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by Hilary Stockton on April 26, 2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Activities and Top Things to Do post is part of a trip report including Four Seasons L... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 25, 2015
Is EU 261/2004 compensation owed when the US connecting flight is delayed? TravelSort reader Elliot commented on my post Getting Unit... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 24, 2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Restaurant Reviews and Menus post is part of a trip report including Four Seasons Land... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 23, 2015
  There are several great Virtuoso 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers in 2015 that include all Virtuoso amenities, which could be per... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2015
Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is joining Four Seasons effective May 8, 2015, which is fantastic news for this iconic French Riviera property on the... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 21, 2015
British Airways is now allowing 72 hour flight fare holds on some paid tickets, a welcome option when you're still arranging your trip and need... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 20, 2015
Which credit cards offer the best delayed baggage insurance? I've heard several horror stories from readers recently involving delayed baggage,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 19, 2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Sunset Water Bungalow Review reserved with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits is ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 18, 2015
A 100K Citi Prestige Card targeted signup bonus offer has started arriving via mail to some Flyertalk posters such as ILGfly.   I have... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 17, 2015
  Surfing in the Maldives? Yes, at the Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa! While there is an international surfing competition held at Kuda Huraa e... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 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, Ope... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 15, 2015
  Etihad hosted a "Flavors of Arabia" event with Saveur Magazine and Abu Dhabi Tourism earlier this week that I attended, which included sm... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 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 ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 13, 2015
  The Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the smaller sister property to Landaa Giraavaru, done in the style of a Maldivian village. It'... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 12, 2015
  What are the Best Ways to Earn Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident? TravelSort reader Johannes writes "I am a frequent traveler and t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 11, 2015
  Armando Kraenzlin, General Manager of Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, graciously agreed to be interviewed while I was on a vis... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 10, 2015
  Staying at a Hotel with a Rate Change During the Stay? Sometimes the rate for all nights will be at the higher rate, based on your first ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 09, 2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Activities post covers top things to do at the resort, my favorite of the 5 Maldives luxur... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 08, 2015
For AMEX targeted bonus offers, can your spouse apply for your targeted offer, or vice versa--can you apply for your spouse's targeted AMEX bon... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 07, 2015
Virgin America is launching nonstop flights to Hawaii from San Francisco SFO, per its announcement today. The new flights will be to Honolulu H... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 06, 2015
  This Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Restaurant Reviews and Menus post covers our food and dining experiences at the ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 05, 2015
  I just received a 150,000 AMEX Business Platinum Card bonus offer in the mail as a targeted offer, which was thrilling, as to my knowledg... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 04, 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 wer... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 03, 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 wit... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 02, 2015
  This Review of Etihad Business Class on the 777-300ER is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxury resorts ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 01, 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 m... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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 clie... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 30, 2015
This Review of Etihad's Business Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi, Terminal 1 is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class and luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 29, 2015
  50K US Airways MasterCard Links are still alive, thanks to referral links (although the precededing link is not a referral) per this Flye... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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 i... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 23, 2015
  This Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 Dreamliner, and luxury ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 22, 2015
  Will Chase, AMEX, Citi claw back credit card signup bonus miles or points? A TravelSort reader writes "I was just approved for a Chase Sa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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 Yor... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 20, 2015
  This Etihad First Class 787-9 Review is part of a trip report including luxury resort stays in Abu Dhabi, the Maldives and Sout... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 19, 2015
  There's lots to love about luxury hotels, and which I appreciate since I'm not constantly staying at them. We take 2-3 major trips per ye... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 18, 2015
  This Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is part of a trip report including Etihad First Class to Abu ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 17, 2015
JFK's Runway Reconstruction means a number of delayed flights and cancelled flights this year. We were just subject to one of them today, with ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 16, 2015
  For Ritz-Carlton stays should you earn frequent flyer miles or Ritz Rewards points? A TravelSort Client recently asked me this question, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 15, 2015
Earn 5X for Restaurants and dining out: activate your Chase Freedom Q2 2015 5X bonus categories starting today for use April 1-June30, 2015. My... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 14, 2015
  AAdvantage and Dividend Miles are merging within 30 days, per emails being sent to AAdvantage members: "...we're on track to bring the U... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 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 ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 12, 2015
What's the best carry-on luggage? Specifically, the best carry-on roller bag? Recently, I was hunting for a carry-on for my 7 year old, since t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 11, 2015
United has a 50% Buy Miles Bonus Offer. The hitch? That's the best possible bonus, and it's targeted. The bonus amount ranges from 20% to 50%, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 10, 2015
  This Review of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt Airport is part of a trip report including Thai Airways A380 First... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 09, 2015
  A 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards card bonus offer is available online, although unlike some previous offers, it has a minimum spend of $1... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 08, 2015
This Pizzetteria Brunetti NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our post... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 07, 2015
  This Thai Airways A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and din... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 06, 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 a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 05, 2015
  When Should You Cancel a Credit Card or Pay the Annual Fee? A TravelSort Client emailed me: "My wife's Chase Sapphire Preferred Car... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 04, 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 st... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 03, 2015
What are the best places to swim with whale sharks, while staying at a 5-star resort? A TravelSort client recently asked me this question, and ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 02, 2015
  A 100K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer just arrived in the mail, so I applied and was approved. I'd been hoping for such an off... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 01, 2015
  This Thai Airways First Class Lounge and Spa Bangkok Review is part of a trip report including Thai First Class, Asiana Fi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 28, 2015
