Saturday, May 28, 2022

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easyJet: The World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier

I have flown many discount carriers in my day. My favorite Asian discount carrier is AirAsia. My favorite in the US is Southwest. My favorite in Europe and, after this trip, in the world is Easyjet.

In Search of the Priority Pass Milan Malpensa Airport

Priority Pass Malpensa Airport is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. We took the train to MXP and spent the next hour wandering the airport...

“Tickets, Please, Tickets”: Train Anxiety

I have great anxiety when riding them because I never know if I purchased the right ticket. I am always worried about being fined by the ticket checker because I booked the wrong fare or worse for not having a ticket at all.

Aeroplan Approved!

Is life finally going back to normal? I didn't call recon when I applied for the Aeroplan 100k card (see Recon Calls, A Thing...

Recon Calls, A Thing of the Past?

Due to Covid, I stopped applying for credit cards. Thanks to Covid, I found myself under 5 new accounts in 24 months. To stay...

Kayak Answers, “Can I Travel to…?”

Admittedly, it's becoming silly to write about trips that I won't be taking (see No Vegas for TPOL). Yesterday, while feeling the confines of...

Another Day, Another Fight With American Airlines

Remember when TPOL cancelled the trip to Vegas (see No Vegas for TPOL). Part of that trip was a flight on AA. Despite cancelling within...

Another Amex Business Platinum: Worth It?

Who knows what's going on with Amex? Despite the scandal of someone approving many targeted offers with high sign-up bonuses which were eventually shut...

Radisson Blu Scandinavia: Launching a Copenhagen Adventure

Radisson Blu Copenhagen is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Those trusty Radisson points were so useful in Scandanavia (see Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel...

Terminal 4 Priority Pass Madrid: Here to Hydrate

The tally of Priority Pass Lounges visits continues to grow. The latest is the Plaza Mayor Lounge in Madrid.

Iberia Business ORD-MAD: Mask Jokes Literally Don’t Fly

"Where's the champagne?" Thanks to Covid there was no pre-flight celebration. My first time flying a long-haul flight since my return from Shanghai in 2019 was off to an unremarkable start.

Admirals Club Chicago O’Hare: Masked Lounge Experience

Admirals Club Chicago O'Hare Review is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement and outflanks COVID, at least for now. Remember...

Inventing Anna v. TPOL: Do You Know Who I Am?

If you're looking to waste a few hours of your life, watch "Inventing Anna" on Netflix. For those who have not seen it, I...

How to Earn TPOL Black & Blue Status

Call me an instigator but I can't help myself when I see something ridiculous (Blog Roast OMAAT: Starting Posts with Ouch, Wow, Uh Oh,...

Movin on Up! . . . to the MetLife Building

I've decided to become a pilot for Pan American Airways... the most trusted name in the skies. They've accepted me into their training program...

Bills Lose, But Who Can Afford Super Bowl Tickets?

In 1991 I said, "There's always next year." In 2022, I am saying the same. After the Bills lost in one of the best...

TPOL in Super Bowl LVI? First Things First

Last year I was worried that the Bills would go to the Super Bowl forcing me to leave the basement (see Bills Mafia: TPOL’s NFL...

Pho Edinburgh: Disappointing Adventure

So many of the Punxsutawney TPOL posts includes the quote, "I have not done this in 17 months." High on the list of things needed to be done was grab a bowl of pho.

“Tickets, Please, Tickets”: Train Anxiety

I have great anxiety when riding them because I never know if I purchased the right ticket. I am always worried about being fined by the ticket checker because I booked the wrong fare or worse for not having a ticket at all.

1 Euro Italian Villa: Would She Be Mine?

I was going a little crazy sitting on the beach in Puerto Rico for the last 17 months. I had read about the 1 euro houses in Italy for the past few years and thought that if there was a time to buy one, it would be now

Late Night Bite in Milan

Late Night Bite is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. TPOL's Tip: Upon arriving to a new city, proceed with urgency to the hotel. You...

100 GBP Carry-On Bags? Scammed by Ryanair & Trips.com

I have flown Ryanair before. I am aware of the cute ways it tries to maximize revenue. Whether it is charging for food or selling lottery tickets on board, Ryan is always looking to score a buck.

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