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by Hilary Stockton on 2/26/2015
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2/25/2015
  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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2/24/2015
  This Bangkok Airways Review from Siem Reap to Bangkok is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review...
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2/23/2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
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2/22/2015
  This Bayon Temple Photo Tour was organized by Amansara--the best luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the...
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2/21/2015
Want a Citi Business AAdvantage Card and need application and reconsideration tips? TravelSort reader Rick writes "I applied online for a Citi Business AAdvantage card, but wasn't approved instantly. Instead, I got a pending application screen with instructions to call...
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2/20/2015
  This Island Creek Oyster Bar Boston Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. Visiting Boston? See all of our posts tagged Boston. Getting to Island Creek Oyster Bar Island Creek Oyster Bar is located at Hotel Commonwealth, at 500 Commonwealth Avenue, in...
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2/19/2015
  Rocco Forte Hotels include iconic properties such as Hotel de Russie in Rome, Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, Hotel de Rome in Berlin and others in Europe. Rocco Forte offers Sir Rocco's Knights as its preferred partner program, which all...
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2/18/2015
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future post will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First...
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2/17/2015
  A new Hyatt Promo offers a 20% points rebate when you redeem points for award nights or points + cash stays 2/17/15 to 7/31/15. It's of no use for our stays, but it may come in handy for some...
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2/16/2015
  An Emirates A380 will fly its U.S. to Europe route between New York JFK and Milan MXP starting June 1, 2014 per Ben. This is not a new route, since Emirates has flown this Fifth Freedom route since October 2013,...
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2/15/2015
Which travel credit card can replace an SPG Business AMEX for earning Lufthansa award tickets? TravelSort reader Mark comments on our post 2015: Which New Credit Cards We're Applying For: "With Costco dropping Amex, we need to replace an SPG business card....
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2/14/2015
  A 60K Ink Plus bonus offer is back until March 1, 2015 and listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page, although unlike last year's 60K offer, the $95 annual fee is NOT waived with this offer. Here are the details:...
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2/13/2015
  This Amansara Restaurant Review and Menu post covers our food and dining experiences at Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Future posts will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples and cultural experiences. The posts are part of a...
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2/12/2015
  The best NYC luxury hotels rarely offer great deals, but if there's one time of the year to get them, that time is now: winter to early spring, when temperatures are chilly and the generally high hotel occupancy rates...
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2/11/2015
  There are 75K and 50K American Express Business Gold Card signup bonus offers which you may be targeted for or be able to get. Here are the details: 75K AMEX Business Gold Card Bonus Offer Via teddy25 at Flyertalk,...
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2/10/2015
  This Angkor Wat Photo Tour and Breakfast at Amansara's Khmer Village House is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in...
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2/9/2015
Asiana Award Space is NOT Bookable on United.com for the moment, so you need to call United to book, and ask the agent to waive the usual phone booking fee. Several readers have emailed me about this, since Asiana Business...
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2/8/2015
Delta's Award Charts Have Been Missing since Friday, and while I write very little about Delta SkyMiles since I don't collect them, I've received emails from concerned readers who are captive to a Delta hub wanting to know why Delta's...
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2/7/2015
  This Ta Prohm and Preah Khan Temple Photo Tour is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in this trip report please...
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2/6/2015
  Which Credit Cards are Worth Getting in 2015? While everyone's credit card situation is different, depending on which cards you already have (or had) and which miles and points are most valuable to you given future travel plans, many...
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12/2/2014
  A 60K Citi Gold AAdvantage bonus offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. This is better than past 50K Citi Gold AAdvantage targeted offers, as well as the current public offer of 25,000 AA miles after $750 in purchases...