The Driftr Podcast – Episode 10

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On Episode 10 we discuss the Question of the Day: What do you when your flight is cancelled and you don’t find out until you get to the airport, an in-depth review ofAmerican Express Platinum Card (Personal) during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and discuss our thoughts on using ride shares abroad.

 

On Episode 10 we discuss the Question of the Day: What do you when your flight is cancelled and you don’t find out until you get to the airport, an in-depth review ofAmerican Express Platinum Card (Personal) during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and discuss our thoughts on using ride shares abroad.

Question of The Day

What do you do when your flight is cancelled and you find out at the airport?

  • Pray to the travel gods!!
  • Contact the airlines to see about vouchers and new flight plans
  • Contact your credit card company to see about travel insurance
  • Book a new flight
  • Be mad! Lol

Cards & Points

American Express Platinum Card (Personal)

  • $200 Uber Platinum Rides
  • 5X Membership Points for Flights booked through airlines or American Express Travel, and for Hotels through American Express Travel
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit (Pick your airline)
  • $550 in Fine Hotels & Resorts Saving
  • 1000+ Global Lounge Collection
  • Delta Sky Club Membership
  • American Express Centurion Lounge Network
  • $85 TSA Pre-Check or $100 Global Entry Credit
  • American Express Platinum Concierge
  • Second Car Rental Insurance
  • American Express By Invitation Only
  • Return Protection
  • And more! Learn here.

You Can Fly With Us

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Open Discussion

Ride Sharing While Abroad

  • Yes! Please do it
  • In most countries it is safe
  • You can learn much from the locals
  • Definitely enjoy having a guided map
  • Taxis can be cool
  • Using ride shares allows you to get the points!

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 9

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On Episode 9 we discuss the Question of the Day: How many countries have you traveled to, an in-depth review of Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Zurich, Switzerland and discuss our thoughts on rental cars vs public transportation.

 

On Episode 9 we discuss the Question of the Day: How many countries have you traveled to, an in-depth review of Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards during our Cards and Points segment, took a trip to the beautiful location of Zurich, Switzerland and discuss our thoughts on rental cars vs public transportation.

Question of The Day

How may countries have you been to?

  • Brandon – 14
  • Kiarra – 16
  • Brian – 20

Cards & Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Programs

 

Chase Freedom Unlimited

  • 1.5x Points on every transaction
  • Low Intro APR
  • No Annual Fee
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Freedom

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 5x Points on revolving category (every three months)
  • Low Intro APR
  • No Annual Fee
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 3x Points on Travel and Dinning Worldwide
  • 50% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $450 Annual Fee, $75 for each Authorized User
  • $300 Travel Credit Per Year
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Sapphire Preferred

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 2x Points on Travel and Dinning Worldwide
  • 20% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $95 Annual Fee, waived the first year
  • Learn more here

 

Chase Ink Business Preferred

  • 1x Points on every transaction
  • 3x Points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year
  • 25% More Travel Redemption through Chase Travel Portal
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Primary Rental Car Insurance
  • $95 Annual Fee, waived the first year
  • Learn more here

You Can Fly With Us

Zurich, Switzerland

Open Discussion

Rental Cars vs Public Transportation

  • Definitely want to do rental cars
  • Be care of the fees that other companies charge
  • Make sure you can drive manual, as many countries have manual only cars (low selection of automatic)
  • You can really see the country on public transportation
  • Don’t consider Uber/Lyft public transportation, but it gets the job done
  • If you do rent a car, make sure to pay with the Chase Sapphire card series

 

Learn more about Basic Economy vs Economy here

The Driftr Podcast – Episode 8

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On Episode 8 we discuss the Question of the Day: What is the 1 thing you can’t travel without, an in-depth review of Chase Ultimate Rewards Program during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of London, England, and discuss our thoughts on economy vs basic economy.

 

On Episode 8 we discuss the Question of the Day: What is the 1 thing you can’t travel without, an in-depth review of Chase Ultimate Rewards Program during our Cards and Points segment, take a trip to the beautiful location of London, England, and discuss our thoughts on economy vs basic economy.

Question of The Day

When is the best day to book flights?

  • Anywhere between Tuesday to Thursday
  • Sometimes weekends
  • Most times inner week

Cards & Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Programs

 

Transfer Partners

Partner Rewards Program Average Point Value Ultimate Rewards Transfer Ratio Partner Industry
British Airways Executive Club 1.5 1:1 Airline
Flying Blue AIR FRANCE KLM 1.3 1:1 Airline
Korean Air SKYPASS 1.0 1:1 Airline
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 1.5 1:1 Airline
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® 1.2 1:1 Airline
United MileagePlus® 1.2 1:1 Airline
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 1.5 1:1 Airline
Hyatt Gold Passport® 0.98 1:1 Hotel
IHG® Rewards Club 0.64 1:1 Hotel
Marriott Rewards® 0.85 1:1 Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® 0.68 1:1 Hotel

 

Online Portal

  • Use the online portal for bookings
  • Can save using your Chase Sapphire Reserve (50% more points) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (20% more points)
  • Lower prices sometimes through the portal
  • Can book all kinds of stuff like cars, hotels, and flights

You Can Fly With Us

London, England

Open Discussion

Basic Economy vs Economy

  • Can be found on American, Delta, and United Airlines
  • Can save $15-$30 per flight
  • You can’t pick a seat ahead of time
  • You also will be the last to board
  • On American and United, you cannot have carry on
  • On Delta, you can have a carry on
  • There should be warning signs on the websites for American, Delta, and United
  • Make sure to be careful on third party websites, they do not give warning signs

 

Learn more about Basic Economy vs Economy here