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Romantic Travel
by Hilary Stockton on 4/16/2015

Romantic Travel

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4/16/2015
$1167 Roundtrip Business Class from the NYC to Paris or Keep Business Class Award Tickets? Per Dan, there's a fare sale on British Airways, OpenSkies and American Airlines for departures between May 16 and August 23 that appears to be...
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4/14/2015
Which credit cards should you use to pay for your wedding, to earn miles for first class award travel to Europe? TravelSort reader Tony posted on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "My fiance and I are getting married at...
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4/7/2015
Virgin America is launching nonstop flights to Hawaii from San Francisco SFO, per its announcement today. The new flights will be to Honolulu HNL starting November 2, 2015 and to Maui Kahului OGG starting December 3, 2015: Virgin America Flights...
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4/4/2015
  The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a favorite for many repeat guests of luxury resorts in the Maldives, so my son and I were thrilled to visit it for the first time (much to the chagrin of...
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4/3/2015
  Emirates First Class Awards with Alaska Miles are again bookable online, yay! Today, April 3 is also the last day to buy Alaska miles with a 40% bonus. This is great news for many TravelSort Clients planning trips to...
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4/1/2015
  You can buy AAdvantage Miles with a 60% Bonus through April 30, 2015. As always, this is a tiered bonus, so you'll need to purchase the maximum amount of 100,000 AAdvantage miles to earn the 60,000 miles bonus. Here...
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3/31/2015
  There are several Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade offers now, which I'll share since one of the most common questions I receive from clients is if there's any way to guarantee a Four Seasons upgrade. Best of all, these (and...
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3/28/2015
Ever stayed in a hotel where the design was form over function? My husband and I were laughing at just how poorly designed the room we stayed in last night was--and no, this wasn't a W Hotel going for two...
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3/26/2015
  Aer Lingus Business Class to Europe is available for 25,000 Avios each way, from Boston to Dublin, including for summer travel, per Dan.  This is a great way to spend your Avios ahead of the new British Airways Avios...
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3/24/2015
  Which travel credit card should you get for a great signup bonus and spend bonuses? TravelSort Reader William writes: "My wife and I have two Capital One credit cards that give us 1.2 miles per dollar purchase. Next week...
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3/21/2015
  Hotels with the Best Views? Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect view. But having had a pretty brutal winter (by New York standards), my family has been looking forward to this trip for, oh, the...
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3/13/2015
  What are the best luxury hotel house cars? While some may try to snag an Uber ride in a Rolls-Royce this weekend in NYC or LA (good luck with that) some luxury hotels offer complimentary house car service in...
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3/6/2015
  You can buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles with a 40% bonus--is this offer worth it, especially now that you can't book Emirates First Class awards online from April 2015? Alaska regularly offers 35% and 40% bonuses for buying Mileage...
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3/4/2015
  Update: Etihad is releasing limited A380 First Apartment award space, up to 1 seat per flight. Etihad's A380 NYC to Abu Dhabi service starts December 1, 2015, joining Etihad's existing A380 routes between Abu Dhabi and London and Abu...
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2/26/2015
Mandarin Oriental has some great 3rd night free and 4th night free offers available at several hotels in Bangkok, Bodrum (Turkey), Taipei, Prague, NYC, Paris, and Barcelona now through early spring. Along with Aman Resorts, Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotels,...
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2/25/2015
  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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2/23/2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
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2/19/2015
  Rocco Forte Hotels include iconic properties such as Hotel de Russie in Rome, Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, Hotel de Rome in Berlin and others in Europe. Rocco Forte offers Sir Rocco's Knights as its preferred partner program, which all...
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2/18/2015
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future post will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First...
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2/16/2015
  An Emirates A380 will fly its U.S. to Europe route between New York JFK and Milan MXP starting June 1, 2014 per Ben. This is not a new route, since Emirates has flown this Fifth Freedom route since October 2013,...
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  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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  Aer Lingus Business Class to Europe is available for 25,000 Avios each way, from Boston to Dublin, including for summer travel, per Dan.  This is a great way to spend your Avios ahead of the new British Airways Avios...
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  You can buy AAdvantage Miles with a 60% Bonus through April 30, 2015. As always, this is a tiered bonus, so you'll need to purchase the maximum amount of 100,000 AAdvantage miles to earn the 60,000 miles bonus. Here...
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  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...