Thursday, October 6, 2022

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.

Scam Covid Test #2: Leaving the UK

Scam Covid Test #2 is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Disclaimer: I drafted this post in October 2021. One day, and maybe that day is today, we can look back and see how stupid...

Scam Covid Test #1: Entering the UK

In order to go to the UK, I needed a magical code that said I was registered for a Covid test to be taken my second day upon arrival.

Room Service: I’m Here with Your Covid Test

The only way to return to the United States, the country of which I am a citizen, the country to which I have pled allegiance, is by producing a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure.

Welcome to Bogota: Almost Robbed in Broad Daylight

Almost Robbed is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies, interruptions, and human stupidity as explained in these posts: 11 Reasons Why I...

Visa Blunder Part 5: An Unexpected Birthday in Hong Kong

Some trips are perfect. Others don't go as planned. The true traveler keeps fighting through, knowing that an unexpected twist can go from a Travel Nightmare to a dream day.

Visa Blunder Part 4: The Worst Flight in the World

Read Visa Blunder Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. Part 4 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora...

Visa Blunder Part 3: China Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti ...

Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 first. Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete,...

Visa Blunder Part 1: Signing My Release to Be Detained

TPOL has done some stupid shit in his travel life. That's why I keep a page of Travel Lessons for you to learn from, have a laugh at my expense, and for me to never forget.
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