Perhaps calling it one of the earliest travel tales is a stretch, but The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker is being released in the USA next week and we’re talking about some of the travel behind the scenes and the travel in the book, too. Plus, TSA idiocy and some problems in Europe with passengers slipping past security checkpoints.

It is an interesting time to be a 3rd party loyalty program operator. Air Canada is now trying to buy back Aeroplan and Aeromexico made a move, too. Plus, the TSA might be tracking you for no good reason, a 787 got lost at Narita and Delta is downgrading passengers when upgrading some aircraft.

Lots of “new” news to share in this week’s episode, and that’s mostly a good thing compared to some of the episodes we’ve had which were all about downgrades. Don’t worry – there are still…

Welcome to episode 25 of the PointsHoarder podcast, where we will – once again – take you on a journey of random musings intermixed with vaguely useful information in the world of points and travel….