“Poor Patrick Pibb,” or the cruel ambiguity of Amex’s new restrictions on sign-up bonuses

This post is about my friend Patrick, who recently found herself on the wrong side of whatever causes Amex to deem someone unworthy of a sign-up bonus. (Yes, Patrick is a lady, and she’s aware she has a weird name for a lady. Her full name is Patrick Pibb, which is hilarious and sounds likeContinue reading ““Poor Patrick Pibb,” or the cruel ambiguity of Amex’s new restrictions on sign-up bonuses”

“Poor Patrick Pibb,” or the cruel ambiguity of Amex’s new restrictions on sign-up bonuses

This post is about my friend Patrick, who recently found herself on the wrong side of whatever causes Amex to deem someone unworthy of a sign-up bonus. (Yes, Patrick is a lady, and she’s aware she has a weird name for a lady. Her full name is Patrick Pibb, which is hilarious and sounds likeContinue reading ““Poor Patrick Pibb,” or the cruel ambiguity of Amex’s new restrictions on sign-up bonuses”

United says the Excursionist Perk is not defined by time, except that it definitely is.

This post started out as another long diatribe about booking travel to the Faroe Islands, and yes, I realize that this blog probably doesn’t need another one of those. However, over the course of writing it, I realized that it’s actually about what does and does not constitute a layover under United’s newish routing rules.Continue reading “United says the Excursionist Perk is not defined by time, except that it definitely is.”

United says the Excursionist Perk is not defined by time, except that it definitely is.

This post started out as another long diatribe about booking travel to the Faroe Islands, and yes, I realize that this blog probably doesn’t need another one of those. However, over the course of writing it, I realized that it’s actually about what does and does not constitute a layover under United’s newish routing rules.Continue reading “United says the Excursionist Perk is not defined by time, except that it definitely is.”