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by Hilary Stockton on 6/24/2016

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6/24/2016
  The AMEX Centurion Lounge Houston, IAH is now open in Terminal D, near Gate D6. The great thing about Houston, unlike, say, the AMEX Cenurion Lounge San Francisco, is that after clearing security for Terminal D and enjoyiing the...
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6/23/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Lounge JFK Airport Terminal 1 Review is the first in a new trip report that includes Lufthansa First Class, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and London....
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6/22/2016
  The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is one of the best airport lounges in the world. While it does lack a spa / massage treatment, which is where the Etihad First Class Lounge and Thai Airways First Class...
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6/21/2016
Airline schedule changes can be the bane of a frequent flyer, throwing the most carefully planned trips into disarray. But they can also be your "get out of jail free" card in the case of an award ticket you no...
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6/20/2016
  This American Airlines A321 First Class Review is one of several American Airlines transcontinental first class and business class reviews. If you're wondering about the differences with Business Class, see our Review of American Airlines A321 Business Class New York to...
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6/16/2016
  Is Compensation Due You for a Downgraded Flight Due to an Aircraft Change? For example, if you were booked on Singapore Suites on the A380 and there's an aircraft swap to a 777 with only Business Class seats, what...
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6/16/2016
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer bonus offer is being targeted to some MileagePlus members. Here are the offer details: 70,000 bonus MileagePlus miles after spending $3000 in purchases in the first 3 months after account opening 5000 bonus miles...
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6/13/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge at San Francisco Airport SFO Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle.  See all...
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6/12/2016
  Earn 100K AAdvantage miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage cards, if you haven't opened or closed either card within the past 24 months. The public bonus of both cards is only 30,000 AAdvantage miles, so...
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6/10/2016
  Oneworld has eliminated separate ticket protection and through-checked baggage on separate tickets, effective June 1, 2016. The oneworld policy used to be that passengers flying on separate tickets, as long as they are oneworld carriers, were protected in case of...
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6/9/2016
  This Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel Review (formerly, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco) is from a recent San Francisco stopover to see friends, on our way back from Bora Bora, New Zealand and Fiji. For other San Francisco luxury...
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6/7/2016
  American Airlines' AAdvantage Will Have Revenue Based Earning as of August 1, 2016, and other frequent flyer changes for AAdvantage elites will reward those who spend more money on AA. Revenue Based Earning, By Elite Status Back in November...
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6/7/2016
  You Can Expedite Your AMEX Membership Rewards points via Live Chat, at least for points you've earned through spend. Even better, at least sometimes your signup bonus points are expedited as well, as a byproduct of expediting your points...
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6/6/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Studio at Seattle Airport Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and soon, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in...
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6/4/2016
  A 50K AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles signup bonus offer with $100 statement credit is available if you start a Delta.com flight booking. You don't have to actually complete your Delta booking, you can simply apply for the offer and later make...
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6/4/2016
  AMEX is ending prorated refunds of the annual fee, effective September 1, 2016. Currently, if you cancel an American Express card several months after your annual fee hits, you receive a prorated refund of the annual fee. So for...
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6/3/2016
  There's a 60K Citi AAdvantage Executive card, better than the usual 50K bonus offer. Is it worth getting, given the hefty $450 annual fee that is not waived? First, here are the card benefits and details: Earn 60,000 AAdvantage...
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6/2/2016
  This Fiji Airways Business Class Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review: Air New Zealand...
Square_four_seasons_new_york_downtown_open_for_reservations
6/1/2016
  Four Seasons New York Downtown is now open for reservations, for stays beginning October 17, 2016 (just two days after the opening of the new Four Seasons Kyoto) and there's a special intro offer for stays booked by June...
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5/31/2016
  This Fiji Airways Tabua Club Lounge, Nadi Airport Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review:...
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