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by Hilary Stockton on 2/22/2017
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3/21/2015
  Hotels with the Best Views? Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect view. But having had a pretty brutal winter (by New York standards), my family has been looking forward to this trip for, oh, the...
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3/20/2015
  This Etihad First Class 787-9 Review is part of a trip report including luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi, the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior post, please see my Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). We...
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3/19/2015
  There's lots to love about luxury hotels, and which I appreciate since I'm not constantly staying at them. We take 2-3 major trips per year, and the rest of the time are based in NYC, where as with countless...
Square_etihad_lounge_review-washington_dulles-dining_room
3/18/2015
  This Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class to Abu Dhabi and luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi and Southeast Asia. Location and Access to Etihad Airways Lounge, Washington...
Square_jfk_runway_reconstruction-_delays_and_cancelled_flights_through_2015
3/17/2015
JFK's Runway Reconstruction means a number of delayed flights and cancelled flights this year. We were just subject to one of them today, with the JetBlue flight we'd checked into last night cancelled just a few hours before we were...
Square_ritz-carlton_stays-earn_airline_miles_or_rewards_points
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...
Square_5x_for_restaurants_and_dining_with_chase_freedom_q2_2015_bonus
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...
Square_best_luxury_hotel_house_car_service-peninsula_tokyo-rolls_royce_phantom
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...
Square_best_carry_on_luggage_roller_bag-travelon_wheeled_underseat
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...
Square_buy_united_miles_with_up_to_50_percent_bonus_worth_it
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....
Square_75k_amex_business_gold_rewards_bonus_offer_2015
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...
Square_pizzetteria_brunetti_nyc_review-restaurant_and_wood_burning_oven
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...
Square_thai_airways_review_a380-first_class_cabin
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...
Square_buy_alaska_mileage_plan_miles_with_40_percent_bonus_worth_it
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...
Square_when_to_cancel_a_credit_card_or_pay_the_annual_fee
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...
Square_etihad_a380_nyc_to_abu_dhabi_starts_december_2015
3/4/2015
  Update: Etihad is releasing limited A380 First Apartment award space, up to 2 seats 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...
Square_best_places_to_swim_with_whale_sharks
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,...
Square_100k_amex_business_platinum_bonus_offer
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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