Monday, May 21, 2018

Cuidado! Iberia Doesn’t Have a 24 Hour Cancellation on Award Tickets

Initially, I wanted a flight to Albania to sort of make good on my stupid marketing ploy, Vote Where TPOL Moves in December (For Real This Time).

Two Words to Get a Free Airline Upgrade! And It’s Not What You Think

Did you click on Bloomberg's article, The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone. If you did and were upset that the trick was basically nonsense (and if it wasn't,...

Michigan vs. OSU 2018: Hyatt Cash+Points vs. $455

Is that a math equation above? In a way it is. Is Michigan better than Ohio State? Recent decades say no, as does the loss in 2016 and the loss in 2017. But let's...

Michigan vs. Notre Dame: $1240 for a Hyatt Place!

I have cleverly called this trip report : Harbaugh's Last Chance. Like last year, I am going to Michigan's opener (see Jerry's World Trip Report). This year it's against the Catholic boys of Notre Dame....

No Deadline for Earning Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night

Well, wouldn't you know it? Because I certainly did not. I just called World of Hyatt and fought out that I do not have to meet the 5 different brand requirement before the end...

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One Way (Part 2)

I have been writing daily posts about my South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Today, I am using the last leg of my United ticket from that same trip to go from Montana to...

Booking Precision Air From Zanzibar: Only Aviator Works!

Putting the finishing touches on my South America and Africa trip. I survived an Avianca strike by some last minute ingenuity. One flight that was not part of this outstanding booking was Zanzibar to Dar...

Avianca Cancelled! But Trip Saved

Holy cheeseballs! I've been tracking Avianca's strike methodically every day. Yesterday night, Avianca's website said that special accommodations were being made for certain flights. It listed my flight from LAX-BOG as one of them....

How I Almost Left Marrakech After One Night

I try to blog in real time so I don't forget critical details. I was ready to hit publish on this post but had a change of heart.  Iberia and Avios to the rescue. Sorry, Marrakech...

Booking Made Easier: Marriott’s Websites Linked to SPG

When I was planning my trip to Italy, it was tough to find points hotels. In Naples and Palermo, I stayed at Accor hotels. In Catania, I was curious to see if there were any...
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