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by Hilary Stockton on 5/7/2017
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5/7/2017
  If your child is traveling alone as an unaccompanied minor, or even if s/he is on the same flight but in a different cabin or class of service, you may need to use the airline's unaccompanied minor service. Fortunately,...
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4/24/2017
  What are the world's best airline first class cabins and experiences? There are so many aspects that go into a great first class airline experience, but the factors that tend to be most important to my clients are seat...
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4/18/2017
Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% bonus. In general I ignore Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as a frequent flyer program, both because Virgin Atlantic isn't a product I want to fly (what's the point...
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3/23/2017
  This ANA First Class 777 Review for a New York JFK to Tokyo Narita flight is part of a new trip report including Tokyo luxury hotels, restaurants and sushi bars. Having previously enjoyed JAL First Class, we were looking...
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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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2/19/2017
The Citi ThankYou Point 25% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club expires March 2, 2017--is it worth taking advantage of? TravelSort Client Jim writes "I'm planning to close my Citi Prestige card before the $450 annual fee is charged,...
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1/17/2017
  We love New Zealand and many of my clients either have it on their wish list or want to return. So it's great to see Air New Zealand Business Class award space open for many dates in May, June,...
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11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
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8/16/2016
  I received a 10K ANA credit card bonus offer via email today, which is pathetic by U.S. credit card bonus standards. Here are the details, and then we'll move on to other points transfer options to get ANA miles...
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3/31/2016
What are the top first class awards to Tokyo, and best luxury hotels to stay at? TravelSort client Jonathan writes “We are planning a 10th year wedding anniversary trip to Japan in Spring 2017 and would love to travel first...
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1/27/2016
  How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers take? TravelSort reader Craig writes "How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers to airline partners such as Delta take? I thought most transfers were instant, but it's been 5 hours...
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10/22/2015
  You can buy United miles with an 80% bonus through tomorrow, October 23--is it worth it? This equates to 2.1 cents per mile, which is still pretty pricey, especially given United's award chart devaluation in 2014, but it could...
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8/22/2015
  Will an airline compensate you for a flight delay that means a lost work day? TravelSort reader Prabuddha comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights post: "I was flying to Jakarta CGK via Tokyo Narita NRT and Bangkok...
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1/22/2015
ANA First Class awards are available on flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo, Seattle to Tokyo and Houston to Tokyo, thanks to some aircraft changes and ANA's new route between Houston and Tokyo. As Ben noted, first class will be on...
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6/3/2014
6/25 Update: Etihad awards are again bookable with AAdvantage miles--yay! Seeking an Etihad award using AAdvantage miles? Currently not possible. This is due to Etihad not displaying award availability correctly in Direct Access, which American Airlines uses to view and...
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1/18/2014
  SPG point transfer times to airlines vary, and it's important to understand that Starwood Preferred Guest points never transfer instantly, the way AMEX Membership Rewards and Ultimate Rewards points do, with several airline partners. While a huge plus of...
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11/14/2013
Given the United devaluation and the American-US Airways merger, such that US Airways could leave Star Alliance as early as late this year, if you want to use pre-devaluation United miles or Dividend miles on a Star Alliance award, now...
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11/2/2012
  Lufthansa usually releases first class award space no more than 14 days in advance, so I was pretty excited to book first class yesterday, November 1, for 15 days in advance, November 16.    Now, I realize that one...
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6/22/2012
This ANA Business Class flight from LA to Tokyo is my second review in a trip report. For the positioning flight from NYC to LA, see United BusinesssFirst Review 757-200 EWR-LAX. And for a review of ANA First Class, see Review:...
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3/13/2012
Last July I wrote a post about the 10 Best Premium Cabin Award Redemption Values. It’s amazing how quickly the industry changes, since I think the list could already use an update. This is due to program devaluations, changes in...
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  This The Backstreet Guides Tokyo Tour Review and Photos post is part of a Japan trip report featuring ANA First Class, JAL Business Class, Tokyo luxury hotels and Kyoto luxury hotels, and great dining in Tokyo and Kyoto. For...
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  This ANA First Class 777 Review for a New York JFK to Tokyo Narita flight is part of a new trip report including Tokyo luxury hotels, restaurants and sushi bars. Having previously enjoyed JAL First Class, we were looking...
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  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,...
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  This Sushisho Masa Tokyo Review is from our recent visit to it, one of Tokyo's top sushi bars. It may not have a Michelin star, but rumor has it that this is because the Michelin inspectors have been barred...
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  Cathay Pacific First Class is one of the first class awards most requested by my Award Booking clients, along with Singapore Suites on the A380 and Etihad First Apartment. It's interesting to me, because while I certainly love that...
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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...
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