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Building a Points and Miles Strategy with Dave Grossman Part 1

Episode 27 ·




Andrew starts by talking about what airport slots are and how they can affect your flight. The main segment for this episode is the first part of an interview with Dave Grossman, the founder of points and miles website MilesTalk.

  • You’re sitting at the gate on a delayed flight and your captain makes an announcement saying that your flight has missed its departure slot. What is this all about? Learn all about how airport slots work and what they mean for your journey.

  • With some airlines, a portion of your itinerary could be operated by a bus or train. Find out how your “flight” could actually be a trip on the ground.

  • Andrew talks with Dave Grossman, the founder and editor of MilesTalk, a website that is dedicated to helping people learn more about airline miles, credit card points, and other rewards programs. In this episode, Dave talks about the importance of building a points and miles strategy, some of the things to consider when doing so, how to determine whether a particular redemption is a good one, and much more.

Dave Grossman is the founder of MilesTalk, a website with the latest on how to best earn and spend credit card rewards, frequent flyer miles, and hotel points. As part of MilesTalk, he has also created a resource called Your Best Credit Cards which is designed to give consumers a data-driven answer to the question of which credit card is best for them. He has run seminars at South by Southwest and the New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in countless publications. He is also the author of the book MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points. You can find Dave and MilesTalk on Facebook (group and page), Instagram, and Twitter.


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Dave Grossman has collected millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points since 2003. He is the founder and editor of MilesTalk, a website that is dedicated to helping people learn more about airline miles, credit card points, and other rewards programs. Dave is also the author of the book MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points (which was recently updated) and the creator of Your Best Credit Cards, a tool to help people find the right credit card for them.


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