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Global Entry Increases, Jumping Into the Spirit, Status Match Fun in Vegas & NoMad Excitement

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MtM Podcast – Status Match Fun in Vegas

We discuss Shawn’s experience with the Wynn status match, Hilton buying the Nomad brand, increases in Global Entry fees and much more! Plus some quick deals to help you along your way.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Notes:

  • 0:00 – Eclipsing

  • 7:05 – Wynn status match experience

  • 12:07 – Joe booked a Spirit flight

  • 28:04 – Nomad hotels are going under the Hilton brand (except Vegas)

  • 31:50 – Global Entry and NEXUS costs increasing

  • 38:13 – Quick deals

  • Benjy’s Choice Hotels article

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Zone 1 is for those who paid for a carry-on bag on Spirit. Zone 2 is those who don’t have a paid carry-on and pay for the expedited boarding or hold the Spirit credit card. And they won’t make you wait to board with the later zone if someone in your party has it. It is not a problem.

    Spirit frequent flyer status is great… I am a Gold (highest tier). Free carry-on, free first checked bag thus always Zone 1, free seat assignment at booking including the exit row (just have to pay for Big Front Seat), and a free drink and snack on board. Plus a dedicated phone line that actually someone answers. I’m also a United 1K and Spirit answers the phone MUCH faster as a Gold with them.

  2. Spirit bag fees do move dynamically like airfares do. Furthermore, you can save another $23 each way per ticket buying the ticket at the airport. I do so whenever I am flying in/out and it’s convenient. For a few tickets, maybe it’s worth a trip. So many people do this that Atlantic City, for example, eliminated the first half hour free parking to take advantage of the huge numbers coming to the airport to buy.


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