May 7, 2022
There are lots of great sweet spots that are exciting in theory are nearly impossible to actually book. This week, Greg and Nick discuss *practical* sweet spots -- the ones they have booked & you can, too.
1:25 This week's disclaimer
4:16 Mattress running the numbers: Is it worth mattress running to get 2x, 3x, or 4x IHG points.
10:12 Main Event: Practical sweet spot awards First up: Delta One to Europe for 50K
14:12 Star Alliance business class to Europe
17:32 Ability to book short flights cheaply
22:58 Using Iberia Avios for business class between Spain and the Eastern US
26:48 Qatar Qsuites via American Airlines miles or Avios
30:18 ANA Business Class to Japan / Asia
34:57 Hyatt awards
37:57 Vacasa vacation rentals via Wyndham Rewards
43:09 Choice privileges points for Nordic Choice properties
44:37 Capital One points for great Major League Baseball tickets
47:56 Question of the Week: I transferred points for what turned out to be phantom availability. Am I stuck? What could I have done differently?
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Music credit: Annie Yoder