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by Greg James on 3/25/2015

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3/25/2015
This Review of the Wingtips Lounge, JFK for Etihad First Class passengers is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 Dreamliner and 777-300ER and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior posts,...
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3/23/2015
  This Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 Dreamliner, and luxury resorts in the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior post, please see: Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington...
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3/22/2015
  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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3/20/2015
  This Etihad First Class 787-9 Review is part of a trip report including luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi, the Maldives and Southeast Asia. For the prior post, please see my Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). We...
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3/18/2015
  This Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class to Abu Dhabi and luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi and Southeast Asia. Location and Access to Etihad Airways Lounge, Washington...
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3/17/2015
JFK's Runway Reconstruction means a number of delayed flights and cancelled flights this year. We were just subject to one of them today, with the JetBlue flight we'd checked into last night cancelled just a few hours before we were...
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3/16/2015
  For Ritz-Carlton stays should you earn frequent flyer miles or Ritz Rewards points? A TravelSort Client recently asked me this question, and of course I answered miles, but I needed to check all the various frequent flyer programs 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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3/11/2015
United has a 50% Buy Miles Bonus Offer. The hitch? That's the best possible bonus, and it's targeted. The bonus amount ranges from 20% to 50%, and most folks seem to be getting a 25% or 30% buy miles bonus...
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3/10/2015
  This Review of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt Airport is part of a trip report including Thai Airways A380 First Class Bangkok to Frankfurt, Asiana First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in Chiang Rai and Siem Reap....
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3/9/2015
  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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3/7/2015
  This Thai Airways A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in Chiang Rai and Siem Reap. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana...
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3/5/2015
  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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3/2/2015
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer just arrived in the mail, so I applied and was approved. I'd been hoping for such an offer, since in my view the 40K public offer is too low given the...
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3/1/2015
  This Thai Airways First Class Lounge and Spa Bangkok Review is part of a trip report including Thai First Class, Asiana First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in Siem Reap and Northern Thailand. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge...
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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...
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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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  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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  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...
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  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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3/2/2015
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer just arrived in the mail, so I applied and was approved. I'd been hoping for such an offer, since in my view the 40K public offer is too low given the...
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1/8/2015
Get up to a 50% bonus when you buy AAdvantage Miles or Dividend Miles through January 30, 2015. Here are the links and details, along with a FAQ and other ideas for earning the miles more cheaply. Buy AAdvantage Miles...
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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...
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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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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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3/9/2015
  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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1/17/2015
  Well, Emirates First Class on the A380 is booked as an award with Alaska miles, thanks to Hang Up Call Again (HUCA) and luck. As I wrote in Emirates Devaluation: Retroactive No Chauffeur for Partners, No First Class Awards via...