  Can you believe it's already the end of February? I scarcely can, but it is, and there are several deals expiring today, tomorrow and lat... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 27, 2015
Chase Refer a Friend is back: earn up to 50,000 points for referring family and friends to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and other Chase cards. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 26, 2015
Mandarin Oriental has some great 3rd night free and 4th night free offers available at several hotels in Bangkok, Bodrum (Turkey), Taipei, Prag... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 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 th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 24, 2015
  This Bangkok Airways Review from Siem Reap to Bangkok is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Cl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 23, 2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 22, 2015
  This Bayon Temple Photo Tour was organized by Amansara--the best luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The posts are p... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 21, 2015
Want a Citi Business AAdvantage Card and need application and reconsideration tips? TravelSort reader Rick writes "I applied online for a Citi ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 20, 2015
  This Island Creek Oyster Bar Boston Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. Visiting Boston? See all of our pos... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 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 oth... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 18, 2015
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future pos... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 17, 2015
  A new Hyatt Promo offers a 20% points rebate when you redeem points for award nights or points + cash stays 2/17/15 to 7/31/15. It's of n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 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 ro... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 15, 2015
Which travel credit card can replace an SPG Business AMEX for earning Lufthansa award tickets? TravelSort reader Mark comments on our post... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 14, 2015
  A 60K Ink Plus bonus offer is back until March 1, 2015 and listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page, although u... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 13, 2015
  This Amansara Restaurant Review and Menu post covers our food and dining experiences at Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Future posts wil... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 12, 2015
  The best NYC luxury hotels rarely offer great deals, but if there's one time of the year to get them, that time is now: winter to early s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 11, 2015
  There are 75K and 50K American Express Business Gold Card signup bonus offers which you may be targeted for or be able to get. Here are t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 10, 2015
  This Angkor Wat Photo Tour and Breakfast at Amansara's Khmer Village House is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 09, 2015
Asiana Award Space is NOT Bookable on United.com for the moment, so you need to call United to book, and ask the agent to waive the usual phone... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 08, 2015
Delta's Award Charts Have Been Missing since Friday, and while I write very little about Delta SkyMiles since I don't collect them, I've receiv... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 07, 2015
  This Ta Prohm and Preah Khan Temple Photo Tour is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and lux... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 06, 2015
  Which Credit Cards are Worth Getting in 2015? While everyone's credit card situation is different, depending on which cards you already h... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2015
MileagePlus Discounted Lufthansa Business Class Awards ARE available after all, starting February 10, since United has formally announced the d... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2015
  This Amansara Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 04, 2015
Book American AAdvantage Business Class Awards to Europe with No Fuel Surcharges, with a few dates available this summer, and much more award spa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 03, 2015
  There's a 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Credit Card offer targeted to most United MileagePlus members. While United MileagePlu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 02, 2015
Touich Restaurant came recommended by Kanha, our guide to Beng Mealea, and is also well reviewed on Tripadvisor, so we decided to try it for ou... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 01, 2015
  Discounted United Partner Business Class Awards are Bookable for All of 2015 Starting Feb. 10 if you ticket by February 28 (see United an... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 31, 2015
Beng Mealea is a jungle temple I'd been wanting to see for several years. I didn't manage to make it out there the first time I was in Siem Rea... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 30, 2015
  A 50,000 American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card offer is available to new AMEX card holders. Here are the details: Earn 50,000 AME... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 29, 2015
  This Park Hyatt Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Tha... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 28, 2015
  Another British Airways Avios Devaluation--already. I thought it might be towards the end of this year, given the major British Airways d... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 27, 2015
  This KLM Business Class review from Amsterdam to NYC JFK is part of a trip report on Germany. For prior posts, please see: Review: Hotel... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 26, 2015
  What are the best Miami Beach luxury hotels? I receive this question regularly from clients and readers, and I attribute it in part to th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 25, 2015
  The Moevenpick Stuttgart Airport Hotel is often the first or last stop for my clients doing the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 24, 2015
  Several great Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available now. I've cherry picked what I consider to be the best ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 23, 2015
  This review of Dining by Design at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 22, 2015
  Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers are returning January 25, 2015 per a Chase secure message I received, after a TravelSort re... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 22, 2015
ANA First Class awards are available on flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo, Seattle to Tokyo and Houston to Tokyo, thanks to some aircraft changes a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 21, 2015
  Cathay Pacific First Class awards are available on its new Boston to Hong Kong route. Previously, I wrote that Cathay Pacific would launc... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 20, 2015
Heidelberg is a beautiful university city, set on the Neckar River with a lovely old town (Altstadt) and pedestrianized area for walking. Here'... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 19, 2015
Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 18, 2015
  What are the top 2015 new luxury hotel openings? While there are many new hotels that open each year, only a few of them are 5-star luxur... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 17, 2015
  Well, Emirates First Class on the A380 is booked as an award with Alaska miles, thanks to Hang Up Call Again (HUCA) and luck. As I wrote ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 16, 2015
This Perbacco NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged&nbs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 15, 2015
  There's an Emirates devaluation: the no Emirates chauffeur service for partner tickets is retroactive, and there is no easily bookable Em... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 14, 2015
  This Mahout Experience at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury re... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 13, 2015
  What is international lounge access policy at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) for arriving passengers? TravelSort reader ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 12, 2015
  Is Hyatt's Stay More Play More Q1 2015 offer worth it? There are various targeted offers, so it depends on what your offer is and how man... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 11, 2015
  This Anantara Golden Triangle Sala Mae Nam Restaurant Review and Menu post is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 10, 2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Award Space is now available to Australia, via Ben, which means you can use AAdvantage miles to fly in an Etihad ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 09, 2015
Current AMEX offers include $25 Off $100 at Staples.com plus offers from Virgin America and Sony. These are targeted, so you may not see all of... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 08, 2015
Get up to a 50% bonus when you buy AAdvantage Miles or Dividend Miles through January 30, 2015. Here are the links and details, along with a FA... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 07, 2015
