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Talking Points

The Points Guy

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Talking Points
Talking Points

Talking Points

The Points Guy

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Join Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, as he sits down with people who are changing the way we travel. Each week, you’ll get exclusive interviews from Brian with top executives in the travel industry, influencers and TPG staff. Hear insights and glean tips into your favorite loyalty programs, pick up on the latest travel trends and become a smarter and more in-tune traveler along the way.

Latest Episodes

Brian Kelly Reveals How to Choose the Right Credit Card and Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards

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

34 MIN3 days ago
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Brian Kelly Reveals How to Choose the Right Credit Card and Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards

Understanding Your Credit Score, Sign Up Bonuses, and Premium Rewards with TPG's Credit Cards Editor

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

37 MIN1 weeks ago
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Understanding Your Credit Score, Sign Up Bonuses, and Premium Rewards with TPG's Credit Cards Editor

Hospitality Icon Danny Meyer on Travel, Tipping and Elevating Business Class Meals on Delta

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

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Hospitality Icon Danny Meyer on Travel, Tipping and Elevating Business Class Meals on Delta

Maximizing Delta Miles, Award Chart Sweet Spots and Tips for Military Travelers with Richard Kerr

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

26 MIN3 weeks ago
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Maximizing Delta Miles, Award Chart Sweet Spots and Tips for Military Travelers with Richard Kerr

How to Stay Off the 'Passenger Shaming' Naughty List

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 footsiesand 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

24 MINJUL 24
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How to Stay Off the 'Passenger Shaming' Naughty List

TPG Hotline: Listener Q&A

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

30 MINJUL 17
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TPG Hotline: Listener Q&A

Sara Nelson: "The World's Most Powerful Flight Attendant"

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

30 MINJUL 10
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Sara Nelson: "The World's Most Powerful Flight Attendant"

Randi Zuckerberg on Travel, Tech, and Startup Culture

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

24 MINJUL 3
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Randi Zuckerberg on Travel, Tech, and Startup Culture

President of American Express Travel: Audrey Hendley

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

21 MINJUN 26
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President of American Express Travel: Audrey Hendley

Rainbow Railroad: Saving LGBTQI Lives

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

20 MINJUN 20
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Rainbow Railroad: Saving LGBTQI Lives

Latest Episodes

Brian Kelly Reveals How to Choose the Right Credit Card and Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards

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

34 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Brian Kelly Reveals How to Choose the Right Credit Card and Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards

Understanding Your Credit Score, Sign Up Bonuses, and Premium Rewards with TPG's Credit Cards Editor

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

37 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Understanding Your Credit Score, Sign Up Bonuses, and Premium Rewards with TPG's Credit Cards Editor

Hospitality Icon Danny Meyer on Travel, Tipping and Elevating Business Class Meals on Delta

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

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Hospitality Icon Danny Meyer on Travel, Tipping and Elevating Business Class Meals on Delta

Maximizing Delta Miles, Award Chart Sweet Spots and Tips for Military Travelers with Richard Kerr

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

26 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Maximizing Delta Miles, Award Chart Sweet Spots and Tips for Military Travelers with Richard Kerr

How to Stay Off the 'Passenger Shaming' Naughty List

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 footsiesand 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

24 MINJUL 24
Comments
How to Stay Off the 'Passenger Shaming' Naughty List

TPG Hotline: Listener Q&A

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

30 MINJUL 17
Comments
TPG Hotline: Listener Q&A

Sara Nelson: "The World's Most Powerful Flight Attendant"

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

30 MINJUL 10
Comments
Sara Nelson: "The World's Most Powerful Flight Attendant"

Randi Zuckerberg on Travel, Tech, and Startup Culture

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

24 MINJUL 3
Comments
Randi Zuckerberg on Travel, Tech, and Startup Culture

President of American Express Travel: Audrey Hendley

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

21 MINJUN 26
Comments
President of American Express Travel: Audrey Hendley

Rainbow Railroad: Saving LGBTQI Lives

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

20 MINJUN 20
Comments
Rainbow Railroad: Saving LGBTQI Lives

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