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by Hilary Stockton on 5/29/2016
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5/28/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Restaurants and Menu Review is from our recent stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, for the third part of an anniversary trip that also included the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in...
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5/27/2016
Is it better to book hotels in advance or last minute? TravelSort reader William writes "I usually hate planning in advance and prefer to plan trips closer to the actual travel dates, but my partner and I also want to...
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5/26/2016
  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
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5/25/2016
  There's a 40K Citi ThankYou Premier link that is working (as of this writing) and which I've added as #10 on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. This card used to offer a 50K signup bonus, which later decreased...
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5/24/2016
  Four Seasons Lanai is offering 4th night free, a $300 air credit (per couple) and a complimentary activity, such as a round of golf, horseback riding or UTV tour. It's a great summer promotion for this beautiful resort, fresh...
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5/23/2016
  Flying Blue is a new Ultimate Rewards points transfer partner, making Flying Blue one of the few frequent flyer programs that all transferable points (AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points and SPG Starpoints) transfer to. When is it...
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5/23/2016
  This Chantara Thai Restaurant Review in Fiji is from our recent stay, the third leg of a trip that also included Bora Bora and New Zealand. We were staying at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, also on Denarau...
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5/22/2016
  For a honeymoon, is Maldives or Bora Bora a better experience? A TravelSort Client writes "I've seen you were recently in Bora Bora and that you've also been to the Maldives. Which is a better honeymoon experience, and why?...
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5/21/2016
Which Airlines and U.S. Airports use TSA PreCheck? With security lines so long that many passengers have been missing their flights, it's more important than ever to take advantage of TSA PreCheck, which you have access to if you have Global...
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5/20/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Review is the third leg of a trip report that also includes Bora Bora and New Zealand. Our stay was rather last minute, since our original destination was Laucala Island (see Best Luxury...
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5/19/2016
  AMEX Refer a Friend could earn you up to 55K Membership Rewards points for AMEX Business Platinum referrals, and up to 55K SPG Starpoints for SPG Business AMEX referrals. Before you email all your friends, however, consider that even...
Square_air_new_zealand_premium_economy_seat_review_777-200er
5/18/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Premium Economy on the 777-300 from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji, is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand. In contrast...
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5/17/2016
Which Travel Credit Card for American Airlines Flights and Other Business Travel? TravelSort reader Lauren comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page "I fly 3-5 times a month, typically with American Airlines for business. While we can collect flyer miles,...
Square_review-air_new_zealand_business_premier_777-200er_cabin_and_seats
5/16/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Business Premier on the 777-300 is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand.  For the prior posts, please see:...
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5/15/2016
  5/17/16 Update: Four Seasons Kyoto is now open for reservations! The Four Seasons Kyoto is one of the Top 2016 New Luxury Hotel Openings I highlighted last year, and is scheduled to open October 15, 2016. For such a scenic,...
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5/14/2016
Our 2016 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credits have posted, which will give us $400 off American Airlines flights. My husband and I both have the AMEX Business Platinum card, so we each were reimbursed $200 for our American Airlines e-gift...
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5/13/2016
  This Air New Zealand Auckland Koru Lounge Review at Auckland Airport is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand.  The lounge was recently renovated at...
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5/12/2016
  British Airways First Class Can Be Booked for as little as $1998 roundtrip today, May 12, thanks to a BA first class and business class fare sale combined with an AARP discount and an extra 10% British Airways Visa...
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5/11/2016
  Getting EC 261/2004 compensation is a hassle, even from EU airlines such as Air France, let alone U.S. airlines on flights departing the EU (see Getting American Airlines to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay and Is EU Compensation Owed...
Square_review-novotel_auckland_airport-front_desk-reception
5/10/2016
  This Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Review is from a New Zealand trip report. For the prior posts, please see: Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review: Papeete to Auckland Review: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Elephant...
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  What are the Top 10 Things to Do at Four Seasons Bora Bora? Without question, the resort is very relaxing, and it would be easy to simply destress by sleeping in and relaxing at your overwater bungalow. But while that...
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