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by Hilary Stockton on 3/22/2017
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Square_us_bans_laptops_as_carry-ons_for_flights_from_dubai_abu_dhabi_and_other_middle_eastern_airports
3/21/2017
  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is banning laptops and tablets in carry-ons on nonstop flights to the U.S. from the following Middle Eastern airports, including the hubs of Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and Saudia:  Abu...
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3/20/2017
  We've just done over 20 hours of door to door travel, and while my husband and I are exhausted, our son was preternaturally energetic and it took some time to get him to go to bed. Nor is he...
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3/19/2017
  This review of British Airways First Class Lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7 is part of a new trip report (but not on British Airways). See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying British...
Square_best_paris_luxury_hotel_offers_spring_and_summer_2017
3/18/2017
  Paris is a wonderful spring and early summer destination, and I have a number of clients heading there this year for anniversary trips, couples' getaways, and family vacations. Paris is also a top luxury hotel city, given the incredibly...
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3/17/2017
I'm rethinking my AMEX Business Platinum. While I'd assumed I was going to cancel it later this year, after collecting the $200 in airline incidental credit, I'm sure now that I'll keep it at least another year. Why? It's well...
Square_5_tips_for_michelin_star_dining_with_kids
3/16/2017
  Are Michelin-star restaurants off limits to kids? Not necessarily. If you're a foodie and now have a family, you don't have to relegate yourself to cafes, family-friendly restaurants, take-out and room service when traveling, any more than you have...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_on_groceries_and_drugstores
3/15/2017
  Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Drugstores, for April to June 2017 spend. Grocery stores are my favorite category, since even as a family of 3, we probably spend ~$150 per week on groceries, given that we...
Square_book_early_or_last_minute-7_reasons_to_plan_ahead
3/14/2017
  Do you book travel early or wait for last minute deals? While there can certainly be good last minute airfare or hotel deals if you're not particular about where you go or where you stay, there are many reasons...
Square_persistence_pays_off_for_aadvantage_awards
3/13/2017
  Persistence often pays off, including for award tickets. I book many AAdvantage awards for Award Booking clients, because even though Alaska miles are often less expensive, have the advantage of allowing a stopover on a one way award, and...
Square_moray_eel-mote_aquarium_sarasota_review
3/12/2017
  We recently made a quick trip to lovely Sarasota, Florida, and visited the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium there.  It's a perfect family place to spend a few hours looking at the fish and marine mammals (manatees!), and learning about...
Square_our_2017_miles_and_points_progress
3/11/2017
  How is your 2017 miles and points progress? For my family, frequent flyer miles and points are the means to an end--they're what enable us to fly internationally and for me, be productive for work and for my family,...
Square_review-red_compass_nyc_georgian_restaurant
3/10/2017
This Red Compass NYC Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Regular readers know that I love Georgian food--from Georgia the country, not Georgia the state. I first had Georgian food back in 1992...
Square_amex_centurion_lounge_new_amex_platinum_guest_policy-_2_free_family_members_or_guests
3/9/2017
The AMEX Centurion Lounge will have a new guest policy for AMEX Platinum members: only 2 family members or guests may enter for free, and a one day pass must be purchased for the 3rd guest, 4th guest etc. at...
Square_qatar_new_business_class_qsuite_double_bed
3/8/2017
  Qatar Airways' New Business Class QSuite is to launch in June 2017, with London to Doha the first route. The new QSuite features closing suite doors, the first double bed in business class, and the ability to create a...
Square_7_reasons_to_prefer_jetblue_if_flying_economy
3/7/2017
  JetBlue is by far my top choice if flying Economy in the U.S., and this was reconfirmed during a quick recent trip. We don't fly much domestically or in economy, but the times I've flown economy on legacy carriers...
Square_amex_business_platinum_new_benefits-5x_on_flights_and_prepaid_hotels_with_amex_travel
3/6/2017
  The AMEX Business Platinum will add new benefits, 5X points on flights and prepaid hotels booked with AMEX Travel, effective March 30, 2017, per Flyertalk. This is better news than for the personal AMEX Platinum, which will raise its...
Square_earn_500_krisflyer_miles_for_a_new_account
3/5/2017
  You can earn 500 Singapore KrisFlyer miles for opening a new KrisFlyer account, by using code JOINKF2017 when signing up for a new account. Even if you already have a KrisFlyer account, it can be worth signing your spouse, partner...
Square_amex_offers-100_off_the_breakers_palm_beach
3/4/2017
Current AMEX Offers include one for $60 off Bellagio Las Vegas or other MGM Resort in Las Vegas, and $100 off The Breakers in Palm Beach. The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Bellagio, ARIA, The Signature at MGM Grand and...
Square_top_5_luxury_overwater_villas_in_the_world
3/3/2017
  Luxury Overwater Villas and Bungalows immediately spring to mind for many couples planning honeymoon or anniversary trips, but where are the best ones? You'll have the most options to choose from in the Maldives, although all overwater villas are...
Square_amex_platinum_raises_fee-adds_uber_credit
3/2/2017
  AMEX Platinum's fee is increasing to $550 effective March 30, 2017, and some new "benefits" are being added, such as monthly $15 Uber credits and 5X on prepaid hotels booked with AMEX. Meh. While I don't have the AMEX...
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