Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Charles Schwab Debit Card: Use As Instructed 

It's been a terrible travel year in terms of efficiency and making rookie mistakes. I got deported from China for a visa issue, brought...

The CNN Business Traveller Clip! Now Playing

Hello everyone, Here's the video link for CNN Business Traveller with Richard Quest. The segment is called Playing the Points Game. It was a great experience...

Welcome CNN Business Traveller Viewers!

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Many of you are visiting this site for the first time after seeing my segment on CNN...

Points News

Switching Hotels for Status: How Much Is Too Much?

Good afternoon from Cyprus, home to beautiful beaches and the opportunity to stay at the same hotel for multiple nights in a row. For...

Aegean Air Bait & Switch: Any Recs?

It's travel day! I'm going to Moscow in just a few hours. Before I takeoff, I am trying to book my flight from Cyprus to...

TPOL's Opinion

If You’re Traveling with a Note 7…

From Abu Dhabi to NYC to Minneapolis, the warnings have been loud and clear: if you're traveling with a Samsung Note 7 it has...

What’s the Point of Your Travels

I'm off to Colombia for a few days because JetBlue had a Labor Day sale. The outbound flight was 2000 points which is why...

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...

Booking

British Avios Trickeration: No Online S7 Booking, No Cathay, No Dragon

British is turning into the Wells Fargo of airlines for its tricky ways. It started last month when they ducked me on my flight...

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

I Hate Mother Nature (And Citi)

Good morning from God's country or so the locals like to call it. I'm taking a break from big city living to hike, ride...

Reviews

Hyatt Regency O’Hare: The Best Airport Hotel

Chicago is an amazing city. First I detailed where to go for Sunday Funday. Then I wrote about the delicious Chicago deep dish. From there I recommended two excellent hotels, the Radisson Blu Aqua, and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

Waldorf Astoria Chicago: One of the Best

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel Review is another post regarding all things Chicago. I used a Hilton Weekend Certificate which ended up being one my best redemptions.

Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago: Architecturally Sound

The Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Hotel Review is part of TPOL's quest of completing the JetBlue Points Match while simultaneously searching for the best pizza in Chicago.

JetBlue Flight Review: The Good, The Bad, & The Crude

I'm back in New York City after my mileage run for the JetBlue Points Match promotion. There's certainly plenty to like about JetBlue but...

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.

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

End of the Line: Slingbox in Cyprus

End of the line $!@t. A crazy twist to the end of Vice Principals season one capped off a weird HBO show. The season...

Charles Schwab Debit Card: Use As Instructed 

It's been a terrible travel year in terms of efficiency and making rookie mistakes. I got deported from China for a visa issue, brought...

The Tri Rail: The Best Deal in Miami/Fort Lauderdale

Hello maties, anyone cleverly fly JetBlue from Colombia and are looking for an affordable way to get from FLL to MIA? While Uber is...

There’s Such A Thing as Too Much Augardiente

Welcome back from Colombia. Medellin and Cartagena were great but this will not be a happy tale of pina coladas and chicas bonitas. This...

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