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by Hilary Stockton on 4/22/2017
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1/30/2017
  Perry St in NYC's West Village was one of our NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 picks for where to go. The restaurant is helmed by Cedric Vongerichten, son of Jean-Georges Vengerichten, and the chef behind the menu at AMEX's...
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1/29/2017
  Some of Tokyo's best luxury hotels have some excellent offers right now for winter-spring 2017 stays. Naturally most of these offers exclude some dates during peak cherry blossom season, typically late March-early April in Tokyo, but there's still plenty...
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1/28/2017
  This The Peninsula Paris Review is from my recent stay at the hotel, which has quickly become one of the best Paris luxury hotels and a client favorite. A great advantage of reserving it as a TravelSort Client is...
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1/27/2017
  Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Avianca, and several small airlines have joined TSA PreCheck. This is great news for those flying Emirates to Dubai, as we recently did on our Emirates A380 First Class flight on our way to the Maldives,...
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1/26/2017
  Some airlines are better than others when it comes to peanut and nut allergies. These allergies are some of the most prevalent of all allergies, and in general I'm very sympathetic to allergy sufferers, given that in my family...
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1/25/2017
  This Review of La Palme d'Or Restaurant in Cannes, which is the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in Cannes, is from my recent stay at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez. I reserved my stay with Virtuoso benefits, which in...
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1/24/2017
  75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your...
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1/23/2017
  This Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez Review of a Prestige Suite Seaview is from a recent visit to Cannes in the south of France. See our other Virtuoso hotel reviews and offers. and Hyatt hotel reviews and posts. TravelSort...
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1/22/2017
  The 100K AMEX Business Platinum bonus offer expires January 25, and is the highest public offer ever for this card, although there have been some targeted 150K bonus offers (typically to people who have never had an AMEX card...
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1/21/2017
  Korean Air SkyPass Miles Can Book Partner Awards Online; prior to late December 2016 only Korean Air flight awards could be booked online. While SkyTeam is my least favorite alliance, and I personally would rather redeem Korean Air SkyPass...
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1/20/2017
  This Review of Le Park 45 Restaurant in Cannes, France is from my recent lunch there during ILTM Cannes. Le Park 45 has 1 Michelin star and has been led by Chef Sebastian Broda since 2009. The Pastry Chef...
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1/19/2017
  Heading to London? Some top London luxury hotel offers are worth mentioning, some with 3rd night or 4th night free or the equivalent of 5th night free (at a brand new Four Seasons) plus Virtuoso or preferred partner benefits. Plus,...
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1/18/2017
  British Airways First Class is often panned in blogger reviews, compared to other international first class products. But the fact remains that British Airways has the most first class flights and seats between Europe and the U.S., by virtue...
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1/17/2017
  We love New Zealand and many of my clients either have it on their wish list or want to return. So it's great to see Air New Zealand Business Class award space open for many dates in May, June,...
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1/16/2017
  This review of the British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK is part of a new trip report including British Airways First Class flights, the Concorde Room at London Heathrow, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and...
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1/15/2017
  It's possible to be matched to a 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by sending Citi a secure message. Recently I wrote that there's a 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer without the 24...
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1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
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1/13/2017
  Is it worth throwing away a return flight of your airline award ticket? TravelSort reader Jacob writes "I'm thinking of using just the outbound of a SFO-JFK Virgin America First Class award flight booked using 15,000 Alaska miles, since...
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1/12/2017
  This Review of Etihad First Class Apartment on the A380 from Abu Dhabi to New York is from our recent family trip to the Maldives, where we loved our stay at Cheval Blanc Randheli. Departing First Class passengers in Abu...
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1/11/2017
  NYC Restaurant Week for Winter 2017 is January 23 - February 10 (3 weeks). A 3-course lunch is $29, and 3-course dinner is $42. You can also register your AMEX card to receive $5 back with at least $35 in a single transaction,...
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