Saturday, April 21, 2018

Alaska Airlines Card: Why I Only Received a 5k Sign-Up Bonus

I was writing my What I Spent (And Received) in Annual Fees annual post. As part of my audit, I wanted to double-check exactly what benefit I got from each card. When I checked my Alaska...

Keep Vs. Cancel: SPG Personal

Every year, I get an annual fee for $95, and every year I consider cancelling the SPG Personal. Every year, I call in and see what Amex will do for me. Amex's retention has...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2017

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have disappointed me over the last year. I'm just...

Ethiopian Business JNB-ADD: The Worst Flight Experience

Move over Frontier. Out of the way Allegiant. There may be a new winner for worst flight I have ever taken that makes Air France from DTW-CDG look half decent.

No Deadline for Earning Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night

Well, wouldn't you know it? Because I certainly did not. I just called World of Hyatt and fought out that I do not have to meet the 5 different brand requirement before the end...

Not Receiving A Mistake Fare Is Not Blog Worthy

Disclosure: The following is not legal advice. Contact an attorney (not me) if you have an issue with an airline. I don't handle those cases.  By now, you've read or found out that your Air...

Don’t Forget Annual Travel Credits!

A handy feature on AwardWallet is the reminder when travel credits have not been redeemed. I have my Amex platinum linked to my account so had I forgotten to buy my Delta gift cards,...

US Bank Altitude Cardholders: Don’t Forget 12 Free Gogo Inflight Passes

Gogo sure has come a long way since the days when it barely worked. Now, I'm used to connecting when I'm high in the sky. Besides catching up with friends that I usually ignore,...

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United ‘Free’ One Way (Part 2)

I have been writing daily posts about my South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Today, I am using the last leg of my United ticket from that same trip to go from Montana to...

Did A Citi Employee Steal Your Personal Information Too?

Disclaimer: The following is not legal advice. Please contact me at bachuwalaw.com if the following happened to you.  I was away on my South America & Africa Points Heist trip. When I returned, I only had...
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