  The time to learn a foreign language is when you're young, as I mentioned in 10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn a Foreign Language. T... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 06, 2015
  This review of the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort is from our recent stay during a trip riding elephants in Thail... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 05, 2015
The Capital One Venture Rewards Card isn't worth it for me, as an avid luxury traveler. I've never had it, and never will. I value being able t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 04, 2015
  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 03, 2015
This review of the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is from our recent overnight stay, before a trip to Chiang Rai and the Golde... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 02, 2015
  How We Earned 1 Million Miles and Points This Year prompted some readers to ask which travel credit cards I have in my wallet now, w... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 01, 2015
  Happy New Year! Hope your 2015 is off to a happy, healthy, start, including your travel plans. We really enjoyed our 2014 travels, and we... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 31, 2014
This review of Asiana Business Class on the A330 is based on our flight from Seoul to Bangkok, an early evening flight that departed Seoul... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 30, 2014
  "How do you earn your frequent flyer miles and points?" is a question I get on a regular basis from TravelSort Clients and readers, who a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 29, 2014
  This Asiana Business Class Lounge Review, Seoul is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 28, 2014
  The best luxury hotels of 2014 are these popular hotels and resorts, as selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested proper... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 27, 2014
  This Cornerstone Restaurant at the Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 26, 2014
Can AAdvantage miles be used to upgrade Etihad or oneworld partner flights? How can you upgrade an Etihad economy flight with miles? A TravelS... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 25, 2014
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2015, and hope that whereve... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 24, 2014
Korean Air Skypass Ultimate Rewards transfers will return January 2015, per the Korean Air Skypass site, which now reads: "※ Chase Ultimate Re... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 23, 2014
  This Park Hyatt Seoul Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. For the p... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 22, 2014
What are the best luxury hotels with free WiFi? One of the major pet peeves of many clients and readers are luxury hotels that charge for Inter... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 21, 2014
  Save extra on 5X gift cards at Staples with Visa SavingsEdge with 1% bonus cash back on $200 or more transactions via Dan. We usuall... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 20, 2014
This Caviar Russe NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews and Michelin Star Restaurant reviews. Visi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 19, 2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in northern Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. F... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 18, 2014
  Time to play devil's advocate: are there Russia travel deals as the ruble falls, making this a great time to visit Russia? Thanks to low ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 17, 2014
  Starwood Hotels will offer free WiFi for all SPG Members starting February 2, 2015, and this benefit combines with Starwood Luxury Privil... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 17, 2014
This SWISS Lounge at JFK Terminal 4 Review is part of a trip report covering Asiana First Class and luxury travel in northern Thailand and... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 16, 2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer w... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 15, 2014
  There's a 40% AMEX transfer bonus to British Airways Avios through January 31, 2015. To put this in context, there have been very few goo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 14, 2014
  What's great to eat in Germany? While Germany may not instantly spring to mind as one of the great foodie countries, it offers plenty of ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 13, 2014
  When should you book hotels for Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving travel? TravelSort reader Sam writes "We were disappointed not to ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 12, 2014
  PenClub, The Peninsula Hotels' Preferred Partner Program, offers special amenities and perks if you book a Peninsula Hotel with Trav... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 11, 2014
  This Japan Airlines (JAL ) Sky Suite Business Class Review from Tokyo NRT to New York JFK on a 777 is part of a trip repor... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 10, 2014
Hyatt's 2015 Category Changes have been released, and fortunately there are no major devaluations: no new categories, like last time (see ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 09, 2014
  The 2015 Chase Freedom Calendar 5X Categories have been announced (well, at least some of them) and they're better than last ye... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 08, 2014
What are the Best Credit Cards for Award Flights to Germany? A TravelSort reader writes: "I travel 2-3 times a year to Hamburg, Germany. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 07, 2014
This Japan Airlines Business Class Lounge Review, Tokyo Narita Airport is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 06, 2014
  Recently a Cobblers Cove dinner and meet and greet with Executive Chef Michael Harrison enabled me to experience first-hand the delicious... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 05, 2014
There are discounted United partner business class awards to Europe and Maldives / Central Asia through March 2015, per Dan. This is likely a g... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 05, 2014
  Can you check through baggage on separate tickets? What are the baggage policies for United, American, Delta, and Alaska when you're book... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 04, 2014
  There's a 50K US Airways MasterCard signup bonus offer now available as a public offer, so I've updated the Best Travel Credit Cards page... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 03, 2014
This Cathay Pacific New Regional Business Class Review is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airways Bu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 02, 2014
  A 60K Citi Gold AAdvantage bonus offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. This is better than past 50K Citi Gold AAdvanta... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 01, 2014
  British Airways' New First Class Seat will be on its 787-9 Dreamliner launching next year, in 2015, but the details are top secret. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 30, 2014
  This Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Review is part of a trip report including Qantas First Class, British Airway... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 29, 2014
  Which airline frequent flyer miles and points should you earn for a given destination? TravelSort reader Jill writes "My family and I wan... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 28, 2014
  This Amanpulo Activities: Top Things to Do post covers our experiences and activities at Amanpulo on Pamalican Island, a privat... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 27, 2014
  It seems Korean Air Skypass is to return as a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner, much to the relief of many, after it appeared that... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 26, 2014
Elephants have been the highlight so far of our Thanksgiving trip to Southeast Asia, including the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resor... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 25, 2014
  What are the best NYC hotels, restaurants and things to do? While not a native New Yorker, I've lived in NYC for 8 years now, and have ov... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 24, 2014
"The airline cancelled my flight, what are my rights?" is a question I often get from readers.  Unfortunately, as I've discussed in ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 23, 2014
  This Amanpulo Restaurant Review and Menus post covers our food and dining experiences at Amanpulo on Pamalican Island, a private island i... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 22, 2014
  Korean Air Skypass is no longer a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. As of November 21, Chase has discontinued the transfer pa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 21, 2014
  United’s Award Chart Devaluation was earlier this year, and in June, United also announced a switch to revenue based earning (... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 20, 2014
This Amanpulo Beach Casita review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, lux... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 19, 2014
  New Zealand's best luxury lodges are an incredible way to experience Godzone (or "God's Own Country"), as some Kiwis refer to their homel... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 18, 2014
