Episode 30: 5 Irrational Fears Around Points & Miles

Today we’re back with what turns out to be a meaty review of core Milenomics philosophies, but first the news…

0:30 Citi Double Cash to Earn TYP? (HT DoC)

  • Coming later this year
  • Unclear what the conversion ratio will be

1:10 Citi Going to 48-Month Waiting Period on AA Cards (link)

2:10 BofA Alaska Personal 40,000 + $100 Statement Credit (HT DoC)

  • Direct link
  • Can’t get the card if you’ve had it in the preceeding 24 months

2:55 3x Fuel Rewards on VGCs at Stop & Shop/Giant 7/12-7/18

3:20 5 Things the Points & Miles Community dislikes more than they should

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- Written by Sam Simon. All ideas are my own, but I encourage you to see my point of view and I promise I'll try to do the same. Connect with me on Twitter @Milenomics.


  1. Completely agree with the ideas about both fuel surcharges and not being so tied to points limitations for stays. For my vacation in Europe this summer, I wanted to return to Vienna and ultimately paid fuel surcharges for Austrian business class. This beat the available alternatives of routing through another city and adding the cost and time of connecting for me.

    And thanks to Sam for helping me bounce around some ideas via email when I was booking.

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