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October 16, 2019
The head of one of the most iconic brands in aviation stopped by the TPG office for an episode of Talking Points. Shai Weiss, the CEO of Virgin Atlantic, joined Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, to discuss why the Heathrow expansion is essential to the airline's plan become Britain's second flag carrier, the roll out of the Airbus A350s and the Upper Class Suites, and how the airline is committed to shrinking its carbon footprint. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 7, 2019
New Yorkers were introduced to Uber Elevate's latest development last week when Uber Copter rides to JFK airport became available to all riders with the Uber app. This comes just three months after the ride-hailing company began on-demand helicopter rides to NYC-based Platinum and Diamond rewards members in July. Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, invited Eric Allison, the head of Uber's Aviation Programs, on Talking Points, to find out why Uber decided to infiltrate this market, their plans for growth and how it differs from its competitors. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 2, 2019
Delta CEO Ed Bastian joins Talking Points during the Skift Global Forum to talk about the airline's growth since going bankrupt in 2007, the pains of airport infrastructure, and how Delta is freezing its carbon footprint. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 30, 2019
Cobranded airline cards have been getting more features as of late, so it’s great to see that today, Amex is announcing a host of changes across the entire portfolio of Delta credit cards, adding new perks and adjusting or removing a handful of existing ones. Sandeep Dube, who runs Delta SkyMiles, and Eva Reda from American Express swing by the TPG office in NYC to sit down with Brian Kelly to discuss the latest details on their announcement to relaunch their cards portfolio. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 24, 2019
Extra Extra! We have some big news on this episode of Talking Points. Brian Kelly sits down with Luc Bondar, United Airlines’ Vice President of Loyalty, to dig into some significant changes coming to the airline’s frequent-flyer program, MileagePlus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 18, 2019
Ted Christie, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, joined Talking Points to share how "America's most hated airline" is now making strides to evolve from that once-infamous tagline, adding comfier seats and a revamped loyalty program in an aim to become your go-to for any and all leisure travel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2019
As part of an exclusive TPG Reader Event at the Delta Flight Museum, Talking Points went live in front of an audience of more than 200 people, and we're sharing it with you! Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, sat down with Gil West, the Senior Executive VP and COO for Delta. West is responsible for Delta's worldwide operations — which means you can thank him for Delta's impressive on-time performance. Tune in to hear about Delta's decision behind the A220, where West thinks biometrics will fit in five years from now, and how he maintains a company culture of 70k employees. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
Ric Elias, the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, is a survivor of the “The Miracle on the Hudson.” He joins Talking Points to share how this near-death experience has shaped the way he runs his business, his role as a father, and his life philosophy. He is also a Puerto Rican native and explains RV’s Forward787 program, an initiative that will bring talent and resources back to the island in a post Hurricane Maria reality. Related: Ted Talk: 3 Things I learned While My Plane Crashed 3 Things with Ric Elias podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2019
American Express CMO, Elizabeth Rutledge, joins Brian Kelly on Talking Points. In her 25-plus years with the company, Rutledge has overseen the beloved Platinum and Gold cards, the message behind the brand's M.O., "Powerful Backing." Brian and Elizabeth discuss how Amex is committed to social impact, community building and fostering the next generation...and the story behind their collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 21, 2019
This week, join Talking Points on a trip over to Chase’s flagship branch in New York City. JP Morgan’s head of branch banking and wealth management, Pam Codispoti led a conversation with Brian Kelly to find out how he earns and redeems his Ultimate Rewards, and Brian shares tips for those looking to do the same. You’ll also hear a bit about how The Points Guy got its start, TPG's favorite redemption and advice for separating personal and business spend. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 14, 2019
Tune in for a credit card low-down with TPG's credit card editor Benét Wilson. Wilson's an AvGeek at heart, but she's also a credit card warrior. She explains everything from building your credit and avoiding FAKO scores to choosing the right premium rewards card and identifying the most valuable sign-up bonuses. Plus, she even throws in what she thinks is the number one underdog card. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2019
Meyer details his quest to eliminate tipping — at his own restaurants and beyond, explains how travel influences his "Enlightened Hospitality" M.O., and evaluates the role of technology in the ever-evolving global dining world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2019
Brian welcomes Richard Kerr as the latest full-time addition to the TPG team. You'll learn all about his new role at The Points Guy, along with some of Richard's favorite points and miles topics, including transferring points to airlines, disputing resort fees, making the most of Delta SkyMiles and where to invest your loyalty if you've had enough of Marriott Bonvoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 24, 2019
Does common sense go out the window when people get on an airplane? We've seen passengers end up in jail for painting their nails, play barefoot footsies and even use the air vent to dry their underpants. There is a place where these passengers can be held up for internet ridicule. On this episode of Talking Points, Brian Kelly — The Points Guy — sits down with Shawn Kathleen "SK", the woman behind the hilarious and cringe-worthy Instagram account Passenger Shaming.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 17, 2019
