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by Hilary Stockton on 3/27/2017
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  The Chase Freedom 2017 5X Categories are now available for Q1 and Q2, and you can activate your Q1 2017 5X categories now. Here's the Chase Freedom 2017 5X Calendar so far, also pictured above: Q1 2017 Gas Stations...
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12/15/2016
  The APEC Business Travel Card gives access to fast track immigration lanes in China, Russia, Australia, Vietnam and other APEC member countries for those doing business in these countries. Since I regularly get asked by clients and readers traveling...
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12/14/2016
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review of Restaurants and Menus covers our food and dining experiences at the resort during our recent November 2016 stay. Visiting the Maldives? See all our posts tagged Maldives, including our Maldives luxury hotel...
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  Today only, book JetBlue and earn 15 TrueBlue points per dollar for travel today through February 28, 2017. JetBlue is promoting this as 4X bonus points, so here are the offer details and how the math pencils out to...
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12/12/2016
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review is from our 2016 return visit to the resort, 3 years after our original visit in 2013. This was our third visit to the Maldives, which we love returning to for its great...
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12/11/2016
  It's nearly the end of 2016, so I'm reviewing my credit cards: whether to keep or close my existing credit cards, and which new cards I want to apply for. To put my thoughts below into context, the goal for my...
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12/10/2016
  There's plenty I love about France, where I'm wrapping up work meetings in Cannes and Paris, but as I prepare to leave to return home, here are 6 things I love about France, in no particular order, and not...
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12/9/2016
  This Moonimaa Lounge, Male and transfer to Park Hyatt Maldives post is part of our recent return trip to the Maldives. Visiting the Maldives? To date, we've stayed at 6 different Maldives luxury resorts--see our posts tagged Maldives. For...
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12/8/2016
  This Emirates Economy Class 777-300 Review is from our recent Emirates flight from Dubai to Male, Maldives, after a short stay at the Raffles Dubai and an Emirates First Class A380 flight from NYC to Dubai. We booked our...
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12/7/2016
  Japan Airlines Awards are now bookable with Alaska Mileage Plan miles, and there are some nice savings, especially on intra-Asia flights. This is great news--I love JAL First Class and JAL Sky Suite Business Class for their great memory...
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12/6/2016
  British Airways First Class may not be aspirational, but it's practical for many needing to travel between the U.S. and London, given the number of flights British Airways operates from U.S. gateway cities and the fact that there are...
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12/5/2016
  This Raffles Dubai Review is part of a trip report on the Maldives. Raffles is an iconic brand, particularly properties such as Raffles Singapore and Raffles Le Royal Monceau Paris, yet I haven't stayed at Raffles properties before, so...
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12/4/2016
  TSA PreCheck Expanded to More Airlines earlier this year, including Etihad, Aeromexico, Cape Air and Seaborne Airlines, although I'll bet that most readers have found the first two most useful. Unfortunately, British Airways and most European airlines except for...
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12/3/2016
  This Emirates First Class A380 Review on a JFK to Dubai flight is part of a trip report on the Maldives. For the prior post, please see my Emirates Lounge, JFK Airport Review. Emirates A380 First Class Cabin and Seat...
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12/2/2016
  Earn 5X almost everywhere, via no fee AMEX Gift Cards from Walgreens and CVS purchased with your Chase Freedom, which earns 5X on drugstore purchases in Q4 2016. The CVS offer I mentioned before Thanksgiving (see 5X on No...
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12/1/2016
  Buy Four Seasons Gift Cards with a 20% Bonus: Each $500 Four Seasons Gift Card will earn you a $100 Four Seasons Gift Card. For readers and clients wondering how to book Four Seasons hotels and resorts with all...
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11/30/2016
  This Emirates Lounge at JFK Airport Review is from a recent flight in Emirates A380 First Class and part of a new trip report. See all of our airport lounge reviews and all of our posts tagged Emirates. If you're flying...
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11/29/2016
  JetBlue is offering 20% off Flights today and tomorrow only, in celebration of its inaugural flight from NYC to Havana, Cuba. Here are the details: Travel December 7, 2016 to February 15, 2017, except for blackout dates December 16-January...
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11/28/2016
  Have 24 Hours in Washington, DC? While I recommend a long weekend or 4 days if possible, you can still spend a very worthwhile day seeing some of the U.S. capital's most renowned memorials and museums--just don't try to...
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11/27/2016
  The new 100K AMEX Business Platinum offers a couple new benefits over the old version of the card, including a 50% points rebate when redeeming points for economy class of the airline you select for your $200 airline fee...
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