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7/10/2014
Can you cancel your AMEX card but keep the Membership Rewards points? TravelSort reader Miriam writes: "I signed up for the American Express Business Platinum card.  I currently have 115,649 Membership Rewards points.   I received the 100k points as a sign-up bonus...
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7/9/2014
  This Alaska Airlines First Class review was about a year in the making, since the reason the munchkin and I flew Alaska Airlines from NYC to Seattle (this review) then Seattle to Hawaii, was to use our Alaska Airlines...
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7/8/2014
  The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is offering a confirmed double upgrade at booking for all Virtuoso bookings booked by September 27, 2014, subject to availability. This is a great way to be guaranteed a Park Water Villa when making a...
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7/8/2014
British Airways now is charging fuel surcharges for US Airways international award tickets, because US Air has started breaking out fuel surcharges separately on its paid tickets. The rule British Airways Executive Club follows for Avios award ticket redemptions is...
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7/8/2014
  This Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel Review is from our recent stay before an Alaska Airlines flight from NYC EWR to Honolulu, followed by reviews of Hawaii and Maui luxury resorts, dining and activities. Visiting New York? See...
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7/7/2014
  The TSA has banned powerless electronic devices at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S., if on request the owner cannot power up the device (such as a cell phone, tablet, computer). Here's the TSA Web site...
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7/6/2014
  Air France's New Business Class and New First Class La Premiere were featured at the Air France Expo in NYC last weekend, so I stopped by for some photos. The Air France Expo has already been held in Shanghai...
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7/5/2014
  What are the best hotel welcome amenities and gifts? Here are a few of my favorite ways hotels have welcomed my family and me, from welcome drinks that have me asking for the recipe to complimentary chauffeur service with...
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7/4/2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite review from Seoul to New York JFK is the last part of our Asiana experience, including an Asiana Business Class flight from Bangkok to Seoul and the Asiana First Class Lounge in Seoul. It...
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7/3/2014
The Ultimate Rewards Mall bonus deals for July 2014 are out, and you can earn 15X for JC Penney, via the Ultimate Rewards Mall 10X bonus and 5X earned through JC Penneys gift cards bought at an office supply store with...
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7/2/2014
  Get 20% Extra on SPG transfers to American Airlines AAdvantage or SPG to US Air Dividend Miles through July 31, 2014. Since there's a built-in 25% bonus of 5000 miles when transferring in increments of 20,000 Starpoints, the 20% extra mileage...
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7/1/2014
  Booking British Airways Avios awards has its pros and cons--it can be great in some respects, and awful in others. Certainly British Airways Executive Club was harshly criticized by many U.S. flyers with its 2011 devaluation, in which it...
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6/30/2014
  This Asiana First Class Lounge in Seoul ICN review is from our April 2014 experience between our Asiana Business Class flight from Bangkok to Seoul, while waiting for our Asiana First Class Suites flight to New York JFK. It's...
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6/29/2014
  This Juni Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Juni opened almost a year ago in August 2013, and is helmed by Australian chef Shaun Hergatt (well known...
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6/28/2014
The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® is offering bonus miles, some with waived foreign transaction fees to targeted cardholders starting July 1. Here are the targeted promotions I'm aware of (and please comment below if you received a different offer): 1....
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6/27/2014
How do you liquidate gift cards if you can't use them to load AMEX Bluebird at Walmart? A TravelSort reader writes: "Last Saturday I bought my normal $1000 of One Vanilla Visa. I went to load my AMEX Bluebird at...
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6/26/2014
  This review of Asiana Business Class on the A330 is based on our flight from Bangkok to Seoul, a late night flight that departed BKK 11:40pm and arrived in Seoul the next day at 6:50am. The business class seats...
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6/25/2014
Etihad awards again are bookable with AAdvantage miles--finally! Early this month I wrote that Etihad awards were still unbookable with AAdvantage miles, due to a problem on Etihad's side with not displaying award availability correctly in Direct Access, the system...
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6/25/2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. Best current offer is the 75K Citi Executive AAdvantage Card. 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. ---------- The 100K Citi Executive AAdvantage Card offer...
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6/24/2014
  Singapore Airlines Shopping Portal, krisflyerspree.com, currently offers what look to be some great deals:  17,077 KrisFlyer miles for LifeLock Basic (<$10 per month, U.S. residents) 23,077 KrisFlyer miles for a Premium Domain Name from Network Solutions (from ~$179, U.S....
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