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by Hilary Stockton on 5/29/2015
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8/5/2013
  Update: Hyatt is devaluing its award chart effective Jan. 7, 2014. See Hyatt Award Chart Devaluation: New Category 7 and Pricier Awards The Hyatt Visa still offers the best sign-up bonus offer: 2 free nights and a $50 statement...
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8/5/2013
  JetBlue unveiled its new private suites with flat bed business class seats that will be available on Airbus A321 transcontinental routes starting Q2 2014. It's an intriguing new product for JetBlue, currently known as a low cost carrier, and CEO...
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8/4/2013
This Governors Island post on the Governors Island Ferry, Bicycling and Family Fun is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Governors Island is one of our favorite NYC summer...
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8/3/2013
  When do you cancel a credit card vs. pay the annual fee? TravelSort reader Abdel writes in the comments to my post 100K AA Miles "I noticed you must have a lot of credit cards. I came cross your...
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8/2/2013
  This Boulud Sud Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews and recommendations for NYC Restaurant Week. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Boulud Sud is part of Daniel Boulud's empire of restaurants around the world, spanning...
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8/2/2013
  Virtuoso hotel bookings, made with a Virtuoso travel agent, offer great benefits. They're one of the best ways to upgrade your hotel stay, even compared to other programs such as American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts. It's not just...
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8/1/2013
  100% Bonus to Buy Avianca LifeMiles and 100% Bonus to Buy US Airways Dividend Miles promos are back. In my view, neither offer is worth it. First, here are the details: 100% Bonus When You Buy Avianca LifeMiles Must be...
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7/31/2013
This Etihad First Class Review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad First Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. Want help booking Etihad First Class? I offer an Award Booking Service, starting...
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7/30/2013
  There are new travel rewards credit cards in Big Oaf's (aka my husband's--I'll explain below) wallet, which I thought I'd share as part of our strategy of earning frequent flyer miles and points for travel. I'm fortunate that my...
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7/29/2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Costs post is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad First Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior posts please see: Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge in...
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7/27/2013
    This Roosevelt Island Tram and Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park post is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC.   The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram is hard...
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7/26/2013
  US Airways will "leave Star Alliance and have joined the Oneworld Alliance by the start of 2014, according to Scott Kirby, President of US Airways, who made the announcement as part of the second quarter earnings call. What does...
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7/26/2013
  Cathay Pacific's New First Class is now available on the first Boeing 777-300ER, and per Cathay's press release, new First Class will be installed on all aircraft except the 747-400 by Q3 2014. Cathay Pacific First Class remains my...
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7/25/2014
  Four Seasons Preferred Partner offers special amenities and perks if you book your Four Seasons hotel or resort with TravelSort (see How to Become a TravelSort Client), via TravelSort's affiliation with Cadence, a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, or via...
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7/24/2013
  Is a cash back credit card or travel rewards card better? A TravelSort reader commenting on Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards writes "...there are a few cards which I do not understand why you left off your everyday spending...
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7/23/2013
What are the best frequent flyer miles for India award travel for a family? A TravelSort reader writes "I would like to pick a couple credit cards that will earn me enough frequent flyer miles to travel to India once per year with...
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7/23/2013
Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's new preferred partner program, offering value added amenities when booking through select luxury travel agents (TravelSort is one of them). While this is new for Starwood, it is similar to existing preferred partner programs, such...
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7/22/2013
  Cathay Pacific is launching service to the Maldives from Hong Kong starting October 27, 2013 4 times a week, providing another great way to get to the Maldives. Here are the details: CX601 Departs Hong Kong 5:15pm, Arrives Male...
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7/21/2013
One of my Award Booking Service clients is on a trip and due to an unfortunate emergency, needs to fly home sooner. Thank goodness the award flight was booked with United miles, and we were able to find business class...
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7/20/2013
  This Etihad First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi Review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad First Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior posts please see: Review: American Airlines...
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