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  If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, should you keep or cancel the AMEX Platinum? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I recently got the 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve, and am trying to decide whether to keep or cancel my AMEX...
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10/11/2016
  This Cathay Pacific First Class Review on the 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong is part of a new trip report including luxury hotel stays in Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review: The Centurion Lounge New...
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10/10/2016
  Amazon Fresh can be a new 5X opportunity for grocery shopping, to increase the Ultimate Rewards points you earn from natural spend. 5X on Amazon spend is a significant part of how we earn Ultimate Rewards points via spend...
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10/9/2016
  This Review of the Qantas First Class Lounge at Los Angeles LAX's TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) is part of a new trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Asia. My husband reviewed the...
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10/8/2016
  A Guaranteed Upgrade at a Four Seasons or other luxury hotel is one of the most requested benefits from TravelSort clients. Upgrades are typically subject to availability at time of check-in, but there are some special guaranteed upgrade offers...
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10/7/2016
  This American Airlines Old A321 First Class review is part of a new trip report to Asia. Since unfortunately there was no award space on American Airlines' A321 Transcontinental Business Class for my date, I took old American A321...
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10/6/2016
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer is the highest public offer I've seen for this card, but it comes at a price: you'll need to spend $15,000 to earn the full 100,000 Membership Rewards points. Here are...
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10/4/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge at NYC LaGuardia Airport (LGA) review is part of a new trip report to Asia, where a visit to a relatively new resort was a true highlight (see A Hidden Secret: Can You Guess the...
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10/4/2016
AMEX Platinum card holders will earn 5X Membership Rewards points per dollar on airfare spend, starting October 6, 2016. Unfortunately, I've been told that this will only apply to the personal AMEX Platinum, and not to the AMEX Business Platinum...
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10/3/2016
Do Airlines Compensate Doctors Who Assist on a Flight with a Medical Emergency? Or should they at least help cover costs to get the doctor's own travel back on track if the flight is diverted to cope with the medical...
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10/2/2016
  This Singapore Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is based on our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME to Houston IAH, a route that is being changed to Manchester, UK to Houston. This is Singapore's old 777-300ER with 8...
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10/1/2016
  My clients are a well-traveled bunch, and while I've personally stayed at many of the luxury hotels and resorts they go to, it's relatively rare that I stay at a resort that none of them has been to. But...
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9/30/2016
Cathay Pacific First Class is one of my favorite airline first class products, so I was looking forward to trying the new Cathay First Class. The hard product is mostly the same, but the first class seats have been done...
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9/29/2016
  This Domodedovo Airport (DME) Business Class Lounge Review is based on our visit prior to our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME, a flight that is being switched to Manchester, although Singapore Airlines will still fly to Moscow...
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9/28/2016
  Will AMEX improve the AMEX Platinum card to compete with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card? The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve has become a must-have for anyone who travels. Demand has been even higher than Chase itself anticipated, with a...
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9/27/2016
  This BOLSHOI Restaurant by Novikov Review is is part of a new Russia trip report on Moscow and St. Petersburg. Arkady Novikov is Russia's first major restaurant entrepreneur, with over 50 restaurants in Moscow, St. Petersburg, London and Dubai. BOLSHOI...
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9/26/2016
  Will 10X at Amazon with the Chase Freedom return for Q4 2016? Per a Reddit poster's Chase banker, it will, although so far this is still a rumor: "I was in a branch talking with my [Chase] banker...and I...
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9/25/2016
  Now that you can Link Your SPG and Marriott Accounts and Transfer Points, it's a good time to earn more Starpoints with Marriott visa signup bonuses. Specifcally, if you qualify for both cards, and add an authorized user to the...
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9/24/2016
  This Review of the Space Museum and VDNKh Exhibtion Center in Moscow is part of a new Russia trip report that includes St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visiting Russia? See all of our posts tagged Russia. VDNKh stands for Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva...
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9/23/2016
  You can now link your SPG and Marriott accounts and transfer points: 1000 SPG Starpoints = 3000 Marriott Rewards points, and 1000 Marriott points = 333 Starpoints. This is a better ratio than I expected, so credit is due...
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