Friday, December 6, 2019

$150 Redeposit Fee? Delta’s Computers Don’t Know The Cancellation Policy

So there I was, excited that my Delta reservation to Kilimanjaro in business was finally confirmed. After months of trying, I thought I finally had it. Then I received the confirmation email and to...

Call Center Roulette: The Award Ticketing Game

I get why people believe that the system is rigged. And I'm not speaking of politics. I'm talking about booking award flights. (see 5 Myths About Earning Points) The propaganda commercials that blast airlines for blackout...

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One way (Part 1)

I've called my next trip report The South America, Europe, Africa Heist. Allow me to explain why. Initially, I tried to book a flight on Delta to Mt. Kilimanjaro. That was a sham. Then...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trip Planning: Delta’s Crazy Points Pricing

Imaginary trip planning is my favorite hobby. It starts innocently enough with the question, "Where should we go next?" Inquisitive, I start looking at routing options. From there, I start checking points availability. With...

Preview: RTW Ticket Booked SA & Africa!

My dear friends, I am too tired to write how I booked this absurd reservation to South America, onward to Africa, and back to the US via London for 105k United Airline points and...

TPOL’s Complaint of the Day: Southwest Needs a NYC Airport Code!

Southwest is having a sale. That's great. What's annoying is that Southwest is one of the few websites that doesn't group New York airports as NYC. I have to search EWR and LGA separately...

Booked! 80k United to Africa on Turkish

It's been quite a week at tpol.com. The points gods are certainly smiling on me. I thought the first good deal was booking Detroit to Napoli on Air France for 18k (in coach). Then...

Guadalajara: Detour to Mexico Trip Report Intro

I'm finally finishing the Year of the Monkey Trip Report meaning it will be time to resume my Tahiti Triumph and Quest Around the Globe reports. To distract myself from the writing, I booked a...

Finalized! 5 Nights at Hilton Moorea for 280k Points

In the end it all came together. 8 nights in Tahiti for $103 + the incidentals like $1,000,000 for a burger. My first choice was to stay at the Hilton Bora Bora but good...

Flying Icelandair by Mistake

The Icelandair by Mistake post is part of the Whose Land? Iceland Trip Report which covers the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland Reykjavik, Iceland Here is the Picture Preview. Cheap WOW air flights, free hotels at the 1919 and Saga...
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