Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 8: Hyatt Changes, AA Domestic Lie-Flat Routes, and Meet Jackie Wisniewski Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 8: Hyatt Changes, AA Domestic Lie-Flat Routes, and Meet Jackie Wisniewski

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 8: Hyatt Changes, AA Domestic Lie-Flat Routes, and Meet Jackie Wisniewski

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The Award Travel 101 podcast is back with more member questions, enhanced offers, and Award Travel 101 group moderator, Jackie Wisniewski. If you want us to air your question, send us an email or reach out to us in the Award Travel 101 Facebook Community.

Award Travel 101 Podcast Show Format

We break each show into six sections:

  • Question of the Week — asked by members of the 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

Episode 008 — Hyatt Changes, AA Domestic First Class Routes, and Meet the Mods (Jackie Wisniewski)

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Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 8 Show Notes

Question of the Week (from the community)

Bonnie Meck asks:

Need to purchase a lot of AirBNB gift cards for upcoming trip asap. I'm new to the ‘stacking' concept. Any tips/tricks to maximize miles/points? I have AA, UA, Citi, CSP, Cap1 Amex cards. TIA!

[Translation for newer listeners: American Airlines, United, Citi, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Capital One, and American Express cards.]

News & Enhanced Offers

What Bonuses Did We Get?

Trip Updates

Figuring out how to get home from Andaz Mayakoba. JetBlue has flights from Cancun (CUN) to Orlando (MCO) for 10-12K per person, which I'll transfer from Amex Membership Rewards. Considering flying into Orlando (MCO) for 2 days. Booked Presidential Suite with points at Hyatt Regency Orlando using a little-known trick in the World of Hyatt program. Will fly home from Orlando for 50k Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

Highlight Feature: Meet the Award Travel 101 Mod Jackie Wisniewski

  • How’d you get introduced to travel rewards/loyalty programs
  • Background
  • How’d we meet
  • Some of your highlights
  • Favorite programs
  • Favorite Booking
  • What trips do you have booked now, and what are you most looking forward to?

What You Didn't Know: Jackie’s Last-Minute Tip

Build your network to get questions answered and tips. It's not about knowing everything, but knowing where to go to find the answer.

Where To Find Us

For questions, you can join us in the free 91,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community. If you want to dig into some of the less discussed strategies, our Award Travel 201 community is filled with those who want to dig into the weeds a little more. To book time with our team to discuss how to better your earning and burning strategies, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.

You can also email us or find us on Twitter or Instagram. If in-person meetups interest you, register for our next event Let's Go Crazy with AT in the TC. Tickets are now on sale!

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