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by Hilary Stockton on 3/24/2017
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Square_four_seasons_maldives_kuda_huraa_water_bungalow_review-water_villas
4/19/2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Sunset Water Bungalow Review reserved with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits is part of a trip report including both Four Seasons resorts in the Maldives as well as luxury hotels in Southeast Asia and...
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4/18/2015
A 100K Citi Prestige Card targeted signup bonus offer has started arriving via mail to some Flyertalk posters such as ILGfly.   I have largely ignored this card, partly because I'm most focused on Citi AAdvantage cards in terms of...
Square_maldives_surfing_at_four_seasons_kuda_huraa-surfing_lesson-kids_can_learn_to_surf
4/17/2015
  Surfing in the Maldives? Yes, at the Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa! While there is an international surfing competition held at Kuda Huraa each August, you don't need to be a pro to learn the basics. If you've ever...
Square_discounted_business_class_to_paris_or_keep_award_tickets
4/16/2015
$1167 Roundtrip Business Class from the NYC to Paris or Keep Business Class Award Tickets? Per Dan, there's a fare sale on British Airways, OpenSkies and American Airlines for departures between May 16 and August 23 that appears to be...
Square_etihad_flavors_of_arabia_review_and_new_etihad_a380_destinations
4/15/2015
  Etihad hosted a "Flavors of Arabia" event with Saveur Magazine and Abu Dhabi Tourism earlier this week that I attended, which included small plates from Etihad's menu, served by flight attendants in Etihad's new uniform. I also had a...
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4/14/2015
Which credit cards should you use to pay for your wedding, to earn miles for first class award travel to Europe? TravelSort reader Tony posted on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "My fiance and I are getting married at...
Square_review-four_seasons_maldives_kuda_huraa-serenity_pool
4/13/2015
  The Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the smaller sister property to Landaa Giraavaru, done in the style of a Maldivian village. It's popular to combine this with Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru with the Paradise Twice offer, which...
Square_earn_frequent_flyer_miles_and_points_as_a_non-us_resident-cathay_new_first_class
4/12/2015
  What are the Best Ways to Earn Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident? TravelSort reader Johannes writes "I am a frequent traveler and try to get the best out of credit card sign ups. Unfortunately I live in...
Square_interview_with_armando_kraenzlin-general_manager_of_four_seasons_maldives_at_landaa_giraavaru
4/11/2015
  Armando Kraenzlin, General Manager of Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, graciously agreed to be interviewed while I was on a visit and site inspection of the resort. For prior posts on Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, please...
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4/10/2015
  Staying at a Hotel with a Rate Change During the Stay? Sometimes the rate for all nights will be at the higher rate, based on your first night, even though if you booked the nights (or a subset of...
Square_four_seasons_maldives_at_landaa_giraavaru_activities-_top_10_things_to_do-manta_on_call
4/9/2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Activities post covers top things to do at the resort, my favorite of the 5 Maldives luxury resorts I've stayed at. Our stay was part of a trip including visits to 4...
Square_amex_targeted_offers-can_your_spouse_apply_for_your_offer
4/8/2015
For AMEX targeted bonus offers, can your spouse apply for your targeted offer, or vice versa--can you apply for your spouse's targeted AMEX bonus offer?  TravelSort reader Daniel wrote in response to 150K AMEX Business Platinum Card Bonus Offer (Targeted): "Funny...
Square_virgin_america_new_flights_to_hawaii_from_sfo
4/7/2015
Virgin America is launching nonstop flights to Hawaii from San Francisco SFO, per its announcement today. The new flights will be to Honolulu HNL starting November 2, 2015 and to Maui Kahului OGG starting December 3, 2015: Virgin America Flights...
Square_four_seasons_maldives_at_landaa_giraavaru_restaurant_reviews_and_menus-blu_restaurant_breakfast-maldivian_breakfast
4/6/2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Restaurant Reviews and Menus post covers our food and dining experiences at the resort. A future post will cover the best things to do at the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Our stay...
Square_150k_amex_business_platinum_card_bonus_offer
4/5/2015
  I just received a 150,000 AMEX Business Platinum Card bonus offer in the mail as a targeted offer, which was thrilling, as to my knowledge, this is the highest bonus offer available for the American Express Business Platinum card....
Square_four_seasons_maldives_landaa_giraavaru_review
4/4/2015
  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...
Square_emirates_first_class_awards_with_alaska_miles_back-buy_miles_with_40_percent_bonus
4/3/2015
  Emirates First Class Awards with Alaska Miles are again bookable online, yay! Today, April 3 is also the last day to buy Alaska miles with a 40% bonus. This is great news for many TravelSort Clients planning trips to...
Square_review-etihad_business_class-seats_9e_9f
4/2/2015
  This Review of Etihad Business Class on the 777-300ER is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles...
Square_buy_aadvantage_miles_with_60_percent_bonus-faq_and_top_5_awards
4/1/2015
  You can buy AAdvantage Miles with a 60% Bonus through April 30, 2015. As always, this is a tiered bonus, so you'll need to purchase the maximum amount of 100,000 AAdvantage miles to earn the 60,000 miles bonus. Here...
Square_2015-top_7_four_seasons_preferred_partner_guaranteed_upgrades-four_seasons_bora_bora
3/31/2015
  There are several Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade offers now, which I'll share since one of the most common questions I receive from clients is if there's any way to guarantee a Four Seasons upgrade. Best of all, these (and...
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