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by Hilary Stockton on 7/31/2015
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5/10/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class award availability using AAdvantage and other oneworld partner miles may be dying. As most readers know, it's already become very difficult to book Cathay Pacific first class in advance using AAdvantage miles, especially if you're...
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5/9/2015
  This Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane 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 Business Class.  For the prior posts,...
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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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5/7/2015
  This review of Fresh in the Garden at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Fresh in the Garden is perhaps the most distinctive...
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5/6/2015
  Can you split a reservation (PNR) booked as a single AAdvantage award ticket for two passengers, if one passenger needs to change or cancel his/her itinerary, but you want to keep the other passenger's award intact? TravelSort reader Paula...
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5/5/2015
  A 60K Ink Plus Business Card signup bonus offer is back and is listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page. This offer recurs regularly, in fact there was a similar offer until March 2, 2015. Here are the details: 60K...
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5/5/2015
  Etihad's A380 First Apartment now has 2 award seats bookable between NYC and Abu Dhabi on some days, per Ben. Note that while a lot of seats have been snatched up, it's still possible to find some days with...
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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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5/3/2015
  How do you view your Ultimate Rewards Signup Bonus and Refer a Friend Bonus? TravelSort reader Kathy writes "I got the Chase Sapphire Preferred earlier this year, and also qualified for the Chase Refer a Friend Bonus program. But...
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5/2/2015
  This Soneva Fushi Maldives Activities and Top Things to Do post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Soneva Fushi offers great diving via Soleni Dive Center,  For the prior...
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5/1/2015
  Last chance to apply for the 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, as most links are now 30K. Use the preceding link (not my referral, Citi may change at any time). Here are the offer details: 50,000 AAdvantage miles...
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4/30/2015
  Update: This offer is dead, but see 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card Bonus Offer and the Best Travel Credit Cards page for the most current offers. A 55K United MileagePlus Explorer offer with $50 statement credit is available on United.com...
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4/29/2015
  This Soneva Fushi Maldives Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives and Etihad First Class and Business Class. Soneva Fushi is one of the original Maldivian luxury resorts, and one of the most distinctive, with...
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4/28/2015
What are the best First Class airline beds to get a great night's sleep? While there's plenty of buzz and discussion around which airline serves which champagne and which type of caviar; the showers aboard Emirates First Class and Etihad...
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4/27/2015
Is flat bed business class available to Tahiti and Bora Bora? I get asked this by TravelSort Clients and readers on a regular basis. Unfortunately no, not currently. While flat bed business class seats have become industry standard for all long...
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4/26/2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Activities and Top Things to Do post is part of a trip report including Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives as well as luxury hotels in Southeast Asia and Etihad First Class and...
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4/25/2015
Is EU 261/2004 compensation owed when the US connecting flight is delayed? TravelSort reader Elliot commented on my post Getting United to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay: "I'm wondering if I can claim EU compensation as our connecting flight was delayed....
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4/24/2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Restaurant Reviews and Menus post is part of a trip report including Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives as well as luxury hotels in Southeast Asia and Etihad First Class and Business Class....
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4/23/2015
  There are several great Virtuoso 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers in 2015 that include all Virtuoso amenities, which could be perfect if you're still deciding where to stay for upcoming visits to Paris, London, Hong Kong,...
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4/22/2015
Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is joining Four Seasons effective May 8, 2015, which is fantastic news for this iconic French Riviera property on the Cote d'Azur. The hotel will now be known as Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons...
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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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  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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  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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  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....