Monday, June 26, 2017

The Definitive No from BOA Alaska

How many times do you call recon after you get rejected? Once, twice, three times a lady? I was rejected for a new Alaska Airlines card and thought surely there must be a mistake....

Happy Festivus! Airing of Blog Grievances 2015

Happy Festivus! It's been a good year for TPOL but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, manufactured spending outlets, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have disappointed me over...

How a Fog Delay Should Have Cost Me $450

This past November, I wrote about my trip to Athens for the Marathon. (see Trip Report)Before departing, there was intense fog at London Heathrow that forced Virgin Atlantic to cancel my Upper Class flight. The...

Gogo Inflight: In-flight Customer Service

Oh Gogo, I haven't used you since it was free when it first came out years ago. I usually fly Southwest domestic and enjoy the episodes of Law And Order so I never used...

Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh Wants My Stool Sample

After a terrible time in Sharm which included the worst food poisoning of my life and the taxi driver that fought with me over $2 at the airport nearly costing me my flight, I...

Virgin vs. Delta: The Conclusion of My Climb Through the Fog

And now for the dramatic conclusion of my Virgin vs. Delta episode and more importantly the travel advice from the lessons I learned. Virgin unfortunately has no European codeshare partners that go to Athens. I...

Virgin vs. Delta Fog Cancellation: Happy vs. Headache

This morning I read that there was severe fog in London and thought I was lucky that I was flying to London not from London so my travel plans wouldn't get interrupted. It didn't...

Citi 4th Night Credit: Patience > Calling > Chatting

I keep a running list of the banks, airlines, and points programs that have wronged me. There's a permanent spot for Sprint on there because they are the worst company in the world. When...

Fatality! Citi Honors The HHonors Promo

Yesterday using the Mortal Kombat metaphor, I wrote about my rumble with Citi regarding their Citi Prestige 4th night free perk and their misapplication of the $250 statement credit for flight purchases. I haven't...

Mortal Kombat II: Citi Won’t Credit EgyptAir

Test your might! In this case, test your patience. Seconds after being shot down for my 4th night free credit, a benefit of the Citi Prestige card, the unhelpful Citi agent is telling me...
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