Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Etihad Apartments: Still On Request

This is getting to be a bit ridiculous and I'm beginning to get a bit nervous. A couple of weeks ago American Airlines canceled...

An Ugly American? Gold Medalist in Brazil

When reports first surfaced of Ryan Lochte and other swimmers robbed by a bandit disguised as a police offer, many were quick to believe...

The Russian Visa: What An Experience

So you want to go to Russia eh? TPOL has been planning this trip for years. I managed to keep the same Park Hyatt...

Points News

How Do You Handle Rejection? Another CSR Story

I promise to take a break from the biggest news since I went from civilian to blogger, the release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve....

Approved for a Chase Sapphire? Why That’s A Bad Thing

Yesterday I wrote the not so shocking news that I was rejected by Chase for what may be the best credit card of all...

TPOL's Opinion

An Ugly American? Gold Medalist in Brazil

When reports first surfaced of Ryan Lochte and other swimmers robbed by a bandit disguised as a police offer, many were quick to believe...

You Broke My Heart, Blackberry. You Broke My Heart.

Terrible news in the world today as my favorite piece of technology declared its own death with the headline that it will no longer make...

Brexit: The Beginning of the Beginning

I've been watching, reading, and dreaming about the Brexit gloom and doom. Not one to bite my tongue, I have to give my 2...

Booking

Club Carlson E-Certs: Good Luck Booking!

Club Carlson is annoying. There's no other way to put it. I am trying to burn these Office of the President E-Certs which I was...

Complaining

JetBlue Flight Cancelled: Rebooked a Day Later?

Sunny skies in Chicago didn't prevent my JetBlue flight from being cancelled to New York this morning. Yesterday's weather in New York didn't cooperate...

Credit Cards

Goodbye Southwest, Hello JetBlue

And I can't fight this feeling anymore. I've forgotten what I started fighting for. Chase rejecting you on recon? All your Southwest points burned? No...

Reviews

Le Méridien Tahiti: Good Enough

Welcome to Tahiti everyone. Specifically, welcome to the big island of French Polynesia and Le Méridien. Don't bother unpacking your stuff as most of you will only be staying here for one night or two depending on when you arrived to Papeete and when you depart for one of the other islands.

Luxor Vegas: A Great Value in the Desert

Compared to my experience in Luxor, Egypt where I was ripped off at every corner, my two stays at the Luxor Casino in Vegas was much more positive. Let's start with my biggest gripe about Vegas, the hidden Uber pickup and drop off areas.

Excalibur Vegas: Not A Castle On The Cloud

What a s&*thole! Do not stay here. This hotel, to quote Charles Barkley, is turrible. The check-in for M Life Platinums is slow, the room is motel style with those sheets, and the entertainment is nonexistent.

MGM Grand Las Vegas: I’ll Take The Under

Overrated! Overrated! That's the familiar chant as guests march out of the MGM Grand. This mega hotel which is the third largest in the world has 6,852 rooms.

Four Points Las Vegas: Getting Off the Strip

Saturday in Vegas was UFC 200. It was the start of NBA Summer League. I was also slated to arrive at 12:30AM in Vegas. Instead of staying on the Strip at someplace fancy like the Excalibur (scathing review to follow), I decided to take the economical route by booking a room at the Four Points Las Vegas.

AA Admirals Club JFK Gate 42: Here All Day

I might as well get this lounge review out of the way as I still have a few hours to kill. Spending all day...

Pho

After sitting in the last row of a Delta flight from SFO-JFK, I needed to eat, drink, and shower. The next stop on the tour of all things Delta was the SFO lounge. I'll get to the typical pictures of the seating and the bar in a moment.

Travel Advice

The Russian Visa: What An Experience

So you want to go to Russia eh? TPOL has been planning this trip for years. I managed to keep the same Park Hyatt...

Car Pool Etiquette

What is car pool etiquette? I'm in a Via,  the best bus ride in NYC. I get into the Chevy Suburban and there are...

Where Is Uber at LAS?

Where is Uber LAS? I recently wrote a post on capturing Uber and Lyft in Vegas, a compulsion on par with finding Pokémon in Central Park....

Uber Vegas: Capturing Pokémon

Greetings and salutations from Vegas. I'm at the Mandalay wave pool, the geriatric hangout for those who can't handle the previously documented pool party. Since...

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