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by Hilary Stockton on 2/6/2016
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10/31/2015
Happy Halloween from NYC! It's been a busy day for us of jack-o-lantern carving, trick-or-treating, a friend's Halloween birthday party and more, as I'm sure it's also been for many of my readers with young children. I thought my husband...
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10/31/2015
  Nov. 1 Update: This offer has now expired. The 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select bonus offer ends today, October 31, 2015, as noted on the Best Travel Credit Cards page, but I thought I'd remind readers, given how valuable...
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10/30/2015
  A parental consent form to travel isn't something I've thought much about, given that I've traveled with my son to places as varied as the Dubai in the UAE, Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, the UK and other countries with...
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10/29/2015
  This review of the Mera Business Class Lounge at Cancun Airport Terminal 2 is part of a Riviera Maya trip report including the Rosewood Mayakoba and Fairmont Mayakoba. Mera Business Lounge Location, Access and Hours There are two Mera...
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10/29/2015
  Another British Airways devaluation: higher award prices for short haul flights in the U.S. Specifically, all routes that currently are just 4500 Avios each way in economy will increase to 7500 each way, on February 2, 2016.  If you...
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10/28/2015
The best luxury hotels don't have points rewards programs, but their guests tend to be far more loyal to them. Paradoxical, isn't it? Hotel loyalty programs are commonly assumed to be points-based programs, but in fact these programs, while they...
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10/27/2015
  This Rosewood Mayakoba Menus and Dining Review is from a recent work trip to the Riviera Maya for ILTM Americas. See Rosewood Mayakoba Review: Deluxe Lagoon Suite for my site inspection, and Fairmont Mayakoba Breakfast and Dining Review for my dining experiences at the neighboring...
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10/26/2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Apartment award space to Melbourne, Australia is currently available for two, for some dates starting June 2016, via Ben. Melbourne as a new destination is exactly what I heard back in April this year at...
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10/25/2015
The old United Web site is better for award searches than the new United.com site. Why? Because it's easier to search for award flights for specific routes, by specifying nonstop flights and seeing which days have business class available. See New...
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10/24/2015
  This Rosewood Mayakoba Review of a Deluxe Lagoon Suite is from a recent work trip to the Riviera Maya. Although I stayed at the Fairmont Mayakoba, I did a site inspection of the Rosewood Mayakoba, including a Deluxe Lagoon...
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10/23/2015
Ever wonder how to make a Four Seasons bed so comfortable and perfect looking? Earlier this year I got a chance to find out, thanks to Four Seasons Chicago, which hosted several other luxury travel advisors and me for a...
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10/22/2015
  You can buy United miles with an 80% bonus through tomorrow, October 23--is it worth it? This equates to 2.1 cents per mile, which is still pretty pricey, especially given United's award chart devaluation in 2014, but it could...
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10/22/2015
A 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred targeted bonus offer is available, better than the 15,000 public offer. Here are the details: Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2000 or more within the first 3 months of card membership Points will...
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10/21/2015
  This Fairmont Mayakoba Breakfast and Dining Review is from recent business travel to Mexico's Riviera Maya for ILTM. For the prior post, please see Fairmont Mayakoba Review, Riviera Maya. Daily buffet breakfast at La Laguna Restaurant is included for TravelSort Clients as...
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10/20/2015
Hawaiian Airlines will install new flat bed seats in first class on its A330 aircraft, with the first aircraft with the new first class lie flat seats launching in Q2 2016, and the remaining 22 A330s slated to be retrofitted...
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10/19/2015
This Airberlin Business Class A330 Review from Berlin TXL to NYC JFK is part of a trip report including Berlin, Vienna, and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Visiting Berlin? See all our posts tagged Berlin. For the...
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10/18/2015
  AMEX EveryDay vs. AMEX EveryDay Preferred: how do they compare? Which is worth getting? Recently I was advising a reader to get the American Express EveryDay Preferred card for the grocery bonus and to a lesser extent the gas...
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10/17/2015
  This Fairmont Mayakoba review is from a recent stay to attend ILTM Americas (an invitation only luxury travel event meeting with representatives of luxury and boutique hotels and experiences) on behalf of TravelSort Clients. While generally I reserve the...
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10/16/2015
Earn 50K AAdvantage Miles for Opening a Citigold Checking Account, if you're a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select cardmember. Here are the offer details: Must have a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and be targeted for this Citigold offer Open a new...
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10/15/2015
Danny Meyer is eliminating tipping at The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino and his other NYC restaurants. While Danny Meyer isn't the first--restaurants from Thomas Keller's Per Se to Tom Colicchio's Craft, which has eliminated tipping for its lunch service, to...
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