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by Hilary Stockton on 4/28/2017
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4/28/2017
  Well, that didn't last long: less than 7 months after the AMEX Business Platinum added a 50% points rebate perk, AMEX is reducing it to just a 35% points rebate June 1, 2017, per Reddit. I called AMEX for...
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4/27/2017
  60K Citi AAdvantage bonus offers are available and have been added to our Best Travel Credit Cards page. 60K bonus AAdvantage miles (or 120K miles if you're approved for both cards) are a great deal if you're eligible for...
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4/20/2017
  Guaranteed Early Check-In and late Check-Out are some of the top requests clients have, especially if arriving in the morning after a red eye flight, or departing on a late night flight. In general most hotels have a 3pm...
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4/19/2017
  The Japan Rail Pass is useful if you'll be taking the shinkansen and other JR trains in Japan. We used our Japan Rail Pass on 5 different trains while in Japan, including 2 shinkansen journeys, 2 limited express journeys,...
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4/18/2017
Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% bonus. In general I ignore Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as a frequent flyer program, both because Virgin Atlantic isn't a product I want to fly (what's the point...
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4/16/2017
Can you transfer AAdvantage miles into AMEX Membership Rewards points or Chase Ultimate Rewards points? Reader Michael writes "I have a lot of American Airlines miles from a Citi AAdvantage card, is there a way to transfer those points to...
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4/13/2017
Is Hyatt Explorist elite status worth it, for the Club Access Awards? TravelSort reader Laura writes "I finally received my Hyatt Explorist match from MGM Gold. Apart from the 20% bonus points, the main benefit seems to be the 4...
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4/11/2017
Etihad Guest has devalued its Brussels Airlines Award Chart with no notice, per Ben, unfortunately eliminating one of, if not the best business class award ticket deal to Europe. I wrote in Book Brussels Airlines Business Class with Etihad Miles that...
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4/8/2017
  It's possible to buy AMEX Membership Rewards points, in conjunction with a points transfer. This post will discuss how to buy Membership Rewards points, how much it costs, whom you can transfer points to, and when it's likely to...
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4/6/2017
  The 100K British Airways Visa signup bonus is back, but this offer has gone from being a great deal a few years ago to only #7 on my Best Travel Credit Cards page, for reasons I'll go into below....
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4/5/2017
  Emirates is loaning Microsoft Surface tablets to its Emirates First Class and Emirates Business Class passengers, as another effort to mitigate the electronics ban on flights from Dubai (see US Bans Laptops as Carry-ons for Flights from Dubai and Middle...
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4/3/2017
  What's even better than a Four Seasons guaranteed upgrade at time of booking? A double upgrade! And fortunately, the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Four Seasons Shanghai, and Four Seasons hotels in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou are all offering a...
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4/2/2017
  JetBlue Mint is JetBlue's flat bed business class product, available on trancontinental routes such as between NYC JFK and San Francisco SFO and JFK and LAX, but also other routes (see JetBlue Mint Expands to Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas,...
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3/31/2017
  There was surprisingly healthy airline food on my last two short domestic flights, with plenty of fresh vegetables, and in fact entirely vegetarian. The first meal was in domestic first class and featured a vegetable risotto with asparagus and...
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3/29/2017
  This Japan Airlines (JAL) 777-300ER Business Class Sky Suite Review is from our recent trip to Japan, including ANA First Class, JAL Business Class review, and Tokyo luxury hotel reviews and Kyoto luxury hotel reviews. For previous posts in...
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3/28/2017
  20K AAdvantage bonus miles have posted from the Sprint new customer offer I signed up for, although it took a couple calls. I wrote of the 25K Sprint AAdvantage offer for a new Sprint account, where you earn 20,000 bonus...
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3/25/2017
  This Review of the Air France Lounge New York JFK is from a 2017 visit prior to a JAL Business Class flight from New York to Tokyo Narita. See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying Japan...
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3/23/2017
  This ANA First Class 777 Review for a New York JFK to Tokyo Narita flight is part of a new trip report including Tokyo luxury hotels, restaurants and sushi bars. Having previously enjoyed JAL First Class, we were looking...
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3/21/2017
  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is banning laptops and tablets in carry-ons on nonstop flights to the U.S. from the following Middle Eastern airports, including the hubs of Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and Saudia:  Abu...
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3/19/2017
  This review of British Airways First Class Lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7 is part of a new trip report (but not on British Airways). See all of our airport lounge reviews, or, if you are flying British...
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