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Square_60k_citi_executive_aadvantage_card_worth_it
6/3/2016
  There's a 60K Citi AAdvantage Executive card, better than the usual 50K bonus offer. Is it worth getting, given the hefty $450 annual fee that is not waived? First, here are the card benefits and details: Earn 60,000 AAdvantage...
Square_review-fiji_airways_business_class_a330-seats_2a_2b
6/2/2016
  This Fiji Airways Business Class Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review: Air New Zealand...
Square_four_seasons_new_york_downtown_open_for_reservations
6/1/2016
  Four Seasons New York Downtown is now open for reservations, for stays beginning October 17, 2016 (just two days after the opening of the new Four Seasons Kyoto) and there's a special intro offer for stays booked by June...
Square_italy_in_business_class_from_1066_roundtrip_and_where_to_stay
6/1/2016
  Update: This appears to be dead. Hope some readers were able to benefit! Fly Business Class to Europe from $1066 roundtrip, thanks to a British Airways and American fare sale from cities such as Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO)...
Square_review-fiji_airways_tabua_lounge_nadi-buffet-drinks_fridge
5/31/2016
  This Fiji Airways Tabua Club Lounge, Nadi Airport Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review:...
Square_etihad_new_first_class_lounge_abu_dhabi_now_open-entrance
5/30/2016
  Etihad's new First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi is now open, but it's missing a crucial amenity. First, the lounge details as per the Etihad press release: "...The lounge features 16 unique zones designed to ensure that guests can...
Square_atm_card_skimming_scam_prevention_tips
5/29/2016
  An ATM card skimming scam can ruin a trip, even if you do later get the money back. And if your ATM card isn't from a U.S. bank or other country with strong consumer protection laws, then it's also...
Square_review-sofitel_fiji-v_restaurant
5/28/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Restaurants and Menu Review is from our recent stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, for the third part of an anniversary trip that also included the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in...
Square_book_luxury_hotels_in_advance_or_last_minute
5/27/2016
Is it better to book hotels in advance or last minute? TravelSort reader William writes "I usually hate planning in advance and prefer to plan trips closer to the actual travel dates, but my partner and I also want to...
Square_6_reasons_airlines_need_to_seat_families_together
5/26/2016
  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
Square_40k_citi_thankyou_premier_bonus_offer
5/25/2016
  There's a 40K Citi ThankYou Premier link that is working (as of this writing) and which I've added as #10 on the Best Travel Credit Cards page. This card used to offer a 50K signup bonus, which later decreased...
Square_four_seasons_lanai-air_credit-4th_night_free_and_complimentary_activity
5/24/2016
  Four Seasons Lanai is offering 4th night free, a $300 air credit (per couple) and a complimentary activity, such as a round of golf, horseback riding or UTV tour. It's a great summer promotion for this beautiful resort, fresh...
Square_flying_blue_a_new_ultimate_rewards_transfer_partner-_worth_transferring_points
5/23/2016
  Flying Blue is a new Ultimate Rewards points transfer partner, making Flying Blue one of the few frequent flyer programs that all transferable points (AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points and SPG Starpoints) transfer to. When is it...
Square_chantara_thai_restaurant_fiji_review-gai_pad_krapow_thai_basil_chicken
5/23/2016
  This Chantara Thai Restaurant Review in Fiji is from our recent stay, the third leg of a trip that also included Bora Bora and New Zealand. We were staying at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, also on Denarau...
Square_honeymoon-maldives_or_bora_bora
5/22/2016
  For a honeymoon, is Maldives or Bora Bora a better experience? A TravelSort Client writes "I've seen you were recently in Bora Bora and that you've also been to the Maldives. Which is a better honeymoon experience, and why?...
Square_which_airlines_and_airports_use_tsa_precheck
9/3/2016
Which Airlines and U.S. Airports use TSA PreCheck? With security lines so long that many passengers have been missing their flights, it's more important than ever to take advantage of TSA PreCheck, which you have access to if you have Global...
Square_review-sofitel_fiji_resort-waitui_beach_club
5/20/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Review is the third leg of a trip report that also includes Bora Bora and New Zealand. Our stay was rather last minute, since our original destination was Laucala Island (see Best Luxury...
Square_amex_refer_a_friend-up_to_55k_bonus_points_with_amex_business_platinum
5/19/2016
  Update: My AMEX Business Platinum referral now works. AMEX Refer a Friend could earn you up to 55K Membership Rewards points for AMEX Business Platinum referrals, and up to 55K SPG Starpoints for SPG Business AMEX referrals. Before you...
Square_air_new_zealand_premium_economy_seat_review_777-200er
5/18/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Premium Economy on the 777-300 from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji, is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand. In contrast...
Square_which_travel_credit_card_for_aa_flights_and_other_business_travel
5/17/2016
Which Travel Credit Card for American Airlines Flights and Other Business Travel? TravelSort reader Lauren comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page "I fly 3-5 times a month, typically with American Airlines for business. While we can collect flyer miles,...
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  Updates in Bold Font via Flyertalk and Reddit A new 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched August 21, 2016 per these Flyertalk and Reddit posts. Here are the benefits and costs: 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points signup bonus after spending $4000 Earn 3X...
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  Best ways to use 100K Chase Ultimate Rewards points? That's a question I'm getting from some TravelSort clients who either applied today in-branch for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve, or plan to apply for the card this week, once...
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