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by Hilary Stockton on 4/18/2015

Business Travel

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4/18/2015
A 100K Citi Prestige Card targeted signup bonus offer has started arriving via mail to some Flyertalk posters such as ILGfly.   I have largely ignored this card, partly because I'm most focused on Citi AAdvantage cards in terms of...
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4/12/2015
  What are the Best Ways to Earn Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident? TravelSort reader Johannes writes "I am a frequent traveler and try to get the best out of credit card sign ups. Unfortunately I live in...
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4/11/2015
  Armando Kraenzlin, General Manager of Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, graciously agreed to be interviewed while I was on a visit and site inspection of the resort. For prior posts on Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, please...
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4/10/2015
  Staying at a Hotel with a Rate Change During the Stay? Sometimes the rate for all nights will be at the higher rate, based on your first night, even though if you booked the nights (or a subset of...
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4/8/2015
For AMEX targeted bonus offers, can your spouse apply for your targeted offer, or vice versa--can you apply for your spouse's targeted AMEX bonus offer?  TravelSort reader Daniel wrote in response to 150K AMEX Business Platinum Card Bonus Offer (Targeted): "Funny...
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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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4/2/2015
  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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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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3/27/2015
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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3/25/2015
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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3/23/2015
  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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3/20/2015
  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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3/18/2015
  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...
Square_jfk_runway_reconstruction-_delays_and_cancelled_flights_through_2015
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...
Square_ritz-carlton_stays-earn_airline_miles_or_rewards_points
3/16/2015
  For Ritz-Carlton stays should you earn frequent flyer miles or Ritz Rewards points? A TravelSort Client recently asked me this question, and of course I answered miles, but I needed to check all the various frequent flyer programs you...
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3/14/2015
  AAdvantage and Dividend Miles are merging within 30 days, per emails being sent to AAdvantage members: "...we're on track to bring the US Airways Dividend Miles® program into the AAdvantage program within the next 30 days." Update: We now know that Dividend Miles will...
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3/11/2015
United has a 50% Buy Miles Bonus Offer. The hitch? That's the best possible bonus, and it's targeted. The bonus amount ranges from 20% to 50%, and most folks seem to be getting a 25% or 30% buy miles bonus...
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3/10/2015
  This Review of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt Airport is part of a trip report including Thai Airways A380 First Class Bangkok to Frankfurt, Asiana First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in Chiang Rai and Siem Reap....
Square_75k_amex_business_gold_rewards_bonus_offer_2015
3/9/2015
  A 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards card bonus offer is available online, although unlike some previous offers, it has a minimum spend of $10,000 during the first 3 months. Update: some have written to say they can't get the...
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Square_50k_united_mileageplus_explorer_business_card_bonus
2/3/2015
  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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3/2/2015
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer just arrived in the mail, so I applied and was approved. I'd been hoping for such an offer, since in my view the 40K public offer is too low given the...
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  A 50,000 American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card offer is available to new AMEX card holders. Here are the details: Earn 50,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after $1000 in eligible purchases on the Premier Rewards Gold Card within 3...
Square_75k_amex_business_gold_rewards_bonus_offer_2015
3/9/2015
  A 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards card bonus offer is available online, although unlike some previous offers, it has a minimum spend of $10,000 during the first 3 months. Update: some have written to say they can't get the...
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1/28/2015
  Another British Airways Avios Devaluation--already. I thought it might be towards the end of this year, given the major British Airways devaluation in late 2011, but it's again time to burn Avios, at least if you're planning on British...
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2/27/2015
Chase Refer a Friend is back: earn up to 50,000 points for referring family and friends to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and other Chase cards. You'll earn 5000 points for each successful referral, up to a maximum of 50,000 points...
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2/1/2015
  Discounted United Partner Business Class Awards are Bookable for All of 2015 Starting Feb. 10 if you ticket by February 28 (see United announcement) via Dan--good news if you have tons of United miles you didn't manage to redeem before...
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2/11/2015
  There are 75K and 50K American Express Business Gold Card signup bonus offers which you may be targeted for or be able to get. Here are the details: 75K AMEX Business Gold Card Bonus Offer Via teddy25 at Flyertalk,...
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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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1/21/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class awards are available on its new Boston to Hong Kong route. Previously, I wrote that Cathay Pacific would launch its Boston to Hong Kong flights starting May 1, 2015. At the time, only paid flights...