Sunday, October 22, 2017

Booking Made Easier: Marriott’s Websites Linked to SPG

When I was planning my trip to Italy, it was tough to find points hotels. In Naples and Palermo, I stayed at Accor hotels. In Catania, I was curious to see if there were any...

TPOL’s Complaint of the Day: Southwest Needs a NYC Airport Code!

Southwest is having a sale. That's great. What's annoying is that Southwest is one of the few websites that doesn't group New York airports as NYC. I have to search EWR and LGA separately...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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