Monday, June 24, 2019

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Centurion Lounge SFO: So Stale I Left

I just wrote about the mediocrity of Amex Centurion Lounges, specifically the Centurion Melbourne.

Air New Zealand Auckland San Francisco: Business Back Up Over

Finding flights from Australia to the US in business is difficult. Finding availability from Auckland to the US was not.

Air New Zealand Lounge Auckland: Coffee On Demand

I don't see the need to review a lounge or hotel if I've been there before. The exception if something has radically changed and the old review is no longer relevant.

Destination Fee Scam: At Least Tell Me the ‘Benefits’

Just when I thought I was done complaining about the Maxwell NYC, I have another one. I received my folio and found a charge...

Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?

TPOL loves to complain (see Have You Ever Not Complained?). I have a whole category on my blog devoted to complaining. If things do not...

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.

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2018

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and...

Citi Prestige: No Amex Platinum? No Problem

Rejection has been a constant in my life. My first Valentine, my first time taking calculus at the University of Michigan (details in the...

Hyatt Regency DFW: Fine for Freddy’s (And Business Travelers)

Looking for a place to stay in Dallas while attending the Freddie's? Check out the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Fast Bloody: The Other Priority Pass Lounge in Puerto Rico

I found it! The Priority Pass apps says to go left out of security, through the duty free, and the lounge will be on the right.

ibis Hobart: Aloft Decor, Sheraton Prices

There's nothing special about this ibis, including the price.

Skipping Airport Lounges with No Regrets

Skipping Lounges is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. I used to get to the lounge as early as possible (see Amex LAS...

Chase Mandatory Arbitration: Stop Complaining, Start Fighting

The following is not legal advice but you already know that.  The general public is misinformed, ill-informed, and inadequately informed when it comes to consumer...

Make Corfu Greek Again! How Tourism Ruined an Island

How Tourism Ruined an Island is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for...

TPOL Opens M-F at 10:07AM 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...

Centurion Lounge’s Buzzkill Entry Policy

I used to love arriving in Vegas or LGA and go to the Centurion Lounge. I tried to do this in Dallas and was denied entry.

Dancing Diplomacy: Why You Should Go to Nightclubs Abroad

Dancing Diplomacy 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. It...

Pho Bowl Dallas: Rebellious Summer Rolls, Fresh Pho

Pho Bowl Dallas is part of Freddy Awards to New Orleans Binge Weekend Trip Report which covers: Dallas, Texas New Orleans, Louisiana After a mini pub...

Bollanos Hotel Albanian Riviera: Wait, Where Am I?

Random Hotel Review 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...

Mystery Solved: TPOL’s Disappearance in Medellin

Remember TPOL's Quest Around the Globe Trip Report? It was a bit sparse on what I did in Colombia when I visited Cartagena and...

Freddie Awards 2019: Winner for Best Dressed And More

TPOL received free articles of clothing from Bluffworks. This review is based on my experience wearing said clothing. Disclaimer: Bluffworks sent me jeans to try...

Detained in Israel? Check The Back of Your Passport

I have a separate category on my blog called Travel Nightmares. It's where I recount everything that can go wrong or has gone wrong...

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