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by Hilary Stockton on 5/28/2015

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Square_spg-how_to_transfer_starwood_points_between_accounts
5/28/2015
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints can be transferred between accounts of spouses or others in your household, as long as they live at the same address. This is a great benefit, since even other transferable points currencies such as Chase Ultimate...
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5/22/2015
Getting American Airlines to pay EU compensation for a flight delay is like pulling teeth. Not only is the delay painfully inconvenient, AA tries to weasel its way out of paying anything, so you'll need dogged persistence to get the...
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5/21/2015
  Is buying Singapore miles from KrisFlyer ever worth it? Although this isn't a cheap option, it can be worth it if you just need a few more miles to top up your account, or if you need to travel on...
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5/19/2015
  Here's what to do if American Airlines loses your AAdvantage award. And yes, it does happen--it happened to me with a ticket I booked months ago, then finally got around to assigning seats for. This was for my own...
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5/18/2015
  Update: Unfortunately, AMEX has declared this to be a targeted offer, so chances are you are NOT eligible for this and won't be able to apply for it either online or over the phone--sorry. Looks like the best offer...
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5/15/2015
Will American Airlines and oneworld partners protect you if flying on separate tickets, such that your first flight is delayed or cancelled and you miss the second flight on the separate ticket? TravelSort reader Michael writes: "If you book your long...
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5/14/2015
  What are the best frequent flyer programs of 2015, for U.S. based flyers who value great international first class and business class? Hint: NOT the ones in today's WSJ article "The Most Rewarding Rewards" by Scott McCartney, which again...
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5/13/2015
  The new United site, beta.United.com, will go live this summer, per Dan and I'm not looking forward to this Delta-like site that is sleeker but less functional. That's because it's missing the award search functionality I use most--there's no more nonstop...
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5/10/2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class award availability using AAdvantage and other oneworld partner miles may be dying. As most readers know, it's already become very difficult to book Cathay Pacific first class in advance using AAdvantage miles, especially if you're...
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5/5/2015
  A 60K Ink Plus Business Card signup bonus offer is back and is listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page. This offer recurs regularly, in fact there was a similar offer until March 2, 2015. Here are the details: 60K...
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5/3/2015
  How do you view your Ultimate Rewards Signup Bonus and Refer a Friend Bonus? TravelSort reader Kathy writes "I got the Chase Sapphire Preferred earlier this year, and also qualified for the Chase Refer a Friend Bonus program. But...
Square_last_chance-_50k_citi_aadvantage_platinum_select_mastercard
5/1/2015
  Last chance to apply for the 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, as most links are now 30K. Use the preceding link (not my referral, Citi may change at any time). Here are the offer details: 50,000 AAdvantage miles...
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4/28/2015
What are the best First Class airline beds to get a great night's sleep? While there's plenty of buzz and discussion around which airline serves which champagne and which type of caviar; the showers aboard Emirates First Class and Etihad...
Square_is_eu_compensation_owed_when_the_us_connecting_flight_is_delayed
4/25/2015
Is EU 261/2004 compensation owed when the US connecting flight is delayed? TravelSort reader Elliot commented on my post Getting United to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay: "I'm wondering if I can claim EU compensation as our connecting flight was delayed....
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4/21/2015
British Airways is now allowing 72 hour flight fare holds on some paid tickets, a welcome option when you're still arranging your trip and need some extra time to decide. This is similar to United FareLock, although FareLock offers 72...
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4/20/2015
Which credit cards offer the best delayed baggage insurance? I've heard several horror stories from readers recently involving delayed baggage, so even though my own philosophy is to Avoid Checked Luggage Never Check Baggage, I do realize there are times when it's...
Square_100k_citi_prestige_card_signup_bonus_offer
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...
Square_earn_frequent_flyer_miles_and_points_as_a_non-us_resident-cathay_new_first_class
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...
Square_hotel_rate_change_during_stay-travel_tips
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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  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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  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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  When Should You Cancel a Credit Card or Pay the Annual Fee? A TravelSort Client emailed me: "My wife's Chase Sapphire Preferred Card's annual fee just became due and that made me think of a question for you. Do 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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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...