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Square_aadvantage_elite_fast_track_to_executive_platinum_offer
8/24/2016
  An AAdvantage Fast Track to Elite Status offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. My husband received an offer, which I thought was odd, since he has zero EQMs (elite qualifying miles) and zero EQS (elite qualifying segments)...
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8/22/2016
  The 100K Sapphire Reserve card is now available for online applications, as well as in Chase branches. Keep in mind, though, that if you've opened more than 5 new personal credit card accounts within the past 24 months, you're...
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8/17/2016
  The Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel is the most convenient choice if you have an early morning flight out of London Heathrow, since it's connected to Terminal 5. My previous review covered a Luxury Room with Club Lounge access; for...
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8/16/2016
  I received a 10K ANA credit card bonus offer via email today, which is pathetic by U.S. credit card bonus standards. Here are the details, and then we'll move on to other points transfer options to get ANA miles...
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8/12/2016
  There are new Citi credit card rules that restrict earning a signup bonus to once per 24 months per brand. What does this mean? You won't be able to earn a Citi ThankYou credit card signup bonus if you...
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8/11/2016
A Starwood Promotion is targeted to select SPG members, and could give you double elite credit, extra Starpoints....or nothing at all. Go to the SPG promotion link to check what your SPG offer is, if anything. Note that as a TravelSort...
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8/10/2016
  There's a 50% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios but is it worth it? Keep in mind that Membership Rewards points normally transfer to Avios at a 1000:800 ratio, so with the 50% bonus, 1000 Membership...
Square_plan_spring_break_travel_now-_saver_level_aadvantage_awards_to_europe
8/6/2016
  Spring Break is a favorite time to travel, especially for clients heading to Europe and parts of Asia that are uncomfortably hot and crowded during peak summer season. Another benefit, depending on when you book travel, is better flight...
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8/4/2016
  United MileagePlus Changes are Coming: Increased Change Fees, Stopover Changes, and No Changes to Star Alliance Partner Awards within 24 Hours of Departure. It's never a good day when you see an email from United titled "Coming soon: MileagePlus...
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8/4/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of Gold Passport points back for redemptions, for Hyatt Visa members, for July 11 to October 31 stays. You must register by August 31, and prior to your Hyatt award stay. Usually bonus points post...
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7/28/2016
  Citi Retention Offers can help make it worth keeping a pricey card such as the Citi Prestige, with its hefty $450 annual fee. For about a month Citi Retention was closed, as Citi needed all hands on deck to...
Square_new_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_card_launch_august_21_2016
7/31/2016
  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...
Square_review-amex_centurion_lounge_houston_iah-seating_close_to_entrance
7/24/2016
  The AMEX Centurion Lounge Houston IAH just opened on June 24, 2016, and we checked it out after a Singapore First Class flight from Moscow to Houston (updated review forthcoming), before our flight back to NYC. But first, we...
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7/23/2016
  Earn 6X ThankYou Points for Hilton Stays Through 10/31/16 if Your Citi ThankYou Premier is targeted for this offer. The copy of what I received by email yesterday is above. So to summarize the offer details: Must receive the...
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7/22/2016
  This Review of Brown's Hotel in London's West End is from our recent stay. For other posts from our London and Paris site inspections and visits, please see: Review: Pur' Paris Restaurant, Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome La...
Square_reduced_40k_citi_prestige_signup_bonus_and_remaining_50k_citi_prestige_link
7/21/2016
The Citi Prestige public offer is now 40K with $4000 minimum spend, more bad news on top of losing access to American Admirals Club lounges effective July 23, 2017, not to mention the following rumored changes: Points will only be...
Square_100k_amex_business_platinum_targeted_bonus_to_someone_else-use_their_rsvp_code
7/21/2016
  If a 100K AMEX Business Platinum offer arrives but is targeted to another person, can you apply? TravelSort reader Karen writes "I recently moved and sometimes receive junk mail addressed to the previous tenant. But just today, I noticed...
Square_dear_park_hyatt-please_make_your_beds_more_comfortable
7/17/2016
  Dear Park Hyatt, Please make your beds more comfortable. I've enjoyed several things on my second stays at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome and more recently the Park Hyatt Moscow. The Pur' Restaurant dinner we had at the Park...
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7/13/2016
  Should you cancel the Citi Prestige or AMEX Platinum if you don't want to pay the annual fee for both cards? TravelSort reader James writes "I was fortunate to sign up for a targeted offer for the 100K AMEX...
Square_hyatt-10_percent_points_rebate_deal
7/12/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of your Gold Passport points back for Hyatt Visa cardmembers for stays from July 11 to October 31, after you register for the promotion. This comes in handy for me, since I have a quick...
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Square_new_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_card_launch_august_21_2016
7/31/2016
  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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6/16/2016
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer bonus offer is being targeted to some MileagePlus members. Just keep in mind that MileagePlus is increasing award change/cancellation fees and changing stopover rules effective October 6, 2016. Here are the offer details: 70,000...
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6/12/2016
  Earn 100K AAdvantage miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage cards, if you haven't opened or closed either card within the past 24 months. The public bonus of both cards is only 30,000 AAdvantage miles, so...
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7/10/2016
  Current AMEX Retention Offers are getting stingier. It was only a couple of years ago, in AMEX Retention Bonus Offer: Tips for Getting a Better Offer? that a reader wrote in not sure if she should take a 20K Membership...
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6/4/2016
  AMEX is ending prorated refunds of the annual fee, effective September 1, 2016. Currently, if you cancel an American Express card several months after your annual fee hits, you receive a prorated refund of the annual fee. So for...
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6/26/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Review in a 747-8 from NYC JFK to Frankfurt is part of a new trip report including luxury hotels and dining in Paris and London. For the first post, please see Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge...
Square_citi_prestige_retention_offers_and_tips
7/28/2016
  Citi Retention Offers can help make it worth keeping a pricey card such as the Citi Prestige, with its hefty $450 annual fee. For about a month Citi Retention was closed, as Citi needed all hands on deck to...
Square_how_to_check_if_youre_under_chase_5-24-credit_karma
8/22/2016
  The 100K Sapphire Reserve card is now available for online applications, as well as in Chase branches. Keep in mind, though, that if you've opened more than 5 new personal credit card accounts within the past 24 months, you're...
Square_cancel_the_citi_prestige_or_amex_platinum
7/13/2016
  Should you cancel the Citi Prestige or AMEX Platinum if you don't want to pay the annual fee for both cards? TravelSort reader James writes "I was fortunate to sign up for a targeted offer for the 100K AMEX...
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6/16/2016
  Is Compensation Due You for a Downgraded Flight Due to an Aircraft Change? For example, if you were booked on Singapore Suites on the A380 and there's an aircraft swap to a 777 with only Business Class seats, what...