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by Hilary Stockton on 4/25/2015
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12/27/2014
  This Cornerstone Restaurant at the Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior posts please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana First...
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12/26/2014
Can AAdvantage miles be used to upgrade Etihad or oneworld partner flights? How can you upgrade an Etihad economy flight with miles? A TravelSort reader writes "We got in on the super cheap Etihad airfare today...We are flying out of...
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12/25/2014
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2015, and hope that wherever your travels this season take you, you're able to spend time with your family...
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12/24/2014
Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers will return January 2015, per the Korean Air Skypass site, which now reads: "※ Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer is temporarily unavailable. It is planned to re-open during Jan, 2015"   Earlier, in Korean...
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12/23/2014
  This Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior posts please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana First Class Suite NYC JFK...
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12/22/2014
What are the best luxury hotels with free WiFi? One of the major pet peeves of many clients and readers are luxury hotels that charge for Internet access, while cheaper chain hotels often provide it free of charge. You might...
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12/21/2014
  Save extra on 5X gift cards at Staples with Visa SavingsEdge with 1% bonus cash back on $200 or more transactions via Dan. We usually end up buying at least $200 in gift cards with our Ink Bold or Ink...
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12/20/2014
This Caviar Russe NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews and Michelin Star Restaurant reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. It was my husband who suggested lunch at Caviar Russe. While I normally make our NYC restaurant reservations, and...
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12/19/2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior post on JFK lounge access when flying Asiana First Class, please see SWISS Lounge JFK...
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12/18/2014
  Time to play devil's advocate: are there Russia travel deals as the ruble falls, making this a great time to visit Russia? Thanks to low oil prices and economic sanctions against Russia, the Russian ruble has roughly halved in...
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12/17/2014
  Starwood Hotels will offer free WiFi for all SPG Members starting February 2, 2015, and this benefit combines with Starwood Luxury Privileges. This is great news for all SPG members, especially for those who stay at Starwood hotels sometimes,...
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12/17/2014
This SWISS Lounge at JFK Terminal 4 Review is part of a trip report covering Asiana First Class and luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. I was looking forward to another flight in Asiana First Class, although Asiana's...
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12/16/2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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12/15/2014
  There's a 40% AMEX transfer bonus to British Airways Avios through January 31, 2015. To put this in context, there have been very few good AMEX transfer bonuses in the past year, and the last time an AMEX Membership...
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12/14/2014
  What's great to eat in Germany? While Germany may not instantly spring to mind as one of the great foodie countries, it offers plenty of wonderful dishes, both gourmet and hearty comfort food. Here are a few of my...
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12/13/2014
  When should you book hotels for Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving travel? TravelSort reader Sam writes "We were disappointed not to be able to book our first choice hotel, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, for Christmas this year....
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12/12/2014
  PenClub, The Peninsula Hotels' Preferred Partner Program, offers special amenities and perks if you book a Peninsula Hotel with TravelSort (see How to Become a TravelSort Client), via TravelSort's affiliation with Cadence, a PenClub member, or via another PenClub travel agency....
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12/11/2014
  This Japan Airlines (JAL ) Sky Suite Business Class Review from Tokyo NRT to New York JFK on a 777 is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Cathay Pacific Business Class, and luxury hotels and...
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12/10/2014
Hyatt's 2015 Category Changes have been released, and fortunately there are no major devaluations: no new categories, like last time (see Hyatt Award Chart Devaluation: New Category 7 for 30K Points, Pricier Awards). Key details: You can make reservations from now...
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12/9/2014
  The 2015 Chase Freedom Calendar 5X Categories have been announced (well, at least some of them) and they're better than last year--slightly. I am very happy to see grocery stores return as a Q1 category after a 2 year hiatus, since...
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