Friday, November 16, 2018

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Are Marriott Cash + Points a Myth?

I recently wrote about Hyatt's terrible cash and points program change. That program has become exclusively cash only or points only because the combination of...

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Dapper Dorado?

Dorado Beach Review is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report. Previously on House Hunters (Semi) International, TPOL began his journey to find the...

LOT Airlines: Only Direct Option from Warsaw to Skopje

LOT Airlines WAW-SKP 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. If...

Keep vs. Cancel: Chase Ink Plus

According to my online statements, I have had the Chase Ink Plus since 2012. It was one of the first cards I had as...

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...

Wiki Airports: Finding Flights to the Unbeaten Path

Yesterday, I wrote Booking Advice: Before Checking Points, Check Wiki Airports! In addition to listing all the airlines that fly to a certain city, Wiki Airports also shows cities that have direct flights to that airport.

Had It With Ink! Using Amex Blue Business Plus Instead

I have already written about my issues with Chase Ink (see Why Do Pending Transactions Only Disappear from Chase Ink? and see Why Do Chase Ink...

15k Bonus to Upgrade to SPG Amex Luxury: No Thanks

I often read about targeted offers and then check my inbox and litter box to see if I've been targeted. Most of the time...

InterContinental David Tel Aviv: Worth Burning the Cert

After two night at the Hotel Indigo, I switched to the InterContinental to burn my stay certificate. The hotel goes for $500 a night during peak season, a price that is only reasonable when quantifying the value of the redemption. 

Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv: Just for Business

Welcome to the Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv, a cautionary tale that booking the best points value doesn't necessarily mean you're booking the right hotel.

Iberia MAD-TLV Business: When Sleep Is Better Than Chicken

It's a good thing you don't rely on TPOL for a CSI investigation of every aspect of every flight. I take photos of what I consider to be interesting and try to present a flight review that isn't like every other blog.

Iberia Velázquez Premium Lounge: Good, Not Great

After bobbing and weaving for an hour en route to the lounge, I finally made it. Was it all that it was cracked up to be by other bloggers? Of course, it wasn't.

No Daylight Savings in Puerto Rico! Literally, When Will the US Catch Up?

No Daylight Savings in Puerto Rico is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report. Daylight savings is one of the dumbest things man...

The Etiquette of Things: Sitting in the Middle When Aisle Is Available?

Last week, I previewed my next book, The Etiquette of Things: Things You Didn't Know Were Things, by writing about Playing Your Music in...

The Etiquette of Things: Playing Your Music in Public

Surely you've picked up your copy of Everyone's Advice Is Wrong: How I Found Success By £µ¢&ing Up (available on Amazon). And surely you've read one...

A Category 8 Hotel? Give Me A Break…But Here Are My Reqs

In the words of Marvin Gaye - What's Going on? Really Hyatt, a category 8 hotel for 40k points a night? The blog world was up...

Pub Crawl Warsaw: An Excuse to Promote Sex Tourism?

Pub Crawl Review Warsaw 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...

Mama Pho Warsaw? More Like Mama Huhu

Mama Pho Warsaw 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. If...

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Dapper Dorado?

Dorado Beach Review is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report. Previously on House Hunters (Semi) International, TPOL began his journey to find the...

Churning Cards? Don’t Let Your Priority Pass Lapse

Priority Pass Lapse 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...

Bags Recovered! Ending My Tel Aviv Ordeal

Bags Recovered 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. Female announcer:...

HBO Go: Now Playing at a NYC Hotel Near You

For those of you who don't free ride off of your parent's HBO subscription, there's another way to catch up on your HBO favorites....

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