This recap is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. It is one chapter of my quest of Visiting Every Island in the Caribbean: TPOL’s Latest Trip Report. Here's the roller-coaster ride. Careful!...
I booked the Hyatt Place Miami Airport on points. I waited for the shuttle which came quickly (see Complaint Of The Day: Hotel to Airport Shuttles) and tried to check-in.
If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.
Post Uber delays at the airport, I was ready to arrive at the hotel and maintain my streak of checking in early. I forgot to recall two points: 1. Miami is the worst place for customer service in the world. 2. Explorist status gets you Rodney Dangerfield respect.