take you hours to do. And they do it all for free.

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

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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Protect Your Privacy: Don’t Get Hacked By The Chinese Government

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 recent news about travelers having their devices inspected and hacked when traveling in China. The gents also chat about United bringing back stroopwafles, Delta’s “new & improved” service on long haul economy and the balance of frequent travel vs. taking time off the road. There’s two bonus topics this week! Find out how to use the “old” American Airlines award calendar and how to save some cash at Whole Foods with an Amazon Prime promotion!

Links

China Installing App On Tourist’s Phones That Steals Personal Data

Delta steps its International Main Cabin Economy Product

I Haven’t Been on a Plane in 24 Days and I’m Losing My Mind!

United Expands Stroopwafel Catering

How to Access the “Old” American Airlines Award Calendar

Shop at Whole Foods, Get a $10 Amazon Credit

Thanks to Our Sponsor

AutoSlash

AutoSlash’s mission is focused and clear: to help you get the best possible rental car rate, and then to share their expertise with you so you have the best trip possible. They take the same flexible rates you find on the rental companies’ own sites and then apply the best coupons to them. Sometimes the savings are modest. A lot of times they’re big. Sometimes they’re massive. They do in minutes what it would take you hours to do. And they do it all for free.

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

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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NowBoarding: No Mas Coach – Jon Nickel-D’Andrea

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 interview with Jon Nickel-D’Andrea of No Mas Coach.

Jon joins Ed to chat about his love of Alaska Airlines & what lead him and his partner to decide they were never flying in coach again. Tune in learn about some of his favorite destinations, preferred travel brands and which credit card is his go to (and which is the one he’s starting to use less).

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Norwegian Air
No-Jet-Lag

Show Notes
No Mas Coach

Miles to Go Podcast

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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.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Norwegian Air

No-Jet-Lag

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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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

Thanks to Our Sponsor

AutoSlash

AutoSlash’s mission is focused and clear: to help you get the best possible rental car rate, and then to share their expertise with you so you have the best trip possible. They take the same flexible rates you find on the rental companies’ own sites and then apply the best coupons to them. Sometimes the savings are modest. A lot of times they’re big. Sometimes they’re massive. They do in minutes what it would take you hours to do. And they do it all for free.

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

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: 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

Thanks to Our Sponsor

AutoSlash

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: 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

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: 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

Thanks to Our Sponsor

AutoSlash

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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