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by Hilary Stockton on 8/1/2015
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10/17/2013
  American Express has stricter rules for earning signup bonuses than it used to. For example, here's what used to be possible: You could signup bonuses for both the 50K Mercedes-Benz Platinum AMEX and for the regular AMEX Platinum: they...
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10/16/2013
  This Four Seasons Paris Kids Pastry Lesson and Back of House Tour post is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in...
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10/15/2013
  There's a 20% AMEX Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways Avios today through December 31, 2013. This is the lowest AMEX Membership Rewards transfer bonus to Avios in the past couple of years--other AMEX transfer bonuses have been:...
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10/15/2013
  Can you get a rewards credit card without a social security number? A TravelSort reader writes "Hi, I am Australian and was wondering if there is any way to apply for a U.S. credit card? I do not have...
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10/14/2013
  This La Regalade Conservatoire Paris Restaurant Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle and 5-star hotels...
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10/13/2013
  Which new travel rewards credit cards should a person new to miles and points apply for? A TravelSort reader writes: "I have been reading your website and would like to ask for some advice.  I am a newbie at...
Square_hotel_fouquets_barriere_paris_review-galerie_joy_terrace_garden-lip_sculptures
10/12/2013
    This Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Paris Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle and 5-star hotels...
Square_jetblue_family_pooling_account-how_it_works
10/11/2013
  JetBlue has lauched Family Pooling Accounts that can pool TrueBlue points from family members in order to redeem sooner for TrueBlue awards. I rarely fly JetBlue since most of our travel is international, and TrueBlue points aren't valuable in...
Square_17x_for_sears_via_aadvantage_mall_and_chase_freedom
10/11/2013
  There's 17X for Sears via the AAdvantage Mall and Chase Freedom, today and tomorrow: 12X AAdvantage miles for Sears via the AAdvantage Mall 5X Ultimate Rewards points by paying with your Chase Freedom (4th Quarter 5X bonus, see Amazon...
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10/10/2013
  What are the best Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and Four Seasons Hawaii at Hualalai offers? I'm helping several clients with Hawaii honeymoon trips, and naturally the Four Seasons Maui Wailea and Four Seasons Hawaii Hualalai properties are...
Square_singapore_suites_review-flat_bed
10/9/2013
    This Singapore Suites Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle and 5-star hotels in London...
Square_new_cathay_and_etihad_routes_from_los_angeles_from_june_1_2014
10/8/2013
  Cathay Pacific has added a new daily flight between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, and Etihad has added a new Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi route. Both offer 2 first class award seats on most days, which is great...
Square_earn_spg_points_faster-spg_promo_take_two_bonus_starpoints
10/8/2013
  How can you earn SPG points faster? Can you transfer frequent flyer miles to SPG? A TravelSort reader writes: "I would like to transfer United or Ultimate Rewards miles to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) then transfer to Alaskan Air...
Square_provins_france_harvest_festival-fete_de_la_moisson-parade_float_with_dragon
10/7/2013
  This Provins, France Fete de la Moisson (Harvest Festival) post is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle...
Square_hyatt_visa-2_free_nights_no_fee_first_year_and_50_statement_credit-but_no_suite_nights_for_diamonds
10/6/2013
  The Hyatt Visa offer is still the best hotel credit card bonus offer and now has no annual fee its first year including the $50 statement credit offer when booking a U.S. Hyatt. Previously, the $75 annual fee was not...
Square_oda_house_georgian_food_nyc_restaurant_review-adjaruli_khachapuri_with_sulguni_cheese
10/6/2013
  This Oda House Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Getting There Oda House, which serves Georgian cuisine (Georgia as in the country, not the state) is on...
Square_westin_grand_frankfurt_hotel_review-deluxe_room_king_bed_and_desk
10/5/2013
  This Westin Grand Frankfurt hotel review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle and 5-star hotels in...
Square_barclays_arrival_card_review_-_40000_miles
10/4/2013
  In my Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard 40,000 Bonus Miles Review I gave the pros and cons of the card. To me, it's a no brainer to go with the Barclays Arrival Card instead of the Capital One...
Square_la_maison_stella_cadente_review_provins_france-house_and_garden
10/3/2013
  This La Maison Stella Cadente Review in Provins, France is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Business Class and Singapore Suites, stays in a Scottish castle and...
Square_us_airways_dividend_miles_rebate_for_award_redemptions-targeted
10/2/2013
  US Airways credit card holders received 10% to 50% Dividend Miles rebates for award redemptions yesterday, under the heading "Get More for Your Miles." My offer is for 25% (see above) but I've heard of other rebate offers ranging...
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