$15 Free Amazon Spend is an AMEX offer for some targeted American Express accounts. I logged in to check my account for my $30 Charles Tyrwhitt... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 18, 2014
This Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class fli... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 17, 2014
  A 20,000 Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Offer and Q1 2015 5X Categories have been announced. See Best Travel Credit Cards for the link, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 16, 2014
  Hotel Traube Tonbach in Baiersbronn in Germany's Black Forest area, has become synonymous with the perfect gourmet dining luxury getaway ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 15, 2014
  Which New Travel Credit Cards for Domestic U.S. Travel and Future International Travel? TravelSort reader Brian writes: "We are&nbs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 14, 2014
  This review of Cafe Gray Deluxe at The Upper House is part of a round the world trip report including first class and... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 13, 2014
Which travel rewards credit card for family award tickets to Hawaii? TravelSort reader Lisa writes on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 13, 2014
"Is there a way to combine Ultimate Rewards points between accounts on the new Chase Web site?" asks TravelSort reader Raymond in a recent comment.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 12, 2014
This Upper House Hong Kong hotel review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class f... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 11, 2014
  Can Money Buy Happiness? That was the catchy headline of this recent Wall Street Journal article. I thought it would be interesting to lo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 11, 2014
This Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hong Kong Review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and busi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 10, 2014
The Starwood and Emirates Your World Rewards partnership has launched, with registration opening November 19, 2014, but how useful will it be f... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 09, 2014
  Current AMEX offers include Conrad Hotels, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Charles Tyrwhitt and Sony. They could be a good way to j... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 08, 2014
  This Cathay Pacific Business Class Review, A330-300 from Dubai to Hong Kong is part of a round the world trip report inclu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 07, 2014
  What are the best NYC restaurants for families with kids? And more specifically, for families who want to dine well--not just on mediocre... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 06, 2014
How to Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles has changed a bit, since Korean Air recently updated their Web site. As part of the update, it's also no... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 06, 2014
This review of the British Airways Galleries Lounge in Dubai is part of a round the world trip report including first class and ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 05, 2014
  Hyatt is again offering 10% off Hyatt Gift Checks and Hyatt Gift Cards, using promo code GPGIFT14. There was a similar offer last year in... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 04, 2014
Amazon Prime is offering free unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive, a nice benefit if you already subscribe to Amazon Prime and have l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 04, 2014
  This Dubai Fountain by Burj Khalifa photos and video post is part of a round the world trip report including first class and bu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 03, 2014
  Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina will replace what used to be the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, an exciting new development a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 03, 2014
  50K Chase Refer a Friend Ultimate Rewards bonus points have posted to my account from the 70K Ink Plus Bonus Refer a Friend Offer --... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 02, 2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. There is some business saver award space available, mostly London LHR to Los Angeles LAX, for 50K AA miles + $... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 02, 2014
  These Armani Hotel Dubai photos and Virtuoso client review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and busine... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 01, 2014
UGG is 8X in the AAdvantage eShopping Mall, and the Ultimate Rewards Mall November 2014 Deals are now out. Unfortunately, as we get closer to t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 31, 2014
  Happy Halloween from NYC! Many of my family clients with young kids have been out with their kids trick or treating, and we were no excep... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 31, 2014
  This Atmosphere Lounge at the Burj Khalifa Dubai review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 30, 2014
The 50K British Airways Visa bonus offer now waives the annual fee the first year, and I've updated the link on the Best Travel Credit Cards pa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 29, 2014
  This Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel Review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 28, 2014
American Airlines has announced its new AAdvantage Program, and there are winners and losers. First, the key details: AAdvantage and Dividend ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 28, 2014
  A 50K Citi Gold AAdvantage bonus offer is still being targeted to some AAdvantage members. This is better than the current publ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 27, 2014
This Qantas First Class A380 Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and more, including f... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 25, 2014
  Is the AMEX EveryDay Preferred Credit Card Worth It, or are there better travel rewards credit cards for everyday spend? TravelSort read... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 25, 2014
  This British Airways First Class Lounge Review at London Heathrow T3 is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in London, Duba... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 23, 2014
  The AARP $400 off British Airways business class and first class flights offer has been extended to October 31, 2014, for travel November... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 22, 2014
  Seeking a Rivea London review? Here's our experience at Rivea Restaurant at Bulgari London Hotel, part of a round the world trip report i... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 20, 2014
  There are several great Virtuoso 3rd night free and 4th night free offers in Asia, where I've been booking a number of clients, as well a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 20, 2014
Bringing kids to the British Museum? Here are some tips based on our recent visit, part of a round the world trip report including first class ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 19, 2014
  For a new travel camera, how do you maximize points? Or should you choose improved warranty coverage instead? TravelSort reader David ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 18, 2014
  This Rosewood London Hotel Review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights, lu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 17, 2014
What are the best frequent flyer miles to fly to Europe in First Class or Business Class? I get this question regularly from clients and r... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 16, 2014
  This Launceston Place London Restaurant Review is part of a round the world trip report including first class and business class flights,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 15, 2014
  There's a United MileagePlus Explorer up to 55K bonus offer, which I'll describe how to get below, since it's better than the 30K public ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 14, 2014
  This post on the British Airways Arrivals Lounge in London Heathrow and the Heathrow Express to London is part of a round the w... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 13, 2014
  A Virgin America JFK - LAX - FLL economy one way is currently $122, enabling you to just fly NYC to Los Angeles for $122, thanks to hidde... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 12, 2014
Needed: more airports with day rooms or sleeping rooms. Think about it--what's the one thing that's often hardest to get on a flight, sometimes... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 12, 2014
  This post on the best seats in British Airways New First Class on the 747-400 JFK-LHR is part of a round the world trip report including ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 11, 2014
Which airlines offer the best first class food? While of course the seat, bed, service and amenities such as first class lounges and complimentary ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 10, 2014
  We're at the best beach in the world, after a long journey and some torrential rains. And I don't give the best beach in the world accola... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 09, 2014
British Airways Business Class on the 747-400 is far from a cutting edge product as business class seats go, but Club World has had a reliably ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 08, 2014
  Ever been around the world with a kid in a week? I'm in the middle of traveling around the world with the munchkin in about a week, mainl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 07, 2014
