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by Hilary Stockton on 8/4/2015
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4/5/2015
  I just received a 150,000 AMEX Business Platinum Card bonus offer in the mail as a targeted offer, which was thrilling, as to my knowledge, this is the highest bonus offer available for the American Express Business Platinum card....
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4/4/2015
  The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a favorite for many repeat guests of luxury resorts in the Maldives, so my son and I were thrilled to visit it for the first time (much to the chagrin of...
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4/3/2015
  Emirates First Class Awards with Alaska Miles are again bookable online, yay! Today, April 3 is also the last day to buy Alaska miles with a 40% bonus. This is great news for many TravelSort Clients planning trips to...
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4/2/2015
  This Review of Etihad Business Class on the 777-300ER is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles...
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4/1/2015
  You can buy AAdvantage Miles with a 60% Bonus through April 30, 2015. As always, this is a tiered bonus, so you'll need to purchase the maximum amount of 100,000 AAdvantage miles to earn the 60,000 miles bonus. Here...
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3/31/2015
  There are several Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade offers now, which I'll share since one of the most common questions I receive from clients is if there's any way to guarantee a Four Seasons upgrade. Best of all, these (and...
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3/30/2015
This Review of Etihad's Business Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi, Terminal 1 is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at...
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3/29/2015
  Update: This offer is no longer available. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted to future deals and other great luxury travel tips. 50K US Airways MasterCard Links are still alive, thanks to referral links (although...
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3/28/2015
Ever stayed in a hotel where the design was form over function? My husband and I were laughing at just how poorly designed the room we stayed in last night was--and no, this wasn't a W Hotel going for two...
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3/27/2015
This Review of Etihad First Class on the 777-300ER is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport...
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3/26/2015
  Aer Lingus Business Class to Europe is available for 25,000 Avios each way, from Boston to Dublin, including for summer travel, per Dan.  This is a great way to spend your Avios ahead of the new British Airways Avios...
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3/25/2015
This Review of the Wingtips Lounge, JFK for Etihad First Class passengers is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 Dreamliner and 777-300ER and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts,...
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3/24/2015
  Which travel credit card should you get for a great signup bonus and spend bonuses? TravelSort Reader William writes: "My wife and I have two Capital One credit cards that give us 1.2 miles per dollar purchase. Next week...
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3/23/2015
  This Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 Dreamliner, and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior post, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington...
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3/22/2015
  Will Chase, AMEX, Citi claw back credit card signup bonus miles or points? A TravelSort reader writes "I was just approved for a Chase Sapphire Preferred, 75K AMEX Premier Gold Rewards card and a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card....
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3/21/2015
  Hotels with the Best Views? Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect view. But having had a pretty brutal winter (by New York standards), my family has been looking forward to this trip for, oh, the...
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3/20/2015
  This Etihad First Class 787-9 Review is part of a trip report including luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi, the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior post, please see my Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). We...
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3/19/2015
  There's lots to love about luxury hotels, and which I appreciate since I'm not constantly staying at them. We take 2-3 major trips per year, and the rest of the time are based in NYC, where as with countless...
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3/18/2015
  This Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class to Abu Dhabi and luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi and Southeast Asia. Location and Access to Etihad Airways Lounge, Washington...
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3/17/2015
JFK's Runway Reconstruction means a number of delayed flights and cancelled flights this year. We were just subject to one of them today, with the JetBlue flight we'd checked into last night cancelled just a few hours before we were...
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