Sunday, January 20, 2019

Keep Vs. Cancel: Virgin Atlantic Card

What a quick call this was: TPOL: I would like to close my card. Agent: Why? TPOL: Because of the annual fee. Agent: Reads Disclaimer and adds, "You're account is now closed." I signed up for the Virgin Atlantic card...

Long Island City: No Longer a Secret Thanks to Amazon

More often than I would like, I have to leave Puerto Rico to go to New York for work. Points flights are usually cheap (see Delta SkyPesos Worthless? Not to San Juan!). Hotels are...

Are Marriott Cash + Points a Myth?

I recently wrote about Hyatt's terrible cash and points program change. That program has become exclusively cash only or points only because the combination of the two rarely makes sense. Still, if someone wanted to...

LOT Airlines: Only Direct Option from Warsaw to Skopje

LOT Airlines WAW-SKP is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. If you're going to Skopje from Warsaw, then let me save...

Keep vs. Cancel: Chase Ink Plus

According to my online statements, I have had the Chase Ink Plus since 2012. It was one of the first cards I had as a professional churner. The first card was the SPG personal...

Persistence Pays Off Again: Business Aviator Approved!

Do you remember when I applied for the Barclays Business Aviator card? I don't. Nor did I remember what the offer was. Reading the linked post, I assume it was sometime in early September....

AA Miles Expiring Tomorrow? Buy Magazines

Here were the options: Buy AA Miles: The cheapest option was around $100. Get lost.  Transfer AA Miles: 1) I'm selfish. 2) Pay money? Get gone. 

Hyatt Points + Cash: Dead to Me

Where were you when you read the terrible news that Hyatt is destroying its points and cash redemptions? I was not near a computer, so I could not weigh in on what is the...

Boarding Pass Scam Resolved! Thanks Amex

I wrote a few posts regarding my exit from Tel Aviv. Among them is Wizz Air Terminal 1 Tel Aviv: Scammed at The Bus Station where I described the peril of not having a boarding pass...

Thank You Trump! Best Marriott Anniversary Night Redemption

Trump got laughed at before the UN today, and now for  some more levity as I thank Donald for my best Marriott anniversay night redemption. Unknown to me, this is UN week in NY....
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