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by Hilary Stockton on 8/28/2016
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5/5/2016
  When do Credit Card Signup Bonus Points Post, and Can They be Expedited? TravelSort reader Peter writes "I recently was approved for the 75K Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum and the 55K Chase Sapphire Preferred on your Best Travel Credit Cards...
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5/4/2016
  This Elephant Hill Winery Restaurant Review in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand is from our recent stay at luxury lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, as part of our 10th wedding anniversary trip. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges...
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  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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5/1/2016
  This Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is from our visit to a sister property of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, which we visited last year. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury...
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4/30/2016
  A 75K Mercedes-Benz Platinum AMEX bonus offer is available, for $3000 minimum spend, so I've updated our Best Travel Credit Cards page and made it 4th on that list. Recently I wrote about the semi-targeted 75K AMEX Business Platinum...
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4/29/2016
  This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review on the A340-300 is from our recent trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand. It’s always good to get another perspective on an airline and product by flying a product again, and...
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4/28/2016
  The top Paris luxury hotels are some of the best in Europe, thanks to a very competitive market that includes the Four Seasons George V Hotel Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, Le Bristol, The Peninsula Paris and soon, the reopening...
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4/27/2016
  This Review of Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Lounge at Papeete Airport (the Manuhiri Lounge, also used by Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Japan Airlines) is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury...
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4/26/2016
  Update: JAL online seat selection is again available, perhaps thanks to my and others' complaints about the system update that had eliminated it. -----Original Post----- JAL Seat Selection Online is No Longer Available for AA Award Tickets and other...
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4/26/2016
  This InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. This resort, near Papeete Airport (PPT) is a frequent overnight stop before flying to Bora...
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4/25/2016
  Four Seasons Bora Bora has a 2nd Night Free Offer with Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits! Now, before you get too excited, note that this offer is best for island hopping, for if you're traveling to a few places...
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4/24/2016
Ritz-Carlton STARS Benefits are the perks of the Ritz-Carlton's preferred partner program, and can only be reserved through TravelSort, as a TravelSort Client, or via another STARS member luxury travel advisor. Here are the benefits: Guaranteed 4pm late check-out, when...
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4/23/2016
  Should you call credit card reconsideration if you aren't instantly approved for a new credit card? I talked about Chase Reconsideration: To Call or Not to Call? a few weeks ago, and gave examples on both sides. In my...
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4/22/2016
  This Bora Bora Pure Snorkeling Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York to Los Angeles Paradise!...
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4/21/2016
  How to Change a Name on an Airline Ticket Due to Marriage? Generally airline ticket name changes or transfers to another person are not permitted. But what about in the case of a legal name change?  TravelSort reader Jenny...
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4/20/2016
This InterContinental Bora Bora Restaurant and Room Service Review and Menus is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York...
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4/19/2016
  JetBlue Mint or American A321 Business Class: Which is Better? Since I've flown JetBlue Mint a couple times SFO-JFK in 2015, and very recently flew American Business Class on the A321 for a transcontinental flight LAX-JFK, I thought it...
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4/18/2016
  This Bora Bora Dream Pictures Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. Since neither of us is anything remotely resembling a professional photographer, we often wish we...
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4/17/2016
  A 75K AMEX Business Platinum offer is being targeted via LinkedIn to some members, so if you haven't had this card and haven't received a higher targeted offer, you may want to check your LinkedIn messages. Mine was sent...
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