The Driftr Podcast – Episode 2

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On Episode 2, we discuss the Question of the Day: How much do you tip, cover Points 101: Difference Between Transferrable Points and Redeemable Points during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of Havana, Cuba, and discuss Rights when on an overbooked flight.

Question of The Day

How much do you tip?

Cards & Points

Credit Bootcamp 101


What is transferrable points?

These are credit cards that allow you to transfer from their currency (ex: American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, or Citi Thank You Rewards) to other airlines and hotels


What are redeemable points?

These can include cards that have transferrable points, such as American Express, Chase, and Citi, but also include cards that allow you to accrue “miles” so that you can redeem for statement credits. These cards include Barclaycard Arrival Plus or CapitalOne Venture.

You Can Fly With Us

Havana, Cuba

Open Discussion

Rights when on an overbooked flight

  • Anyone involuntarily bumped must be compensated, per Department of Transportation regulations.
  • If the new flight gets you to your destination within one to two hours of the originally scheduled arrival, the airline must pay 200% of the price of the one-way fare, up to a maximum of $675. If you’re delayed to the final destination by more than two hours within the U.S. (or four hours on international flights), the airline must fork over 400% of the one-way fare, maxing out at $1,350.
  • Make sure to always know your rights
  • Once you cash the check (or accept the free flight), you will probably lose the ability to pursue more money from the airline later on
  • Negotiate higher settlements with the airline’s complaint department

Travel has been at the center of Brian's life, start as a young child. Summer trips were a hallmark of exploration; Brian's desire to see the world began to develop. Brian has traveled to over 20 countries within the last 2 years, working towards the 30 countries by 30 years old.

Through all of his travels, the power of cards and points has fueled his ability to travel freely. Brian now conducts seminars, workshops, and can be found speaking to the public in order to help share techniques and tips on how others can take advantage of these resources.

Outside of Brian's travel interest, Brian is the Executive Director of the BLF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering annual scholarships and a year long mentorship for college students, developing emotional intelligence, and soft skills. Brian is also the CEO/Co-Founder of Elevation Firm, a Creative Agency that helps develop brands, and improve advertising and marketing strategies for countless businesses.

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