Thursday, March 30, 2017

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...

Angry at Amex Platinum Too!

There's no reason TPOL should be up at 7AM unless he's coming home from a Chinese disco. This early hour has me in a foul mood. I just ranted about the SQ deval and now I'm...

SQ Deval Notice Means Nothing

You know what really grinds my gears? Devaluations. You know what annoys me more? The recommendation to book now before the deval goes into effect.  Yesterday after everyone including Kellyanne Conway reported on another hit...

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 I close this, I can't reopen it." She didn't ask...

Citi AA Business Approved! (Again)

Thanks to Miles to Memories for posting that the Citi AA Business card which comes with a 50k bonus after 3k spend does not have the 24 month language. Incidentally, the annual fee on...

Guadalajara: Detour to Mexico Trip Report Intro

I'm finally finishing the Year of the Monkey Trip Report meaning it will be time to resume my Tahiti Triumph and Quest Around the Globe reports. To distract myself from the writing, I booked a...

Canceling Citi Prestige: But First, We Golf!

Sorry Citi Prestige, even at the discounted $350 from a Citi Gold Checking Account, you are not worth the annual fee. I've burned the TY points associated with this account on my coach flight...

Preview: RTA Booked! Caribbean, Europe, Africa

First, I got questioned by an annoyed reader who was upset with the title of my post 80k United to Africa on Turkish. He said, "It would be nice if you would refer to the...

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 the US via London for 105k United Airline points and...

Call Center Roulette: The Award Ticketing Game

I get why people believe that the system is rigged. And I'm not speaking of politics. I'm talking about booking award flights. (see 5 Myths About Earning Points) The propaganda commercials that blast airlines for blackout...
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