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by Hilary Stockton on 4/1/2015
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3/11/2015
United has a 50% Buy Miles Bonus Offer. The hitch? That's the best possible bonus, and it's targeted. The bonus amount ranges from 20% to 50%, and most folks seem to be getting a 25% or 30% buy miles bonus...
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3/10/2015
  This Review of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt Airport is part of a trip report including Thai Airways A380 First Class Bangkok to Frankfurt, Asiana First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in Chiang Rai and Siem Reap....
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3/9/2015
  A 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards card bonus offer is available online, although unlike some previous offers, it has a minimum spend of $10,000 during the first 3 months. Update: some have written to say they can't get the...
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3/8/2015
This Pizzetteria Brunetti NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. NYC has endless pizza places, from low end pizza by the slice under heat lamps to artisanal pizza pies with black truffles or...
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3/7/2015
  This Thai Airways A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in Chiang Rai and Siem Reap. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana...
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3/6/2015
  You can buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles with a 40% bonus--is this offer worth it, especially now that you can't book Emirates First Class awards online from April 2015? Alaska regularly offers 35% and 40% bonuses for buying Mileage...
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3/5/2015
  When Should You Cancel a Credit Card or Pay the Annual Fee? A TravelSort Client emailed me: "My wife's Chase Sapphire Preferred Card's annual fee just became due and that made me think of a question for you. Do you...
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3/4/2015
  Update: Etihad is releasing limited A380 First Apartment award space, up to 1 seat per flight. Etihad's A380 NYC to Abu Dhabi service starts December 1, 2015, joining Etihad's existing A380 routes between Abu Dhabi and London and Abu...
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3/3/2015
What are the best places to swim with whale sharks, while staying at a 5-star resort? A TravelSort client recently asked me this question, and it's one I'd already been exploring for our personal travel, as everyone in my family,...
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3/2/2015
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer just arrived in the mail, so I applied and was approved. I'd been hoping for such an offer, since in my view the 40K public offer is too low given the...
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3/1/2015
  This Thai Airways First Class Lounge and Spa Bangkok Review is part of a trip report including Thai First Class, Asiana First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in Siem Reap and Northern Thailand. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge...
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2/28/2015
  Can you believe it's already the end of February? I scarcely can, but it is, and there are several deals expiring today, tomorrow and later in March. Here's a quick roundup in case you've been meaning to take advantage...
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2/27/2015
Chase Refer a Friend is back: earn up to 50,000 points for referring family and friends to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and other Chase cards. You'll earn 5000 points for each successful referral, up to a maximum of 50,000 points...
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2/26/2015
Mandarin Oriental has some great 3rd night free and 4th night free offers available at several hotels in Bangkok, Bodrum (Turkey), Taipei, Prague, NYC, Paris, and Barcelona now through early spring. Along with Aman Resorts, Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotels,...
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2/25/2015
  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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2/24/2015
  This Bangkok Airways Review from Siem Reap to Bangkok is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review...
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2/23/2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
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2/22/2015
  This Bayon Temple Photo Tour was organized by Amansara--the best luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the...
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2/21/2015
Want a Citi Business AAdvantage Card and need application and reconsideration tips? TravelSort reader Rick writes "I applied online for a Citi Business AAdvantage card, but wasn't approved instantly. Instead, I got a pending application screen with instructions to call...
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2/20/2015
  This Island Creek Oyster Bar Boston Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. Visiting Boston? See all of our posts tagged Boston. Getting to Island Creek Oyster Bar Island Creek Oyster Bar is located at Hotel Commonwealth, at 500 Commonwealth Avenue, in...
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