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by Hilary Stockton on 7/24/2016
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5/11/2016
  Getting EC 261/2004 compensation is a hassle, even from EU airlines such as Air France, let alone U.S. airlines on flights departing the EU (see Getting American Airlines to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay and Is EU Compensation Owed...
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5/10/2016
  This Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Review is from a New Zealand trip report. For the prior posts, please see: Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review: Papeete to Auckland Review: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Elephant...
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5/9/2016
Guaranteed hotel upgrades are one of the perks my clients most request, but most hotel upgrades are subject to availability at time of arrival. Yes, Four Seasons Preferred Partner and other preferred partner programs do prioritize my clients' upgrades ahead...
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5/8/2016
  This Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Restaurant and Dining in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is from our recent 10th wedding anniversary stay at this gorgeous property. For all our articles on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine...
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5/7/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.89 cents each through June 1 with 35% off (to celebrate the AAdvantage program's 35th anniversary) and a 15,000 bonus if you buy 150,000 miles. Here's the math: 150,000 miles + 15,000 bonus...
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5/6/2016
  What's the best place to see a kiwi in New Zealand? Even many Kiwis (as New Zealanders call themselves) have never seen a kiwi, their endangered national bird, in the wild. Certainly it's possible to see kiwis at the...
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5/5/2016
  When do Credit Card Signup Bonus Points Post, and Can They be Expedited? TravelSort reader Peter writes "I recently was approved for the 75K Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum and the 55K Chase Sapphire Preferred on your Best Travel Credit Cards...
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5/4/2016
  This Elephant Hill Winery Restaurant Review in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand is from our recent stay at luxury lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, as part of our 10th wedding anniversary trip. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges...
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5/3/2016
  You can Buy Alaska Miles with up to a 50% Bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Alaska also had an up to 50% bonus for buying miles back in November-December 2015, but the question is whether buying miles...
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5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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5/1/2016
  This Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is from our visit to a sister property of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, which we visited last year. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury...
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4/30/2016
  A 75K Mercedes-Benz Platinum AMEX bonus offer is available, for $3000 minimum spend, so I've updated our Best Travel Credit Cards page and made it 4th on that list. Recently I wrote about the semi-targeted 75K AMEX Business Platinum...
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4/29/2016
  This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review on the A340-300 is from our recent trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand. It’s always good to get another perspective on an airline and product by flying a product again, and...
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4/28/2016
  The top Paris luxury hotels are some of the best in Europe, thanks to a very competitive market that includes the Four Seasons George V Hotel Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, Le Bristol, The Peninsula Paris and soon, the reopening...
Square_papeete_business_class_lounge_review-manuhiri_lounge
4/27/2016
  This Review of Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Lounge at Papeete Airport (the Manuhiri Lounge, also used by Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Japan Airlines) is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury...
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4/26/2016
  Update: JAL online seat selection is again available, perhaps thanks to my and others' complaints about the system update that had eliminated it. -----Original Post----- JAL Seat Selection Online is No Longer Available for AA Award Tickets and other...
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4/26/2016
  This InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. This resort, near Papeete Airport (PPT) is a frequent overnight stop before flying to Bora...
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4/25/2016
  Four Seasons Bora Bora has a 2nd Night Free Offer with Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits! Now, before you get too excited, note that this offer is best for island hopping, for if you're traveling to a few places...
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4/24/2016
Ritz-Carlton STARS Benefits are the perks of the Ritz-Carlton's preferred partner program, and can only be reserved through TravelSort, as a TravelSort Client, or via another STARS member luxury travel advisor. Here are the benefits: Guaranteed 4pm late check-out, when...
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4/23/2016
  Should you call credit card reconsideration if you aren't instantly approved for a new credit card? I talked about Chase Reconsideration: To Call or Not to Call? a few weeks ago, and gave examples on both sides. In my...
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  This Elephant Hill Winery Restaurant Review in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand is from our recent stay at luxury lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, as part of our 10th wedding anniversary trip. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges...
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  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...