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Upgrd Podcast 18: Number 1 Fan

After a short break we are back with our next frequent flyer podcast. This week we are joined by Josh, a frequent contributor to our podcast and upgrd.com website. Josh has some good information on:

  • The American Airlines Business Extraa program - find out how you can get even more points from American
  • The new 737-800 cabin on American Airlines that we briefly discussed last time

We also discuss:

  • LAX
  • Hunter's non-love from Delta
  • and a special shocking request from Hunter for our listeners

Write in below!

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Upgrd Podcast 17: Not Necessarily The News

In this week's first class podcast we talk about:

  • Ben's trials and tribulations in economy (gasp!)
  • Video of American Airlines new 737 seats
  • United's new policy for passengers of size
  • Clarification on Ben's "always have upgrade instruments available" claim

We are taking next week off, so check back in two weeks for our next episode. Please leave comments below.

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Upgrd Podcast 16: You'll love the way we advertise

In this week's airline podcast, we are joined by guest contibutor Gray from his Wing and a Prayer blog.  We discuss:
Gray's recent trip to Uzbekistan, including how you get there on Star Alliance Matthew's 95,000 United miles accrued already A free op-up on Emirates Our ...

Upgrd Podcast 14: Unimerican vs Deltinental

Catchy title, eh?
In this week's podcast we discuss the two major frequent flyer program structures between the big four airlines. Both United and American have similar programs, as do Delta and Continental. In addition to the frequent flyer comparison we cover:
Ben's taunting of the ...

Upgrd Podcast 13: Grounded

In this week's frequent flyer podcast we discuss first and business class amenities while on the ground. In addition we discuss:

  • Delta's report card on delayed and stranded passengers
  • Ben's joins us from Manila to discuss his OneWorld award including first class flying on Cathay Pacific
  • Service on American makes Ben consider jumping ship
  • Credit card churning for miles
  • Arrival lounges for first and business class passengers
  • and more...

Please leave a comment or question below!

Upgrd Podcast 10: Doo Wop

In this week's travel podcast we discuss the Continental Airlines Do (meetup event) that just took place. Ben discusses the events and activities that occurred including a mystery flight around the state of Texas.
Since this is episode 10, we are taking a few extra Dear Ted listener questions ...

Upgrd Podcast 4: The 29 Hour Transcon

Happy New Year and welcome to episode 4 of The Upgrd Podcast. This week we discuss some of the trouble's of traveling during bad weather this year and in the past. In addition we answer listener mail, discuss the Swiss sale fare, and touch on mileage running. Topics include:
Mike's ordeal ...
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Upgrd Podcast 3: New York City!

This week's podcast is now online (finally!). We discuss:
Listener mail in our "Dear Ted" section: a frequent flyer in San Francisco can't decide whether to stay with American, or switch to United Delta Airlines introducing wi-fi on their shuttle flights What's your ...