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by Hilary Stockton on 3/3/2015
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1/22/2015
  Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers are returning January 25, 2015 per a Chase secure message I received, after a TravelSort reader alerted me to a similar message he'd received: "Thank you for contacting Chase about transferring points to...
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1/22/2015
ANA First Class awards are available on flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo, Seattle to Tokyo and Houston to Tokyo, thanks to some aircraft changes and ANA's new route between Houston and Tokyo. As Ben noted, first class will be on...
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1/21/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class awards are available on its new Boston to Hong Kong route. Previously, I wrote that Cathay Pacific would launch its Boston to Hong Kong flights starting May 1, 2015. At the time, only paid flights...
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1/20/2015
Heidelberg is a beautiful university city, set on the Neckar River with a lovely old town (Altstadt) and pedestrianized area for walking. Here's what to see and do in this picturesque German city: 1. Meander in the Old Town (Altstadt)...
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1/19/2015
Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted to future deals and other great luxury travel tips. ------ Act fast if you'd like business class award space to Europe or Tel Aviv this spring and...
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1/18/2015
  What are the top 2015 new luxury hotel openings? While there are many new hotels that open each year, only a few of them are 5-star luxury hotels and resorts. Here are the openings TravelSort Clients are most anticipating:...
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1/17/2015
  Well, Emirates First Class on the A380 is booked as an award with Alaska miles, thanks to Hang Up Call Again (HUCA) and luck. As I wrote in Emirates Devaluation: Retroactive No Chauffeur for Partners, No First Class Awards via...
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1/16/2015
This Perbacco NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Italian food isn't what I normally go out to eat, so when TravelSort Clients visiting NYC ask for a recommendation of a cozy Italian...
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1/15/2015
  There's an Emirates devaluation: the no Emirates chauffeur service for partner tickets is retroactive, and there is no easily bookable Emirates first class awards via Alaska Mileage Plan after March 2015 (and the little award availability before the end...
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1/14/2015
  This Mahout Experience at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand and Cambodia. For the previous posts, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4...
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1/13/2015
  What is international lounge access policy at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) for arriving passengers? TravelSort reader Richard writes "I'm flying Qantas First Class to LAX, then I have a separate onward ticket on Virgin America. Can I...
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1/12/2015
  Is Hyatt's Stay More Play More Q1 2015 offer worth it? There are various targeted offers, so it depends on what your offer is and how many Hyatt stays (or hotel stays you can easily shift to Hyatt) you...
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1/11/2015
  This Anantara Golden Triangle Sala Mae Nam Restaurant Review and Menu post is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand and Cambodia. For the previous posts, please see: SWISS...
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1/10/2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Award Space is now available to Australia, via Ben, which means you can use AAdvantage miles to fly in an Etihad A380 First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to Sydney starting in June 2015. The Etihad...
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1/9/2015
Current AMEX offers include $25 Off $100 at Staples.com plus offers from Virgin America and Sony. These are targeted, so you may not see all of these offers on a given card. Also note that enrollment is limited, so if...
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1/8/2015
Get up to a 50% bonus when you buy AAdvantage Miles or Dividend Miles through January 30, 2015. Here are the links and details, along with a FAQ and other ideas for earning the miles more cheaply. Buy AAdvantage Miles...
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1/7/2015
  The time to learn a foreign language is when you're young, as I mentioned in 10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn a Foreign Language. That's why I'm always sad when I hear a parent tell me that, even...
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1/6/2015
  This review of the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is from our recent stay during a trip riding elephants in Thailand and visiting Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia. For prior posts in this trip report, please...
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1/5/2015
The Capital One Venture Rewards Card isn't worth it for me, as an avid luxury traveler. I've never had it, and never will. I value being able to turn our miles and points into international first class and business class...
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1/4/2015
  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via Dan. Here are the details: Buy at least $300 in Visa gift...
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Square_review-anantara_golden_triangle_elephant_camp-swimming_pool
1/6/2015
  This review of the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is from our recent stay during a trip riding elephants in Thailand and visiting Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia. For prior posts in this trip report, please...
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12/5/2014
There are discounted United partner business class awards to Europe and Maldives / Central Asia through March 2015, per Dan. This is likely a glitch and won't last long, so if you're planning award travel to Europe through March 2015...
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12/30/2014
  "How do you earn your frequent flyer miles and points?" is a question I get on a regular basis from TravelSort Clients and readers, who also want to know how we manage to fly all of us in international...
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12/14/2014
  What's great to eat in Germany? While Germany may not instantly spring to mind as one of the great foodie countries, it offers plenty of wonderful dishes, both gourmet and hearty comfort food. Here are a few of my...
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12/16/2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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1/4/2015
  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via Dan. Here are the details: Buy at least $300 in Visa gift...