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by Hilary Stockton on 8/28/2016
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6/30/2016
  Four Seasons Anguilla Resort will open October 2016, rebranding the former Viceroy Anguilla. This is great news for TravelSort Clients and fans of Four Seasons, since it means that Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits will be available when reserving...
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6/29/2016
  A 65K Premier Rewards Gold AMEX bonus offer is available via AMEX pre-qualified offers to some cardholders. There can also be higher targeted offers available via snail mail, by logging into your AMEX account, or even via LinkedIn (see...
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6/28/2016
  This Pur' Paris Restaurant Review at the Park Hyatt Paris is part of a trip report including luxury hotel stays and Michelin star dining in Paris and London.  For the previous posts, please see: Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge...
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6/27/2016
There are a few hotel pet peeves that fortunately I don't encounter very often. But when I do, as I did early this morning, I get pretty annoyed. That's because it's not as if I'm staying at a Motel 6...
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6/26/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Review in a 747-8 from NYC JFK to Frankfurt is part of a new trip report including luxury hotels and dining in Paris and London. For the first post, please see Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge...
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6/25/2016
  JetBlue is Matching Your Virgin America Elevate Points Balance if You Book and Fly 1 JetBlue Flight by August 31, 2016. This could be a great promotion if you already have Virgin America Elevate points and need to fly somewhere...
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6/24/2016
  The AMEX Centurion Lounge Houston, IAH is now open in Terminal D, near Gate D6. The great thing about Houston, unlike, say, the AMEX Cenurion Lounge San Francisco, is that after clearing security for Terminal D and enjoyiing the...
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6/23/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Lounge JFK Airport Terminal 1 Review is the first in a new trip report that includes Lufthansa First Class, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and London....
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6/22/2016
  The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is one of the best airport lounges in the world. While it does lack a spa / massage treatment, which is where the Etihad First Class Lounge and Thai Airways First Class...
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6/21/2016
Airline schedule changes can be the bane of a frequent flyer, throwing the most carefully planned trips into disarray. But they can also be your "get out of jail free" card in the case of an award ticket you no...
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6/20/2016
  This American Airlines A321 First Class Review is one of several American Airlines transcontinental first class and business class reviews. If you're wondering about the differences with Business Class, see our Review of American Airlines A321 Business Class New York to...
Square_happy_fathers_day
6/19/2016
  Happy Father's Day to all my clients and readers who are fathers! While Father's Day as a U.S. holiday was only inaugurated in the early 1900s as a complement to Mother's Day, it seems only fair to have a holiday...
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6/18/2016
Airline refund policies can be very important if the unexpected occurs: a family member's illness or death, jury duty, or pregnancy in the context of travel to somewhere with Zika virus. While airline refunds are especially important if you booked...
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6/17/2016
  Spain's Costa Brava (literally, "rugged coast") certainly enjoys a beautiful and dramatic landscape, but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Located northeast of Barcelona, the Costa Brava attracted Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and other...
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6/16/2016
  Is Compensation Due You for a Downgraded Flight Due to an Aircraft Change? For example, if you were booked on Singapore Suites on the A380 and there's an aircraft swap to a 777 with only Business Class seats, what...
Square_70k_united_mileageplus_explorer_bonus_targeted_offer
6/16/2016
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer bonus offer is being targeted to some MileagePlus members. Just keep in mind that MileagePlus is increasing award change/cancellation fees and changing stopover rules effective October 6, 2016. Here are the offer details: 70,000...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_for_restaurants_and_wholesale_clubs_for_q3_2016
6/14/2016
  Starting June 15, activate Chase Freedom 5X for Restaurants and Wholesale Clubs for July - September 2016 spend. Restaurants, along with grocery stores, are my two favorite 5X categories. What other card, after all, gives you 5X points on all...
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6/14/2016
  The Buy Alaska Miles with a 50% Bonus Offer has been extended to tomorrow, June 15. Note that this is a targeted offer, so some Mileage Plan members may be targeted for a lower bonus amount. I'd been delaying buying...
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6/13/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge at San Francisco Airport SFO Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle.  See all...
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6/12/2016
  Earn 100K AAdvantage miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage cards, if you haven't opened or closed either card within the past 24 months. The public bonus of both cards is only 30,000 AAdvantage miles, so...
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