Listen to a Wide Ranging Discussion of Miles & Points with Robert Wuhl

I recorded my friend Robert Wuhl‘s podcast, Ipso Facto, at CBS Radio in New York earlier in the week.

Robert’s a great guy, although tough to book awards for.

  1. No angled seats. His wife is disabled and needs to be able to be fully flat. He’ll fly coach if he needs to, but he needs his wife to have a flat seat.

  2. Pet in cabin international. On long trips they’ll take their two dogs. And many carriers don’t allow pets in cabin internationally.

He’s also lived one of the more interesting lives. He appeared in Batman, Bull Durham, and Good Morning, Vietnam! He danced in the beginning of Madonna’s Material Girl video. And he starred in HBO’s Arli$$.

He was the host of the Oscars in The Bodyguard which was funny because in each of the two previous years he won Emmy Awards for co-writing the Academy Awards with Billy Crystal.

As a favor he hosted the Freddie Awards for me in 2011 and 2012.

The podcast was pretty wide-ranging across the world of miles and points. I talk about:

  • the best uses of miles (such as upgrades vs awards)
  • getting started with an award booking business
  • whose miles are best to redeem
  • business vs. first class, and when to pay cash for premium cabins
  • whether to be loyal to an airline or spread your miles
  • are hotel programs worth it?
  • mileage runs
  • the best credit cards.

The podcast is sponsored by underwear.

Give it a listen!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Arliss was a great show. Underrated in some ways. Arliss was his best character. Piven in Entourage was similar in many ways to Arliss

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