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by Hilary Stockton on 2/13/2016
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12/13/2015
NYC Holiday Windows are fun to glimpse, and 2015 is no exception. It was a beautiful warm day in New York City today (high of 65 degrees!) so a short walk took us from Saks Fifth Avenue to Tiffany's to...
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12/12/2015
  This review of Emirates' First Class Lounge at Dubai Airport (DXB) is part of a trip report featuring Emirates A380 First Class, Qantas A380 First Class, stays in New Zealand luxury lodges and Sydney, Australia, and Etihad First Apartment...
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12/11/2015
  Want to guarantee a hotel upgrade? Here are 12 great hotel guaranteed upgrade offers currently available, in Paris, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Vancouver, Geneva and Chiang Rai. In each case, if you book as a TravelSort Client and...
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12/10/2015
  This new Qantas First Class A380 review of a London to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Emirates A380 First Class, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine dining in some of New Zealand's...
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12/9/2015
  Accor Hotels (AccorHotels) is acquiring Fairmont Hotels (FRHI, parent of Fairmont, Raffles and Swisshotel), announced in a press release that explicitly mentions the goal of positioning as a key player in "the current industry consolidation," a reference to the Marriott...
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12/8/2015
  This Emirates First Class A380 review of a New York JFK to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Qantas First Class on the A380 to Melbourne, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine...
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12/7/2015
Given the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, what's the strategy going forward? I've always recommended redeeming your frequent flyer miles and not saving them, given the significant award chart devaluations that occur. Frequent flyer mile balances are NOT retirement nest...
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12/6/2015
  This review of the Emirates Lounge at London Heathrow T3 is part of a new trip report featuring Qantas First Class on the A380 to Melbourne, stays in some of New Zealand's best luxury lodges and Sydney, Australia, and Etihad...
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12/5/2015
Which new luxury hotels are opening in 2016? As I help clients plan their 2016 and 2017 travel, several new Four Seasons hotels, a new Aman Resort, and a new Park Hyatt have come up as potential stay options, so...
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12/4/2015
  This review of Etihad First Class Apartment on the A380 is from my 7 year old son, who just flew with me from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK. I'll be posting my own review, as will my husband,...
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12/3/2015
  This Sofitel London Heathrow Airport Hotel review is part of a trip report including American Airlines 767-300 Business Class, a Review of CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel and a review of Le Cinq Restaurant at Four Seasons George V Paris. TravelSort...
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12/2/2015
Earn 10X Ultimate Rewards Points on Amazon, Whole Foods, Hyatt, Starbucks, Nordstrom and other spend via Amazon and your Chase Freedom card through December 31. As I wrote in Chase Freedom: 10X on Amazon Spend November 23-December 31, if you have...
Square_where_to_travel_for_a_10th_anniversary_trip-bora_bora
12/1/2015
Where to travel for a 10th anniversary trip? A TravelSort client is planning a special 10th wedding anniversary trip for his wife and him: "My wife is undecided on a beach destination (Bora Bora) versus Paris / London or Tokyo...
Square_le_cinq_review-four_seasons_paris-lobby_flowers_by_jeff_leatham
11/30/2015
  This review of Le Cinq Restaurant at Four Seasons Paris is from a recent stop for a few hours in Paris, after arriving via American Airlines Business Class.    Le Cinq at Four Seasons Paris Location Le Cinq is...
Square_6_reasons_i_love_new_zealand-stunning_scenery-glenorchy_near_queenstown
11/29/2015
  Here are 6 reasons why I love New Zealand, which we've been fortunate enough to visit over the past week, as part of site inspections for TravelSort Clients. In fact my husband was wistfully saying how he wished we...
Square_review-citizenm_paris_cdg_hotel-lobby_lounge_seating
11/28/2015
  This CitizenM CDG Paris Airport hotel review is part of a trip report including American Airlines 767 Business Class, lunch at Le Cinq at Four Seasons Paris, and a stay at the Sofitel London Heathrow prior to a Qantas...
Square_one_of_the_pacifics_best_hidden_secrets-_guess_the_place-presidential_villa_deck_and_infinity_pool
11/26/2015
  A new Guess the Place Puzzle, and Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers! I'm currently in a country in the Pacific Ocean, and just did a site inspection at a gorgeous property. There's no sign to this luxurious place,...
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11/26/2015
  The Chase United VIP Lounge will be open for holiday shoppers at The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey and at The Westfield San Francisco Centre, November 27-December 24, 2015. If you’re near to either of these malls,...
Square_review-american_airlines_767_business_class-bed_with_duvet_and_pillow
11/25/2015
  This American 767-300 Business Class review for a flight to Europe from NYC JFK is part of a trip report. For the prior post, please see Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge JFK Terminal 8. While this wasn't an aspirational...
Square_kids_and_jet_lag-5_top_tips
11/24/2015
Kids and jet lag--for other parents out there, don't let worries about this stop you from taking a long international trip, at least if you're able to book the flights as first class or business class award travel. We're currently...
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