Friday, May 7, 2021

SPG Best Rate Guarantee: Didn’t Work for Me

Nothing is worse than paying for a room only to find out that it was available for cheaper. Major hotel chains have a Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) program that seeks to assure guests that...

The Psychology of Points Transfers: MRs to Avios

I genuinely enjoy when multiple bloggers share their opinions on when faced with devaluation. It makes the decision of what to do less daunting. Cue in the Geico Final Countdown commercial because the devaluation of...

Booking EgyptAir: The No Points Problem

After running 26.2 miles in the Athens Marathon, I'll still be a ways away from my next destination, Egypt. Pre United devaluation, I would've flown EgyptAir on Star Alliance but that option is no...

Etihad First Booked! Cairo to LA via Abu Dhabi

I wrote about the trepidation of booking an award ticket a few weeks ago. That was based on the true story of trying to find a flight back to the US after I hopefully...

Booking an Award Ticket: An Anxious Ordeal

The process of booking an awards ticket is characterized by highs and lows. The life cycle goes as follows: The seed is planted:  You're at work bored. You see a display banner ad about visiting a...

Alaska’s Free Companion Fare: Useless?

I have 7, that's right 7, Alaska Free Companion fare tickets to use with varying expiration dates. I pay full price for one ticket and my companion gets to fly for 'free'- $121 extra....

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Booked to LHR

Phew! What an ordeal this whole thing has been. Finding a flight to Europe to get to Athens for the marathon was hardly simple. First, I thought I could deal with peasant class and...

Denied Delta Bonus: Plan B ThankYou Points

Your results may vary. How many times have we heard that? Chase is cracking down on churners. How many times have we heard that? American Express's website clearly states for certain cards the sign up...

Park Hyatt Moscow, Postponed AGAIN

When you live in Mongolia you expect travel to be difficult. When you live in the United States, you expect travel to be easy. Trips to Costa Rica on a whim are simple as 1,...

Virgin Business…Athens Afterthought

Who is TPOL kidding? Flying peasant class is for the birds. Actually the birds probably have a nicer time because they don't have to go through TSA. While I do have my 20k AA...
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