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by Hilary Stockton on 5/26/2016
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6/19/2014
  Emirates A380 flights to San Francisco and Houston will start daily in December 2014, replacing the current Boeing 777 birds on those routes. This is a great improvement, since on the A380 there are 6 more Emirates A380 First...
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6/18/2014
  If flying with a musical instrument, do airlines allow it as a carry-on? This was important recently to one of my Award Booking clients, who needed to fly with a guitar and, understandably, wasn't willing to check it and...
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6/17/2014
  Siam Ocean World Aquarium in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall is great if you’re looking for any of these things: An inside attraction out of Bangkok’s sweltering heat that doesn’t involve retail therapy A fun place for kids that’s...
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6/16/2014
  How can you avoid paying hotel resort fees? Resort fees are the hotel version of airline fuel surcharges: they increase the actual cost of your hotel or resort stay, and are usually not included in the initially quoted price....
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6/15/2014
  Update: this hotel is now the Anantara Siam Bangkok, which TravelSort Clients may reserve with these Virtuoso benefits: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests, in restaurant Complimentary Thai set...
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6/14/2014
  Singapore Airlines' Book the Cook allows Suites, First Class and Business Class guests to pre-order a meal from a variety of Asian and Western menu options, for flights departing from select cities. Having taken 3 Singapore Suites flights recently,...
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6/12/2014
  The Butterfly Garden at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 was another highlight for us, in addition to the Slide@T3. Keep in mind that the Butterfly Garden is air side, so unlike the slide, which is land side and can...
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6/12/2014
  Can you standby on an award ticket? TravelSort reader Sarah writes:   "I'm on an Avios award to Europe and as there are incoming storms, I'm worried about a tight connection I have on the US Airways flight to...
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6/11/2014
  The Slide@T3 in Singapore Changi Airport is the world's tallest airport slide, and a must for any kid (or kid at heart). In addition to the 4 storey tall spiral slide, there's also a Basement 2 slide for kids....
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6/10/2014
  Another United MileagePlus devaluation--revenue based earning--will go into effect March 1, 2015. This follows the United Award Chart Devaluation earlier this year, and the Delta Devaluation with SkyMiles Earning Becoming Revenue Based (and United appears to have definitely taken...
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6/9/2014
Is Singapore First Class or Cathay Pacific First Class better? A TravelSort reader writes:   "The price difference between Singapore First Class and Cathay Pacific First Class make them worth comparing.  The price of Singapore Suites is in another league,...
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6/8/2014
  This Crowne Plaza Changi Singapore Airport Hotel Review is one of several posts on Singapore, including Singapore hotel reviews, Singaporean food, and Singapore Airlines Suites on the A380. Our most recent trip also includes travel in Koh Samui, Thailand...
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6/7/2014
  Qatar AAdvantage Awards offer some routing exceptions, when both flights are on Qatar. Now that there are no more AAdvantage Explorer Awards and we're stuck with American Airline's restrictive third region routing rules, this is important to know, for...
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6/6/2014
  The Prambanan temples are preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia as well as one of the most extensive in Southeast Asia. Prambanan is just minutes from Yogyakarta Airport (JOG), so...
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6/5/2014
Chase Refer a Friend for the Sapphire Preferred and Freedom credit cards can earn you up to 50,000 points per card and is now open to more users than it was last year. For example, last year, neither I nor...
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6/4/2014
The Ultimate Rewards Mall bonuses for June 2014 are out, and most notably missing is Kohl's, which used to reliably provide a 10X bonus and now is completely gone. Ultimate Rewards points, which took a huge hit after the United...
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6/3/2014
6/25 Update: Etihad awards are again bookable with AAdvantage miles--yay! Seeking an Etihad award using AAdvantage miles? Currently not possible. This is due to Etihad not displaying award availability correctly in Direct Access, which American Airlines uses to view and...
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6/2/2014
  Amanjiwo's finest suite is the Dalem Jiwo Suite, which offers two bedrooms, an expansive terrace with private pool, and its own rotunda. Even if your budget doesn't extend to staying in the suite, there's another way to enjoy it...
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6/1/2014
  The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express 30,000 bonus points offer is back. While many blogs trumpet this as a great offer, I'll give 7 reasons why, in my view, the SPG AMEX 30,000 points offer just isn't worth it, for...
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6/1/2014
The Clam NYC Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. The Clam opened earlier this year, in January 2014, and is from Chef Mike Price who also is the...
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