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by Hilary Stockton on 2/22/2017
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2/22/2017
    It's been a crazy day, and not just with work. While New York City has a reputation for rude people, in my over 10 years living here I haven't experienced what I would consider ruder behavior here than...
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2/21/2017
  Alaska Airlines again is offering a 40% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Alaska recently was offering a 40% bonus, and I'm still hoping for a return of a 50% bonus, similar to the targeted bonus last year. Still,...
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2/19/2017
The Citi ThankYou Point 25% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club expires March 2, 2017--is it worth taking advantage of? TravelSort Client Jim writes "I'm planning to close my Citi Prestige card before the $450 annual fee is charged,...
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2/16/2017
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers again available, nearly one year after the first 35K SPG AMEX bonus offer appeared last March 3, 2016. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is...
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2/14/2017
  The British Airways Concorde Room lounge offers private cabanas for passengers traveling in British Airways First Class, as well as complimentary 15 minute spa treatments at Elemis Spa. I although I previously reviewed this lounge a few years ago,...
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2/13/2017
  AMEX Offers include 20,000 points for booking Air France, 3500 points for Hilton, and $100 off a Norwegian Cruise. To see these offers, you must log into your AMEX account and scroll down the page. Note that offers are...
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2/12/2017
  Can you earn Ultimate Rewards points at Shop Through Chase with an AMEX or another credit card? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I plan to buy a new iPhone and would prefer to put it on my AMEX, since I've...
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2/10/2017
  Which credit cards should you use for which spend? TravelSort reader Ann writes "I've read many of your previous travel credit card posts, but I'm curious about which credit cards you're using most now, and why. My husband and...
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2/8/2017
  Today I woke up to over 100 emails, all from Chinese, who wanted to make Shangri-La Luxury Circle reservations at Shangri-La hotels in China. The reason? There are some Shangri-La Luxury Circle changes that take effect Friday February 10,...
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2/7/2017
Earn 25,000 AAdvantage Miles for a new Sprint account. Although not a new offer, since it's been extended from last year, I thought it worth mentioning for those considering a carrier switch, as I am. I'm in the market for a...
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2/4/2017
  Virgin America First Class markets itself as the way to fly in style, but my recent flight experience was very much style (if you can call it that) over substance. Here's my review of Virgin America First Class: Virgin...
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2/1/2017
  The AMEX Blue for Business Card offers 10X at U.S. restaurants for the first 6 months, up to $2000 on purchases (so 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points) if you apply by February 22, 2017. Although the offer's been out...
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1/31/2017
  My Shangri-La Luxury Circle Program Benefits post resulted in quite a bit of interest and bookings from existing and new clients alike, along with some questions, the most common being "Are there any Luxury Circle upgrades to suites or...
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1/27/2017
  Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Avianca, and several small airlines have joined TSA PreCheck. This is great news for those flying Emirates to Dubai, as we recently did on our Emirates A380 First Class flight on our way to the Maldives,...
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1/24/2017
  75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your...
Square_grand_hyatt_cannes_hotel_martinez_review-view_from_sea_view_suite
1/23/2017
  This Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez Review of a Prestige Suite Seaview is from a recent visit to Cannes in the south of France. See our other Virtuoso hotel reviews and offers. and Hyatt hotel reviews and posts. TravelSort...
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1/22/2017
  The 100K AMEX Business Platinum bonus offer expires January 25, and is the highest public offer ever for this card, although there have been some targeted 150K bonus offers (typically to people who have never had an AMEX card...
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1/21/2017
  Korean Air SkyPass Miles Can Book Partner Awards Online; prior to late December 2016 only Korean Air flight awards could be booked online. While SkyTeam is my least favorite alliance, and I personally would rather redeem Korean Air SkyPass...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747-seat_2a
1/18/2017
  British Airways First Class is often panned in blogger reviews, compared to other international first class products. But the fact remains that British Airways has the most first class flights and seats between Europe and the U.S., by virtue...
Square_review-british_airways_concorde_room_new_york_jfk-dining_room_tables
1/16/2017
  This review of the British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK is part of a new trip report including British Airways First Class flights, the Concorde Room at London Heathrow, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and...
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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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1/7/2017
UPDATE: Due to high demand, we are only accepting Luxury Circle Reservations of 2 nights or more from New TravelSort Clients. As usual, quotes are only available after submitting a completed and signed TravelSort New Client Form. Note the $50...
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12/11/2016
  It's nearly the end of 2016, so I'm reviewing my credit cards: whether to keep or close my existing credit cards, and which new cards I want to apply for. To put my thoughts below into context, the goal for my...
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1/9/2017
  10,000 bonus Alaska miles is a nice present today for Virgin America Elevate members who are also Alaska Mileage Plan members. Log into your Alaska Mileage Plan account, and you may see a 10K bonus similar to the following:...
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1/3/2017
  It's 2017, which means a new round of airline and travel credits from credit cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, AMEX Platinum, and more. Here's a rundown of the main cards that offer an airline or...
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1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
Square_75k_amex_platinum_bonus_offer
1/24/2017
  75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your...
Square_british_airways_first_class-5_things_i_love_and_5_things_i_dont
12/6/2016
  British Airways First Class may not be aspirational, but it's practical for many needing to travel between the U.S. and London, given the number of flights British Airways operates from U.S. gateway cities and the fact that there are...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747-seat_2a
1/18/2017
  British Airways First Class is often panned in blogger reviews, compared to other international first class products. But the fact remains that British Airways has the most first class flights and seats between Europe and the U.S., by virtue...
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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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