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by Greg James on 2/12/2016

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2/12/2016
  This Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney Review is part of a Qantas A380 First Class trip report from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Emirates First Class on the A380 and Qantas A380 First Class...
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2/11/2016
  How early should you arrive at the airport? For sanity's sake, I recommend allowing plenty of time for potential traffic delays in getting to the airport, time going through security (sometimes even the TSA Precheck line is long), and...
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2/9/2016
  Which Frequent Flyer Programs are Best for Award Ticket Changes? There are many reasons you may need to make changes to your award tickets, whether something came up at work such that you can't take time off as planned,...
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2/8/2016
  This Etihad First Class and Business Class Lounge Sydney Review is part of our trip in Etihad First Apartment on the A380 from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK via Abu Dhabi. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Emirates First Class...
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2/4/2016
  With Chase Refer a Friend 2016, earn up to 100K bonus points. In prior years, Chase has limited bonus points earned from Chase Refer a Friend to 50K Ultimate Rewards points per calendar year, across all Chase cards, business...
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2/2/2016
A 50K AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card offer is available, better than the standard 25,000 bonus offer. The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold is better than the AMEX Platinum for spending even after earning the signup bonus, thanks to its 3X...
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1/27/2016
  How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers take? TravelSort reader Craig writes "How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers to airline partners such as Delta take? I thought most transfers were instant, but it's been 5 hours...
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1/21/2016
  This Review of the Park Hyatt Sydney is from our recent Australia and New Zealand trip. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class...
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1/17/2016
  $450 in AMEX and Citi Prestige airline fee credits have posted to my accounts, helping justify these cards' hefty annual fees. As I wrote in AMEX Platinum vs. Citi Prestige: Which Travel Credit Card?, the nice thing about the Citi Prestige is that...
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1/15/2016
    The American Express Platinum or the Citi Prestige: which is the better travel credit card? Previously I compared the Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Citi ThankYou Premier, both of them good travel credit cards which also waive the...
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1/13/2016
  Which New Travel Credit Cards Do We Plan to Apply for in 2016? I'm getting ready to apply for a few new credit cards, although it will probably take a couple weeks until I get around to it due...
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1/5/2016
  Use Chase Refer a Friend to earn 50K Ultimate Rewards points by referring friends as new cardholders to a Chase credit card such as the 50K Sapphire Preferred and the 60K Ink Plus (my referral links).  You can also go directly to the general Chase...
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1/3/2016
  Are airline credit cards or hotel credit cards a better deal? The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article from Scott McCartney's The Middle Seat column, entitled "Time to Rethink Your Airline Credit Card," which claims that cards tied...
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12/29/2015
We earned about 1 frequent flyer million miles and points in 2015, without flying. Those last two words are key, because there are of course many travelers who earn far more than 1 million frequent flyer miles and points per...
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12/27/2015
Gett gave us a great ride from NYC's JFK Airport back home to Manhattan today: prompt, courteous, and $87 including tax and a 20% tip. That's cheaper than Uber, which no longer offers flat rate pricing between JFK and Manhattan,...
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12/24/2015
  Get Free Gogo WiFi passes with your AMEX Business Platinum card. It can be used for free Gogo WiFi aboard any domestic or international flight equipped with Gogo WiFi. This benefit, which was added earlier this year, is in...
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12/23/2015
  This Shangri-La Sydney Review of a Horizon Club Opera House City View Room is part of my husband's trip report on his travel to Australia. For prior posts, please see: Review: Emirates First Class A380 New York to Dubai...
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12/21/2015
  This Qantas International Business Class Lounge, Melbourne review is part of our recent trip to Australia and New Zealand on Qantas. For previous posts, see: Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Review: CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel...
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12/20/2015
  Want to Add Extra Visa Pages to Your U.S. Passport? You Have Until December 31, 2015. Starting January 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of State will no longer add extra visa pages to your existing U.S. passport, a move...
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12/19/2015
  This Review of Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment is part of my husband's travel to Australia. See his prior post on the Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi for Etihad First Class and Business Class passengers.   Etihad...
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  A 60K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard offer is targeted to some AAdvantage members, as a special seasonal offer. Here's the offer my son received, even though we can't of course sign him up for it (though he was...
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  This American 767-300 Business Class review for a flight to Europe from NYC JFK is part of a trip report. For the prior post, please see Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge JFK Terminal 8. While this wasn't an aspirational...
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  This Review of Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment is part of my husband's travel to Australia. See his prior post on the Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi for Etihad First Class and Business Class passengers.   Etihad...
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  This Emirates First Class A380 review of a New York JFK to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Qantas First Class on the A380 to Melbourne, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine...
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  This new Qantas First Class A380 review of a London to Dubai flight is part of a new trip report featuring Emirates A380 First Class, Etihad First Apartment on the A380, and stays and fine dining in some of New Zealand's...
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Marriott will acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts, per the SPG and Marriott press releases today. If approved, the merger would close in mid-2016 The focus is on the scale of the combined entity, which would be the largest hotel company...
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11/20/2015
Will opening and closing credit cards hurt your credit score? TravelSort reader Daniel comments on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "Lots of great insight here, thanks! I'm worried about hurting my credit score. For example, if I open the...
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  This Qantas A380 First Class Dubai to Melbourne review is a continuation of our Qantas First Class London to Dubai flight. Since I covered the first class cabin and seats, seat selection, pajamas and amenity kit in my prior...
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  Which New Travel Credit Cards Do We Plan to Apply for in 2016? I'm getting ready to apply for a few new credit cards, although it will probably take a couple weeks until I get around to it due...