Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Having A Huge Credit Limit May Hurt Your Credit

According to the AP Article, Major changes coming to how your credit score is calculated, "VantageScore will now mark a borrower negatively for having excessively large credit card limits, on the theory that the...

US Bank Altitude Is Cool But Will You Get Approved?

Frequent Miler wrote a breakdown about the US Bank Altitude Card. It seems like a good one to add to the arsenal, especially if Chase hates you, Alaska is over your antics, and Citi...

Reservation Relief: Hilton Does Right By Me Too

Is every company reading my posts on Frequent Miler? All of a sudden, customer care is friendly and companies are doing right by me. It started with Alaska taking care of my missed flight....

The Best Use Of Delta SkyMiles: Krug Champagne

I'm not on traveling today but my buddy is. He's at the JFK Delta Lounge if you want to say hello. (Just yell out TPOL and he'll find you.) As a joke, he sent me...

Keep Vs. Cancel, United: Chase Decided For Me

Retention offers on credit cards aren't what they used to be. The effort and amount of stimulants needed to call a bank to try to pry a few points from their dead, cold hands is...

Alaska Does Right By Me: 12k for Overnight Delay

I recently went to Guadalajara, Mexico. On the way there, I had an unfortunate flight cancellation which messed up my travel plans. I finally called Alaska today and the representative was very pleasant....

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One way (Part 1)

I've called my next trip report The South America, Europe, Africa Heist. Allow me to explain why. Initially, I tried to book a flight on Delta to Mt. Kilimanjaro. That was a sham. Then...

Alaska Business Approved! When Recon Calls You

The 866 number showed up on my caller ID. I figured it was a lonely telemarketer so I answered. Instead, it was an analyst from Bank of America. Unprepared and under-caffeinated, I found myself...

Hi Globalist! Where Are You Redeeming Your Free Night?

I was suffering from pre booking stress disorder. After receiving my Globalist card in the mail which is now framed over the fireplace, I started looking for aspirational properties to redeem my free night before it...

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...
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