Sunday, June 26, 2022

Stiffed Citi AA Exec Bonus Points: Arbitration Right Away?

Here's another candidate for the 2016 Festivus Airing of Grievances. This time it's brought to you by Citi, another bank who no longer cares for points enthusiasts. Before Citi introduced the rule that a customer...

Approved for a Chase Sapphire? Why That’s A Bad Thing

Yesterday I wrote the not so shocking news that I was rejected by Chase for what may be the best credit card of all time, the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Since I will never know...

No AC in Tahiti!

I've been scolded for giving my play-by-play for changing my AA award ticket on the way back from Tahiti. I have to tread lightly so as to not sound like I am complaining once again....

The Peaceful Conclusion: US Bank Follows Up

In my comments section, I often get readers who exclaim, "TPOL, you complain too much!" One person wrote in regards to my Delta experience that I should pay for first-class if I wanted better service. How does that...

Iberia Points Transfer Problems

I was very proud of myself for booking a flight from Madrid to Chicago on Iberia business using British Avios. It was considerably cheaper than flying British metal. That triumphant moment was cut short...

United Kills Points Travel

Closing tax loopholes has been a big issue during this election. As a capitalist and former professor of tax, I'm against simplifying the tax code. The complexities of the system ensure that savvy business people...

Fatality! Citi Honors The HHonors Promo

Yesterday using the Mortal Kombat metaphor, I wrote about my rumble with Citi regarding their Citi Prestige 4th night free perk and their misapplication of the $250 statement credit for flight purchases. I haven't...

AA Ticket: Y’all Got Drama, The Saga Continues

To quote the voice of my generation, Puff Daddy d/b/a P. Diddy, aka Sean Puffy Combs, Diddy or as he's known by the UCLA police, Sean Jean Combs, "Y'all got drama, the saga continues." What other way...

Dear Delta: Why You Gotta Be So Rude?

I'm currently making my way from the west to the east for my first ever Boarding Area conference. I'm looking forward to meeting members of the BA crew and seeing what DC is like...

VIP no more, I headed back home outraged

I have designated Friday the day where the angry, perhaps whiny professor, gets to rant and rave much like Peter Griffin about anything that’s on my mind. Consider yourself warned. Today’s topic: hotel customer service in...
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