Monday, February 27, 2017

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...

Booked! 80k United to Africa on Turkish

It's been quite a week at tpol.com. The points gods are certainly smiling on me. I thought the first good deal was booking Detroit to Napoli on Air France for 18k (in coach). Then...

Iberia Business Booked for 25k Avios! Best Deal Ever?

TPOL is a man of superlatives: the best, the greatest, amazing. Wait, so is another individual that will remain unnamed. In keeping with the theme of being obnoxious, I have to share the great...

Iberia Points Transfer Problems

I was very proud of myself for booking a flight from Madrid to Chicago on Iberia business using British Avios. It was considerably cheaper than flying British metal. That triumphant moment was cut short...

They Do Exist! Business on Iberia Using Avios

Are you ready for another TPOL spreadsheet? My best was the $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which was followed by Tahiti Triumph and the Quest Around the Globe. Those trip reports have one thing in common: I haven't...

Flying Blue Promo! For 18k, I’ll Ride Coach to Napoli

Everything Europe is on sale. Until a few days ago, even the euro could be bought at a discount. In need of a flight across the pond this May, I debated whether to use...

Keep Vs. Cancel: The Club Carlson Twins

The time has come to keep or cancel my Club Carlson cards. We know the glory days of these cards are over so it's not worth discussing the past. (unless you want to torture...

Best Use of Delta SkyMiles: Africa to America

Some would argue that any use of a Delta SkyMiles is the best use of Delta SkyMiles. I've had my frustrations with booking an award ticket on Delta to the point that I just want to get rid of all them. I thought I had an 80k business class award ticket booked to Mt. Kilimanjaro only to find out that it was a mixed cabin.
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