Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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JetBlue, The Greyhound of the Skies?

JetBlue, The Greyhound of the Skies is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. I used to call China Eastern the Greyhound of the...

How to Book Trinidad’s Carnival Last Second for Free*

It was the Thursday before Fat Tuesday and I had nothing to do after an arduous round of golf in Puerto Rico. Anxious from retirement life, I hopped on IG to see what the real world was doing.

Careful! No 24 Hour Free JetBlue Cancellation w/in 7 Days of Departure

No Free JetBlue Cancellation w/in 7 Days is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. I found out the hard way that the 24...

Aviator Issues: Business Bonus (Most of It), Personal Rejection

Oh Barclays, you do know how to make me happy and frustrated. Let's start with the good: After months of back and forth calling Barclay, (see Like...

Is Iberia Flying Around with Empty Planes?

I'm supposed to go to Sevilla, Spain today. I'm supposed to go there again on Thursday. I was supposed to go there last week...

Blizzard Gamble? Booking a JetBlue Full Revenue Fare

Blizzard Gamble is part of my ongoing adventures in NYC. Last Friday, I was in NYC staying at the Four Points Times Square, a great...

Why Can’t Chase Alerts Specify the Account!

Yesterday was Amex (see Amex Website Goes from Bad to Worse), today it's Chase. Here's a screenshot for my latest gripe.  While this was good...

Persistence Pays Off Again: Business Aviator Approved!

Do you remember when I applied for the Barclays Business Aviator card? I don't. Nor did I remember what the offer was. Reading the...

Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin

Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.

Qantas Business Sydney to Darwin: Off to Croc Country

I've said my fair share of negatives regarding 737 business class (see Ethiopian Business JNB-ADD: The Worst Flight Experience). My flight from Sydney to Darwin was on a 737 but my take on the flight is only positive.

Qantas Club Sydney: But for Baristas…

I thought the zoo was in Melbourne. I was wrong.

Hyatt Regency Sydney: Not My Favorite Hyatt

Good Morning Explorist. That was the way I was greeted upon checking in.

Is Iberia Flying Around with Empty Planes?

I'm supposed to go to Sevilla, Spain today. I'm supposed to go there again on Thursday. I was supposed to go there last week...

Hangover = Blogger Malpractice?

Hangover = Blogger Malpractice? is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. ‎When I write flight or hotel reviews, I focus on the essentials: how was...

Writing Trip Reports: How Old Is Too Old?

Last week I wrote a review on River Plate's stadium in Buenos Aires (see Too Dangerous? River Plate Stadium Review Buenos Aires) in light of...

Meyer Quits: Michigan Should Fire Harbaugh

I've traveled near and far to watch Michigan football. In 2016, I went to the Citrus Bowl to see Michigan beat Florida (see Jet Lagged!...

SPG Data Breach Doesn’t Equal Lawsuit

Data breach here, data breach there, data breach everywhere. Does that mean that there will be lawsuits? Probably. Does that mean they will be...

Pho Flinders Melbourne: Fantastic Pho on Flinders

If first you don't succeed...blame the terrible pho chefs in Darwin. After that horrendous pho experience, I was beginning to wonder if I knew what pho was.

I’m in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel?

I'm in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel? is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. If you end up in Hobart Airport, you...

Australian Airports: Safe And Swift Without TSA

Aussie airports are awesome. Boarding is 20 minutes before departure for domestic flights, yet somehow the flights take off on time.

Con-X-ion: How to Get from Melbourne Airport

You have a few options from Melbourne Airport. The popular one is the SkyBus which costs $19.50AUD.

Reminder: Download Qantas Entertainment App

You buy a jar of Folger's Crystals, you put it in the cupboard, you forget about it. Then later on when you need it, it's there. It lasts forever. It's freeze-dried. Freeze-dried Crystals.

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