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by Hilary Stockton on 12/5/2016
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12/5/2016
  This Raffles Dubai Review is part of a trip report on the Maldives. Raffles is an iconic brand, particularly properties such as Raffles Singapore and Raffles Le Royal Monceau Paris, yet I haven't stayed at Raffles properties before, so...
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12/4/2016
  TSA PreCheck Expanded to More Airlines earlier this year, including Etihad, Aeromexico, Cape Air and Seaborne Airlines, although I'll bet that most readers have found the first two most useful. Unfortunately, British Airways and most European airlines except for...
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11/30/2016
  This Emirates Lounge at JFK Airport Review is from a recent flight in Emirates A380 First Class and part of a new trip report. See all of our airport lounge reviews and all of our posts tagged Emirates. If you're flying...
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11/27/2016
  The new 100K AMEX Business Platinum offers a couple new benefits over the old version of the card, including a 50% points rebate when redeeming points for economy class of the airline you select for your $200 airline fee...
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11/24/2016
  Brussels Business Class booked with Etihad Guest miles is one of the best values for roundtrip travel to Europe from the U.S., at least if you can travel from New York JFK: it's just 36,620 miles roundtrip.  Since I've...
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11/23/2016
  Update: Application Link has expired. Please see Best Travel Credit Cards for the current best credit card offers.  -------- A 100K AMEX Platinum Bonus Offer is available--act fast if you haven't had this card before and want the 100,000 Membership Rewards...
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11/22/2016
  Update: Apparently these benefits below are for Citi Gold customers only and these mails were sent in error to a number of Citi Prestige cardholders. Citi has corrected this with emails to most cardmembers that received these notices in...
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11/20/2016
  This Review of American First Class on the A321 (32B) Transcon from SFO to New York JFK is one of several AA A321 reviews. For others, see my husband's American A321 First Class Review JFK to LAX and my prior...
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11/19/2016
The 80K Ink Business Preferred has launched--is it worth getting? The card replaces the Ink Plus, which is no longer available for new applications. First, here's a summary of the card benefits: Earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5000 on the card within...
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11/18/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge at San Francisco Airport SFO Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews. See all of our airport lounge reviews. It's also part of a recent Asia trip report that included Cathay Pacific First Class and stays...
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11/15/2016
  This Review of Cathay Pacific First Class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Visiting...
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11/12/2016
It's the last chance to apply for the Ink Plus, since the new Ink Business Preferred is set to launch November 14, and will replace the Ink Plus in terms of new applications (existing Ink Plus card members can continue...
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11/10/2016
  A 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card bonus offer (see Best Travel Credit Cards) is available, better than the usual 30K bonus for this card and for the personal United MileagePlus Explorer card. But note that this card *is* subject...
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11/8/2016
  Washington, DC is on our mind today, Election Day, making it a good time to review the Four Seasons, Washington, DC from our recent visit to our nation's capital. Visiting Washington, D.C.? See all our posts tagged Washington, DC....
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11/7/2016
  United Airlines and Other Airlines Hate Paying EC 261 Compensation. That's why they regularly deny valid claims and or offer token "customer appreciation" e-voucher amounts or miles, hoping that you'll accept and go away. But if you know your...
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11/5/2016
  Success: My husband was approved for a 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve after becoming a Chase Private Client. When the Chase Sapphire Reserve first launched on August 21, 2016, I assumed that neither of us would be able to get...
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11/4/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Level Review is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong. For other posts in this trip...
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11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
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11/1/2016
  You can buy SPG Starpoints at 50% off, if targeted. If you are, you could buy up to 30,000 Starpoints at 50% off, for $525 instead of $1050, which is buying them at 1.75 cents per point. That's a...
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10/31/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review of a Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong....
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10/2/2016
  This Singapore Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is based on our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME to Houston IAH, a route that is being changed to Manchester, UK to Houston. This is Singapore's old 777-300ER with 8...
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9/28/2016
  Will AMEX improve the AMEX Platinum card to compete with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card? The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve has become a must-have for anyone who travels. Demand has been even higher than Chase itself anticipated, with a...
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10/11/2016
  This Cathay Pacific First Class Review on the 777-300ER from Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong is part of a new trip report including luxury hotel stays in Asia. For the prior posts, please see: Review: The Centurion Lounge New...
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10/30/2016
  My 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus has posted, helping replenish our Ultimate Rewards points balance after transferring some points earlier this year to Singapore KrisFlyer for 2017 travel.  One of the things I like about Chase Ultimate Rewards is...
Square_review-ritz-carlton_hong_kong-club_grand_victoria_harbour_room
10/31/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review of a Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong....
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9/10/2016
7X ThankYou points have posted for my Citi Prestige retention bonus, so I can report that you do indeed receive an additional 4X ThankYou points for airfare and hotel spend, in addition to the usual 3X ThankYou points, for a...
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9/23/2016
  You can now link your SPG and Marriott accounts and transfer points: 1000 SPG Starpoints = 3000 Marriott Rewards points, and 1000 Marriott points = 333 Starpoints. This is a better ratio than I expected, so credit is due...
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11/15/2016
  This Review of Cathay Pacific First Class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Visiting...
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10/23/2016
  Chase has changed its annual fee refund policy: you now have 30 days to get a refund of the annual fee, from the date the annual fee posts to your account, and there is no prorating of the annual...
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11/5/2016
  Success: My husband was approved for a 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve after becoming a Chase Private Client. When the Chase Sapphire Reserve first launched on August 21, 2016, I assumed that neither of us would be able to get...
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