Podcast 67. Elevate Your Travel Game: Secrets to Luxury Flights with Points and Miles


Welcome to another exciting episode of Points Talk with the Travel Mom Squad, where today, we’re diving into the world of luxury flights. We’re sharing our most unforgettable first and business class flights. Join us—Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we turn left upon boarding, stepping into the realm of spacious lie-flat seats, gourmet dining, and exceptional service, all made possible through the savvy use of points and miles.

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Why Luxury Flights?

 Flying first and business class offers more than just comfort; it’s about the entire experience. From exclusive lounge access to onboard amenities like pajamas, amenity kits, and even showers in the sky, luxury travel transforms your journey into a part of the vacation itself.  

Throughout the episode, we share not just our experiences but also the lessons learned, like the importance of choosing the right flights to maximize awake time to enjoy the amenities, and tips for booking these luxurious experiences using points and miles.

We also delve into the lighter side of luxury travel, from our collection of airline pajamas to debating the best in-flight ice cream sundaes. It’s not just about the destinations but the joy and comfort we experience getting there. 

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler in the points game or just starting out, this episode is packed with inspiration, tips, and a few laughs to guide you toward your next luxury travel experience.

Ready to turn your travel dreams into reality without the hefty price tag? Join us on this luxurious journey across the skies. Grab your headphones, or turn up the speaker, and dive into the world of first and business class travel like you’ve never heard before. And remember, this is just a glimpse into the possibilities that await when you play the points game right.

Hit play to listen to the full episode and embark on this high-flying adventure with us, the Travel Mom Squad!



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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 00:02 Introduction to luxury flights with the Travel Mom Squad.
  • 01:16 Pam shares the appeal of business and first-class travel.
  • 02:02 Highlights of luxury flight experiences: lie-flat seats, gourmet dining, and premium beverages.
  • 03:11 The delight in on-board amenities like amenity kits, PJs, and exceptional service.
  • 06:28 Discussion on Emirates first-class experience.
  • 07:47 Jess reflects on her shift from economy to luxury travel and its worth.
  • 09:23 The trio discusses their first-class experiences and shares specifics about Emirates.
  • 12:13 Pam shares her experiences with Cathay Pacific and Singapore Suites.
  • 14:33 Insights into flying business class, with mentions of Qatar QSuite and Turkish Airlines.
  • 16:41 Pam talks about United Polaris and other memorable business class flights.
  • 18:49 Jess adds her favorite business class flights, including Singapore Airlines.
  • 20:34 The squad discusses the importance of points and miles in achieving luxury travel.
  • 21:55 Questions about the best luxury travel experiences: seats, food, and service.

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  1. Jenn kindwall says:

    Yay, this was the podcast I requested!!! I appreciate all that you included but I wish you would have touched on which ones were not worth it or you wouldn’t fly again. Looking forward to my first turkish business class flight this summer

    • Pam says:

      I don’t think there on any we wouldn’t fly again because business is just so much better than economy. I’d say the worst one I’ve flown was Ethiopian. However, if that was the cheapest redemption to Africa, I’d do it again!

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