Posts Tagged ‘Award Travel’
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5/7/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.89 cents each through June 1 with 35% off (to celebrate the AAdvantage program's 35th anniversary) and a 15,000 bonus if you buy 150,000 miles. Here's the math: 150,000 miles + 15,000 bonus...
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5/3/2016
  You can Buy Alaska Miles with up to a 50% Bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Alaska also had an up to 50% bonus for buying miles back in November-December 2015, but the question is whether buying miles...
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5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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4/29/2016
  This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review on the A340-300 is from our recent trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand. It’s always good to get another perspective on an airline and product by flying a product again, and...
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4/27/2016
  This Review of Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Lounge at Papeete Airport (the Manuhiri Lounge, also used by Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Japan Airlines) is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury...
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4/26/2016
  Update: JAL online seat selection is again available, perhaps thanks to my and others' complaints about the system update that had eliminated it. -----Original Post----- JAL Seat Selection Online is No Longer Available for AA Award Tickets and other...
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4/21/2016
  How to Change a Name on an Airline Ticket Due to Marriage? Generally airline ticket name changes or transfers to another person are not permitted. But what about in the case of a legal name change?  TravelSort reader Jenny...
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4/15/2016
  Is It Worth Paying Taxes by Credit Card, with Fees, to Fly Etihad First Apartment on the A380? April 18, 2016 is U.S. tax deadline day (thanks to today being a DC holiday, taxes are due April 18 this...
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4/9/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.8 cents each through April 28, but is it worth it after the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation?  Here are the tiers: Buy 6000-9000 AAdvantage miles: 1500 bonus miles Buy 10,000-19,000 AAdvantage miles: 3500...
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4/5/2016
  A 50,000 Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard bonus offer has returned, and I've added it to the Best Travel Credit Cards page.   Here are the offer details: 20,000 Miles & More miles after first purchase Additional 30,000 Miles & More...
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4/5/2016
  This American Airlines A321 First Class Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York to Los...
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4/1/2016
Alaska Mileage Plan increased Emirates A380 First Class awards 67%-100% with no notice effective March 30, 2016, which Alaska's Q&A rather petulantly blamed on "travel hacking" and below-market award levels making the previous award rates unsustainable. First, here are the...
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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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3/23/2016
  This review of American Business Class on the A321 from New York JFK to Los Angles LAX is part of a new trip report. It's rare that I fly transcontinental business class, or even any domestic flight cross-country, since...
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3/22/2016
What are the best first class lounges that provide access when connecting onward to a business class flight? While some lounges such as the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai restrict access to those departing in Emirates First Class or Qantas...
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3/18/2016
  What is minimum connection time at airports? Where can you find minimum connecting time for a given airport? I'm sometimes asked by clients whether they'll have enough time to connect at an airport, or what is a legal connection...
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3/17/2016
  What are the Best Seats in Cathay Pacific First Class? I've just selected Cathay First Class seats for some clients and also for one of my own trips, and given that quite a few readers may also have booked...
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3/14/2016
  How long do SPG points take to transfer to AAdvantage? This is an especially relevant question as we get down to the wire for booking Cathay Pacific First Class, JAL First Class, JAL Sky Suite Business Class, Etihad A380...
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3/3/2016
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers now, the best signup bonus these cards have ever offered. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is 25,000 Starpoints, and each year (usually...
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3/3/2016
Where to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points and Citi ThankYou Points Before Closing High Annual Fee Cards? A TravelSort Client writes "We have 600,000+ points total in our Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points accounts. We don't...
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4/14/2016
  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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2/28/2016
  Which Chase credit cards to apply for before the 5/24 rule goes into effect? Reader Vincent writes "I read your post Chase 5/24 Rule and Why to Get the Ink Plus Now and am about to apply for the Ink...
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3/3/2016
Where to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points and Citi ThankYou Points Before Closing High Annual Fee Cards? A TravelSort Client writes "We have 600,000+ points total in our Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points accounts. We don't...
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4/11/2016
This Four Seasons Bora Bora Restaurant Reviews and Menus post is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York...
Square_top_4_first_class_awards_to_tokyo_and_best_tokyo_luxury_hotels
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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2/29/2016
Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...