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by Hilary Stockton on 4/26/2017
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4/4/2017
  This The Backstreet Guides Tokyo Tour Review and Photos post is part of a Japan trip report featuring ANA First Class, JAL Business Class, Tokyo luxury hotels and Kyoto luxury hotels, and great dining in Tokyo and Kyoto. For...
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4/3/2017
  What's even better than a Four Seasons guaranteed upgrade at time of booking? A double upgrade! And fortunately, the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Four Seasons Shanghai, and Four Seasons hotels in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou are all offering a...
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4/2/2017
  JetBlue Mint is JetBlue's flat bed business class product, available on trancontinental routes such as between NYC JFK and San Francisco SFO and JFK and LAX, but also other routes (see JetBlue Mint Expands to Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas,...
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4/1/2017
  This The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Breakfast Review is from our recent breakfast at the hotel on our first full day in Tokyo.  TravelSort Clients enjoy complimentary full breakfast for two daily as a PenClub benefit (a ~$80 per day benefit), in addition to other Virtuoso and...
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3/31/2017
  Earn 5000 bonus Alaska Mileage Plan miles for new Mileage Plan members who sign up by April 30, 2017 and fly a paid flight on Alaska Airlines or Virgin America by September 30, 2017, via Reddit. While most readers...
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3/31/2017
  There was surprisingly healthy airline food on my last two short domestic flights, with plenty of fresh vegetables, and in fact entirely vegetarian. The first meal was in domestic first class and featured a vegetable risotto with asparagus and...
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3/29/2017
  This Japan Airlines (JAL) 777-300ER Business Class Sky Suite Review is from our recent trip to Japan, including ANA First Class, JAL Business Class review, and Tokyo luxury hotel reviews and Kyoto luxury hotel reviews. For previous posts in...
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3/28/2017
  20K AAdvantage bonus miles have posted from the Sprint new customer offer I signed up for, although it took a couple calls. I wrote of the 25K Sprint AAdvantage offer for a new Sprint account, where you earn 20,000 bonus...
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3/27/2017
  This The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Review is from my recent stay at the hotel, which is a client favorite among Tokyo luxury hotels. A significant advantage when reserving it as a TravelSort Client is the flexible check-in and check-out PenClub benefit, which enables you...
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3/26/2017
  I wrote of 6 Hotel Pet Peeves and How Hotels Should Solve Them last year, but this trip has given me 3 other hotel pet peeves; fortunately, other hotels on this trip also illustrate how these can be solved. 1....
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3/25/2017
  This Review of the Air France Lounge New York JFK is from a 2017 visit prior to a JAL Business Class flight from New York to Tokyo Narita. See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying Japan...
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3/24/2017
  Which Chase credit cards should you downgrade to with no annual fees? TravelSort reader Eri writes: "Your recent post with regards to rethinking keeping the AMEX Business Platinum made me wonder what would be better options for Chase Ultimate Rewards...
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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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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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3/21/2017
  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is banning laptops and tablets in carry-ons on nonstop flights to the U.S. from the following Middle Eastern airports, including the hubs of Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and Saudia:  Abu...
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3/20/2017
  We've just done over 20 hours of door to door travel, and while my husband and I are exhausted, our son was preternaturally energetic and it took some time to get him to go to bed. Nor is he...
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3/19/2017
  This review of British Airways First Class Lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7 is part of a new trip report (but not on British Airways). See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying British...
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3/18/2017
  Paris is a wonderful spring and early summer destination, and I have a number of clients heading there this year for anniversary trips, couples' getaways, and family vacations. Paris is also a top luxury hotel city, given the incredibly...
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3/17/2017
I'm rethinking my AMEX Business Platinum. While I'd assumed I was going to cancel it later this year, after collecting the $200 in airline incidental credit, I'm sure now that I'll keep it at least another year. Why? It's well...
Square_5_tips_for_michelin_star_dining_with_kids
3/16/2017
  Are Michelin-star restaurants off limits to kids? Not necessarily. If you're a foodie and now have a family, you don't have to relegate yourself to cafes, family-friendly restaurants, take-out and room service when traveling, any more than you have...
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