Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Amazon Locker: 22nd Century Technology 

While we are not quite at the 3 seashell Demolition Man level, we are getting closer. A great stride for all of mankind is the invention of Amazon Locker, a service that takes Amazon...

Stumptown Coffee NYC: What A Wait

I am an espresso aficionado and I am proud to say that I own a Nespresso machine. Those things don't really go together as many would argue that real espresso can't come from a...

Delta Sky Club MSP: A Bloody Mary Under Construction

The real time blogging begins with a review of the Delta Sky Club MSP. Per usual, I'm in the back of a Delta flight on my way back to New York City.  With only one...

The 28,674 Mile Trip In [Mostly] Premium Is Underway!

The Year of the Monkey Trip Report covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia  Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong  Shenzhen, China Sanya, China  TPOL 2.5 has...

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,...

HKG-BKK: AA Bumps Me Down to Business

I was looking forward to flying Cathay first from JFK-YVR-BKK then business on Malaysia from BKK-KUL-CTG this December. Then a schedule change email came from American Airlines today. That's always bad for me. Last time it...

Push It To The Limit! Pre AA Devaluation Booked

If you're a nerd like me then you are enjoying the posts about booking a flight to and from Asia before the AA devaluation. If you aren't enjoying these posts, then there's a strong...

The Marginal Return of Booking An Added Segment

I'm on hold with AA today for the fourth time. I'm talking to a nice agent and I'm at peace from the hold music because it is barely audible. The reason I'm calling AA...

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...

Cathay First Booked: Dates TBD, Imagination Required

The criticism I receive for points travel is that I could not afford to perpetuate the lifestyle if I had to pay for my flights. I do not have to tell my points brethren...
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