AboutTPOL's Best Simply The Best: November 2015 November 30, 2015 0 Holy baseballs, it’s already December. Here were the best posts for November 2015: I’m Done with Manufactured Spending With the last Vanilla purchased today to hit the final min, I have decided to stop the manufactured spending madness. 44k here, 39k there, and thousands more from the glory days of REDbird have netted more points than I know what to do with. And that’s the problem. Why Hotels Don’t List Hotel Transfer Options Just about everywhere in the world has to have an affordable transport option to the airport to service the local market. The only places I know of without reasonable transport are Mauritius, where the airport taxi went for $100, and Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, where only the rich ruling generals (something perhaps changing as of today) reside. You’re A Bad Tourist: Words From Luxor Tour Guide And so it finally came to be. TPOL had enough of the shenanigans of the Egyptian tour guides and let his voice be heard. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class DTW-LHR: Party in the Sky Everything about Virgin Atlantic Upper class is a party. In fact, it was the best flight I’ve ever taken not because it was Emirates, Singapore, or Cathay quality, but because the passengers and cabin crew were like Janice in Accounting, they just don’t give a F*ck. And that’s a good thing. Park Hyatt Toronto: Sadly Disappointing I used my Chase free night certificate to stay at this category 4 property. I would not waste points, cash, or a combination of the two to stay here when there are better choices in this great city. Worst case, I’d rather crash in George’s basement. We’re All Hyatt Diamond Now I’m mad I did the Hyatt Diamond Challenge (under Ms TPOL’s account) not because Hyatt is giving away status like marshmallows at a carnival but because I could’ve saved the challenge for next year when it really could’ve come in handy given the uncertainty presented by the SPG-Marriott merger. Sharm el-Sheikh Taxi: This Time It’s My Fault I know I’m going to open myself to attack on this one and deservedly so but before you unleash your fury please understand I am candidly sharing this experience when I probably should keep it to myself.