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by Hilary Stockton on 9/1/2015

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9/1/2015
  This Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the previous posts please see: Review: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Labstelle Wien Vienna Restaurant Review...
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8/29/2015
  The 50K Lufthansa Miles & More card offer and several other offers are expiring soon, so here's a roundup, in case any of these cards or offers are ones you don't want to miss: 1. 50K Lufthansa Miles &...
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8/27/2015
  This Review of the InterContinental Berlin follows a fantastic trip to Italy, including stays at the Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast, Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, and the Portrait Firenze Hotel in Florence. I had to...
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8/26/2015
  How Much to Tip in NYC? TravelSort reader Louise writes "As an Australian, tipping is not something we're used to, but I do understand that it's expected in the U.S.  My family and I will be visiting NYC in...
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8/25/2015
  This Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia. Our Vienna stay transpired because it was a convenient overnight from Florence (see our reviews of the Four Seasons...
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8/24/2015
  Should you keep or close credit cards after you receive the bonus? TravelSort reader Jason commented on my post Redeeming 800K Miles and Points: Why We Don't Save Our Miles "What do you do with the cards that you sign...
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8/22/2015
  Will an airline compensate you for a flight delay that means a lost work day? TravelSort reader Prabuddha comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights post: "I was flying to Jakarta CGK via Tokyo Narita NRT and Bangkok...
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8/18/2015
  We love redeeming frequent flyer miles and points for award flights, and have already redeemed nearly 800,000 miles and points for our own travel next year, in addition to the many miles and points I've redeemed for clients via...
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8/15/2015
  Which no annual fee credit card can earn you miles for Europe award travel? TravelSort reader Ray writes: "I want to get a credit card to build airline milage. Prefer no annual fee. I put about $3000-$4000 on a...
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8/13/2015
Is the 30K Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX bonus worth it? TravelSort reader Marcus writes "Is it worth getting the 30K SPG American Express? I get that the normal bonus is 25,000 SPG points, but 30,000 points still doesn't seem like...
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8/12/2015
  American AAdvantage award ticket change fees are different from most other frequent flyer programs, so I often get questions about AAdvantage award changes by readers and my Award Booking Service clients. Now I'll be able to just send folks...
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8/10/2015
  The Hyatt Visa offers 2 free nights at any Hyatt (including Park Hyatts), and for awhile there's been an offer when booking a Hyatt property online that gives you a $50 statement credit. But the above-linked offer also gives...
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8/8/2015
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card is being targeted to some applicants, apparently. TravelSort reader Nick writes "I recently received a 70,000 bonus offer for the United MileagePlus Business Explorer card in the mail. I have the personal...
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8/4/2015
  The new Four Seasons Seoul is now accepting reservations for arrivals from October 15, 2015, plus it's offering an opening special that is combinable with all Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Here are the hotel highlights, followed by the...
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8/2/2015
Which travel credit card will maximize miles earned for for American Airlines flights? TravelSort reader Kenji writes: "I'm writing to glean some of your travel savvy expertise. I'll be flying from Washington DC DCA to Memphis MEM once a month...
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7/29/2015
If an Airline Changes Your Reserved Seat, Can You Get Your Seat Back? For some travelers, it's news that you are never guaranteed a particular airline seat, even when you have a reserved seat. Why Airlines May Change Your Seat...
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7/27/2015
Stellar hotel housekeeping is great; overzealous housekeeping, not so much. Exasperated TravelSort reader Paul writes "Why is it that whenever I have a 4pm late checkout and even put a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, housekeeping still tries...
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7/25/2015
Will your family earn 1 million frequent flyer miles and points this year? Since we're over 6 months into 2015, I thought I'd do a mid-year post on our progress so far with our miles and points earning. For new...
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7/20/2015
    With Chase Refer a Friend you can earn up to 50K Ultimate Rewards points by referring friends as new cardholders to a Chase credit card such as the Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus (my referral links). I noticed these...
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7/18/2015
What's the takeoff priority for delayed flights? TravelSort reader Jeanette comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights-What Are Flyers' Rights post: "I am trying to find out what entity determines in what order flights leave after a weather delay?...
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6/2/2015
  Maximizing the AMEX Platinum Airline Credit is one of my more popular posts, but it's been a couple years so I thought I'd provide a concrete example of taking $200-$400 off of an American Airlines ticket. How so? The...
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6/7/2015
Which travel credit cards are we planning to apply for now? We're nearing the end of the $20K minimum spend for our 150K AMEX Business Platinum targeted offer, so I'm now looking at which travel credit cards to apply for next....
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6/22/2015
Delta SkyMiles AMEX cards  aren't worth applying for. They're right up there with Capital One cards as some of the worst travel credit cards (see Capital One Venture Card: 5 Reasons It Isn't Worth It). When there are so many better travel...
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8/8/2015
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card is being targeted to some applicants, apparently. TravelSort reader Nick writes "I recently received a 70,000 bonus offer for the United MileagePlus Business Explorer card in the mail. I have the personal...
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7/12/2015
Declined for the Citi Prestige card? You may actually have been approved, and the declined message may be a system glitch. At least, that's what happened with both my husband and me. Since neither of us was targeted for the...
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6/12/2015
  This JAL 767-300ER Business Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Amantaka, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class. We were looking...
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6/27/2015
  This Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives, including JAL First Class from Tokyo Narita to New York JFK, Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class....
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6/13/2015
  There are still U.S. to Europe roundtrip British Airways Business Class tickets in the $1500-$2000 range, thanks to the British Airways AARP discount and British Airways Visa discount for British Airways flights. Admittedly, there were cheaper tickets earlier this...
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7/1/2015
This Air Berlin Business Class A330 Review for a recent NYC JFK to Berlin TXL flight is part of a new Europe trip report. It was booked with 40,000 pre-devaluation British Airways Avios.  Air Berlin A330 Business Class Cabin and Seat...
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7/25/2015
Will your family earn 1 million frequent flyer miles and points this year? Since we're over 6 months into 2015, I thought I'd do a mid-year post on our progress so far with our miles and points earning. For new...