Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

Citi AA Business Approved! (Again)

Thanks to Miles to Memories for posting that the Citi AA Business card which comes with a 50k bonus after 3k spend does not have the 24 month language. Incidentally, the annual fee on...

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...

Canceling Citi Prestige: But First, We Golf!

Sorry Citi Prestige, even at the discounted $350 from a Citi Gold Checking Account, you are not worth the annual fee. I've burned the TY points associated with this account on my coach flight...

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...

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...
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