  Qantas Chauffeur Drive is still available on some partner awards, at least previously booked awards. Qantas Chauffeur Drive was reported ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 06, 2014
This British Airways Concorde Room Lounge JFK Terminal 7 Review is part of a trip report covering luxury travel in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 05, 2014
  Which Credit Cards for Boutique Hotel Stays? TravelSort reader Kenny writes "Thanks for your great detail and info on the best travel cre... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 04, 2014
  This United First Class Review from Hawaii (HNL) to NYC (EWR) on a 767-400ER is the final post in a Hawaii trip report including rev... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 03, 2014
  Nordstrom is 10X today in the MileagePlus Shopping Mall, and Ultimate Rewards October 2014 deals are also out, so I figured I'd compile a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 01, 2014
  11/13/14 Update: The Ink Bold is Gone--RIP. ---------- Bye Bye Ink Bold: the Ink Bold small business card from Chase is going away, per... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 30, 2014
  The Boston Harbor Hotel regularly ranks among the top Boston luxury hotel hotels, with its beautiful water views and friendly service.&nb... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 29, 2014
The 70K Ink Plus Bonus Offer is not new--as I posted over 2 months ago in July (70K Chase Ink Plus Signup Bonus Offer), it's been available at Ch... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 29, 2014
  Dorchester Diamond Club is offering a great suite deal: $200 or more (200 units of local currency) credit PER NIGHT for suite bookings, p... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 28, 2014
  GetTaxi NYC is offering $10 Rides Anywhere in Manhattan, as I posted earlier this month. At the time, I hadn't yet tried the service, so ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 27, 2014
This United Club Lounge Newark Airport, Terminal A Review is one of several Airport Lounge Reviews. Visiting NYC? See our many NYC posts. &nbs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 26, 2014
The top luxury hotels realize that your arrival sets the tone for your stay, and rather than have you arrive potentially stressed from dealing ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 25, 2014
  AMEX Small Business Saturday will be November 29, 2014, and will offer up to $30 in reimbursements per registered American Express card. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 25, 2014
  Emirates A380 First Class award space using Alaska Airlines miles is available for several dates this fall and winter, but going quickly ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 24, 2014
  Which Hong Kong Airport lounges offer sleeping rooms? I've been looking into where to sleep in Hong Kong Airport, since later this year t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 23, 2014
Is there worse award availability with US Airways Dividend Miles than with AAdvantage miles and Avios?  Count me as one of those who's lo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 22, 2014
Hidden city ticketing can save money on airfares, but are there risks? TravelSort reader Jim writes: "I read Nate Silver's New York Times arti... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 21, 2014
This Piora NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 20, 2014
  Have you ever made a hotel booking mistake? Most of us have at one time or another, whether it's booking a non-refundable rate that we en... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 19, 2014
  How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane? The WSJ's Scott McCartney posted on The Trouble with Keeping Commercial Flights Clean yesterday, wh... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 18, 2014
Is the Fairmont Orchid Gold Floor worth it? This review of the Fairmont Orchid Gold Floor Club Lounge will hopefully help you decide if the Fai... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 17, 2014
  Bangkok Airways awards can be booked using SPG points transferred to JAL miles, and through December 31, 2014, there is a JAL Discount Mi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 16, 2014
  What are the Best Business Class Airline Seats for Couples? I can hear some readers say "easy--one with no crying babies or kids!" but, s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 15, 2014
  Does your credit card include trip delay and trip interruption insurance? The Citi Executive AAdvantage card, which many got with the 100... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 14, 2014
  This Fairmont Orchid review is from  a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, including stays at Four Seasons Hualal... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 13, 2014
What's a travel rewards credit card strategy for a Mediterranean Dream Trip? A West Coast based TravelSort reader writes "My vacation dream? M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 12, 2014
  London Heathrow to London: what are the best ways to get to London from LHR? Fortunately there are quite a few choices, ranging from the ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 11, 2014
This Tsushima Sushi NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NY... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 10, 2014
  Bye bye Amazon Payments for credit card minimum spend and cashing out gift cards. I just received the annual notice email from Amazon Pay... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 09, 2014
Etihad has a Buy Economy, Fly Business Class offer available, bookable by TravelSort Clients and other Virtuoso travel advisors. There is also ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 08, 2014
Which passengers get the best service on airlines? Can it depend on ethnicity, gender, language? The short answer: of course--just as pretty mu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 07, 2014
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas Review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. Other posts in th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 06, 2014
  London to NYC is under $400 roundtrip in Virgin Atlantic economy if you act fast. There are other ex-London deals such as London to LAX f... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 06, 2014
  Japan Airlines First Class award space is wide open on many days in December 2014 and January - March 2015, thanks to an equipment change... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 04, 2014
  Gett (GetTaxi) is offering $10 rides in Manhattan, for all of 2014! Huge hat tip to Dan, whose post alerted me of this. As someone who h... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 03, 2014
  This Four Seasons Las Vegas Review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. Other posts in this trip repo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 02, 2014
  Singapore KrisFlyer Spree is Honoring the LifeLock and Network Solutions Shopping Deals! When Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Spree Shoppi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 01, 2014
This Review of a Park Hyatt New York breakfast at The Back Room at One57 is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 31, 2014
  A free one way to Hawaii with United miles: what's not to like? I previously covered great ways to get to Hawaii in Best Frequent Flyer M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 30, 2014
  This Signature at MGM Grand Las Vegas review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. Other posts in this... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 30, 2014
  A 50K Citi Gold AAdvantage bonus offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. This is better than the current public offer of 25,0... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 29, 2014
Does the Park Hyatt Maldives have the most expensive extra bed fee ever? In fact, it's a fee for ANY child, whether an extra bed is needed or n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 28, 2014
Update: Alaska Mileage Plan Mall 8X is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 27, 2014
  Which are the best airlines to pre-order meals? And by pre-ordering meals, I don't mean pre-ordering special dietary or religious meals, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 26, 2014
This Manta Ray Night Dive in Kona, Hawaii review is from a diving trip with Kona Diving Company. The Kona Manta Ray Night Dive is often co... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 25, 2014
  What are airline hubs, by airline and alliance? It can be helpful when putting together an award ticket to know: Which airlines are pa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 24, 2014
  This Andaz 5th Avenue review is one of many NYC posts including NYC hotel reviews, NYC restaurant reviews and things to do in New Yo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 22, 2014
  This L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Las Vegas review is one of several Las Vegas restaurant and hotel reviews. As I mentioned in&nb... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 22, 2014
  Cathay Pacific will launch Boston - Hong Kong flights starting May 1, 2015 on a 4x weekly schedule, making Boston Cathay's 6th U.S. city ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 21, 2014
Has an airline ticket booking error ever been a problem in your travels? You're not alone. Even though most of the international airline tickets I ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 20, 2014
