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by Hilary Stockton on 3/13/2017
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Square_persistence_pays_off_for_aadvantage_awards
3/13/2017
  Persistence often pays off, including for award tickets. I book many AAdvantage awards for Award Booking clients, because even though Alaska miles are often less expensive, have the advantage of allowing a stopover on a one way award, and...
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2/28/2017
  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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2/21/2017
  Alaska Airlines again is offering a 40% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Alaska recently was offering a 40% bonus, and I'm still hoping for a return of a 50% bonus, similar to the targeted bonus last year. Still,...
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1/26/2017
  Some airlines are better than others when it comes to peanut and nut allergies. These allergies are some of the most prevalent of all allergies, and in general I'm very sympathetic to allergy sufferers, given that in my family...
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1/13/2017
  Is it worth throwing away a return flight of your airline award ticket? TravelSort reader Jacob writes "I'm thinking of using just the outbound of a SFO-JFK Virgin America First Class award flight booked using 15,000 Alaska miles, since...
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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...
Square_buy_aa_miles_with_100k_bonus-not_worth_it_for_most
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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10/18/2016
  This Cathay Pacific The Pier Class Lounge HKG Review is from a recent Cathay Pacific First Class trip, including stays at luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Vietnam. Cathay Pacific reopened its renovated The Pier Business Class Lounge earlier this year, in May...
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10/15/2016
  This Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge HKG Review is from a recent Cathay Pacific First Class trip, including stays at luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Vietnam. For prior posts in this trip report, see Review: The Centurion Lounge New York...
Square_review-cathay_pacific_the_pier_first_class_lounge_hong_kong_airport_hkg
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....
Square_review-cathay_pacific_new_first_class_cabin_777-300
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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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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6/14/2016
  The Buy Alaska Miles with a 50% Bonus Offer has been extended to tomorrow, June 15. Note that this is a targeted offer, so some Mileage Plan members may be targeted for a lower bonus amount. I'd been delaying buying...
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6/10/2016
  Oneworld has eliminated separate ticket protection and through-checked baggage on separate tickets, effective June 1, 2016. The oneworld policy used to be that passengers flying on separate tickets, as long as they are oneworld carriers, were protected in case of...
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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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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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4/9/2016
  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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4/1/2016
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...
Square_cathay_pacific_the_pier_first_class_lounge_hong_kong-best_first_class_lounges
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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