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by Hilary Stockton on 9/2/2015
Square_doj_settles-_american_us_airways_merger_likely_to_close_and_what_it_means_for_you
11/12/2013
  The DOJ has settled, and won't oppose the American and US Airways merger. While the settlement still must be approved by the Federal District Court in DC and by the court in American Airlines' banktruptcy case, US Airways and...
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11/12/2013
  Are Hawaii interisland flights cheaper with miles and points or as paid tickets? TravelSort reader Dave writes "What are the best and cheapest miles and points options for interisland Hawaii flights? Or should I just buy a paid ticket?...
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11/11/2013
  The Hyatt Gold Passport devaluation has been announced, to be effective January 7, 2014, and as expected, the worst change is adding a new Category 7 that these Park Hyatts move into: Park Hyatts increasing from Category 6 to...
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11/9/2013
This St. Regis San Francisco hotel review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel Review Marrakech Magic Theater with Peter Morrison, San Francisco House of Thai (Thai House Express)...
Square_fdny_fire_zone_review_nyc-fire_simulation_presentation
11/9/2013
This FDNY Fire Zone Review is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. We visited the FDNY Fire Zone for the first time not long ago, even though we've been...
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11/8/2013
  If you booked Lufthansa First Class awards between Toronto and Munich for a European summer vacation, or even as part of a longer Lufthansa First Class award to Bangkok, as a few of my Award Booking clients did, you...
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11/7/2013
  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. There's Lufthansa first class and business class award space to Europe next summer, thanks to availability on...
Square_american_aadvantage_miles_or_british_airways_avios_for_frequent_flyer_awards-cathay_pacific_business_class_bed
11/7/2013
  American AAdvantage miles or British Airways Avios? A Canadian TravelSort reader writes "I'm glad I found your blog, so much info to go over, I'm 100% new to reward travel, I didn't know the points were this useful. I'm...
Square_alaska_airlines_buy_miles_with_35_percent_bonus-_cathay_first_class_to_south_africa_for_1500
11/6/2013
  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is offering up to a 35% discount when you buy Mileage Plan miles from November 4-December 20, 2013. If you take advantage of the 35% bonus on purchases of 35,000-40,000 miles, you're effectively buying Alaska...
Square_united_economy_plus_refund-how_to_file_claim
11/6/2013
  Get an United Economy Plus refund and possible goodwill MileagePlus miles if you pay for United Economy Plus and are later downgraded to Economy, including through an equipment change.  This is what happened to the munchkin and me recently,...
Square_5x_points_for_whole_foods_groceries_via_staples_and_ink_cards
11/5/2013
  Earn 5X points for Whole Foods groceries by buying gift cards at Staples with your Ink Bold or Ink Plus card, then using your Whole Foods gift cards for grocery spend. I was at Staples today to buy a...
Square_tartine_bakery_san_francisco_review-pastries_tarts_and_cakes
11/5/2013
  This Tartine Bakery San Francisco review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel Review Marrakech Magic Theater with Peter Morrison, San Francisco House of Thai (Thai House Express)...
Square_18x_for_neiman_marcus_at_aadvantage_shopping_mall
11/4/2013
  Neiman Marcus is offering 18X AA miles per dollar spent at the AAdvantage Shopping Mall. I do very little department store shopping even online, since I primarily take advantage of Amazon, which frequently has what I need at the...
Square_united_award_chart_devaluation-_strategy_going_forward
11/4/2013
  Post-United award chart devaluation, what's the strategy going forward? On my post United Award Chart Devaluation: Redeem Miles Before February 1, 2014 Peggy commented "Have you worked out your own strategy yet, if you don't mind my asking?" While...
Square_british_airways_visa_100000_bonus_offer_returns-_worth_it
11/3/2013
  The 100,000 British Airways Visa offer is back (see link in Best Travel Credit Cards), and in light of the United devaluation it may attract more consideration than normally, although keep in mind the high spend required to earn the...
Square_ultimate_rewards_mall_november_2013_deals
11/2/2013
  The Ultimate Rewards Mall November 2013 bonuses are probably a moot point for anyone with tons of United miles, given the massive United award chart devaluation announced yesterday that will take effect February 1, 2014. But if you need...
Square_united_award_chart_devaluation-_redeem_miles_before_february_1_2014
2/1/2014
  2/1 Update: United is delaying implementing its devaluation until Monday February 3, 2014, so you still have Saturday-Sunday if you're trying to use pre-devaluation United miles! Devaluation Alert: United Airlines has new award charts that go into effect February...
Square_four_seasons_new_york_preferred_partner-park_view_executive_suite
10/31/2013
  The Four Seasons New York is offering, for all new Preferred Partner reservations with a three night minimum stay over the following weekends, a complimentary upgrade to a Park View Executive Suite (up to a 7 level upgrade). Offer...
Square_mandarin_oriental_san_francisco_virtuoso_brasserie_s_and_p_review-seating
10/31/2013
  This Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Brasserie S&P Restaurant Review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel Review Marrakech Magic Theater with Peter Morrison, San Francisco House of Thai...
Square_emirates-new_amex_membership_rewards_points_transfer_partner_but_worth_it
11/13/2013
  Emirates is a new AMEX Membership Rewards points transfer partner, which you can access by going to Membership Rewards >> Use Points >> Airlines, but is it worth transferring points to Emirates Skywards for an award?  If you're angling...
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