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by Hilary Stockton on 6/27/2016
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6/7/2016
  American Airlines' AAdvantage Will Have Revenue Based Earning as of August 1, 2016, and other frequent flyer changes for AAdvantage elites will reward those who spend more money on AA. Revenue Based Earning, By Elite Status Back in November...
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6/7/2016
  You Can Expedite Your AMEX Membership Rewards points via Live Chat, at least for points you've earned through spend. Even better, at least sometimes your signup bonus points are expedited as well, as a byproduct of expediting your points...
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6/6/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Studio at Seattle Airport Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and soon, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in...
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6/4/2016
  A 50K AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles signup bonus offer with $100 statement credit is available if you start a Delta.com flight booking. You don't have to actually complete your Delta booking, you can simply apply for the offer and later make...
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6/4/2016
  AMEX is ending prorated refunds of the annual fee, effective September 1, 2016. Currently, if you cancel an American Express card several months after your annual fee hits, you receive a prorated refund of the annual fee. So for...
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6/3/2016
  There's a 60K Citi AAdvantage Executive card, better than the usual 50K bonus offer. Is it worth getting, given the hefty $450 annual fee that is not waived? First, here are the card benefits and details: Earn 60,000 AAdvantage...
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6/2/2016
  This Fiji Airways Business Class Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review: Air New Zealand...
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6/1/2016
  Four Seasons New York Downtown is now open for reservations, for stays beginning October 17, 2016 (just two days after the opening of the new Four Seasons Kyoto) and there's a special intro offer for stays booked by June...
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6/1/2016
  Update: This appears to be dead. Hope some readers were able to benefit! Fly Business Class to Europe from $1066 roundtrip, thanks to a British Airways and American fare sale from cities such as Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO)...
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5/31/2016
  This Fiji Airways Tabua Club Lounge, Nadi Airport Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review:...
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5/30/2016
  Etihad's new First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi is now open, but it's missing a crucial amenity. First, the lounge details as per the Etihad press release: "...The lounge features 16 unique zones designed to ensure that guests can...
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5/29/2016
  An ATM card skimming scam can ruin a trip, even if you do later get the money back. And if your ATM card isn't from a U.S. bank or other country with strong consumer protection laws, then it's also...
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5/28/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Restaurants and Menu Review is from our recent stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, for the third part of an anniversary trip that also included the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in...
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5/27/2016
Is it better to book hotels in advance or last minute? TravelSort reader William writes "I usually hate planning in advance and prefer to plan trips closer to the actual travel dates, but my partner and I also want to...
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5/26/2016
  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
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5/25/2016
  There's a 40K Citi ThankYou Premier link that is working (as of this writing) and which I've added as #10 on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. This card used to offer a 50K signup bonus, which later decreased...
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5/24/2016
  Four Seasons Lanai is offering 4th night free, a $300 air credit (per couple) and a complimentary activity, such as a round of golf, horseback riding or UTV tour. It's a great summer promotion for this beautiful resort, fresh...
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5/23/2016
  Flying Blue is a new Ultimate Rewards points transfer partner, making Flying Blue one of the few frequent flyer programs that all transferable points (AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points and SPG Starpoints) transfer to. When is it...
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5/23/2016
  This Chantara Thai Restaurant Review in Fiji is from our recent stay, the third leg of a trip that also included Bora Bora and New Zealand. We were staying at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, also on Denarau...
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5/22/2016
  For a honeymoon, is Maldives or Bora Bora a better experience? A TravelSort Client writes "I've seen you were recently in Bora Bora and that you've also been to the Maldives. Which is a better honeymoon experience, and why?...
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4/14/2016
  What are the Top 10 Things to Do at Four Seasons Bora Bora? Without question, the resort is very relaxing, and it would be easy to simply destress by sleeping in and relaxing at your overwater bungalow. But while that...
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4/3/2016
  I had my best Premium Economy flight today. Granted, I normally try to fly at least business class for international flights, but this was a relatively short international flight and I decided Premium Economy was all my son and...
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5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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4/11/2016
This Four Seasons Bora Bora Restaurant Reviews and Menus post is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York...
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4/2/2016
This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review from Los Angeles to Papeete is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New...
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4/10/2016
  There's no Citi ThankYou Premier bonus public offer and Citi has made it harder to earn signup bonuses again. TravelSort reader Susan writes "I wanted to apply for the 40K Citi ThankYou Premier card on your Best Travel Credit...