May 20, 2023
United steeply increased the cost of award tickets this week and as a result, United miles are worth less. Fear not --- you have many great options for booking Star Alliance awards moving forward. This week, we discuss your alternatives.
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00:36 Giant Mailbag: Citi premier *does* have purchase protections
04:13 Award Talk
04:18: Citi adds a new transfer partner (Accor)
08:37 AA slot machine
12:23 United status challenge
17:14 What crazy thing . . did United Mileage Plus do this week?
21:33 Main Event: The sky fallen on United MileagePlus
25:20 United Good News
31:01 What do you do if you like Star Alliance?
32:18 Air Canada Aeroplan
37:38 Avianca LifeMiles
46:35 Singapore KrisFlyer
47:21 Turkish Miles & Smiles
59:35 Will other programs follow suit?
1:15:09 How many points per year can one sustainably earn?
Music credit: Annie Yoder