Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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....

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...

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...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2016

Happy Festivus! Festivus 2016 is just as cathartic as it was in 2015. It's been a good year for TPOL but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers,...

SPG Refer A Friend: Bonus Paid…9 Months Later

The worst feeling is when someone who has criticized you for your points obsession unilaterally goes out there and applies for credit cards and gets the wrong ones. At this point, I've annoyed enough...

The Peaceful Conclusion: US Bank Follows Up

In my comments section, I often get readers who exclaim, "TPOL, you complain too much!" One person wrote in regards to my Delta experience that I should pay for first-class if I wanted better service. How does that...

Stiffed Citi AA Exec Bonus Points: Arbitration Right Away?

Here's another candidate for the 2016 Festivus Airing of Grievances. This time it's brought to you by Citi, another bank who no longer cares for points enthusiasts. Before Citi introduced the rule that a customer...

Grand Hyatt DC And My Unintended $80 Wine Bill

Two weeks ago I was in DC for BACON, a great experience where I had the chance to meet blogging celebrities. Trying to hang with the cool kids, I booked a room at the...
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