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by Hilary Stockton on 3/23/2017
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3/23/2017
  This ANA First Class 777 Review for a New York JFK to Tokyo Narita flight is part of a new trip report including Tokyo luxury hotels, restaurants and sushi bars. Having previously enjoyed JAL First Class, we were looking...
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3/5/2017
  You can earn 500 Singapore KrisFlyer miles for opening a new KrisFlyer account, by using code JOINKF2017 when signing up for a new account. Even if you already have a KrisFlyer account, it can be worth signing your spouse, partner...
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6/23/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Lounge JFK Airport Terminal 1 Review is the first in a new trip report that includes Lufthansa First Class, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and London....
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6/16/2016
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer bonus offer is being targeted to some MileagePlus members. Just keep in mind that MileagePlus is increasing award change/cancellation fees and changing stopover rules effective October 6, 2016. Here are the offer details: 70,000...
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2/25/2016
  The LAX Airport T4 to TBIT Connector is Now Open, Making International Connections Easier. Above is the photo from the @flyLAXairport Twitter account showing passenger using the new connector from Terminal 4 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Previously,...
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10/22/2015
  You can buy United miles with an 80% bonus through tomorrow, October 23--is it worth it? This equates to 2.1 cents per mile, which is still pretty pricey, especially given United's award chart devaluation in 2014, but it could...
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1/22/2015
ANA First Class awards are available on flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo, Seattle to Tokyo and Houston to Tokyo, thanks to some aircraft changes and ANA's new route between Houston and Tokyo. As Ben noted, first class will be on...
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8/25/2014
  What are airline hubs, by airline and alliance? It can be helpful when putting together an award ticket to know: Which airlines are part of a given alliance, so you know which airlines you can fly given certain frequent...
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8/11/2014
Can you combine frequent flyer miles for award redemptions? TravelSort reader Scott writes "Thank you for the informative blog. I am currently holding 100K+ miles on JAL, 135K+ on Hawaiian Air, 50K Ultimate Rewards points on the Chase Sapphire Preferred...
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2/15/2014
  The US Airways U.S. Call Center is a disaster right now, as anyone who's tried to call 800-428-4322 or even the U.S. Airways Gold line or Platinum Preferred lines knows all too well. Now, of course there have been...
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2/7/2014
  TAM Airlines First Class award space is available in TAM's new 777-300ER, per Ben. I recommend booking *now* if you want this space, as it may not last long. TAM first class award space is great news whether: You're...
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12/9/2013
US Airways is joining Oneworld on March 31, 2014 and exiting Star Alliance on March 30, 2014, per the US Airways Web site. Since there will likely be a rush of bookings towards the end of March, if you're planning...
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8/8/2013
    "Is lifetime Star Alliance Gold elite status earned with Aegean Airlines worth earning?" writes TravelSort reader Victor. "I fly about 3-4 domestic U.S. flights a year in Economy on United and a couple of international Star Alliance flights...
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8/1/2013
  100% Bonus to Buy Avianca LifeMiles and 100% Bonus to Buy US Airways Dividend Miles promos are back. In my view, neither offer is worth it. First, here are the details: 100% Bonus When You Buy Avianca LifeMiles Must be...
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7/26/2013
  US Airways will "leave Star Alliance and have joined the Oneworld Alliance by the start of 2014, according to Scott Kirby, President of US Airways, who made the announcement as part of the second quarter earnings call. What does...
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6/28/2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. The best way to use Lufthansa Miles & More miles from the Lufthansa Miles & More Card,...
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4/24/2013
US Airways has increased its change fee to $200 for changes on paid domestic tickets and tickets to Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, and also increased the change fee to $300 for paid tickets to and from Brazil. If...
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10/16/2013
Airline Award Charts are a key part of miles and points redemption strategy, so I wanted to provide a list of some of the top frequent flyer programs' award charts. The differences among airline award charts are another reason why...
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3/12/2013
What are the best ways to use United miles? TravelSort reader Pila writes "I have recently signed up for Chase credit cards...My question is where should I redeem my [United] miles?" I recently covered my thoughts on the best ways...
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3/7/2013
  TravelSort reader Mike writes "What are the ways to get a free upgrade to United Economy Plus? I'm 6'3 and am really tired of having my knees jammed up against the seat in front of me (and of course...
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