Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 19: The Tools We Use For Free Travel Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 19: The Tools We Use For Free Travel

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 19: The Tools We Use For "Free Travel"

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The Award Travel 101 podcast is back with more on many of the tools we use in the group and for our own personal travels on a weekly (if not daily) basis. If you want us to air your question, send us an email or reach out to us in the Award Travel 101 Facebook Community.

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Award Travel 101 Podcast Show Format

We break each show into six sections:

  • Question/Win of the Week — asked or shared by members of the Award Travel 101 community
  • News & Enhanced Offers
  • What Bonuses Did We Get — which will tell you what credit cards we're working on and why
  • Trip Updates
  • Highlight Feature
  • What You Didn't Know — a feature dedicated to a big or small tip that will help you better maximize the value you receive from your rewards.

How to Listen to the Award Travel 101 Podcast

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Previous Episode Show Notes

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 19 Show Notes

Post of the Week (From the Award Travel 101 Group)

Mike Zaccheo shared in the group the new Chase Sapphire Lounge in Boston as well as the eight upcoming Chase Sapphire Lounges. But more importantly: the entrance rules for those lounges. This brings some added value to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® that had lost a bit of its luster.

News & Enhanced Offers

Several reports of Chase shifting credit limits without asking for member approval and reports of Chase Ink cards appearing on personal credit reports.

Highlight Feature: The Tools We Use

What You Didn't Know

Which airlines offer a full-month calendar search:

Where To Find the Award Travel 101 Community

For questions, you can join us in the free 95,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community.

  1. If you want to jump into more intermediate and advanced strategies, our Award Travel 201 community ($89.99 annually) is filled with those who want to dig into the weeds, looking for more outsized value.
  2. To book time with our team to discuss how to better your earning and burning strategies, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.
  3. You can also email us at
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