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by Hilary Stockton on 10/1/2016
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9/10/2016
7X ThankYou points have posted for my Citi Prestige retention bonus, so I can report that you do indeed receive an additional 4X ThankYou points for airfare and hotel spend, in addition to the usual 3X ThankYou points, for a...
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9/9/2016
Four Seasons Hualalai 4th Night Free offers are incredibly rare, which isn’t surprising considering how popular the resort is. It’s not even possible to book during Festive (Christmas-New Year’s) unless you’re a loyal guest who has been coming there every...
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9/8/2016
  This Review of the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel is part of a new Russia trip report that includes St. Petersburg. Visiting Russia? See all of our posts tagged Russia. Prior posts include: Review: Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg, Russia Review: Astoria...
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9/7/2016
  Singapore KrisFlyer awards are 15% less when booked online, so if you can book your award online, you should do so. That said, there are KrisFlyer awards you can't book online, such as mixed cabin awards (say where you're...
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9/6/2016
  Earn Triple Avios for British Airways, AA, Iberia and Finnair flights booked and flown between September 6-December 11, 2016, after registering. Here are the details: Must be an eligible participant and pre-register for triple Avios. See the British Airways offer page...
Square_mansarda_st_petersburg_russia_review-view_of_st_isaacs_cathedral
9/5/2016
This Review of Mansarda in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our several St. Petersburg restaurant reviews. Mansarda is a high end restaurant that is part of Ginza Project, one of Russia's most successful restaurant groups, with about 100 restaurants total in St. Petersburg,...
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9/4/2016
  The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve includes Priority Pass Select Lounge access, but it's not automatic; you do have to request your Priority Pass Select membership. Here's where to do that, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions about...
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9/3/2016
  The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An will be The Four Seasons' first resort in Vietnam, starting December 20, 2016. While The Nam Hai has been the most luxurious resort in the Hoi An area for years,...
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9/2/2016
This Review of DUO Gastrobar in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our several St. Petersburg dining reviews. DUO Gastrobar is the brainchild of Renat Malikov and Dmitry Blinov, who opened DUO Gastrobar in 2014 after stints at other top restaurants in St. Petersburg, and designed...
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9/1/2016
  Update: The 5/24 language has been removed, but it still applies.  A Chase 5/24 warning is on the Chase Sapphire Reserve application, eliminating any doubt about whether Chase 5/24 applies to online applications, per Reddit. The Chase Sapphire Reserve...
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8/31/2016
  9/1/16 Update: AMEX's new policy is in effect: no more prorated refunds of the annual fee. Have an AMEX card? Today's the last day to get a prorated refund of the annual fee, if you cancel today. Specifically, AMEX's...
Square_chase_sapphire_reserve-_downgrade_the_sapphire_preferred_and_other_cards
8/30/2016
  If you get the Chase Sapphire Reserve should you downgrade your Sapphire Preferred and other credit cards? After being approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, I'm going through my existing cards and deciding whether to keep them, downgrade them...
Square_four_seasons_maldives_at_landaa_giraavaru_4th_night_free-sunset_water_villa_with_pool
8/29/2016
  Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is offering 4th night free with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits for new reservations for stays October 1 - December 20, 2016. This is a great offer, since normally 4th night free is...
Square_summer_garden_st_petersburg_review-statue_and_lawn
8/28/2016
  The Summer Garden (Летний сад) is the oldest garden in St. Petersburg, Russia, and dates back to 1704, when Peter the Great established his summer residence there and is said to have personally designed the garden, with additional planting and...
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8/27/2016
  I was just approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, and am over 5/24. There are a number of others who have also been approved for the Sapphire Reserve despite having more new accounts in the past 24 months...
Square_vkus_est-taste_to_eat-st_petersburg_restaurant_review
8/26/2016
  This Review of ВКУС ЕСТЬ (Taste to Eat) in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our many Russia travel posts. Sometimes clients planning visits to Russia think that the best they can hope for when dining in Russia is caviar...
Square_four_seasons_anguilla_preferred_partner_offers-including_festive_season
8/25/2016
  The New Four Seasons Anguilla (formerly The Viceroy Anguilla) has several great offers, including some very limited festive season availability. The limited holiday season availability will be gone very soon, so any TravelSort Clients interested in Christmas and New...
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8/24/2016
  An AAdvantage Fast Track to Elite Status offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. My husband received an offer, which I thought was odd, since he has zero EQMs (elite qualifying miles) and zero EQS (elite qualifying segments)...
Square_cafe_astoria_st_petersburg_restaurant_review
8/23/2016
Astoria Cafe is the signature restaurant of Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg, Russia. As I mentioned in my prior review, this was where Hitler had planned to hold his victory dinner after conquering Leningrad, which fortunately didn't happen, although visit...
Square_how_to_check_if_youre_under_chase_5-24-credit_karma
8/22/2016
  The 100K Sapphire Reserve card is now available for online applications, as well as in Chase branches. Keep in mind, though, that if you've opened more than 5 new personal credit card accounts within the past 24 months, you're...
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