Friday, May 25, 2018

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Surprise Reason for JetBlue Business Card Rejection

JetBlue's Business card comes with a sign-up bonus of 40k. I have the personal card but wanted the business one to top up my...

The Original Piña Colada Comes From a Slushy Machine?

If you know TPOL, you know that TPOL loves Pina Coladas. It's God's gift to me. I've had them all over the world and put together a ranking of the best ones in the world, a list that has to be updated.

Badda Book, Badda Boom? Who Does Your Marketing?

It's been a minute since I've written a complaint of the week post. Today is as good a day as any other to write...

Customer Service Saves The Day When IHG Doesn’t Transfer Right Away

IHG had a sale for the Caribbean which ended yesterday. Since I'm moving to Puerto Rico and am without an apartment, I needed a...

Delta SkyPesos Worthless? Not to San Juan!

We love to make fun of Delta and with good reason. My last great redemption was 95k SkyTugrik from JNB-SFO via LHR on Virgin....

Two Words to Get a Free Airline Upgrade! And It’s Not What You Think

Did you click on Bloomberg's article, The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone. If you did and were upset...

New Chase for Business Website: Disaster!

I complained when Amex ruined its perfect website by making 'upgrades'. I complained when Chase's personal website changed as well. The changes to Chase's...

Meeting Mins Paying Uncle Sam

Paying taxes is not manufactured spending. The fees of 1.87% are higher than the $4.95 for every $5 required for duck purchases. Regardless, it...

Protea Franschhoek: Beautiful Place to Stumble Upon

Stumbling back to the Protea Franschhoek after a day of perhaps too much wine and too much dine, I reflected on how great life was.

Protea Seapoint: That’s An Ocean View?

I checked into the Protea Sea Point which is located in the affluent Sea Point neighborhood minutes away from the Protea Waterfront, aka Prison/Business School. The hotel costs 5,000 more points, but the rooms are nicer and the location gives travelers an opportunity to experience more than the Waterfront.

Protea Cape Town Waterfront: A Prison, Hotel, And Business School All...

Protea is to points as the rand is to dollar. The value is exceptional. I booked two separate stays at Protea Cape Town Breakwater and here's what I found: 

SAA A330 (JNB-CPT): The Most Comfortable Business Class Flight?

The South African Airways Domestic Lounge Review Johannesburg is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Recall how angry so many readers...

Michigan 7:1 to Win: Good Enough to Book San Antonio?

Once upon a time in 1989 Michigan went to the Final Four and won it all. Once upon a timeout, Chris Webber called one,...

TPOL’s 2018 Winning NCAA Bracket!

I picked Michigan to win last year. That didn't work out. The loser of that wager would have to fly Air India from SFO-DEL in...

So What We Smoke Weed: Cancun’s New Motto?

There's an article in Bloomberg called, "Legal Weed in Cancun Becomes New Idea for Curbing Violence," where the Ministry of Tourism is floating the idea of...

Fluent Forever: The Best Way to Learn Multiple Languages?

Disclaimer: I don't get paid for this either, just like I didn't get paid to endorse the Westin Air Diffuser. Sometimes it's fun to...

The Failing NYT Didn’t Hire TPOL: Sad!

Lil Marco, Lyin Ted, Crooked Hillary: hearing those nicknames enough times makes it difficult not to use the accompanying adjective with the proper noun....

Pholl of Regrets: Turtle Tower’s Decline in San Francisco

We all make mistakes. I haven't made one since '78 but I understand why people do. That's why I hope you forgive me for writing in July of 2014 that Turtle Tower is the 6th based place to get pho in the world.

Sketch Uber Ride: Should I Have Cancelled?

Taking Uber is second nature. I avoid taxis unless it is raining in NYC, and I need to get out of a downpour. Leaving...

Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Immediately

TPOL is a liar and a leaker! In my post, Vote Where TPOL Moves Next And I'll Go There, the winner was Tirana, Albania. There was...

CEO of Allegiant’s Message to TPOL (And You)

For a split second, I thought that the CEO of Allegiant had read my blog post - Don't Fly Allegiant! - which details the questionable safety...

Don’t Fly Allegiant!

I once wrote a post called Allegiant Airlines Review: Expect Everything, Carry Nothing. There I documented a perfectly peaceful journey from Montana to Las...

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