Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Keep vs. Cancel: Chase Business Hyatt

I have stopped being lazy when it comes to calling in for retention offers. With the economy sputtering, maybe banks will be a little...

This Flight Is Bound for Baghdad: IST to BGW Turkish Flight Review

With that, on my 40th birthday, my journey to my homeland for the first time was underway!

Sign of the [Economic] Times: Marijuana Is Legal in Thailand

While I was stuck in Singapore on account of not receiving my Vietnam visa, I received a message from my friend stating that he had purchased marijuana off the street in Thailand. I sternly warned him that weed is illegal in Thailand and that there are stern penalties for those who possess it

Iberia RT Booked: Adios Puerto Rico, Hola España

Oh no, another Trip Report is on the way. This one is called Adios Puerto Rico, Hola Espana. For those who don't read and...

Approved! Citi Premier

Say what you want about credit card pushers, but I am fine seeing the constant stream of credit card offers in my Twitter feed....

Finalizing the ANA RTW Trip, World Cup & Luck Included

Finalizing the ANA RTW Trip is part of the Iraq Homecoming & Coupe du Monde Trip Report. In May, I booked a round the world...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2021

After being canceled last year due to Covid (see Cancelled! Festivus 2020), Festivus is back. First, take a trip down memory lane of past celebrations...

Chase Matches Ink Unlimited 90k Offer

Don't you hate it when you apply for a card and months later see that the same card has a better offer? Sometimes banks...

Flight Review MIA-DOH: Qsuites to the World Cup!

This was the third time flying Qsuites this year. This was the first time flying it to Doha instead of from Doha. Since I was initially denied boarding, I was especially grateful to be on board.

AA Flagship Lounge MIA: Drink Your Stress Away

AA Flagship Lounge MIA Lounge Review part of the Coupe du Monde Trip Report. When I was almost denied boarding for my flight to Vietnam...

MDE-MIA: My First Business Class Flight on AA, Worth It*?

After ten, 2,737 posts completed, and over 1 million unsatisfied readers later, this is the first time I have written a review for American Airlines.

Priority Pass Medellin: International Side

Priority Pass Medellin Lounge Review is part of the Coupe du Monde Trip Report. I am happy when I visit a lounge for the second time....

TPOL Opens M-F at 9:07AM EST

Many have said they don't see my posts on Boarding Area's homepage. I'm still on there, but that homepage moves quickly and I may...

Michigan Loses on NYE: Suing ESPN for Emotional Distress

It is a long, terrible flight from Puerto Rico to Los Angeles. I recently took it after my return from the World Cup (see Finalizing...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2022

Many had hoped that I was gone for good. I am not. I was Out of the Office for the World Cup. Don't worry...

The End of Days: TPOL Joins TikTok

It's the end of the world as we know it. And I don't feel fine. In fact, I am quite angry to announce that...

Is TPOL Going to The World Cup?

TPOL is a lover of sports and going to sports events throughout the world (see Stadium Guide). The best sports event in the world...

Pho-usion in Estonia

You already know the rule for good pho places: plastic chairs and questionable cleanliness. It is also advisable that the restaurant only serves Vietnamese food.

Iraq Visa on Arrival: Take a Seat, Hand Over Some Cash, Then Exit

"Welcome to Iraq,", a passenger sarcastically said after the exit door and plane were not aligned correctly, forcing us to wait on board while the geometry was sorted out.

The Guide to Buying Tickets for the World Cup And Other Big Events

Even though the World Cup is one of the biggest sports events in the world, it does not mean that you can't avoid price gouging.

Epic Failure: Denied Boarding for the World Cup

It is an understatement to say that I am bad at setting up visas for travel. After my Vietnam experience, I swore I would do better. And I thought I was until I was denied boarding to Qatar. 

Medellin: Wrong Airport, Bad Uber Location, What’s Next?

When I hopped in the uber, I was confused why the time to destination read 10 minutes. Instead of seeing something and shouting something, I ignored my instinct and did nothing.

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