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by Hilary Stockton on 8/31/2015
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6/12/2015
  This JAL 767-300ER Business Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Amantaka, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class. We were looking...
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6/11/2015
  Air Berlin's business class on the A330-200 isn't aspirational, but it's a good way to get to Europe while avoiding award ticket fuel surcharges. But unfortunately, even with the Airberlin record locator (which you can ask AAdvantage for) I've...
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6/10/2015
  This Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Review 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 Class....
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6/9/2015
  AAdvantage miles can still be used to reserve Etihad First Apartment Awards on the A380 and Etihad First Class, including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 between Abu Dhabi and Washington Dulles IAD. There was apparently a glitch yesterday,...
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6/8/2015
This JetBlue Mint Suite review is from my flight home from San Francisco SFO to New York JFK. I was very excited to experience this JetBlue luxury product, especially as it was coming right on the heels of my A380 First...
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6/7/2015
Which travel credit cards are we planning to apply for now? We're nearing the end of the $20K minimum spend for our 150K AMEX Business Platinum targeted offer, so I'm now looking at which travel credit cards to apply for next....
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6/6/2015
  This Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Review 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 Class.  For the...
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6/5/2015
  Early check-in at a hotel is a common request I receive from TravelSort Clients, often due to an arrival off a red-eye flight. Most of us have been there at one point or another, arriving at a hotel in...
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6/4/2015
  This Amantaka Activities and Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang 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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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