Thursday, April 27, 2017

Four Points Times Square: Another Four Points in Manhattan

The days of St. Regis New York luxury are over. Now, when I need a hotel in New York, I look for the cheapest option at the best location. The Four Points brand by SPG is usually an affordable option.

Delta Sky Club Cincinnati: I’m in Cincinnati?

When I booked the flight, I rationalized that paying another $70 to have one connection instead of two connections was too much. That's why I am in Cincinnati for the next four hours. The...

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 why I'm expatting it out of here with the help...

College Football Sends TPOL to Jerry World!

Last season did not end so well for the mighty Michigan Wolverines. First, they didn't close the deal in Columbus, even though I was on hand to cheer them on. (see Buckeyes Wolverines: Fourth...

Delta Sky Club JFK: Hot Dog Eating Contest 

Fat man at the lounge strikes again! As does another lounge venue for a TPOL food eating contest.   I arrived late to the airport today because NY traffic was exceptionally bad. That left me with...

Cathay First YVR-HKG: The Next Episode

And there I was in Vancouver, Canada, former home to the infamous winger Todd Bertuzzi. The Canucks is what comes to mind when I think of British Columbia.  Unfortunately, today would not be the day...

Cathay First JFK-HKG: Part 1 to Vancouver 

​I'm reminded of wise words a stranger once told me, "Don't fly direct on Cathay Pacific from JFK, take the scenic route through Vancouver." And that's what I did. And here is why you...

British Airways Lounge JFK: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

​"Go through the priority line. That way you don't have to wait with the economy class passengers." That was sound advice from the ticketing agent except for the fact that the priority line at...

Andaz Wall Street: A City Asleep

When you think Wall Street, you think Gordon Gecko. I always wanted to work on Wall Street but that 19/100 in Calculus 115 forced me to become an economics major at the University of...

Amazon Locker: 22nd Century Technology 

While we are not quite at the 3 seashell Demolition Man level, we are getting closer. A great stride for all of mankind is the invention of Amazon Locker, a service that takes Amazon...
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