Robert Whitfield, GM of Four Seasons Hualalai, generously agreed to be interviewed while I was on a visit and site inspection of the resort. Fo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 19, 2014
  This Peninsula New York review is one of many NYC posts including hotel reviews, restaurant reviews and things to do in NYC. The Pen... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 18, 2014
What American Airlines compensation for a delayed flight can you expect? TravelSort reader Rip writes in the comments of Airline Passenger Bil... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 17, 2014
  Update: See 2015 Virtuoso 3rd Night and 4th Night Free Offers Several Virtuoso 3rd night free and 4th night free offers are still availa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 16, 2014
This Four Seasons Hualalai activities post is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, including stays at Andaz Maui ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 15, 2014
  How do you redeem Barclay Arrival miles for travel? While I covered this briefly in Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard: Top ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 15, 2014
  This Encore at Wynn Las Vegas review is one of several Las Vegas hotel reviews. Encore at Wynn is also a Virtuoso property, so TravelSort... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 13, 2014
  Las Vegas Virtuoso hotels abound, and can be a great deal midweek, when prices are usually lower. Virtuoso amenities include: Upgrade ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 13, 2014
This 'ULU Ocean Grill at the Four Seasons Hualalai restaurant review is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 11, 2014
Can you combine frequent flyer miles for award redemptions? TravelSort reader Scott writes "Thank you for the informative blog. I am currently... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 10, 2014
This Four Seasons Hualalai Review is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, including stays at Andaz Maui at Wailea and ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 09, 2014
  Buy British Airways Avios with up to a 30% bonus through August 31, 2014.  Unfortunately this is a tiered bonus, so if you only nee... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 08, 2014
  Receive free Leaders Club membership for 1 year with your MasterCard World or MasterCard World Elite credit card. For example, if you ha... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 07, 2014
  This Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Photo Tour is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, with stays at Four Seasons Res... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 06, 2014
Are Emirates A380 First Class awards for two people available using Alaska Airlines miles? A TravelSort reader writes: "We are trying to book ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 06, 2014
  This review of Kilauea Lodge Restaurant, near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 05, 2014
  Ultimate Rewards Mall and Barclays RewardsBoost bonus deals for August 2014 are out, and you can earn 15X for JC Penney, 10X fo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 04, 2014
  This Hawaii Volcanoes National Park review is from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, with other stays at Four Seasons R... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 03, 2014
  Which credit card signup bonuses can you get again? TravelSort reader Nate writes "I think I've gotten most of the great credit card sign... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 02, 2014
  A 55,000 United MileagePlus Explorer Card offer with $50 statement credit is available as a public offer until September 2, and I've upda... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 01, 2014
Ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? This Hawaii Volcano Treehouse Review is for you! It's from a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Ma... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 31, 2014
  Hoping for an Encore at Wynn Las Vegas upgrade? Wondering if the $20 trick can work at Encore or if it's paid upgrades only? Here are som... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 31, 2014
  This Koiso Sushi Bar Maui Review is from a recent Maui and Hawaii trip, with stays at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea and Andaz Maui at W... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 30, 2014
  How do you complain to a hotel to remedy a room problem or service failure? Should you even bother complaining if your stay is short or t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 29, 2014
  Update: The 70K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card with annual fee waived online application has expired. There is a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Car... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 28, 2014
  This DUO at Four Seasons Maui at Wailea Review is from a recent Maui and Hawaii trip.  For prior Hawaii-related posts in this trip ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 27, 2014
  What are the best luxury liveaboards in Indonesia and the Maldives? A TravelSort client writes: "I'm an avid diver, but my wife doesn't ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 26, 2014
NYC Restaurant Week for Summer 2014 is July 21 - August 15 (3 weeks). A 3-course lunch is $25, and 3-course dinner is $38. You can&nb... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 25, 2014
  This Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea review is from a recent Maui and Hawaii trip, revisiting this luxurious resort that I o... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 24, 2014
  A 70,000 Ink Plus signup bonus offer is available in Chase branches (update: and now online), but the $95 annual fee is NOT waived. I wa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 23, 2014
    The 150K AMEX Business Platinum signup bonus offer (targeted) is alive and well.   A TravelSort reader writes:  "I r... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 23, 2014
7/24/14 Update: Deal is Dead, Staples has pulled the $25 discount when using Visa Checkout even before the 7/26/14 deal expiration date.&n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 22, 2014
  This Mama's Fish House review is from our recent visit to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, including stays at the Andaz Maui ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 21, 2014
  Updated: 2015 Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade Offers Four Seasons Preferred Partner has some great guaranteed upgrade deals right n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 20, 2014
  The Chase Sapphire Preferred has eliminated the 7% annual points dividend, but added primary car rental insurance, including in the U.S. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 19, 2014
  Can you book the Park Hyatt New York with a free night awards or your two free nights from the Hyatt Visa? 7/22/14 Update: Per Hyatt, th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 19, 2014
  This review of the Ka'ana Kitchen and Andaz Maui at Wailea dining is from our recent stay while on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, inc... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 18, 2014
  The Chase Freedom is offering up to 17,500 points from a 15,000 signup bonus and 2500 after adding an authorized user. Recently there was... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 17, 2014
  This Andaz Maui at Wailea review is from a recent Maui and Hawaii trip. I was interested to see this relatively new resort (opened last y... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 16, 2014
For London, which frequent flyer miles and points are best? TravelSort reader Joe writes "My goal is to accumulate enough miles and points for... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 15, 2014
  This Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Review is from a recent stay before our trip to Maui and Hawaii (the Big Island). We booked a Deluxe Ocean... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 14, 2014
What United compensation for flight delays and delayed baggage can you expect? TravelSort reader Tom asks about fair compensation for his flig... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 13, 2014
  This Alaska Airlines First Class to Hawaii flight review is the second of our Alaska Airlines first class flights. For reviews of our Ala... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 12, 2014
Can the British Airways Companion Ticket Be Booked One Way? And can it be booked online? The answer is yes: it is possible to use the British ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 12, 2014
  This review of Alaska Airlines Board Room Seattle Airport Lounge is from our recent visit, between our Alaska Airlines Fir... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 10, 2014
Can you cancel your AMEX card but keep the Membership Rewards points? TravelSort reader Miriam writes: "I signed up for the American Exp... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 09, 2014
  This Alaska Airlines First Class review was about a year in the making, since the reason the munchkin and I flew Alaska Airlines from NYC... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 08, 2014
  The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is offering a confirmed double upgrade at booking for all Virtuoso bookings booked by September 27, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 08, 2014
British Airways now is charging fuel surcharges for US Airways international award tickets, because US Air has started breaking out fuel surcharges... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 08, 2014
