Sunday, January 20, 2019

Points or Cash? Business or Coach? My Flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv

This post is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL Trip Report, the trip where TPOL will join the Traveler's Century Club (for the haters out there see Is Hawaii a Country? For the lovers and...

Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night Earned From Anniversary Certificate

Last year I wrote that there is no time limit on earning a free night by being a Brand Explorer (see No Deadline for Earning Hyatt Brand Explorer Free Night). I recently hit the mark...

Lessons from Iberia Deal: Think Ahead!

Iberia honored the deal, at least for me. That means I'm going to Albania! While I'm happy I will be flying round trip in business for $500, I could have done much better had...

Why Do Chase Ink Points Take Longer to Post?

Last week I asked why pending transactions only disappear from Ink? That question has baffled me for years, much like how do we know if anyone will ever pick up when we are on...

JetBlue Business Approved! Yes, Alexander Bachuwa Owns Bachuwa Law

This was the hardest I had to work for a credit card approval since my Wells Fargo Propel card (see Wells Fargo Card: The Most Resilient Reconsideration Call(s) Ever). At first, I was rejected because...

Iberia Honors Deal! San Juan-Madrid (Albania) RT Booked!

Do you believe in miracles? Si! Refresh, refresh, refresh is all I did today. And just like waiting for final exam grades, the result of whether Iberia would honor the deal appeared. Unlike in...

Air China, Say What? “Your Flight is to Busan, We’ll Only Take You to...

Air China, say what! Air China, say what? Today I asked the gate agent that very question when I inquired as to what the hell he was talking about. Mind you, I'm in Puerto...

Why Do Pending Transactions Only Disappear from Chase Ink?

I use my Chase Ink for utilities and for AdWords. 5x for the former and 3x for the latter make it the best card to use for such purchases. Having said that, I do...

‘Please Wait A Minute’: Why Iberia Should Honor Its Offer

By now you've read many blog posts about Iberia's interesting promotion, whereby travelers could earn 90,000 miles for booking 10 trips from Madrid to . Well, I've never been to Seville, but I kinda...

JetBlue San Juan to NYC to Seattle: A Big Price to Pay for a...

Before moving to Puerto Rico, I had to check it out for a few days. After four nights there, I contemplated staying and retrieving my stuff from Scottsdale later. A major reason why I...
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