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by Hilary Stockton on 4/26/2015
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3/16/2015
  For Ritz-Carlton stays should you earn frequent flyer miles or Ritz Rewards points? A TravelSort Client recently asked me this question, and of course I answered miles, but I needed to check all the various frequent flyer programs you...
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3/15/2015
Earn 5X for Restaurants and dining out: activate your Chase Freedom Q2 2015 5X bonus categories starting today for use April 1-June30, 2015. My husband and I will be maxing out our bonuses to earn a combined 15,000 Ultimate Rewards...
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3/14/2015
  AAdvantage and Dividend Miles are merging within 30 days, per emails being sent to AAdvantage members: "...we're on track to bring the US Airways Dividend Miles® program into the AAdvantage program within the next 30 days." Update: We now know that Dividend Miles will...
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3/13/2015
  What are the best luxury hotel house cars? While some may try to snag an Uber ride in a Rolls-Royce this weekend in NYC or LA (good luck with that) some luxury hotels offer complimentary house car service in...
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3/12/2015
What's the best carry-on luggage? Specifically, the best carry-on roller bag? Recently, I was hunting for a carry-on for my 7 year old, since the reality is that we've often put enough books and things in his backpack that it...
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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,...
Square_tips_for_booking_lufthansa_first_class_awards_with_miles_and_points
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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Beng Mealea is a jungle temple I'd been wanting to see for several years. I didn't manage to make it out there the first time I was in Siem Reap, as it is over an hour's drive each way to...
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  There's a 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Credit Card offer targeted to most United MileagePlus members. While United MileagePlus miles aren't as valuable as they were over a year ago, before the United Award Chart Devaluation that increased awards...
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  Which Credit Cards are Worth Getting in 2015? While everyone's credit card situation is different, depending on which cards you already have (or had) and which miles and points are most valuable to you given future travel plans, many...
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Earn 5X for Restaurants and dining out: activate your Chase Freedom Q2 2015 5X bonus categories starting today for use April 1-June30, 2015. My husband and I will be maxing out our bonuses to earn a combined 15,000 Ultimate Rewards...
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  Which travel credit card should you get for a great signup bonus and spend bonuses? TravelSort Reader William writes: "My wife and I have two Capital One credit cards that give us 1.2 miles per dollar purchase. Next week...
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3/29/2015
  50K US Airways MasterCard Links are still alive, thanks to referral links (although the precededing link is not a referral) per this Flyertalk thread. This is great news for those who were planning to apply, only to find the...