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by Hilary Stockton on 6/28/2016
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7/22/2014
  This Mama's Fish House review is from our recent visit to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, including stays at the Andaz Maui at Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and the Four Seasons Resort Hawaii at Hualalai. For...
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7/21/2014
  Updated: 2015 Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade Offers Four Seasons Preferred Partner has some great guaranteed upgrade deals right now, confirmed at the time of booking. I'm particularly excited by the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea and Four Seasons Hawaii at...
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7/20/2014
  The Chase Sapphire Preferred has eliminated the 7% annual points dividend, but added primary car rental insurance, including in the U.S. To be honest, I haven't had the Sapphire Preferred in a couple years, and even my husband barely...
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7/19/2014
  Can you book the Park Hyatt New York with a free night awards or your two free nights from the Hyatt Visa? 7/22/14 Update: Per Hyatt, this is NOT a bug: "As you can imagine with our new opening...
Square_kaana_kitchen_review_andaz_maui_wailea_dining-kaana_kitchen_dining_room
7/19/2014
  This review of the Ka'ana Kitchen and Andaz Maui at Wailea dining is from our recent stay while on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, including stays at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and the Four...
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7/18/2014
  The Chase Freedom is offering up to 17,500 points from a 15,000 signup bonus and 2500 after adding an authorized user. Recently there was a 20,000 signup bonus, but the usual signup bonus for this card is only 10,000...
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7/17/2014
  This Andaz Maui at Wailea review is from a recent Maui and Hawaii trip. I was interested to see this relatively new resort (opened last year in September, 2013), which is also a Virtuoso member, and in fact one...
Square_london_with_frequent_flyer_miles_and_points
7/16/2014
For London, which frequent flyer miles and points are best? TravelSort reader Joe writes "My goal is to accumulate enough miles and points for two roundtrip business class or first class tickets from Richmond, VA to London, England in three...
Square_hyatt_place_waikiki_beach_review-swimming_pool_and_pool_deck
7/15/2014
  This Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Review is from a recent stay before our trip to Maui and Hawaii (the Big Island). We booked a Deluxe Ocean View Room using my annual free night from the Hyatt Visa (see Hyatt...
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7/14/2014
What United compensation for flight delays and delayed baggage can you expect? TravelSort reader Tom asks about fair compensation for his flight delay, as he recounts his harrowing experience on the recent United Flight 201 to Guam that was diverted...
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7/13/2014
  This Alaska Airlines First Class to Hawaii flight review is the second of our Alaska Airlines first class flights. For reviews of our Alaska flight from New York EWR to Seattle SEA and the Alaska Airlines Board Room lounge...
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7/12/2014
Can the British Airways Companion Ticket Be Booked One Way? And can it be booked online? The answer is yes: it is possible to use the British Airways Companion Ticket voucher for one way award travel, and it can be...
Square_alaska_airlines_board_room_seattle_review-airport_lounge_seating
7/12/2014
  This review of Alaska Airlines Board Room Seattle Airport Lounge is from our recent visit, between our Alaska Airlines First Class flight from NYC (EWR) to Seattle, and before our Alaska Airlines First Class flight from Seattle to Honolulu, Hawaii. For an alternative...
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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...
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_water_villa_confirmed_double_upgrade_at_booking
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...
Square_newark_airport_marriott_hotel_review-lobby_and_fireplace
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...
Square_tsa_bans_powerless_electronic_devices_and_why_security_tightened
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...
Square_air_france_new_first_class_la_premiere_at_air_france_expo-la_premiere_suite
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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