Your questions answered! Host Brian Kelly answers your points & miles questions from the TPG Hotline. Callers from all over the US asked: how to watch out for phantom availability; when to choose a co-branded card over a travel rewards card; and the best ways to redeem Avios. Plus, we do a deep dive around LGBTQ travel inquires. If you have a question, give us a call at 1-877-TPG-TRVL For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 10, 2019
Sara Nelson explains why she won't fly the 737 MAX, whether she thinks Delta's flight attendants should unionize, and how she fights for workplace equality as the President of the Association of Flight Attendants. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 3, 2019
Zuckerberg shares her career trajectory, experience as a United Airlines Global Services member, and how the travel industry could improve as a whole. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 26, 2019
The President of American Express Travel, Audrey Hendley, explains the decision behind making prepaid Fine Hotels & Resorts stays bookable with Membership Rewards points, as well as the benefits of booking through Amex travel. If you've been thinking about getting the The Platinum Card® From American Express, you won't want to miss this episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 20, 2019
Kimahli Powell, Rainbow Railroad's Executive Director, joins Brian Kelly on this special episode of Talking Points. Powell explains the details behind Rainbow Railroad's mission and life saving work, including how they identify cases, the costs it takes and the challenges that come along the way in helping LGBTQ refugees seek asylum. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2019
In honor of International Pride Month/Stonewall 50, Talking Points is celebrating. This episode features the inimitable Trixie Mattel, a RuPaul's Drag Race All Star and named one of the Most Powerful Drag Queens in America by NY Magazine in 2019. Trixie chats with Brian Kelly about traveling in drag, her flight rituals, and why she's are ultra brand-loyal to Delta. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2019
Martha Stewart gives TPG the rundown on her partnership with MSC Cruises, tells us about her worldly travels, and shares what she's been up to with Snoop Dogg. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 29, 2019
Talking Points now drops on Wednesdays! Toady we have another 'Best Of' to highlight the women who are dominating the travel space. On this episode, you'll hear interviews with Caryn Seidman-Becker, the CEO and co-founder of CLEAR, Kristin Lemkau, the CMO of Chase, and Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue's president and COO. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 21, 2019
We bring you a Talking Points 'Best Of' this week. Today is all about hotels! Hear a quick break down of some favorite Talking Points episodes - from Hilton Honors, the World of Hyatt program, and everything you need to know about timeshares with Wyndham Destinations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 14, 2019
Today's episode is all about how TPG is growing, from who we want to join our team to how we’re changing what we write about. Kate O'Brien, our director of business development, details our relationship with our affiliate partners and why she loves being on the revenue side of the operations. From the editorial side, Scott Mayerowitz, our executive news director, highlights our editorial growth, the jobs we’re hiring for, and what we prize in TPG employees. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 7, 2019
Brian Kelly sits down with the hilarious comedian and actress Heather McMahan. Heather, who has aviation in her blood, details how two generations of family members influenced her love of Delta Air Lines. Brian gets the scoop on Heather's plans for her own travel show and her flying pet peeves — like passengers who wear open-toe shoes and go commando under sweatpants. Plus, learn Heather's tricks on what to pack for two weeks in one carry-on for your favorite global destinations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 30, 2019
For this episode, Talking Points is on location from London to help celebrate the launch of TPG’s newest office. Nicky Kelvin, the Director of Content of TPG UK sits down with Brian Kelly to explore the points and miles space in Britain. As the ‘Miles Mogul’ on Instagram, Kelvin spent several years as a record label attorney and photographer sharing his passion for miles and points tips. Now, he’s thrilled to oversee UK focused content for TPG, explore the burgeoning British credit card landscape, and provide much needed tips around making the most of those Tesco Clubcard points. Help us spread the word about TPG UK to our friends across the pond by sharing this episode far and wide. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 23, 2019
Vasu Raja, the Vice President of Planning at America Airlines shares details about growing DFW to 900 departures, the why and how around scaling back NYC flights, and explains why you won't be flying on any 767s to your international destinations this summer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 16, 2019
JetBlue's President and COO, Joanna Geraghty, details plans to expand routes to the UK. She also explains what it was like to work her way up through the company, shares advice for women in aviation, and why she thinks customers love the Mint product. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2019
Mary Hines, Citi's managing director for customer engagement and innovation, shares proprietary research behind what drives consumer loyalty, explains how customers will have more options to pay with points via PayPal in June and why Citi cards are great for everyday spend. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2019
CEO and founder of Scott's Cheap Flights, Scott Keyes, tells us how he started his company, shares some of the best mistake fares he's ever booked and updates us on what members can expect in the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 14, 2019
