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Frequent Miler on the Air

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