Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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...

Southwest Lounge Review: Orange County

I'm broadcasting live from the Southwest Airlines Lounge in Orange County. After being denied entry to the Admirals Club Lounge (hoping I could skate by using my Prestige card) I am enjoying SWA's massive...

‘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...

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...
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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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...
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