Monday, February 24, 2020

British Avios Trickeration: No Online S7 Booking, No Cathay, No Dragon

British is turning into the Wells Fargo of airlines for its tricky ways. It started last month when they ducked me on my flight to the South of France. Now, I'm trying to book...

Best Use of Delta SkyMiles: Africa to America

Some would argue that any use of a Delta SkyMiles is the best use of Delta SkyMiles. I've had my frustrations with booking an award ticket on Delta to the point that I just want to get rid of all them. I thought I had an 80k business class award ticket booked to Mt. Kilimanjaro only to find out that it was a mixed cabin.

Iceland Booked…for 2016

WOWair had prices way too cheap from the US to Iceland at $99 for a one-way. Now the prices are inflated at three to five times that amount for this summer. At the same...

They Do Exist! Business on Iberia Using Avios

Are you ready for another TPOL spreadsheet? My best was the $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which was followed by Tahiti Triumph and the Quest Around the Globe. Those trip reports have one thing in common: I haven't...

Buyer’s Remorse: A Case for Hoarding Points

Yesterday I told the tale of the points guru, yours truly, coming up with an innovative way of getting out of the points prison known as Mongolia. The plan was brilliant, the Excel documented fully...

The Lucky Windfall From China Visa Disaster

I am the most paranoid person when it comes to visas because of the list of visa disasters that I have referenced in the past. I wrote the book on China Transit Visas and have shared...

Preview: RTA Booked! Caribbean, Europe, Africa

First, I got questioned by an annoyed reader who was upset with the title of my post 80k United to Africa on Turkish. He said, "It would be nice if you would refer to the...

Sanya, China: Struggling To Find Where to Stay

I'm putting the final touches on my Year of the Monkey Trip Report which starts soon and covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia   Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong  Shenzhen, China Sanya,...

Cathay First Booked: Date Determined, Persistence Required

It may be Saturday night in NYC but all I can think about is an evening in December when TPOL will actually take flight. This morning I booked an imaginary flight from JFK to...

Skyscanner: Why I’m Going to Warsaw Before Athens

Next week I'm off to London on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from the D to LHR in the hopes of running the marathon in Athens the Sunday after. The original plan called for taking a...
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