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In addition to being an experienced radio branding specialist and host, Jake Redman is Founder and Host of modhop.com, A website that reviews a-la-carte travel upgrades.

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Jake Gets Clear and Sick in Florida | Modhop 41 (Jan 26th, 2019)

Rocking my sick voice, I tell you about my experience signing up for Clear and when I think it's a great deal. Plus, we found a great way to use your Amex airline reimbursement perk(that is, if you chose the right airline) via @monkeymiles blog. We also chat about the final air-related events leading up to the end of the US government shutdown. Then, I drone on about my trip to Florida with a great booze/coffee recommendation and a beach tip.

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LAX Lounging, BNA Flying, Fear Mongering & 2018 | Modhop 40 (Jan 12th, 2019)

We're all over the place with a new lounge at LAX, some new routes from BNA and what MIA is doing during the government shutdown. Plus, it just occurred to us to pick our favorite moments and places of 2018. Listen now!:

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$30 off Airport Food and our 2019 Trip Plans | Modhop 39 (Jan 4th, 2019)

Get ready to hear Anthony get SO bored, he forgets there's a podcast happening. I maintain that he was missing out because there's news about #PumpRules star Brittany Taylor getting into a sticky situation aboard a Delta flight and I relay the news about a possible food discount for United Premier members. Plus, we lay out our own possible travel plans for 2019. Listen:

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Navigating Around Turmoil in France: Bryan Apple | Modhop 38 (Dec 20th, 2018)

Headlines have bad news for economy flyers who like to choose their seat ahead of time and good news if you're taking the train to the airport in Paris. Plus, our pal Bryan Apple is back to tell us how he was able to make a solid vacation out of his recent visit to France amidst turmoil and tragedy in the region.

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Jake Goes to Hong Kong and Comes Right Back | Modhop 37 (Dec 8th, 2018)

Rainbow Village may be the most Instagrammable spot in Taiwan. We chat about and point to something we read about it's artist and single inhabitant, Grandpa Rainbow. Plus United starts selling new Premium Plus seats on long-haul flights starting in March 2019 and new Centurion Loungs are coming! Plus, Jake details his 15 hour visit to Hong Kong for #platinumchallenge on United for 2018. Listen now:

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Destination Chernobyl | Modhop 36 (Nov 30th, 2018)

Jake and Anthony talk about how music gives them the feels before talking in a disturbing manner about Delta's new face recognition technology and a popular nuclear tourist destination. Also, we'll chat about new gates opening at New York LaGuardia and preview Jake's 15 hour stop in Hong Kong.

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Thailand Part "Tu" - Celebrity Hotelier Tu Issara | Modhop 35 (Nov 18th, 2018)

We can't get enough Thailand. This pod, We get insider info from Thai Celebrity Hotelier Tu Issara and his take on the current state of Tourism in the country (particularly Phuket). Plus there's news! Boracay Island in the Philippines re-opens cleaner and quieter than before. An unusual but heroic good deed aboard a Philippines Airlines flight is praised by many...and us. Finally, we circle back home to find out that roughly 4,800 Wall Street Journal readers love domestic airports in the wron...

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10 Minutes in Burlingon, VT | Modhop 34 (Nov 11th, 2018)

There's some travel news up front including a new Amex card for business that's somehow both awesome and lame. Later, Jake's list of between one and three things to do if you've got 10 minutes in Burlington,VT. Somehow, we then spiral into a couple of stories about confidence and how to lose it...fast.

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Lisbon has the Best Marshmallow Drinks | Modhop 33 (Nov 3rd, 2018)

It's the podcast's first birthday! Before we dive deep into Anthony's trip to Lisbon, there's a flashback to our first episode along with the usual travel news. Learn about how a small coastal town in France is storing it's wine before being grossed out about what a recent study shows about germs on planes. Plus, Delta's got good news for business class flyers. Listen now:

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It's OK to Drink in the Morning | Modhop 32 (Oct 20th, 2018)

We chat about results of JetStar Airlines recent global passenger survey and loathe United in it's standing-firm on Basic Economy carry-on charges. Plus, we tell you how to buy some French property on the cheap.

