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by Greg James on 3/27/2015
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11/30/2014
  This Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Review is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Japan Airlines Business Class, and luxury hotels and dining in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. We booked this trip...
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11/29/2014
  Which airline frequent flyer miles and points should you earn for a given destination? TravelSort reader Jill writes "My family and I want to save up miles to visit Australia/New Zealand, Italy and Japan. Which miles and points are...
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11/28/2014
  This Amanpulo Activities: Top Things to Do post covers our experiences and activities at Amanpulo on Pamalican Island, a private island in the Philippines. A future post will include an interview with General Manager Tapa Tibble and his wife Jane. The...
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11/27/2014
  It seems Korean Air Skypass is to return as a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner, much to the relief of many, after it appeared that there would be No More Korean Air Skypass Transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards. Previously, not...
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11/26/2014
Elephants have been the highlight so far of our Thanksgiving trip to Southeast Asia, including the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort in Northern Thailand. I've always wanted to see elephants in a more natural environment than a zoo...
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11/25/2014
  What are the best NYC hotels, restaurants and things to do? While not a native New Yorker, I've lived in NYC for 8 years now, and have over 150 posts tagged NYC, so here are my own idiosyncratic recommendations...
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11/24/2014
"The airline cancelled my flight, what are my rights?" is a question I often get from readers.  Unfortunately, as I've discussed in American Airlines Compensation for Cancelled Flight or Delayed Flight?, at least with most U.S. airlines, there is no recourse due to...
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11/23/2014
  This Amanpulo Restaurant Review and Menus post covers our food and dining experiences at Amanpulo on Pamalican Island, a private island in the Philippines. A future post will cover Amanpulo activities and experiences. The posts are part of a...
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11/22/2014
  Korean Air Skypass is no longer a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. As of November 21, Chase has discontinued the transfer partnership with no notice, a significant devaluation of Ultimate Rewards points for many members who value first class award...
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11/21/2014
  United’s Award Chart Devaluation was earlier this year, and in June, United also announced a switch to revenue based earning (similar to the Delta devaluation), taking effect in 2015. But that wasn’t the end of the bad news for MileagePlus...
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11/20/2014
This Amanpulo Beach Casita review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, luxury hotel stays in London and Asia, and restaurant reviews.  For the prior posts, please see: Review: British Airways Concorde Room Lounge...
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11/19/2014
  New Zealand's best luxury lodges are an incredible way to experience Godzone (or "God's Own Country"), as some Kiwis refer to their homeland. While New Zealand is known for its pristine and dramatic scenery, adventure sports and friendly, laid-back...
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11/18/2014
$15 Free Amazon Spend is an AMEX offer for some targeted American Express accounts. I logged in to check my account for my $30 Charles Tyrwhitt statement credit and noticed the Amazon offer. Here are the details: Get a one-time...
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11/18/2014
This Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, luxury hotel stays in London and Asia, and restaurant reviews.  For the prior posts, please see: Review: British Airways Concorde...
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11/17/2014
  A 20,000 Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Offer and Q1 2015 5X Categories have been announced. See Best Travel Credit Cards for the link, at the end of the post. The usual signup bonus is just 10,000 points (or $100), so...
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11/16/2014
  Hotel Traube Tonbach in Baiersbronn in Germany's Black Forest area, has become synonymous with the perfect gourmet dining luxury getaway in Germany, as today's New York Times Magazine highlights. This is thanks to Chef Harald Wohlfahrt's 3 Michelin star...
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11/15/2014
  Which New Travel Credit Cards for Domestic U.S. Travel and Future International Travel? TravelSort reader Brian writes: "We are looking at applying for a few credit cards this month. We already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. We will put about $60k on the credit cards in the...
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11/14/2014
  This review of Cafe Gray Deluxe at The Upper House is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, luxury hotel stays in London and Asia, and restaurant reviews.  For the prior posts, please see: Review:...
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11/13/2014
Which travel rewards credit card for family award tickets to Hawaii? TravelSort reader Lisa writes on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page: "My husband doesn't travel for work, and my family (including myself) of 4 only travel via airplane...
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11/13/2014
"Is there a way to combine Ultimate Rewards points between accounts on the new Chase Web site?" asks TravelSort reader Raymond in a recent comment. A couple of Chase cards--the Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus (Ink Bold is gone)--are linked to...
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  This review of the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is from our recent stay during a trip riding elephants in Thailand and visiting Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia. For prior posts in this trip report, please...
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  There's a 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Credit Card offer targeted to most United MileagePlus members. While United MileagePlus miles aren't as valuable as they were over a year ago, before the United Award Chart Devaluation that increased awards...
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  "How do you earn your frequent flyer miles and points?" is a question I get on a regular basis from TravelSort Clients and readers, who also want to know how we manage to fly all of us in international...
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1/23/2015
  This review of Dining by Design at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand and Cambodia. For the previous posts, please see: SWISS...
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1/15/2015
  There's an Emirates devaluation: the no Emirates chauffeur service for partner tickets is retroactive, and there is no easily bookable Emirates first class awards via Alaska Mileage Plan after March 2015 (and the little award availability before the end...
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1/4/2015
  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via Dan. Here are the details: Buy at least $300 in Visa gift...