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2/28/2015
  Can you believe it's already the end of February? I scarcely can, but it is, and there are several deals expiring today, tomorrow and later in March. Here's a quick roundup in case you've been meaning to take advantage...
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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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2/21/2015
Want a Citi Business AAdvantage Card and need application and reconsideration tips? TravelSort reader Rick writes "I applied online for a Citi Business AAdvantage card, but wasn't approved instantly. Instead, I got a pending application screen with instructions to call...
Square_hyatt_20_percent_points_refund_promo_and_faq
2/17/2015
  A new Hyatt Promo offers a 20% points rebate when you redeem points for award nights or points + cash stays 2/17/15 to 7/31/15. It's of no use for our stays, but it may come in handy for some...
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2/15/2015
Which travel credit card can replace an SPG Business AMEX for earning Lufthansa award tickets? TravelSort reader Mark comments on our post 2015: Which New Credit Cards We're Applying For: "With Costco dropping Amex, we need to replace an SPG business card....
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2/14/2015
  A 60K Ink Plus bonus offer is back until March 1, 2015 and listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page, although unlike last year's 60K offer, the $95 annual fee is NOT waived with this offer. Here are the details:...
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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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2/9/2015
Asiana Award Space is NOT Bookable on United.com for the moment, so you need to call United to book, and ask the agent to waive the usual phone booking fee. Several readers have emailed me about this, since Asiana Business...
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2/8/2015
Delta's Award Charts Have Been Missing since Friday, and while I write very little about Delta SkyMiles since I don't collect them, I've received emails from concerned readers who are captive to a Delta hub wanting to know why Delta's...
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2/5/2015
MileagePlus Discounted Lufthansa Business Class Awards ARE available after all, starting February 10, since United has formally announced the details of its discounted business awards. Since Lufthansa Business Class and Lufthansa First Class award space is only bookable 15 days...
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2/4/2015
Book American AAdvantage Business Class Awards to Europe with No Fuel Surcharges, with a few dates available this summer, and much more award space available in fall 2015, per Ben. Many clients and readers ask how they can get to...
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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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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...
Square_50k_amex_premier_rewards_gold_bonus_offer-new
1/30/2015
  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...
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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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1/27/2015
  This KLM Business Class review from Amsterdam to NYC JFK is part of a trip report on Germany. For prior posts, please see: Review: Hotel Traube Tonbach in Baiersbronn, Black Forest, Germany 8 Things to Eat in Germany What to Do...
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1/25/2015
  The Moevenpick Stuttgart Airport Hotel is often the first or last stop for my clients doing the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program, where they enjoy a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Factory in Sindelfingen, take delivery of their new Mercedes with...
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1/22/2015
  Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers are returning January 25, 2015 per a Chase secure message I received, after a TravelSort reader alerted me to a similar message he'd received: "Thank you for contacting Chase about transferring points to...
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1/22/2015
ANA First Class awards are available on flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo, Seattle to Tokyo and Houston to Tokyo, thanks to some aircraft changes and ANA's new route between Houston and Tokyo. As Ben noted, first class will be on...
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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...
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Square_discounted_united_partner_business_class_awards_to_europe-fly_swiss_business_class
12/5/2014
There are discounted United partner business class awards to Europe and Maldives / Central Asia through March 2015, per Dan. This is likely a glitch and won't last long, so if you're planning award travel to Europe through March 2015...
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12/1/2014
  British Airways' New First Class Seat will be on its 787-9 Dreamliner launching next year, in 2015, but the details are top secret. The Financial Times reports that "a single, top-secret prototype of the product BA hopes will secure its status...
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12/3/2014
This Cathay Pacific New Regional Business Class Review is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Japan Airlines Business Class, and luxury hotels and dining in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong.  For the previous posts, please see:...
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12/4/2014
  There's a 50K US Airways MasterCard signup bonus offer now available as a public offer, so I've updated the Best Travel Credit Cards page with it. Previously, there were some reports of targeted 50K Dividend Miles offers, but this...
Square_review-jal_sky_suite_business_class_review-window_vs_aisle_sky_suite
12/11/2014
  This Japan Airlines (JAL ) Sky Suite Business Class Review from Tokyo NRT to New York JFK on a 777 is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Cathay Pacific Business Class, and luxury hotels and...
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12/5/2014
  Can you check through baggage on separate tickets? What are the baggage policies for United, American, Delta, and Alaska when you're booked on separate tickets? Baggage interline agreements are only part of the equation, since even if an airline...
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12/26/2014
Can AAdvantage miles be used to upgrade Etihad or oneworld partner flights? How can you upgrade an Etihad economy flight with miles? A TravelSort reader writes "We got in on the super cheap Etihad airfare today...We are flying out of...
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1/2/2015
  How We Earned 1 Million Miles and Points This Year prompted some readers to ask which travel credit cards I have in my wallet now, which I plan to cancel, and strategy for new cards in 2015. It's been over...
Square_lounge_review-japan_airlines_jal_business_class_lounge_tokyo_narita-first_floor_flowers_and_seating
12/7/2014
This Japan Airlines Business Class Lounge Review, Tokyo Narita Airport is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Business Class, Japan Airlines Business Class, and luxury hotels and dining in London, Dubai, and Hong Kong.  For the previous...
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12/19/2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the prior post on JFK lounge access when flying Asiana First Class, please see SWISS Lounge JFK...