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by Hilary Stockton on 12/7/2016
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12/7/2016
  Japan Airlines Awards are now bookable with Alaska Mileage Plan miles, and there are some nice savings, especially on intra-Asia flights. This is great news--I love JAL First Class and JAL Sky Suite Business Class for their great memory...
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11/24/2016
  Brussels Business Class booked with Etihad Guest miles is one of the best values for roundtrip travel to Europe from the U.S., at least if you can travel from New York JFK: it's just 36,620 miles roundtrip.  Since I've...
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11/15/2016
  This Review of Cathay Pacific First Class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Visiting...
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11/9/2016
  Should you buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 100K bonus? Probably not, unless you find the perfect award and put it on hold before purchasing the miles. I'll get to why I think even the 100K bonus doesn't...
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11/1/2016
  You can buy SPG Starpoints at 50% off, if targeted. If you are, you could buy up to 30,000 Starpoints at 50% off, for $525 instead of $1050, which is buying them at 1.75 cents per point. That's a...
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10/13/2016
  This Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge HKG Review is from a recent Cathay Pacific First Class trip, including stays at luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Vietnam. Visting Hong Kong? See all our posts tagged Hong Kong....
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10/11/2016
  This Cathay Pacific First Class Review on the 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong is part of a new trip report including luxury hotel stays in Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review: The Centurion Lounge New...
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10/7/2016
  This American Airlines Old A321 First Class review is part of a new trip report to Asia. Since unfortunately there was no award space on American Airlines' A321 Transcontinental Business Class for my date, I took old American A321...
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10/2/2016
  This Singapore Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is based on our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME to Houston IAH, a route that is being changed to Manchester, UK to Houston. This is Singapore's old 777-300ER with 8...
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9/30/2016
Cathay Pacific First Class is one of my favorite airline first class products, so I was looking forward to trying the new Cathay First Class. The hard product is mostly the same, but the first class seats have been done...
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9/20/2016
  Etihad Eliminated Etihad Chauffeur service for Etihad First Class and Business Class AAdvantage award tickets ticketed August 10, 2016 and later (HT: HMPS on Flyertalk). But what about AAdvantage award tickets issued before August 10, 2016--is Etihad Chauffeur still available for these...
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9/15/2016
  A 40,000 Korean Air SKYPASS Visa bonus offer is targeted to some people; I recently received this targeted offer in the mail. U.S. Bank issues the card, so if you're in a rut and have already gotten all the...
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9/7/2016
  Singapore KrisFlyer awards are 15% less when booked online, so if you can book your award online, you should do so. That said, there are KrisFlyer awards you can't book online, such as mixed cabin awards (say where you're...
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8/21/2016
  Best ways to use 100K Chase Ultimate Rewards points? That's a question I'm getting from some TravelSort clients who either applied today in-branch for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve, or plan to apply for the card this week, once...
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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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8/10/2016
  There's a 50% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios but is it worth it? Keep in mind that Membership Rewards points normally transfer to Avios at a 1000:800 ratio, so with the 50% bonus, 1000 Membership...
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8/6/2016
  Spring Break is a favorite time to travel, especially for clients heading to Europe and parts of Asia that are uncomfortably hot and crowded during peak summer season. Another benefit, depending on when you book travel, is better flight...
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8/4/2016
  United MileagePlus Changes are Coming: Increased Change Fees, Stopover Changes, and No Changes to Star Alliance Partner Awards within 24 Hours of Departure. It's never a good day when you see an email from United titled "Coming soon: MileagePlus...
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8/2/2016
  JetBlue is offering 25% Off TrueBlue Awards booked by August 4 for travel September 7 - November 16, although exceptions apply. Here are the details: 25% off JetBlue TrueBlue award travel September 7 - November 16, 2016 Valid for...
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7/12/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of your Gold Passport points back for Hyatt Visa cardmembers for stays from July 11 to October 31, after you register for the promotion. This comes in handy for me, since I have a quick...
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10/2/2016
  This Singapore Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is based on our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME to Houston IAH, a route that is being changed to Manchester, UK to Houston. This is Singapore's old 777-300ER with 8...
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10/14/2016
  Emirates has a new Jennifer Aniston Ad for its A380, with Jennifer Aniston finding a kid in her Emirates A380 First Class Suite, who tells her he wants to become a pilot someday. It's a cute ad, and as...
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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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9/30/2016
Cathay Pacific First Class is one of my favorite airline first class products, so I was looking forward to trying the new Cathay First Class. The hard product is mostly the same, but the first class seats have been done...
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9/26/2016
  Will 10X at Amazon with the Chase Freedom return for Q4 2016? Per a Reddit poster's Chase banker, it will, although so far this is still a rumor: "I was in a branch talking with my [Chase] banker...and I...
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