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by Hilary Stockton on 4/1/2015
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7/3/2013
  Via the TravelSort Facebook page a reader wrote "I read about the Park Hyatt Paris in an article (Best Park Hyatt to Stay 2 Free Nights with the Park Hyatt Visa), and with your little boy, how did you...
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7/2/2013
  TravelSort reader Kerry writes "I'm about to move and am wondering if I should apply for a few new credit cards while still at my old address, to improve my chances of instant approvals. How long does it take...
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7/1/2013
The Ultimate Rewards Mall July 2013 bonuses are out, and as usual the highest bonuses are for merchants such as Proactiv Solution (30X), The Wall Street Journal (20X), Snapfish (15X), Teleflora (12X), etc. But you can increase the bonus you...
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6/30/2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Activities post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior posts please see: Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge in NYC, JFK Review: Qatar Business Class NYC JFK...
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6/29/2013
  Chase Freedom 5X for Restaurants (and also Movie Theaters and Lowe's) ends tomorrow, June 30. In case you haven't maxed out your $1500 spend with your April, May and June dining spend, now's the time to pick up gift...
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6/28/2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. The best way to use Lufthansa Miles & More miles from the Lufthansa Miles & More Card,...
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6/27/2013
Get a 2500 American AAdvantage Miles Rebate for AAdvantage award travel between 9/4/13=11/20/13, booked online. Here's how: 1. Enter the American Airlines "Caught You Daydreaming" Sweepstakes Go to this link to complete your details (make sure to include your AAdvantage...
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10/31/2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. Which Lufthansa flights have new first class, and which Lufthansa flights have new business class? More importantly,...
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6/26/2013
  TravelSort reader Chris writes "Which frequent flyer miles and credit cards would best serve me if I'm trying to earn award tickets to Hawaii. I've noticed the Bank of Hawaii cards are not available, so looking for another option."...
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6/25/2013
  If you transfer British Airways Avios to Iberia Plus, you can avoid much of the high fuel surcharges that British Airways Avios awards tickets to Europe or going through London are notorious for. For example, let's look at the...
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6/24/2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Interview with General Manager Julian Moore is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior posts please see: Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge in NYC, JFK Review:...
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6/24/2013
  A TravelSort reader asks "Can I get SPG elite status by booking others' rooms for them? Or do I only get credit for a room I stay in? What about when this is for a conference using a conference...
Square_gramercy_tavern_nyc_restaurant_review-tavern_flowers_and_bar
6/23/2013
This Gramercy Tavern Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Gramercy Tavern is an icon of the New York City fine dining scene, so it was no surprise that...
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6/22/2013
  The 50K Citi AAdvantage Visa bonus offer is back for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa! Thanks to this Flyertalk post we now have (for now) a working link for the 50,000 Citi AA Visa. There's no landing page, but...
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6/21/2013
  There's a 55K Offer for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business AMEX available. This is better than the 45K Offer for the Delta SkyMiles Card that you can get through CardMatch, but the Delta Business AMEX does have a $150...
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6/20/2013
  Update: Please see updated post, London with Frequent Flyer Miles and Points TravelSort reader Sally writes "Can you please explain to me, what use a British Airways Credit card is. For example I tried to book a flight to...
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6/19/2013
United has increased its award ticket change and cancellation fees for non-elites, effective today, June 19, 2013.  For non elites (United MileagePlus General Members): Changes 21 or more days before the date of travel to cabin, award type, carrier, date...
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6/18/2013
  Experian FICO scores are finally available, via myFICO.com. It's not cheap, currently $15.95 (normally $19.95), but it's great to finally have an option to get the actual Experian FICO score, instead of the FAKO score that Experian, CreditKarma, and...
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6/17/2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Back of House Tour post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior posts please see: Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge in NYC, JFK Review: Qatar Business...
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6/16/2013
The 60,000 Bonus Offer for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards (a 10,000 bonus points increase from the usual 50,000 bonus points) is valid until 6/22/13, so if you don't have one of them, this is a good time...
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  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via Dan. Here are the details: Buy at least $300 in Visa gift...