Sunday, July 24, 2016

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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.

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...

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.

Points News

Citi Prestige: No Free Golf = Cancel Card

The days of how great the Citi Prestige card is are over. The loss of Admirals Club was a big deal but today I...

JetBlue Points Match: Chicago Pizza Tomorrow

The clock is ticking on taking the flight for the JetBlue Points Match. Based on my schedule, points availability, and my craving for Chicago pizza,...

TPOL's Opinion

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...

TPOL’s NBA Finals Prediction

Warning: This isn't a points post. TPOL likes to talk about sports especially since he's a sports agent.  Apologies for my time away, the last...

Booking

WOW, TPOL Is Going to Iceland

The broken in AC in Tahiti inspired me to book my flight to Iceland on WOW air. It's $226 one way from BWI and...

Complaining

The Definitive No from BOA Alaska

How many times do you call recon after you get rejected? Once, twice, three times a lady? I was rejected for a new Alaska...

Credit Cards

Delta Gold *2 + AMEX MB Plat=Success

The fears of how I will go anywhere on points in 2017 started to set in after I returned from Tahiti. Chase is not...

Reviews

Air New Zealand PVG-AKL: The Black Mamba

You're in for a treat on this flight. I skipped writing another review on the Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai because it was just as I left it, full of patrons peddling for pasta. Instead, I'm going to focus on the sleekest Dreamliner I've ever flown, the Air New Zealand Black Mamba.

Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai: The Beautiful Boutique

The cosmopolitan life is what the Andaz brand is all about. It's what the W brand aspires to be but will never become. The Andaz Shanghai combines the best of all worlds by delivering an upscale experience in a great neighborhood.

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai: PH’s Not So Little Brother

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai must get sick of living in the shadow his younger brother, the Park Hyatt. That is literally the case here as the size and stature of the Grand Hyatt which is in the Jin Mao building is dwarfed by the Park Hyatt which is in the World Financial Center.

Twelve at Hengshan Shanghai: The Best Breakfast in the World

Shanghai is my favorite city in the world. It also is home to some of the best hotels in the world. One of my new favorite hotels is Twelve at Hengshan which is part of the SPG Luxury Collection. It's located in the French Concession right next to the metro station.

Emirates First Class to Shanghai: Don’t Stop the Party

Does anyone want to see the same photos that I just posted on my flight from JFK to DXB? I thought not. Instead, I'll focus on what made this flight unique. For starters, I had the caviar and the mezze and some cham...

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai: Yum, Yum

This is the Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Review which is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK ...

Pho

Calling all phontrepreneurs. If someone can solve the riddle of not paying for rent (food truck, squatting, etc.) then I highly suggest making your way to NYC where the demand for pho is high but the quality is lower...

Travel Advice

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...

Via NYC: Better Than Uber, Better Than Lyft

It seems like every day there's a new driver app, especially in NYC. Have you heard of Gett or Juno? Now, there's another one...

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