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by Hilary Stockton on 1/17/2017
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Square_review-british_airways_concorde_room_new_york_jfk-dining_room_tables
1/16/2017
  This review of the British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK is part of a new trip report including British Airways First Class flights, the Concorde Room at London Heathrow, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and...
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1/15/2017
  It's possible to be matched to a 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by sending Citi a secure message. Recently I wrote that there's a 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer without the 24...
Square_200_amex_platinum_airline_fee_credits_posted-2017
1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
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1/13/2017
  Is it worth throwing away a return flight of your airline award ticket? TravelSort reader Jacob writes "I'm thinking of using just the outbound of a SFO-JFK Virgin America First Class award flight booked using 15,000 Alaska miles, since...
Square_review-etihad_first_class_apartment_a380-first_class_cabin
1/12/2017
  This Review of Etihad First Class Apartment on the A380 from Abu Dhabi to New York is from our recent family trip to the Maldives, where we loved our stay at Cheval Blanc Randheli. Departing First Class passengers in Abu...
Square_nyc_restaurant_week_winter_2017-where_to_go_and_amex_statement_credit
1/11/2017
  NYC Restaurant Week for Winter 2017 is January 23 - February 10 (3 weeks). A 3-course lunch is $29, and 3-course dinner is $42. You can also register your AMEX card to receive $5 back with at least $35 in a single transaction,...
Square_langham_couture_preferred_partner_benefits
1/10/2017
  Langham Couture Benefits are exclusively available when reserving a Langham Hotel as a TravelSort Client or with another Langham Couture travel advisor. Langham Couture is not a well known preferred partner program, but it has a couple of great benefits: guaranteed one-category...
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1/9/2017
  10,000 bonus Alaska miles is a nice present today for Virgin America Elevate members who are also Alaska Mileage Plan members. Log into your Alaska Mileage Plan account, and you may see a 10K bonus similar to the following:...
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1/8/2017
  Monastero Santa Rosa, a gorgeous Amalfi Coast boutique hotel, is offering a 20% off Sea View Suites deal that is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, anniversary or couple's getaway, if you go in spring or autumn. We loved our brief...
Square_shangri-la_luxury_circle_benefits
1/7/2017
Shangri-La's Luxury Circle Benefits are exclusively available when reserving as a TravelSort Client or with another Shangri-La Luxury Circle travel advisor. This is a quite new preferred partner program, and has a great built-in benefit: guaranteed one-category upgrade at time...
Square_review-etihad_first_class_lounge_abu_dhabi_auh
1/6/2017
  This review of Etihad's First Class Lounge and Spa in Abu Dhabi is from our recent visit on the way back from Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives. After several delays in its construction, the new Etihad First Class...
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1/5/2017
  The 60K Ink Plus Business Card is still available via referral links, enabling you to earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points as a signup bonus and 5X on cell phone, cable and internet spend, as well as office supply store...
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1/4/2017
  This Etihad Business Class Review on the A330-200 and Leeli Business Class Lounge, Male Review is from my husband, who was in business class on the same flight my son and I flew economy class on (see my Etihad...
Square_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_offer_to_end_january_11_2017
1/3/2017
  The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus offer will end January 11, so just 1 week more to apply if you've been on the fence about the card. I'm assuming that the new offer, for applications on January 12 and...
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1/3/2017
  It's 2017, which means a new round of airline and travel credits from credit cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, AMEX Platinum, and more. Here's a rundown of the main cards that offer an airline or...
Square_etihad_airways_economy_review-a330-200
1/2/2017
  This review of Etihad Economy Class on the A330-200 from Male, Maldives to Abu Dhabi is part of our recent return trip to the Maldives, including Etihad First Apartment on the A380, Emirates First Class, and a stay at...
Square_how_we_earned_1_million_miles_and_points_in_2016_without_flying
12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
Square_the_white_restaurant-cheval_blanc_randheli_maldives_review
12/30/2016
  This review of Cheval Blanc Randheli's Restaurants and Menus is from our recent stay at this fantastic Maldives luxury resort. For the prior posts, please see: Review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Lounge, Male Maldives Review: Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Le...
Square_brussels_airlines_business_class_booked_using_etihad_miles
12/29/2016
  Brussels Airlines Business Class is a great way to get to Europe, especially if you can book Brussels Airlines Business Class with Etihad miles. That's because it's just 36,620 miles + ~$100 per person roundtrip. Compare that to some of...
Square_octopus-snorkeling_at_cheval_blanc_randheli_maldives
12/28/2016
  Have you ever seen an octopus while snorkeling? We saw an octopus--actually two of them--while snorkeling at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, after taking a 15-20 min. boat ride. The Maldives is one of my very favorite places...
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  Have you ever seen an octopus while snorkeling? We saw an octopus--actually two of them--while snorkeling at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, after taking a 15-20 min. boat ride. The Maldives is one of my very favorite places...
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10/30/2016
  My 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus has posted, helping replenish our Ultimate Rewards points balance after transferring some points earlier this year to Singapore KrisFlyer for 2017 travel.  One of the things I like about Chase Ultimate Rewards is...
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11/17/2016
  Get 2 Free Uber Rides as an AMEX Card Member from NYC, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Houston airports. Here are the details: Enjoy a total of 2 free rides (up to $65 per ride) originating...
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11/13/2016
  This Red Hen, Washington, DC Restaurant Review is part of a Washington, DC trip report. For the prior post, please see my Four Seasons Washington DC Hotel Review. We were excited to try the Red Hen, which I'd heard from...
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11/26/2016
  What are the best places to visit in December? For anyone looking for Christmas and New Year's, I advise planning a year in advance for popular resort destinations, although city breaks can be planned with less lead time. And...
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11/14/2016
  A Staples.com AMEX Offer of spend $100, get $20 back as statement credit is targeted to some AMEX accounts. It's not quite as good as a previous deal of $25 back on $100 spend, which expired November 11, but...
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