Square_amex_platinum_airline_credit-200_to_400_off_an_american_airlines_ticket-american_airlines_gift_card
6/2/2015
  Maximizing the AMEX Platinum Airline Credit is one of my more popular posts, but it's been a couple years so I thought I'd provide a concrete example of taking $200-$400 off of an American Airlines ticket. How so? The...
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6/1/2015
  Alitalia wins the worst "Manage By Booking" Web site functionality of the airlines I routinely deal with. If you've ever tried pulling up an Alitalia ticket using the "Manage My Booking" section of the Web site, you know what...
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5/31/2015
  This Amantaka Restaurant Review and Menus post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First...
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5/30/2015
  You can buy Starpoints with a 25% discount through May 31--is it worth it? Currently, through tomorrow 5/31/15, SPG is offering up to 25% off 20,000 Starpoints. Here are the details: • 10% off 500–9,500 Starpoints• 15% off 10,000–14,500 Starpoints•...
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5/29/2015
  Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos is a favorite of many TravelSort clients, who often visit it as part of a Southeast Asia trip that includes Amansara in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, and other temples. I'd last visited Luang Prabang back...
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5/28/2015
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints can be transferred between accounts of spouses or others in your household, as long as they live at the same address. This is a great benefit, since even other transferable points currencies such as Chase Ultimate...
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5/27/2015
  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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5/26/2015
What are the top toys and games to entertain kids on long plane flights? If you don't have kids, you may be griping that you wish the parents of the unruly kids seated next to you would consider this question...
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5/25/2015
  This Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai Review is part of a trip report including Emirates A380 First Class, luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
Square_best_ritz-carlton_3rd_night_free_and_4th_night_free_offers-ritz-carlton_hong_kong
5/24/2015
  Several Ritz-Carlton 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available and combinable with either Virtuoso or AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits. Now, my personal preference in virtually every market that they both operate in is Four...
Square_conrad_maldives_activities-things_to_do-whale_shark_snorkeling_by_speedboat
5/23/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Activities and Things to Do post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the...
Square_get_american_airlines_to_pay_eu_compensation_for_a_flight_delay
5/22/2015
Getting American Airlines to pay EU compensation for a flight delay is like pulling teeth. Not only is the delay painfully inconvenient, AA tries to weasel its way out of paying anything, so you'll need dogged persistence to get the...
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5/21/2015
  Is buying Singapore miles from KrisFlyer ever worth it? Although this isn't a cheap option, it can be worth it if you just need a few more miles to top up your account, or if you need to travel on...
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5/20/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/19/2015
  Here's what to do if American Airlines loses your AAdvantage award. And yes, it does happen--it happened to me with a ticket I booked months ago, then finally got around to assigning seats for. This was for my own...
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5/18/2015
  Update: Unfortunately, AMEX has declared this to be a targeted offer, so chances are you are NOT eligible for this and won't be able to apply for it either online or over the phone--sorry. Looks like the best offer...
Square_best_nyc_luxury_hotel_rooms_for_families-langham_new_york_5th_avenue_family_place_room_with_2_queen_beds
5/17/2015
  What are the best NYC luxury hotel rooms for families? Many clients and readers have asked me over the years why there aren't more hotel rooms in NYC with 2 queen size beds, which will fit 2 adults and...
Square_conrad_maldives_restaurants_review-ithaa_undersea_restaurant
5/16/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Restaurant Menus and Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/15/2015
Will American Airlines and oneworld partners protect you if flying on separate tickets, such that your first flight is delayed or cancelled and you miss the second flight on the separate ticket? TravelSort reader Michael writes: "If you book your long...
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5/14/2015
  What are the best frequent flyer programs of 2015, for U.S. based flyers who value great international first class and business class? Hint: NOT the ones in today's WSJ article "The Most Rewarding Rewards" by Scott McCartney, which again...
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Square_conrad_maldives_activities-things_to_do-whale_shark_snorkeling_by_speedboat
5/23/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Activities and Things to Do post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the...
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5/14/2015
  What are the best frequent flyer programs of 2015, for U.S. based flyers who value great international first class and business class? Hint: NOT the ones in today's WSJ article "The Most Rewarding Rewards" by Scott McCartney, which again...
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5/8/2015
  Think your travel credit card trip interruption travel insurance will cover you if a medical emergency prevents you returning home on your return flight? Think again--you may well be out of pocket for all your extra flight costs, plus...
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5/4/2015
  This Soneva Fushi Maldives Breakfast, Ice Cream Room, Chocolate Room and Cheese Room post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Food and dining is a highlight at Soneva Fushi, so...
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5/27/2015
  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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6/3/2015
  There's a 20K Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Offer, which I've added to the Best Travel Credit Cards page. The usual signup bonus is just 10,000 points (or $100), so if you were planning to get this card anyway, it's a good time....