Sunday, June 26, 2022

Outstaying Your Welcome: Hyatt Trinidad Says No Pool Access

I was at Maracas Beach in Trinidad and returned to the Hyatt to kill some time before my 1AM flight to Tobago. I hadn't had a chance to check out the pool so I thought...

Wells Fargo Is the Worst Bank

There are some truths that are self-evident: Delta=SkyRubles BoA=Mischievous  Southwest=Ethics Here's another: Wells Fargo=Archaic, Incompetent, and Unhelpful Why? First, take a look at the struggle to get the Propel card. That should tell you all you need to know about...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2016

Happy Festivus! Festivus 2016 is just as cathartic as it was in 2015. It's been a good year for TPOL but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers,...

SQ Deval Notice Means Nothing

You know what really grinds my gears? Devaluations. You know what annoys me more? The recommendation to book now before the deval goes into effect.  Yesterday after everyone including Kellyanne Conway reported on another hit...

Angry at Amex Platinum Too!

There's no reason TPOL should be up at 7AM unless he's coming home from a Chinese disco. This early hour has me in a foul mood. I just ranted about the SQ deval and now I'm...

Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh Wants My Stool Sample

After a terrible time in Sharm which included the worst food poisoning of my life and the taxi driver that fought with me over $2 at the airport nearly costing me my flight, I...

How a Fog Delay Should Have Cost Me $450

This past November, I wrote about my trip to Athens for the Marathon. (see Trip Report)Before departing, there was intense fog at London Heathrow that forced Virgin Atlantic to cancel my Upper Class flight. The...

The Office of the President Calls…for US Bank

A ceasefire has been declared. The Club Carlson drama is over. This morning I received a call from a restricted number. Some people are adamant about not taking calls from numbers they do not...

Mortal Kombat II: Citi Won’t Credit EgyptAir

Test your might! In this case, test your patience. Seconds after being shot down for my 4th night free credit, a benefit of the Citi Prestige card, the unhelpful Citi agent is telling me...

JetBlue Flight Cancelled: Rebooked a Day Later?

Sunny skies in Chicago didn't prevent my JetBlue flight from being cancelled to New York this morning. Yesterday's weather in New York didn't cooperate with JetBlue's operations. Many flights had to be cancelled and...
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