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BTS Pizza Party! | Modhop 31 (Oct 12th, 2018)

If our click-bait title draws in tons of K-Pop fans, they'll learn about American Airlines new, more restrictive rebooking policy. Plus they'll know the top 2 cities to visit in the US in 2018 according to Conde Nast and discover a swanky new cocktail lounge inside an old airplane.

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New Jersey has The Worst Airport and an Injured Soccer Goalie | Modhop 30 (Sep 30th, 2018)

Recovering from a recent soccer injury, Anthony's cry for help isn't about physical pain. He's more upset about possibly having to drop 45k United miles to get back from Lisbon in October. Can we save him? Plus, Jake tells you about new legislation that could set standards for airplane seat size and space and a tiny town in Switzerland that might not be quiet for long. We made 30 podcasts!

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Laura Stylez Talks Thailand, Ibiza and Mexico! | Modhop 29 (Sep 21st, 2018)

Laura Stylez of the Improper Etiquette Podcast and Hot 97 morning show in NYC hangs with us! She talks about her recent hops to Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand and Ibiza, Spain. We also dive into parts of Mexico as she preps to visit Mexico City soon. I'll also dig into travel news and tell you who's got more fees and how to avoid them...the fees, I mean.

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Austin BBQ & our Plan to Save $112 at SFO | Modhop 28 (Aug 31st, 2018)

Anthony and I devise a plan that will get us and our significant others a ton of free food at SFO. Plus where to top off your miles with a big bonus and my roundup Austin, Texas and it's BBQ.

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Last of the Caicos & Aeroplanning is Messy | Modhop #27 (Aug 25th, 2018)

Anthony's back so we get his final take on Turks and Caicos after we dig into headlines. Aeroplan and Air Canada are back together, Delta's loves TV and where to get a Buzz.

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That's not Nice | Modhop #26 (Aug 17th, 2018)

Anthony is away on vacation so our SiriusXM Radio Andy pal Alyssa Heimrich is here to sit in on some headlines. ONE of our headlines involves Radio Andy (Cohen) himself who was turned around flying from New York to Nice, France this week. We'll talk about why his flight got sent back and talk about positive changes coming to Nashville and Frontier's remodeled frequent flyer plan...and poke fun at Anthony since he's not here.

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Turks & Jagmac | Modhop 25 (Aug 13th, 2018)

Caught off guard we start with a swears-full recollection of an at work run-in with Disney Radio fave "JagMac", an all-family pop group I had seen the week before at a radio event in LA. If you can make it (or skip) through that, we dig into news about an unwanted cello, flying in fancy seats for cheap to the UK aboard an A380 and assume you have drink coupons. We also nonsensically preview Anthony's upcoming trip to Turks AND Caicos.

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Marriott-Backed Sinfest and Real Life Themyscira | Modhop #24 (Aug 1st, 2018)

Marriott-Backed Sinfest and Real Life Themyscira | Modhop #24 by Jake Redman

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Snakes on a Plane? No, F****ING BEDBUGS!!! | Modhop #23 (Jul 27th, 2018)

Something good is returning thanks to Air France and there's more shift in the world of Basic Economy, this time by American Airlines. That's where the good news ends and the gross begins. We dig into a story that'll have you wearing Breaking-Bad style hazmat suits aboard your next flight.

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WestJet is Fancy and Coffee is Good for You | Modhop 22 (Jul 24th, 2018)

WestJet is getting an upgrade and is starting to look like a grown-up airline. Singapore adds to it's trophy case with an honor that's been lost for almost a decade. PLUS Coffee talk with Jake and Anthony in this ALL news & jabber edition of Modhop.

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