Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The Lack of Lounge Day from Hell in CDG

Air France's bus route from DTW to CDG only got worse when we arrived bright and early into Paris. Our flight to Naples (also in coach) left at 8:45PM giving me plenty of time to relax, pull up a chair, and wait for Charles de Gaulle to present our Priority Pass Lounge. Only he didn't.

Flying Blu, Literally Depressed: DTW-CDG Air France in Coach

What is this Legos tin box I'm flying in? It says a340. Unlike a fine French wine, this aircraft does not get better with age. ‎The plane is so old that it has an ash tray. That could pass as cultural difference if smoking was allowed on the plane. It is not.

S3 Fort Lauderdale: Sun, Surf, Sand, & Sushi

With one night in Fort Lauderdale, I went to the beach for some sushi. The name of the place is S3 which is short...

Points News

TPOL Replay on CNN Business Traveller!

I'm back on CNN Business Traveller with Richard Quest. When it first aired last October, I was in St. Petersburg. This time I'm in...

Outstaying Your Welcome: Hyatt Trinidad Says No Pool Access

I was at Maracas Beach in Trinidad and returned to the Hyatt to kill some time before my 1AM flight to Tobago. I hadn't had...

TPOL's Opinion

Beach Clubs in Barbados: A Tainted History

The social issues that island nations face is something that does not receive publicity. When I was in the Cayman Islands, locals and expats...

Harbaugh Gives Pope Francis Jordans

Honestly, how great is it to be a Michigan Wolverine? I previously wrote about how Harbaugh and the mighty Wolverines are visiting the Vatican and...

Harbaugh in Italy to Receive the Pope’s Blessing

Today, the University of Michigan football team visited the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Harbuagh's goal is to spread the Michigan brand all across the...

Booking

Preview: RTW Ticket Booked SA & Africa!

My dear friends, I am too tired to write how I booked this absurd reservation to South America, onward to Africa, and back to...

Complaining

Alaska Cancelled My Flight: What Am I Owed?

'What am I owed?' How's that for incessant entitlement? And now for the facts of the situation: Montana is no place for TPOL which is...

Credit Cards

No Citi AA Retention Offer: Why That’s A Good Thing

This is a first. I called to close my Citi AA Platinum Select card and waited for the retention offer. The agent said, "If...

Reviews

LIAT from Barbados to Trinidad: Short, Sweet, Cheap

It's only an hour from BGI to POS. We took LIAT which cost $106/pax. The plane is an ATR 42-600 prop plane. ‎Nothing spectacular to discuss....

Radisson Barbados: Beach Club Or Resort?

The question of this trip is not whether the Radisson Barbados is a nice hotel. The question is whether it is worth staying at a nice hotel or whether is better to save those points and pay for day passes at a beach club. Before I get into that, let's talk hotel.

JetBlued to Barbados

‎Hello from Barbados. I just took the red-eye flight from JFK here. The flight is four hours and fifty minutes. For a cost of 7800...

Priority Pass Lounge of the Year? Guadalajara, Mexico

I left for the airport early because traffic in Guadalajara is a nightmare. (see Guadalajara Travel Guide) I arrived promptly only to find out that my flight was delayed for hours. No worries, there was a Priority Pass Lounge that was Lounge of the Year in 2016.

The Westin Guadalajara: The Other Option

Westins feel like home. They're comfortable and familiar. The Westin Guadalajara had the chic appeal of a W, without the IKEA furniture and unremarkable service.

Hyatt Regency Guadalajara: Pretty Good

The Hyatt Regency Guadalajara has only been open for a year. It's located in the financial district of Guadalajara. It is also surrounded by my nightmare-- a strip mall of the worst restaurants and shops known to mankind.

Pho

So here we go again. Another day in NYC, another bowl of pho to try. Today's bowl comes from Chinatown at the festive Pho Vietnam. The restaurant certainly has ambiance. There's all sorts of photo worthy pieces of art...

Travel Advice

Gran Canaria for 4 Months? Vote Now

Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I’ll Go There's latest city is Gran Canaria. I know nothing about this place but it would be...

Napoli: An Interesting Arrival

As soon as I landed in Naples, I knew I was in for an adventure. Leaving the terminal, a man asked me in Italian...

The Lack of Lounge Day from Hell in CDG

Air France's bus route from DTW to CDG only got worse when we arrived bright and early into Paris. Our flight to Naples (also in coach) left at 8:45PM giving me plenty of time to relax, pull up a chair, and wait for Charles de Gaulle to present our Priority Pass Lounge. Only he didn't.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous? Nonsense

If you read the #fakenews on the Internet, you would believe that Trinidad & Tobago are dangerous, especially Trinidad. There are articles about tourists...

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