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by Hilary Stockton on 2/10/2016
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2/10/2016
  This Etihad First Apartment Review on the A380 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi is part of our trip from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK via Abu Dhabi. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Emirates First Class on the A380 and...
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2/9/2016
  Which Frequent Flyer Programs are Best for Award Ticket Changes? There are many reasons you may need to make changes to your award tickets, whether something came up at work such that you can't take time off as planned,...
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2/8/2016
  This Etihad First Class and Business Class Lounge Sydney Review is part of our trip in Etihad First Apartment on the A380 from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK via Abu Dhabi. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Emirates First Class...
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2/5/2016
  Getting New Zealand award tickets in first class or business class is tough, especially if you're looking to travel during the peak summer season of December to February, or even the shoulder season before and after that. TravelSort reader...
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1/31/2016
Expiring Deals include British Airways 4500 Avios Awards, AMEX's Jet.com Offer, and NYC Restaurant Week. Here are the details: 1. British Airways 4500 Avios Awards: Last Day to Book is Monday, February 1, 2016 As I wrote in British Airways...
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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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1/20/2016
  What are the best Singapore Suites on the A380, Singapore First Class and Singapore Business Class award flight redemptions from the West Coast to Asia? TravelSort reader Mark writes "Without going into too much detail, could you provide your...
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1/7/2016
  I have a few Etihad First Apartment Booking Tips, based on client and reader questions after I wrote Etihad First Apartment A380 Awards Available Abu Dhabi to NYC. 1. Be Flexible with Dates: There Are Still a Few Days with...
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1/3/2016
  Are airline credit cards or hotel credit cards a better deal? The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article from Scott McCartney's The Middle Seat column, entitled "Time to Rethink Your Airline Credit Card," which claims that cards tied...
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12/30/2015
  Etihad First Apartment A380 Award Availability is something I've been monitoring for clients using my Award Booking Service, and I've been busy recently booking couples and solo travelers on the Abu Dhabi to New York JFK route, which did...
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12/21/2015
  This Qantas International Business Class Lounge, Melbourne review is part of our recent trip to Australia and New Zealand on Qantas. For previous posts, see: Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Review: CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel...
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12/19/2015
  This Review of Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment is part of my husband's travel to Australia. See his prior post on the Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi for Etihad First Class and Business Class passengers.   Etihad...
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12/16/2015
  This review of Etihad's Business Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi (the Etihad Premium Lounge) is based on the photos and trip note of my husband, who flew Emirates First Class on the A380 New York to Dubai and then Etihad...
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12/14/2015
  This Qantas A380 First Class Dubai to Melbourne review is a continuation of our Qantas First Class London to Dubai flight. Since I covered the first class cabin and seats, seat selection, pajamas and amenity kit in my prior...
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12/12/2015
  This review of Emirates' First Class Lounge at Dubai Airport (DXB) is part of a trip report featuring Emirates A380 First Class, Qantas A380 First Class, stays in New Zealand luxury lodges and Sydney, Australia, and Etihad First Apartment...
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12/10/2015
  This new Qantas First Class A380 review of a London to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Emirates A380 First Class, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine dining in some of New Zealand's...
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12/8/2015
  This Emirates First Class A380 review of a New York JFK to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Qantas First Class on the A380 to Melbourne, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine...
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12/7/2015
Given the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, what's the strategy going forward? I've always recommended redeeming your frequent flyer miles and not saving them, given the significant award chart devaluations that occur. Frequent flyer mile balances are NOT retirement nest...
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11/25/2015
  This American 767-300 Business Class review for a flight to Europe from NYC JFK is part of a trip report. For the prior post, please see Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge JFK Terminal 8. While this wasn't an aspirational...
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11/17/2015
An American AAdvantage award chart devaluation goes into effect March 22, 2016. I'd predicted an AAdvantage award chart devaluation late 2015 or early 2016, which is why we redeemed about 350,000 AAdvantage miles last year and ~250,000 AAdvantage miles this...
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