Sunday, January 20, 2019

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...

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....

Wiki Airports: Finding Flights to the Unbeaten Path

Yesterday, I wrote Booking Advice: Before Checking Points, Check Wiki Airports! In addition to listing all the airlines that fly to a certain city, Wiki Airports also shows cities that have direct flights to that airport.

Booking Advice: Before Checking Points, Check Wiki Airports!

Have you ever gone out for drinks with Bitcoin billionaires? It's an incredible sight to see them squirm when the bill comes. Somehow their net worth is incalculable, yet somehow they can barely scrap...

Points or Cash? Business or Coach? My Flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv

This post is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL Trip Report, the trip where TPOL will join the Traveler's Century Club (for the haters out there see Is Hawaii a Country? For the lovers and...

Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night Earned From Anniversary Certificate

Last year I wrote that there is no time limit on earning a free night by being a Brand Explorer (see No Deadline for Earning Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night). I recently hit the mark...

Lessons from Iberia Deal: Think Ahead!

Iberia honored the deal, at least for me. That means I'm going to Albania! While I'm happy I will be flying round trip in business for $500, I could have done much better had...

Iberia Honors Deal! San Juan-Madrid (Albania) RT Booked!

Do you believe in miracles? Si! Refresh, refresh, refresh is all I did today. And just like waiting for final exam grades, the result of whether Iberia would honor the deal appeared. Unlike in...

‘Please Wait A Minute’: Why Iberia Should Honor Its Offer

By now you've read many blog posts about Iberia's interesting promotion, whereby travelers could earn 90,000 miles for booking 10 trips from Madrid to . Well, I've never been to Seville, but I kinda...
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