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by Hilary Stockton on 8/31/2015
Posts Tagged ‘Award Travel’
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8/31/2015
  Flying first class with a child? Which airlines and first class seats are best? Kimberly tweeted me "@TravelSort Do any airlines have 1st class seats for 2? Would be nice to not be across the aisle from my child."...
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8/18/2015
  We love redeeming frequent flyer miles and points for award flights, and have already redeemed nearly 800,000 miles and points for our own travel next year, in addition to the many miles and points I've redeemed for clients via...
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8/15/2015
  Which no annual fee credit card can earn you miles for Europe award travel? TravelSort reader Ray writes: "I want to get a credit card to build airline milage. Prefer no annual fee. I put about $3000-$4000 on a...
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8/12/2015
  American AAdvantage award ticket change fees are different from most other frequent flyer programs, so I often get questions about AAdvantage award changes by readers and my Award Booking Service clients. Now I'll be able to just send folks...
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8/5/2015
  You can buy Alaska miles with a 35% bonus until August 9, but is it worth it? It could be--if you redeem for Emirates A380 First Class and value that experience. That said, if you're sitting on plenty of...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
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7/29/2015
If an Airline Changes Your Reserved Seat, Can You Get Your Seat Back? For some travelers, it's news that you are never guaranteed a particular airline seat, even when you have a reserved seat. Why Airlines May Change Your Seat...
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7/25/2015
Will your family earn 1 million frequent flyer miles and points this year? Since we're over 6 months into 2015, I thought I'd do a mid-year post on our progress so far with our miles and points earning. For new...
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7/1/2015
This Air Berlin Business Class A330 Review for a recent NYC JFK to Berlin TXL flight is part of a new Europe trip report. It was booked with 40,000 pre-devaluation British Airways Avios.  Air Berlin A330 Business Class Cabin and Seat...
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6/27/2015
  This Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives, including JAL First Class from Tokyo Narita to New York JFK, Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class....
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6/22/2015
Delta SkyMiles AMEX cards  aren't worth applying for. They're right up there with Capital One cards as some of the worst travel credit cards (see Capital One Venture Card: 5 Reasons It Isn't Worth It). When there are so many better travel...
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6/20/2015
  This JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Narita Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives, including JAL First Class from Tokyo Narita to New York JFK, Etihad First Class and Emirates...
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6/19/2015
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
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6/12/2015
  This JAL 767-300ER Business Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Amantaka, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class. We were looking...
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6/11/2015
  Air Berlin's business class on the A330-200 isn't aspirational, but it's a good way to get to Europe while avoiding award ticket fuel surcharges. But unfortunately, even with the Airberlin record locator (which you can ask AAdvantage for) I've...
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6/9/2015
  AAdvantage miles can still be used to reserve Etihad First Apartment Awards on the A380 and Etihad First Class, including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 between Abu Dhabi and Washington Dulles IAD. There was apparently a glitch yesterday,...
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6/1/2015
  Alitalia wins the worst "Manage By Booking" Web site functionality of the airlines I routinely deal with. If you've ever tried pulling up an Alitalia ticket using the "Manage My Booking" section of the Web site, you know what...
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5/30/2015
  You can buy Starpoints with a 25% discount through May 31--is it worth it? Currently, through tomorrow 5/31/15, SPG is offering up to 25% off 20,000 Starpoints. Here are the details: • 10% off 500–9,500 Starpoints• 15% off 10,000–14,500 Starpoints•...
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5/28/2015
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints can be transferred between accounts of spouses or others in your household, as long as they live at the same address. This is a great benefit, since even other transferable points currencies such as Chase Ultimate...
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5/27/2015
  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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