Friday, December 4, 2020

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Becoming Hyatt Globalist Again: TPOL’s Masterpiece Strategy

It was only a matter of time until the revaluation took place. With the economy frozen and TPOL grounded (see The Covid Trip Report),...

AA Gift Reveal!

I was so excited when I received the email that I had a gift waiting for me from American Airlines. What could it be? I...

Turkey Run 2020: Race Results

Year 3 of Turkey Running is in the books and each year I improve (see Puerto Rico Turkey Run: TPOL Wins, Then Trolls & Cyberbully?...

Chase, Where Is My Damn UR Balance on Desktop!

My favorite part of the month is when I receive a bill from Chase saying my next payment is due. That means that the...

JetBlue 100k Business Card App: The Wait Begins

Applying for a Barclays business card is always a struggle. It was two years ago that I applied for the JetBlue business card (see...

Thank You Coronavirus? Dirt Cheap Flights to NYC

I wrote about how AA let me cancel my flights with no fee and how Delta did the same. In the Delta post, I...

Thank You Delta: Coronavirus Waiver

Yesterday, I thanked American Airlines for allowing me to cancel my basic economy flight. My next call was the Delta. Like American, Delta let...

Capital One Says No, Again

Bloggers write about credit card offers and it appears that they get approved for everything. Someone Lucky still seems to get approved for Chase...

Bottoms Up! Crowne Plaza Sanya City Center

The Crowne Plaza is right next to the nightlife, literally, it's across the street.

Sheraton Sanya Resort: Be Quiet! It’s Relaxation Time

The best thing about the hotel is the valet. They parked my car in the lobby.

Iberia MAD-SJU Business: Great to Fly Direct

I'm getting used to flying Iberia business. It's a fantastic points deal.

TAP Portugal LIS-MAD: 2 Gripes About a Short Flight

TAP Portugal is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. I'm...

Out of an Abundance of Caution, Michigan Should Cancel the Season

"Out of an abundance of caution" is a euphemism for, "we screwed up, how can we save face". Michigan screwed up by playing college...

Zoom Again? What Happened to Phone Calls?

Zoom Again is part of the Covid Trip Report. Covid has taken away our right to privacy. And I'm not talking about lockdowns (see Puerto Rico’s...

Give Me the Vaccine And Put Me on a 737 MAX

Vaccine is part of the Covid Trip Report which hopefully ends soon leading to the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. The world is upside down, plagued by...

TPOL Endorses Biden

Four years ago I voted for Trump because of corporate tax reform and to get rid of the illegal ACA mandate.

Let’s Zoom Naked

Zoom Naked is part of The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip Report. How many of you have received the email that says that you...

Pho Paradise Found: Asia on Argyle, Chicago

On the next 30 for 30, TPOL goes for 30 bowls of pho in Asia on Argyle.

Traveling While Iraqi, Reading Signs, Misleading Hotels: Lessons from My #NoCollusion Trip

I created the page, TPOL’s Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I’d learn from my mistakes. Here’s what...

Connecting in Madrid: Pack Extra Time Part II

I may have been too cautious arriving from Lisbon via TAP at 9AM when my flight wasn't until 8:25PM, but if I was cutting it close I would've found myself with major anxiety in trying to navigate the airport to make my connection.

Lost in Airports: Can’t You Read the Signs?

I like writing posts detailing my stupidity as a traveler. I especially enjoy the critiques that come after revealing my shortcomings. Here's another one...

TAP Portugal LIS-MAD: 2 Gripes About a Short Flight

TAP Portugal is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. I'm...

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