Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2019

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have disappointed me over the last year. I’m just...

Looking to Churn? Move to Puerto Rico

I moved to Puerto Rico last April for the generous tax benefits (see Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Inmediatamente). What I did not expect was a new world of churning. While...

500 Anniversary Points? Really, Bonvoy?

- Junior: I'm sorry Mr. Healy, please don't spank me. - Benjamin 'Ben' Healy, Jr.: Well I'll have to punish you somehow. I'm taking back your allowance. - Junior: The whole buck? Name the movie. And after you...

Keep Vs. Cancel: AAdvantage Aviator Business

Keep Vs. Cancel should be changed to just cancel. I have taken a very hard line on these annual fees: I don't pay. The Aviator Business $99 has come due. I called to cancel. Here...

Delta Amex: First Bag Free, Second Is a Scam

Checked bag fees are a scam. I usually don't check bags because I travel light (see What to Pack: “Take 1/2 the Clothes, Twice the Money”). Sometimes I have to check bags and pick the...

Disputing A Credit Card Charge? You Have 118 Days

I once wrote a post called "Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?". I wrote, "What about times when nobody responds? Do I just let those go simply because time has passed? Absolutely...

Rip-off Alert: $700 NY Hotel Room = $20 Vodka Soda

TPOL is back in the US after completing my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip and my expat experiment in Shanghai (see TPOL in Shanghai). I had one night in New York before...

Travel Planning: Check Prices Or Just Go?

Check Prices Or Just Go is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. I hate on hotel booking website commercials for good reason (see Badda Book, Badda Boom? Who Does Your...

Prestige 4th Night Free: My Last Great Use

Prestige 4th Night Free is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. As part of my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip, I stopped in Shanghai for a few weeks. I thought I...

TPOL Alive & Well Thanks to Astrill VPN

Disclaimer: I get paid you if you sign up using my affiliate link. In exchange, you get a kickass VPN. Thanks to no one for messaging me to inquire as to my whereabouts. It really...
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