On this special episode of "Talking Points," host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, leads a panel with the Virgin Group to hear what you can expect from Virgin Voyages. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 12, 2019
On this episode of "Talking Points," Autoslash CEO Jonathan Weinberg talks about the ins and outs of car rentals. Weinberg explains how AutoSlash saves consumers thousands of dollars on car rentals each year, warns about costly fees to watch out for, and compares the top rental companies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 5, 2019
On this episode of "Talking Points," host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, brings on the New York Times bestselling author of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich," Ramit Sethi. Sethi shares personal finance wisdom on how to earn more in the long term without having to cut back on what you love. He also shares his experience traveling through India and Thailand, and offers advice for first-time travelers to India. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 29, 2019
On this episode of Talking Points, host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, learns quite a bit about timeshares from Wyndham Destinations' chief brand officer, Noah Brodsky, and TPG contributor Ed Pizzarello. Brodksy shares Wyndham's perspective on investing in their properties, the difference between hotel stays and timeshare stays and why timeshares are great for millennial families. Pizzarello is a timeshare owner; he debunks the myths, breaks down the fees and explains how the resell market works. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2019
On this episode of Talking Points, host Brian Kelly, aka The Points Guy, brings on the CEO of CLEAR, Caryn Seidman-Becker. Seidman-Becker shares CLEAR's plans to expand to more stadiums and airports, talks about the importance of biometric technology and breaks down membership pricing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 15, 2019
On this episode of "Talking Points," host Brian Kelly, aka The Points Guy, and Linda Jojo, United Airlines' technology and chief digital officer, break down what passengers can expect from the carrier's updated app. Afterward, Kelly brings on TPG editor-at-large and United 1K member Zach Honig to talk about finding award availability and upgrades, and the state of the airline's lounges. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2019
On this special Talking Points episode, host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, sits down with comedian Claudia Oshry. You might recognize her by her hilarious meme account @girlwithnojob on Instagram. Oshry shares her travel pet peeves, the cards she loves and why she thinks LaGuardia (LGA) is the best airport ever. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 1, 2019
On this episode of Talking Points, Host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, talks to Amy Weinberg, the senior vice president of the World of Hyatt program, to find out what members can expect in 2019, like more Small Luxury Hotel properties and more digital interaction. Afterward, TPG's senior points and miles editor, Nick Ewen, explains the best ways to earn, redeem and find value as a World of Hyatt loyalist. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 25, 2018
Today we bring you a first look at our new podcast launching in January hosted by TPG's Editor-at-Large Zach Honig. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 18, 2018
TPG sits down with Citi's Global Consumer CMO Jennifer Breithaupt and country star Luke Bryan to show you some of the experiences you can access just by being a cardholder. After, TPG’s Associate News Editor Brendan Dorsey explains how to earn, redeem and find value using Citi ThankYou Points, and the changes coming to the Citi Prestige card. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 11, 2018
On this special episode of Talking Points, TPG sits down with travel expert Lee Abbamonte, aka the youngest person to travel to every country in the world — plus the North and South Pole. Abbamonte shares his story, travel tips and advice to those looking to do the same. You can learn more about Abbamonte's travels at leeabbamonte.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 4, 2018
Hilton's senior vice president and global head of customer engagement, loyalty and partnerships, Mark Weinstein, tells The Points Guy about what you can expect from Hilton stays in the future and what it's like being an Honors loyalist. After, TPG senior writer Darren Murph explains the best ways to redeem points at Hilton properties and earn elite status. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2018
TPG sits down with Virgin Group founder, philanthropist and "doctor of yes" Richard Branson to find out what you can expect from Virgin in the coming months, like Virgin Fest and Virgin Voyages. Afterward, TPG points-and-miles expert Richard Kerr reveals insane redemptions using Flying Club miles and a must-visit destination. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 20, 2018
Kristin Lemkau, chief marketing officer at JPMorgan Chase, tells The Points Guy about the marketing and evolution of the Chase Sapphire products and what customers can expect from Sapphire lounges. Afterward, Sarah Silbert, TPG's senior credit cards editor, breaks down Chase Ultimate Rewards, transfer partners and booking through the Chase Travel Portal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2018
On this episode of Talking Points, Brian Kelly sits down with Matt Knise, Capital One's Business Analysis and Product Management Director and Julian Kheel, TPG's Editorial Director. Knise reveals some game-changing news and a special offer on TPG that you won’t see available on any other partner site. Later, Kheel and Kelly discuss what this news means for Capital One card holders. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2018
Get ready to hear from The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, every Tuesday as he sits down with CEOs, CMOs and executives from the top loyalty programs and credit card companies. You'll also get insight from TPG editors and writers to find out how you too can travel the world for a fraction of the cost. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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