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by Hilary Stockton on 3/3/2015
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1/3/2015
This review of the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is from our recent overnight stay, before a trip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle area of Thailand. For prior posts in this trip report, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal...
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1/2/2015
  How We Earned 1 Million Miles and Points This Year prompted some readers to ask which travel credit cards I have in my wallet now, which I plan to cancel, and strategy for new cards in 2015. It's been over...
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1/1/2015
  Happy New Year! Hope your 2015 is off to a happy, healthy, start, including your travel plans. We really enjoyed our 2014 travels, and were lucky enough to visit several of the resorts mentioned in Best Luxury Hotels of...
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12/31/2014
This review of Asiana Business Class on the A330 is based on our flight from Seoul to Bangkok, an early evening flight that departed Seoul ICN 6:20pm and arrived in Bangkok a bit after 10pm. For prior posts in this trip...
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12/30/2014
  "How do you earn your frequent flyer miles and points?" is a question I get on a regular basis from TravelSort Clients and readers, who also want to know how we manage to fly all of us in international...
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12/29/2014
  This Asiana Business Class Lounge Review, Seoul is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior posts please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana First Class Suite...
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12/28/2014
  The best luxury hotels of 2014 are these popular hotels and resorts, as selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested properties and post-stay feedback. Perennial favorite the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is near the top, but...
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12/27/2014
  This Cornerstone Restaurant at the Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior posts please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana First...
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12/26/2014
Can AAdvantage miles be used to upgrade Etihad or oneworld partner flights? How can you upgrade an Etihad economy flight with miles? A TravelSort reader writes "We got in on the super cheap Etihad airfare today...We are flying out of...
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12/25/2014
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2015, and hope that wherever your travels this season take you, you're able to spend time with your family...
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12/24/2014
Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers will return January 2015, per the Korean Air Skypass site, which now reads: "※ Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer is temporarily unavailable. It is planned to re-open during Jan, 2015"   Earlier, in Korean...
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12/23/2014
  This Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior posts please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana First Class Suite NYC JFK...
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12/22/2014
What are the best luxury hotels with free WiFi? One of the major pet peeves of many clients and readers are luxury hotels that charge for Internet access, while cheaper chain hotels often provide it free of charge. You might...
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12/21/2014
  Save extra on 5X gift cards at Staples with Visa SavingsEdge with 1% bonus cash back on $200 or more transactions via Dan. We usually end up buying at least $200 in gift cards with our Ink Bold or Ink...
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12/20/2014
This Caviar Russe NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews and Michelin Star Restaurant reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. It was my husband who suggested lunch at Caviar Russe. While I normally make our NYC restaurant reservations, and...
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12/19/2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior post on JFK lounge access when flying Asiana First Class, please see SWISS Lounge JFK...
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12/18/2014
  Time to play devil's advocate: are there Russia travel deals as the ruble falls, making this a great time to visit Russia? Thanks to low oil prices and economic sanctions against Russia, the Russian ruble has roughly halved in...
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12/17/2014
  Starwood Hotels will offer free WiFi for all SPG Members starting February 2, 2015, and this benefit combines with Starwood Luxury Privileges. This is great news for all SPG members, especially for those who stay at Starwood hotels sometimes,...
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12/17/2014
This SWISS Lounge at JFK Terminal 4 Review is part of a trip report covering Asiana First Class and luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. I was looking forward to another flight in Asiana First Class, although Asiana's...
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12/16/2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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There are discounted United partner business class awards to Europe and Maldives / Central Asia through March 2015, per Dan. This is likely a glitch and won't last long, so if you're planning award travel to Europe through March 2015...
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  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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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...