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by Hilary Stockton on 7/2/2015
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5/22/2015
Getting American Airlines to pay EU compensation for a flight delay is like pulling teeth. Not only is the delay painfully inconvenient, AA tries to weasel its way out of paying anything, so you'll need dogged persistence to get the...
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5/21/2015
  Is buying Singapore miles from KrisFlyer ever worth it? Although this isn't a cheap option, it can be worth it if you just need a few more miles to top up your account, or if you need to travel on...
Square_review-_conrad_maldives_superior_water_villa-view_from_sun_deck
5/20/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/19/2015
  Here's what to do if American Airlines loses your AAdvantage award. And yes, it does happen--it happened to me with a ticket I booked months ago, then finally got around to assigning seats for. This was for my own...
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5/18/2015
  Update: Unfortunately, AMEX has declared this to be a targeted offer, so chances are you are NOT eligible for this and won't be able to apply for it either online or over the phone--sorry. Looks like the best offer...
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5/17/2015
  What are the best NYC luxury hotel rooms for families? Many clients and readers have asked me over the years why there aren't more hotel rooms in NYC with 2 queen size beds, which will fit 2 adults and...
Square_conrad_maldives_restaurants_review-ithaa_undersea_restaurant
5/16/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Restaurant Menus and Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/15/2015
Will American Airlines and oneworld partners protect you if flying on separate tickets, such that your first flight is delayed or cancelled and you miss the second flight on the separate ticket? TravelSort reader Michael writes: "If you book your long...
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5/14/2015
  What are the best frequent flyer programs of 2015, for U.S. based flyers who value great international first class and business class? Hint: NOT the ones in today's WSJ article "The Most Rewarding Rewards" by Scott McCartney, which again...
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5/13/2015
  The new United site, beta.United.com, will go live this summer, per Dan and I'm not looking forward to this Delta-like site that is sleeker but less functional. That's because it's missing the award search functionality I use most--there's no more nonstop...
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5/12/2015
  This Review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in a Beach Villa is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business...
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5/11/2015
Four Seasons Hualalai is our favorite Hawaii luxury resort. Many clients also consider it the best hotel in Hawaii, and are always asking me if there are any special offers. Neither Four Seasons Hualalai nor Four Seasons Maui at Wailea...
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5/10/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class award availability using AAdvantage and other oneworld partner miles may be dying. As most readers know, it's already become very difficult to book Cathay Pacific first class in advance using AAdvantage miles, especially if you're...
Square_trans_maldivian_airways_seaplane_review-seaplane-four_seasons_maldives_landaa_giraavaru
5/9/2015
  This Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior posts,...
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5/8/2015
  Think your travel credit card trip interruption travel insurance will cover you if a medical emergency prevents you returning home on your return flight? Think again--you may well be out of pocket for all your extra flight costs, plus...
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5/7/2015
  This review of Fresh in the Garden at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Fresh in the Garden is perhaps the most distinctive...
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5/6/2015
  Can you split a reservation (PNR) booked as a single AAdvantage award ticket for two passengers, if one passenger needs to change or cancel his/her itinerary, but you want to keep the other passenger's award intact? TravelSort reader Paula...
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5/5/2015
  A 60K Ink Plus Business Card signup bonus offer is back and is listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page. This offer recurs regularly, in fact there was a similar offer until March 2, 2015. Here are the details: 60K...
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5/5/2015
  Etihad's A380 First Apartment now has 2 award seats bookable between NYC and Abu Dhabi on some days, per Ben. Note that while a lot of seats have been snatched up, it's still possible to find some days with...
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5/4/2015
  This Soneva Fushi Maldives Breakfast, Ice Cream Room, Chocolate Room and Cheese Room post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Food and dining is a highlight at Soneva Fushi, so...
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  The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a favorite for many repeat guests of luxury resorts in the Maldives, so my son and I were thrilled to visit it for the first time (much to the chagrin of...
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  Update: This offer is dead, but see 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card Bonus Offer and the Best Travel Credit Cards page for the most current offers. A 55K United MileagePlus Explorer offer with $50 statement credit is available on United.com...