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by Hilary Stockton on 8/27/2016
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5/23/2016
  Flying Blue is a new Ultimate Rewards points transfer partner, making Flying Blue one of the few frequent flyer programs that all transferable points (AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points and SPG Starpoints) transfer to. When is it...
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5/23/2016
  This Chantara Thai Restaurant Review in Fiji is from our recent stay, the third leg of a trip that also included Bora Bora and New Zealand. We were staying at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, also on Denarau...
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5/22/2016
  For a honeymoon, is Maldives or Bora Bora a better experience? A TravelSort Client writes "I've seen you were recently in Bora Bora and that you've also been to the Maldives. Which is a better honeymoon experience, and why?...
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5/21/2016
Which Airlines and U.S. Airports use TSA PreCheck? With security lines so long that many passengers have been missing their flights, it's more important than ever to take advantage of TSA PreCheck, which you have access to if you have Global...
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5/20/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Review is the third leg of a trip report that also includes Bora Bora and New Zealand. Our stay was rather last minute, since our original destination was Laucala Island (see Best Luxury...
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5/19/2016
  Update: My AMEX Business Platinum referral now works. AMEX Refer a Friend could earn you up to 55K Membership Rewards points for AMEX Business Platinum referrals, and up to 55K SPG Starpoints for SPG Business AMEX referrals. Before you...
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5/18/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Premium Economy on the 777-300 from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji, is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand. In contrast...
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5/17/2016
Which Travel Credit Card for American Airlines Flights and Other Business Travel? TravelSort reader Lauren comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page "I fly 3-5 times a month, typically with American Airlines for business. While we can collect flyer miles,...
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5/16/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Business Premier on the 777-300 is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand.  For the prior posts, please see:...
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5/15/2016
  5/17/16 Update: Four Seasons Kyoto is now open for reservations! The Four Seasons Kyoto is one of the Top 2016 New Luxury Hotel Openings I highlighted last year, and is scheduled to open October 15, 2016. For such a scenic,...
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5/14/2016
Our 2016 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credits have posted, which will give us $400 off American Airlines flights. My husband and I both have the AMEX Business Platinum card, so we each were reimbursed $200 for our American Airlines e-gift...
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5/13/2016
  This Air New Zealand Auckland Koru Lounge Review at Auckland Airport is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand.  The lounge was recently renovated at...
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5/12/2016
  British Airways First Class Can Be Booked for as little as $1998 roundtrip today, May 12, thanks to a BA first class and business class fare sale combined with an AARP discount and an extra 10% British Airways Visa...
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5/11/2016
  Getting EC 261/2004 compensation is a hassle, even from EU airlines such as Air France, let alone U.S. airlines on flights departing the EU (see Getting American Airlines to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay and Is EU Compensation Owed...
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5/10/2016
  This Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Review is from a New Zealand trip report. For the prior posts, please see: Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review: Papeete to Auckland Review: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Elephant...
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5/9/2016
Guaranteed hotel upgrades are one of the perks my clients most request, but most hotel upgrades are subject to availability at time of arrival. Yes, Four Seasons Preferred Partner and other preferred partner programs do prioritize my clients' upgrades ahead...
Square_farm_at_cape_kidnappers_review-dining_room_and_view
5/8/2016
  This Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Restaurant and Dining in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is from our recent 10th wedding anniversary stay at this gorgeous property. For all our articles on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine...
Square_best_first_class_awards_after_aadvantage_award_chart_devaluation-etihad_the_lobby_a380_first_class_and_business_class_lounge
5/7/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.89 cents each through June 1 with 35% off (to celebrate the AAdvantage program's 35th anniversary) and a 15,000 bonus if you buy 150,000 miles. Here's the math: 150,000 miles + 15,000 bonus...
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5/6/2016
  What's the best place to see a kiwi in New Zealand? Even many Kiwis (as New Zealanders call themselves) have never seen a kiwi, their endangered national bird, in the wild. Certainly it's possible to see kiwis at the...
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5/5/2016
  When do Credit Card Signup Bonus Points Post, and Can They be Expedited? TravelSort reader Peter writes "I recently was approved for the 75K Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum and the 55K Chase Sapphire Preferred on your Best Travel Credit Cards...
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