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by Hilary Stockton on 7/25/2016
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4/1/2016
Alaska Mileage Plan increased Emirates A380 First Class awards 67%-100% with no notice effective March 30, 2016, which Alaska's Q&A rather petulantly blamed on "travel hacking" and below-market award levels making the previous award rates unsustainable. First, here are the...
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3/31/2016
What are the top first class awards to Tokyo, and best luxury hotels to stay at? TravelSort client Jonathan writes “We are planning a 10th year wedding anniversary trip to Japan in Spring 2017 and would love to travel first...
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3/30/2016
This Los Angeles International Lounge Review at LAX TBIT before an Air Tahiti Nui flight is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business...
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3/29/2016
Free in-room hotel coffee is something I take for granted, even though I don't always use it. And generally, since I focus on luxury hotels, it's either a Nespresso machine or more rarely an Illy espresso machine. Now, I still...
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3/28/2016
  This Residence Inn LAX Airport Hotel Review is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see Review: American A321 Business Class New York to Los Angeles and Paradise!...
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3/27/2016
Several March Deals are worth mentioning before they expire soon: the 35K SPG AMEX offers, Chase cobranded cards such as the British Airways Visa, and the Alaska Mileage Plan buy miles up to 40% bonus offer. Here are the details:...
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3/26/2016
Welcome to Paradise! Can you guess the place and the resort? I'm currently doing a site inspection at a resort my clients love for honeymoon and anniversary trips, but increasingly families are asking about it too. It's no wonder it...
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3/24/2016
  There's a 75K AMEX Business Platinum bonus offer available online as a targeted offer. To get it to appear, I recommend using a Chrome incognito window or private browser, if using Safari. Initially you may get only the public...
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3/23/2016
  This review of American Business Class on the A321 from New York JFK to Los Angles LAX is part of a new trip report. It's rare that I fly transcontinental business class, or even any domestic flight cross-country, since...
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3/22/2016
What are the best first class lounges that provide access when connecting onward to a business class flight? While some lounges such as the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai restrict access to those departing in Emirates First Class or Qantas...
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3/21/2016
  Costco Will Accept Visa Cards as of June 20, 2016. While we've known for awhile that Costco will switch from AMEX to Visa, since Citi negotiated an exclusive card agreement with Costco. The stock market punished AMEX, whose stock...
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3/20/2016
  With Chase about to make it harder to get approved for co-branded cards, should you call Chase reconsideration or not? On FlyerTalk, applicants are divided on whether calling helps or hurts your chances of getting approved. The Case for...
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3/19/2016
  This Bosk Restaurant Toronto Review is part of a trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see: TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto Beast Restaurant Toronto Review Trump Toronto Hotel Review Review: LiveToronto Walking...
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3/18/2016
  What is minimum connection time at airports? Where can you find minimum connecting time for a given airport? I'm sometimes asked by clients whether they'll have enough time to connect at an airport, or what is a legal connection...
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3/17/2016
  What are the Best Seats in Cathay Pacific First Class? I've just selected Cathay First Class seats for some clients and also for one of my own trips, and given that quite a few readers may also have booked...
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3/16/2016
  Several AMEX offers are expiring soon for Qantas, Frette, Norwegian Cruise Line and some high end NYC grocery stores. To get these, log into your American Express account and scroll down to the "AMEX Offers & Benefits" section. Trying...
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3/15/2016
  Time to Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Wholesale Clubs, for April to June 2016 spend. As a reminder, up to $1500 in grocery store and wholesale club spend during A2 2016 will earn the 5X bonus,...
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3/14/2016
  How long do SPG points take to transfer to AAdvantage? This is an especially relevant question as we get down to the wire for booking Cathay Pacific First Class, JAL First Class, JAL Sky Suite Business Class, Etihad A380...
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3/13/2016
  This JetBlue Mint Class A321 review is from a recent San Francisco SFO to New York JFK flight.  JetBlue Mint Cabin and Seat Selection As I mentioned in my prior JetBlue Mint review, JetBlue Mint Business Class has 12 business...
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3/12/2016
  Which credit cards should you keep? It used to be possible to close a credit card, and a year or two later, apply for the same credit card to earn the signup bonus again. It's become harder to do...
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