Friday, June 23, 2017

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...

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...

No Citi AA Retention Offer: Why That’s A Good Thing

This is a first. I called to close my Citi AA Platinum Select card and waited for the retention offer. The agent said, "If I close this, I can't reopen it." She didn't ask...
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