  This Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel Review is from our recent stay before an Alaska Airlines flight from NYC EWR to ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 07, 2014
  The TSA has banned powerless electronic devices at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S., if on request the owner can... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 06, 2014
  Air France's New Business Class and New First Class La Premiere were featured at the Air France Expo in NYC last weekend, so I stopped by... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 05, 2014
  What are the best hotel welcome amenities and gifts? Here are a few of my favorite ways hotels have welcomed my family and me, from welco... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 04, 2014
  This Asiana First Class Suite review from Seoul to New York JFK is the last part of our Asiana experience, including an Asiana Business C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 03, 2014
The Ultimate Rewards Mall bonus deals for July 2014 are out, and you can earn 15X for JC Penney, via the Ultimate Rewards Mall 10X bonus a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 02, 2014
  Get 20% Extra on SPG transfers to American Airlines AAdvantage or SPG to US Air Dividend Miles through July 31, 2014. Since the... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 01, 2014
  Booking British Airways Avios awards has its pros and cons--it can be great in some respects, and awful in others. Certainly British Airw... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 30, 2014
  This Asiana First Class Lounge in Seoul ICN review is from our April 2014 experience between our Asiana Business Class flight from Bangko... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 29, 2014
  This Juni Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Jun... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 28, 2014
The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® is offering bonus miles, some with waived foreign transaction fees to targeted cardholde... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 27, 2014
How do you liquidate gift cards if you can't use them to load AMEX Bluebird at Walmart? A TravelSort reader writes: "Last Saturday I bought my... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 26, 2014
  This review of Asiana Business Class on the A330 is based on our flight from Bangkok to Seoul, a late night flight that departed BKK 11:4... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 25, 2014
Etihad awards again are bookable with AAdvantage miles--finally! Early this month I wrote that Etihad awards were still unbookable with AAdvant... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 25, 2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. Best current offer is the 75K Citi Executive AAdvantage Card. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort&nbs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 24, 2014
  Singapore Airlines Shopping Portal, krisflyerspree.com, currently offers what look to be some great deals:  17,077 KrisFlyer mile... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 23, 2014
Can you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to American AAdvantage miles? A TravelSort reader comments "I need help with how to transfer Amer... Read more
Square_thai_airways_royal_orchid_lounge_bangkok_review-sleeping_bed_area
by Hilary Stockton on June 22, 2014
  Thai Airways' Royal Orchid Lounge in Bangkok Airport's E Concourse isn't the business class lounge we were originally given invitations t... Read more
Square_online_transfer_amex_points_to_airline_miles-only_your_or_authorized_users_accounts
by Hilary Stockton on June 21, 2014
  American Express Membership Rewards points transfers to airline miles done online are now only possible to your or authorized users' freq... Read more
Square_four_seasons_bangkok_executive_club_lounge_review
by Hilary Stockton on June 20, 2014
  This Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel Review is one of several posts on Bangkok, including Bangkok hotel reviews and what to eat in Bangkok. Ou... Read more
Square_emirates_a380_to_san_francisco_and_houston-emirates_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on June 19, 2014
  Emirates A380 flights to San Francisco and Houston will start daily in December 2014, replacing the current Boeing 777 birds on those rou... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 18, 2014
  If flying with a musical instrument, do airlines allow it as a carry-on? This was important recently to one of my Award Booking clients, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 17, 2014
  Siam Ocean World Aquarium in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall is great if you’re looking for any of these things: An i... Read more
Square_how_to_avoid_hotel_resort_fees
by Hilary Stockton on June 16, 2014
  How can you avoid paying hotel resort fees? Resort fees are the hotel version of airline fuel surcharges: they increase the actual cost o... Read more
Square_four_seasons_bangkok_review-lily_pond_near_entrance
by Hilary Stockton on June 15, 2014
  This Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel Review is one of several posts on Bangkok, including Bangkok hotel reviews and what to eat in Bangkok. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 14, 2014
  Singapore Airlines' Book the Cook allows Suites, First Class and Business Class guests to pre-order a meal from a variety of Asian and We... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 12, 2014
  The Butterfly Garden at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 was another highlight for us, in addition to the Slide@T3. Keep in mind that ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 12, 2014
  Can you standby on an award ticket? TravelSort reader Sarah writes:   "I'm on an Avios award to Europe and as there are incoming s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 11, 2014
  The Slide@T3 in Singapore Changi Airport is the world's tallest airport slide, and a must for any kid (or kid at heart). In addition to t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 10, 2014
  Another United MileagePlus devaluation--revenue based earning--will go into effect March 1, 2015. This follows the United Award Chart Dev... Read more
Square_cathay_pacific__first_class_vs_singapore_first_class-cathay_new_first_class_cabin
by Hilary Stockton on June 09, 2014
Is Singapore First Class or Cathay Pacific First Class better? A TravelSort reader writes:   "The price difference between Singapore Fir... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 08, 2014
  This Crowne Plaza Changi Singapore Airport Hotel Review is one of several posts on Singapore, including Singapore hotel reviews, Singapor... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 07, 2014
  Qatar AAdvantage Awards offer some routing exceptions, when both flights are on Qatar. Now that there are no more AAdvantage Explorer Awa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 06, 2014
  The Prambanan temples are preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia as well as one of ... Read more
Square_chase_referral_bonus_sapphire_preferred_chase_freedom
by Hilary Stockton on June 05, 2014
Chase Refer a Friend for the Sapphire Preferred and Freedom credit cards can earn you up to 50,000 points per card and is now open to more user... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 04, 2014
The Ultimate Rewards Mall bonuses for June 2014 are out, and most notably missing is Kohl's, which used to reliably provide a 10X bonus and now... Read more
Square_etihad_awards_still_unbookable_with_aadvantage_miles_and_what_to_do
by Hilary Stockton on June 03, 2014
6/25 Update: Etihad awards are again bookable with AAdvantage miles--yay! Seeking an Etihad award using AAdvantage miles? Currently not possib... Read more
Square_amanjiwo_dalem_jiwo_suite_rotunda-selamatan_dinner
by Hilary Stockton on June 02, 2014
  Amanjiwo's finest suite is the Dalem Jiwo Suite, which offers two bedrooms, an expansive terrace with private pool, and its own rotunda. ... Read more
Square_spg_amex_30k_bonus_offer-_7_reasons_not_worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on June 01, 2014
  The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express 30,000 bonus points offer is back. While many blogs trumpet this as a great... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 01, 2014
The Clam NYC Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. The Cl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 31, 2014
Are the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards getting harder to get? A TravelSort reader writes: "I recently applied for the 60K Ink Plus bonus offe... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 30, 2014
  Mark Swinton, GM of Amanjiwo, graciously agreed to be interviewed while I was on a visit and site inspection of Amanjiwo. For other posts... Read more
Square_aircare_travel_insurance-1000_for_tarmac_delay_500_for_missed_connection
by Hilary Stockton on May 29, 2014
  AirCare travel insurance will pay you $1000 if you spend over 2 hours on the tarmac, and $500 if you suffer a missed connection due to a ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 28, 2014
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) new business class was announced last year, but now we have photos and a timeline for the installation. Here are the ... Read more
Square_when_buying_us_airways_or_aadvantage_miles_is_worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on May 27, 2014
  Is buying US Airways miles with a 100% bonus or buying AAdvantage miles with a 30% bonus worth it?  Conventional wisdom says no: th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 26, 2014
