Thursday, June 29, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

$150 Redeposit Fee? Delta’s Computers Don’t Know The Cancellation Policy

So there I was, excited that my Delta reservation to Kilimanjaro in business was finally confirmed. After months of trying, I thought I finally...

Live From Jakarta! Garuda’s 90% Off Sale, 100% Unavailable

The sale of the decade, everything must go, better than my first orgasm, were words used to describe Garuda's 90% off sale. For those...

Sanya, China: Struggling To Find Where to Stay

I'm putting the final touches on my Year of the Monkey Trip Report which starts soon and covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok,...

JetBlue to Colombia: Taking Advantage Of A Flash Sale

Who wants to see more pics of the inside of an airplane? Nobody. This review has nothing to do with the flying machine I took to Cartagena and more to do with taking advantage of flash sales and getting over the stigma of flying coach. Unlike hoarders, I do not have a stash of points that keep me warm at night.
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