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11/17/2015
Earn 10X on Amazon spend November 23-December 31, 2015, up to $1500 per Chase Freedom card. If you and your spouse or partner each have the Chase Freedom and at least one of you has a Chase Sapphire or Ink...
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11/16/2015
Marriott will acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts, per the SPG and Marriott press releases today. If approved, the merger would close in mid-2016 The focus is on the scale of the combined entity, which would be the largest hotel company...
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11/15/2015
Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer Changes have gone into effect today, November 15, 2015. I received secure messages for my Ink Plus and Sapphire accounts, and you likely have too, if you have these cards. Here are the changes for Chase...
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11/14/2015
This Annona at Park Hyatt Toronto Restaurant Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump Toronto Hotel Review Review:...
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11/13/2015
  A 60K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard offer is targeted to some AAdvantage members, as a special seasonal offer. Here's the offer my son received, even though we can't of course sign him up for it (though he was...
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11/12/2015
  This Park Hyatt Toronto Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump Toronto Hotel Review Review: LiveToronto Walking...
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11/11/2015
New Airberlin business class routes to San Francisco, Dallas and Boston (also Havana, Cuba) from Dusseldorf will start May 6 2016, per Airline Route. This is great news, especially for those in San Francisco and Dallas, who will have another...
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11/11/2015
  This Cafe Boulud, Toronto Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump Toronto Hotel Review Review: LiveToronto...
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11/10/2015
Buy Alaska miles with a 50% bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Other offers include a 35% or 40% bonus, but it's the 50% bonus that is especially attractive, since typically the highest bonus Alaska has offered when buying...
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11/10/2015
  A 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage bonus offer is back, which I've added to the Best Travel Credit Cards page. A little over a week ago, I wrote the post Last Chance: 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select and a number of readers read...
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11/9/2015
Receive $15 off $50 at Amazon.com by using an AMEX Membership Rewards point toward your purchase. Normally it's a terrible idea to use AMEX Membership Rewards points to pay for anything (aka "Pay with Points") or to use AMEX points to...
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11/8/2015
  This Four Seasons Toronto Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump Toronto Hotel Review Review: LiveToronto...
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11/7/2015
  Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Citi ThankYou Premier: which is the better travel credit card? TravelSort reader Robin writes "I recently discovered your site and am just getting started with earning miles and points, hopefully to fly international business class to Asia....
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11/6/2015
  This Review of a LiveToronto Walking Tour, a private walking tour of Toronto with photo shoot, is part of a Toronto trip report. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump...
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11/5/2015
How can you avoid being forced to gate check a carry-on bag? Readers know that I detest checking luggage (see How to Avoid Checked Luggage and 6 Reasons to Never Check Baggage). But what happens if the Gate Agent insists...
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11/4/2015
  This Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto hotel review is part of a trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto and Beast Restaurant Toronto Review. TravelSort Clients receive these...
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11/3/2015
  The 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, earned after spending $3000 within the first 3 months, is one of the best current credit card signup bonuses, particularly since the death of the 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select, which is why...
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11/3/2015
  This Beast Toronto Restaurant Review is part of a new trip report covering Toronto luxury hotels and dining. My family loves a hearty weekend brunch, so after arriving in Toronto on our TAM Airlines Business Class flight and quickly...
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11/2/2015
If you shorten a hotel stay will the rate increase? A TravelSort client recently needed to shorten a stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna that I'd reserved with Virtuoso benefits, though the check-in date remained the same. Nevertheless, the stay,...
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11/1/2015
  This review of TAM Airlines business class 767-300ER is part of a new trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. TAM Airlines used to be one of the few South America based airlines that offered a first class,...
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