Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Off to Newark to See Freddie

TPOL is a gambling man. I often double down on 12 when the dealer is showing a face card. Yesterday I missed my flight to JFK and was presented with a few options: 1)...

Missed My Flight to NYC: The Freddies Strikes Again

I can recall only two instances where I have missed a flight. Both of them involved having too much fun the night before. The first was when I was supposed to go from PHX-LAS...

Window or Window: Side Does Matter 

Some of us have no airline status, so the best that we can hope for is a windor or aisle seat, depending on our preferences.  I'm not an aisle guy which is why I finally...

Boarding Announcement Paranoia

​Nothing gives me more anxiety than the thought of missing my flight. I hate being late to the gate and have mild panic attacks when I think about arriving at the gate to find...

Unclaim Bags to Go to Lounge?

As I sit in this turrible flight to Las Vegas on Allegiant Airlines, I find myself longing for the Amex Centurion Lounge LAS. The issue is that I was forced to check...
renting a car in iceland

Renting a Car in Iceland: What to Expect

Renting a Car in Iceland is part of the Whose Land? Iceland Trip Report which covers the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland Reykjavik, Iceland Here is the Picture Preview. There are two things that TPOL especially is terrible at:...

Traveling While Arab? Pack Your Sense of Humor

As a former professor of Anti-Terrorism law, I am an expert on the subject and should really be on CNN giving my two dinars worth on defeating extremism. My experience flying as an Arab (Iraqi...

‘Randomly’ Screened at Tiniest Airport

So I call bullshit on this random screening. TPOL is getting ready to take off and make his big announcement but of course there was a delay when all my bags were searched at...

Laziness Cost Me TSA PreCheck

So this story isn't on the same level as TPG and his S ordeal with TSA PreCheck but it is a lesson in laziness. Today I'm flying Southwest internationally for the first time to Mexico...

TSA PreCheck Free Course

TSA PreCheck for all its greatness still has one great drawback, the passengers. It's 540am in Detroit and I'm in no mood to stand behind passengers who go through the PreCheck line and do the...
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