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Points Hunters Podcast - Travel, AirMiles and Points!
78 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 10 - Conversation with Ex British Airways Cabin Crew
Episode 10 - In this Episode Rishi changes things up and brings a good friend onto to the show that also happens to be a former Cabin Crew Member for British Airways. Tommy Kinch (Kinchy), spent 2 years working for British Airways and in that period of time flew over 500+ flights and went all around the world. He gives us a behind the scenes look into life as a cabin crew member - He talks about the 6 weeks of intense training he went through, the recruitment process and then once he got hired what life was like day to day as Cabin Crew. Rishi asks him about the truth behind Airplane Food, how often Airplanes get cleaned, his worst and best flight experiences - the time where he caught someone on a flight doing something a bit naughty! Tommy also gives some insight to his favourite destinations in the world from his long list of places he ticked off! It was a fun episode to record and i hope you enjoy listening!https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
11 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Episode 9 - What are Airline Alliances?
Episode 9 - Rishi does a deep dive into the 'BIG 3' Airline Alliances and explains which Airlines are part of the big 3, how they work and what the benefits and the few negatives are of them. When they started, where are they based and how many members, aircraft and passengers are flown in each alliance.Ultimately how can your future travel goals be aligned with which alrline alliance might benefit you the most if you are accumulating airlines and points and why they are important!https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
10 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Episode 8 - British Airways Extends Tier Status by 12 months! Easier To Earn in Future Also?
In Episode 8 - Rishi Covers the news that broke recently that British Airways has followed to finally be in line with our Airlines and extend status for all its frequent flyer Executive Club Members who have earned Tier status by 12 months. They have also reduced the threshold for all members going forward so earning Tier Status over the coming 2 years may be easier also. I talk about what Tier Status is, how its earned and why people try to achieve itThis is a small step BA has taken in trying to turn around their recent reputation which has been negative in the media in the UK! https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
19 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
Episode 7 - AMEX Gold Credit Card - Best Starter Travel Credit Card?
In Episode 7 - Rishi Covers the American Express Gold Preferred Rewards Credit Card. This is arguably the best Credit Card for any UK resident who has not yet got into AirMiles and Points collecting - it allows you to earn Membership Reward Points that can be converted at a ratio of 1:1 into 12 different Airlines and 3 different Hotel Programmes - Amex recently doubled 2 elements of the credit card that need to be taken advantage off before 29th June 2020!There are currently two reasons why American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold) is twice as attractive as usual: the sign-up bonus is doubled from 10k to 20k points and the amount of time you have to make the qualifying spend is doubled to 6 months. Its also FREE for the FIRST yearYou can use my referall link bit.ly/pointshunters to earn 22k instead of 20k - disclaimer Rishi earns some points for this and you earn more than usual! https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
19 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Episode 6 - The Future of Travel Post Coronavirus - What Might Happen?
In Episode 6 - We cover the way in which Travel may change over the next 2-5 years post COVID - taking a historical look at how cheap air travel has emerged over the previous few decades and how the wide stream passenger numbers may not return until 2022 on a global scale. Is there a way to sustainably travel in the short term to areas where COVID has had low impact so that the Travel and Tourism industry which is reeling can be supported whilst travellers can allow themselves and others around them to be safe?https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
10 minutes | May 30, 2020
Episode 5 - Virgin Atlantic announce cuts AND to pull out of Gatwick?! What may happen to your Virgin Miles?
In Episode 5 - We cover the announcement that Virgin Atlantic to cut the size of their workforce by 3000 staff, cut aircraft fleet from 45 to 35 and will likely pull out of operating from Gatwick - permanently!Moving their programmes from Heathrow to Gatwick? What does this mean for your Virgin Miles? Virgin announce similar outlooks compared to BA!https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.facebook.com/PointsHunters/https://www.instagram.com/pointshuntersSubscribe and Download!
10 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 4 - American Express increases welcome bonus spending target to SIX MONTHS!
In Episode 4 - We cover the game changing announcement that AMERICAN EXPRESS dropped this week to increase the spending target for a welcome bonus from 3 months to 6 months for all its UK CREDIT CARDS - Hitting the welcome bonus on either FREE or PAID premium credit cards is now a no brainer if you were interested in getting a American Express Credit Card!Also we cover some news that broke over the last 2 weeks where British Airways owner (IAG) announced to restructure British Airways going forward by cutting up to 12,000 jobs and also potentially ceasing future services from LONDON GATWICK we will have to see what the changes might mean.https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.instagram.com/pointshunters
10 minutes | May 2, 2020
Episode 3 - British Airways eStore Shopping Portal for Avios earning!
In Episode 3 - Rishi explores the British Airways eStore which is an online shopping portal you can use to click through to multiple online shopping websites to earn bonus Avios through promotional Avios bonuses for every £1 spend. Creating a British Airways Executive Club is free and funnelling your expenditure through this portal is the equivalent of cash-back websites, but earning avios instead - which often beats the value from many top cash back websites if you use your Avios for redemption flights to maximize their value!https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.instagram.com/pointshunters
10 minutes | May 2, 2020
Episode 2 - Explaining Avios and Comparing British Airways American Express Credit Cards
In Episode 2 - Rishi gives a brief introduction into what Avios points are and how they can be collected. Rishi also looks at what makes them the most popular airlines currency in the UK and how they can be collected daily through the British Airways American Express Credit Cards - comparing the free and the paid version, which he uses and highly recommends!If you are interested in being referred for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card- you can follow the link at :https://bit.ly/2xqHkEvDisclosure : by clicking the referral link it helps him out but earns you an extra 1000 avios - so you can earn 26k avios points, instead of 25k avios points, if you get accepted and hit the spending target!https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.instagram.com/pointshunters/
10 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction and Welcome to the world of Travel, Miles and Points
Want to travel more? Want to also be able to travel in business or first class but without paying for tickets at full price? Welcome to the world of points and miles hunting with Rishi. Join Rishi every week to discover a deep dive into the world of collecting miles and points on various frequent flyer programmes in the UK. Whether you want to travel more frequently or in premium cabins, this is the podcast for you! Rishi will show you how this can be achieved through credit cards, reward schemes and flying to help you achieve your goals of travelling without paying the prices of those cabins and maximising the value of your travel and money! This podcast week to week will cover credit cards, frequent flyer programmes, airlines, airports and all things travel related!"Living the champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget"https://twitter.com/pointshuntershttps://www.instagram.com/pointshunters
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