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by Hilary Stockton on 8/31/2016
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9/20/2014
  Have you ever made a hotel booking mistake? Most of us have at one time or another, whether it's booking a non-refundable rate that we end up needing to cancel, or later realizing we could have received more benefits,...
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9/19/2014
  How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane? The WSJ's Scott McCartney posted on The Trouble with Keeping Commercial Flights Clean yesterday, which pointed out what most flyers know but don't like to think about: the fairly cursory cleaning...
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9/18/2014
Is the Fairmont Orchid Gold Floor worth it? This review of the Fairmont Orchid Gold Floor Club Lounge will hopefully help you decide if the Fairmont Gold price premium is worth it, compared to booking a regular room with Virtuoso...
Square_bangkok_airways_discount_awards_with_jal_miles_via_spg_points
9/17/2014
  Bangkok Airways awards can be booked using SPG points transferred to JAL miles, and through December 31, 2014, there is a JAL Discount Mileage Promotion for Bangkok Airways available, via Amol. Usually my recommendations for intra-Asia flights are: British...
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9/16/2014
  What are the Best Business Class Airline Seats for Couples? I can hear some readers say "easy--one with no crying babies or kids!" but, since that's out of your control, and previously I've only written on the Best First Class...
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9/15/2014
  Does your credit card include trip delay and trip interruption insurance? The Citi Executive AAdvantage card, which many got with the 100K Citi Executive AAdvantage offer (now expired) has improved its coverage, and since I'm emailed quite a bit...
Square_fairmont_orchid_hawaii_review-beach_and_pauoa_bay
9/14/2014
  This Fairmont Orchid review is from  a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, including stays at Four Seasons Hualalai and Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.  TravelSort Clients may book the Fairmont Orchid with  Virtuoso benefits (paid stays only) including:...
Square_travel_rewards_credit_card_strategy_for_a_mediterranean_dream_trip
9/13/2014
What's a travel rewards credit card strategy for a Mediterranean Dream Trip? A West Coast based TravelSort reader writes "My vacation dream? My boyfriend and I would like to go to the Mediterranean...my current miles are split between Southwest and...
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9/12/2014
  London Heathrow to London: what are the best ways to get to London from LHR? Fortunately there are quite a few choices, ranging from the fast Heathrow Express to complimentary chauffeur airport transfers if you're flying certain airlines in...
Square_tsushima-best_sushi_in_nyc_midtown-selection_dinner_with_teriyaki_scallops_salmon_unagi_avocado_roll_and_sushi
9/11/2014
This Tsushima Sushi NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. "What's the best sushi restaurant in NYC?" is something a fair number of clients ask when booking their NYC hotel with...
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9/10/2014
  Bye bye Amazon Payments for credit card minimum spend and cashing out gift cards. I just received the annual notice email from Amazon Payments, which says that person to person payments will cease as of October 13, 2014, emphasis...
Square_etihad-buy_economy_fly_business_class
9/9/2014
Etihad has a Buy Economy, Fly Business Class offer available, bookable by TravelSort Clients and other Virtuoso travel advisors. There is also a Buy Business Class, Fly First Class offer, but seat availability is extremely limited for it. Who is...
Square_who_gets_the_best_service_on_airlines
9/8/2014
Which passengers get the best service on airlines? Can it depend on ethnicity, gender, language? The short answer: of course--just as pretty much anything else in life, airline service is not necessarily fair.  A TravelSort reader writes "I'm a young...
Square_amex_centurion_lounge_las_vegas_review-seating_near_entrance
9/7/2014
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas Review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. Also see our AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia Review and Review of the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle Airport. Other posts in...
Square_london_to_nyc_for_under_400_rt_on_virgin_atlantic
9/6/2014
  London to NYC is under $400 roundtrip in Virgin Atlantic economy if you act fast. There are other ex-London deals such as London to LAX for $453 roundtrip. Note that this does NOT work when departing the U.S., so...
Square_beach_tree_hualalai_menu_and_review-outdoor_seating
9/6/2014
This Beach Tree Hualalai menu and review is from a stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai. You can enjoy up to $100 complimentary food and drink at Beach Tree if booking the Four Seasons Hualalai as a TravelSort Client with Four Seasons Preferred Partner (FSPP) benefits....
Square_japan_airlines_first_class_award_space_tokyo_to_sydney-jal_first_class_suite
9/5/2014
  Japan Airlines First Class award space is wide open on many days in December 2014 and January - March 2015, thanks to an equipment change to a 777-300ER, per Ben and the JAL Web site, which displays the routes...
Square_gett_nyc-10_rides_within_manhattan
9/4/2014
  Gett (GetTaxi) is offering $10 rides in Manhattan, for all of 2014! Huge hat tip to Dan, whose post alerted me of this. As someone who has given up on Uber, I'm thrilled. Basically, every time I really needed...
Square_review-four_seasons_las_vegas-fountain_by_pool_deck
9/3/2014
  This Four Seasons Las Vegas Review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. Other posts in this trip report include: Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Review Las Vegas Virtuoso Deal That May Not Last L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Las...
Square_singapore_krisflyer_shopping_deals_honored-lifelock
9/2/2014
  Singapore KrisFlyer Spree is Honoring the LifeLock and Network Solutions Shopping Deals! When Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Spree Shopping Portal Offered Some Great Deals, such as LifeLock for 17,077 KrisFlyer miles and a Network Solutions Premium Domain Name for 23,077...
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