  Andong refers to a horse pulled cart that is used by both locals and visitors in Borobudur and more generally in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. O... Read more
Square_airline_24_hour_cancellation_and_hold_policies
by Hilary Stockton on May 25, 2014
Which airlines allow 24 hour cancellation without penalty? I'm regularly emailed about American Airlines, for example, charging for a cancellation ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 25, 2014
This Brooklyn Roasting Company Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged ... Read more
Square_top_four_seasons_preferred_partner_deals
by Hilary Stockton on May 24, 2014
  Four Seasons has some fantastic summer 2014 offers that include all Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Four Seasons Preferred Partn... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 23, 2014
  A Borobudur sunrise tour is a must while staying at nearby Amanjiwo. Actually, scratch the "tour" aspect--we didn't have a guide for our ... Read more
Square_top_10_best_ways_to_use_singapore_krisflyer_miles
by Hilary Stockton on May 22, 2014
  What are the best ways to use Singapore KrisFlyer miles? As Singapore KrisFlyer is a new Chase Ultimate Rewards Points transfer partner, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 21, 2014
  Singapore KrisFlyer is a new Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, which is great news if you hold Ultimate Rewards cards, such as the... Read more
Square_amanjiwo_food_dining_review-amanjiwo_restaurant
by Hilary Stockton on May 21, 2014
  This Amanjiwo Restaurant Review covers our food and dining experiences at Amanjiwo in Central Java, near Borobudur. Future posts will cov... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 20, 2014
  Is the new Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® being sent to existing cardholders? A TravelS... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 19, 2014
  How can you keep Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points from expiring? TravelSort reader Anna writes: "I have about 40K SPG points that a... Read more
Square_amanjiwo_review-borobudur-java
by Hilary Stockton on May 18, 2014
  This Amanjiwo review in Borobudur, Java is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates First C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 17, 2014
Which travel rewards credit card is best to be able to redeem towards free travel on any airline? A TravelSort reader writes: "I'm comple... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 16, 2014
  Can kids fly in a different cabin than parents on a flight? A TravelSort reader writes "It's hard to find 4 business class award seats fo... Read more
Square_one_ninety_singapore_review-fresh_juices
by Hilary Stockton on May 15, 2014
This One Ninety Singapore at the Four Seasons Singapore review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 14, 2014
  The Barclays Arrival Card has been rebranded the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. All well and good, but what are the top... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 14, 2014
  Which airlines offer a complimentary hotel stay for an overnight or long connection? A TravelSort reader commented on Facebook "Do you kn... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 13, 2014
  Is a stopover allowed on a one way award ticket? TravelSort reader Matt writes "Which frequent flyer programs allow a stopover on a one w... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 12, 2014
This Singapore Gardens by the Bay review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates First Class,... Read more
Square_best_first_class_airline_amenity_kits-asiana_first_class_amenity_kit_with_bulgari_white_tea_products
by Hilary Stockton on May 11, 2014
  Which airlines offer the best first class amenity kits? The answer is probably even more subjective than the best first class airline paj... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 10, 2014
This Four Seasons Singapore hotel review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates First Class,... Read more
Square_singapore_airlines-new_first_class_on_777-300er
by Hilary Stockton on May 09, 2014
  Singapore Airlines' New First Class and New Business Class will be installed on ALL 777-300ER planes, with retrofitting work starting ear... Read more
Square_kitchen_table_w_koh_samui_review-view_from_terrace
by Hilary Stockton on May 08, 2014
This W Koh Samui breakfast and Kitchen Table review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates F... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 07, 2014
  So Etihad's New A380 The Residence with 3 rooms and private shower, IS available as an award, using Etihad Guest miles. I stand corrected... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 07, 2014
  Air France has unveiled its new first class suite, which will be available on certain flights starting September 2014 on certain flights ... Read more
Square_hawaii_vacation_for_christmas_and_new_years-four_seasons_hualalai_has_10_night_minimum
by Hilary Stockton on May 06, 2014
  Is Hawaii for Christmas and New Year's a good idea? A TravelSort reader writes "My family and I would like to spend Christmas and New Yea... Read more
Square_w_koh_samui_review-lobby_pool_and_lounges
by Hilary Stockton on May 05, 2014
This W Koh Samui review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates First Class, Asiana First Cla... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 04, 2014
  Etihad's new A380 will feature The Residence, a three room private living space with double bedroom, living room and ensuite bathroom wit... Read more
Square_how_to_avoid_checked_luggage_and_5_reasons_to_never_check_baggage
by Hilary Stockton on May 03, 2014
  How to avoid checked baggage fees is a recurring theme, but ideally, one should just avoid checking luggage, period. While understandab... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 02, 2014
  This Takho Bangpo (Bang Por Seafood) Koh Samui review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Em... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 01, 2014
The 60,000 bonus Chase Ink Bold and 60,000 Chase Ink Plus bonus offers are back and listed on the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards page. Cynicall... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 01, 2014
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel ... Read more
Square_four_seasons_koh_samui_review-koh_bar_at_night
by Hilary Stockton on April 30, 2014
This Four Seasons Koh Samui breakfast and Koh Thai Kitchen review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 29, 2014
5/8 Update: US Airways is now starting to impose fuel surcharges on British Airways flights, after a memo was sent out to agents. It's possible... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 28, 2014
  Use Evolve Money to pay your mortgage, utility bills, student loan or other bills and earn miles and points for payments you can’t ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 28, 2014
  This Somtum Der NYC Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 27, 2014
  Per Scott, Chase may end the Ink cards' 5X for office supply store spend: this was apparently something explored during a recent focus gr... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 26, 2014
This Four Seasons Koh Samui review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emirates First Class, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 25, 2014
What's the best New Year's beach getaway using AAdvantage miles? TravelSort reader Carlos writes "What's the best way to use miles during New ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 24, 2014
  The Lufthansa Miles & More Card has a new companion ticket benefit, for both new cardholders and existing cardholders. But is it wort... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 23, 2014
  Four Seasons Private Jet has launched, the hotel industry's first fully branded private jet experience. While previously Four Seasons off... Read more
Square_delta_businesselite_fleet_full_flat_bed_on_all_widebody_international_routes
by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2014
  Delta has finished installing BusinessElite full flat bed seats, each with direct aisle access, on its international widebody aircraft:&n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2014
  Update: Unfortunately this offer is no longer available on the Barclays Shopping Portal. 6X on AMEX gift cards with your Barclaycar... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 21, 2014
  This Conrad Koh Samui Jahn Restaurant review and menu post is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Clas... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 20, 2014
  Update: For great 2015 offers, see Top Luxury Cruise Offers in 2015: Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea Oceania Cruises is offering s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 19, 2014
  This Koh Taen Snorkeling with Tours Koh Samui review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Emi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 18, 2014
  1. Ensure You Have a Strong Credit Score This is a given, when applying for the best travel rewards credit cards, all of which require s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 18, 2014
  A new Four Seasons Bed is being introduced, with a mattress customized to your sleep preference. Four Seasons beds are already the most c... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 17, 2014
  This Conrad Koh Samui Zest Restaurant Review, Menu and Prices post is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific Fi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 16, 2014
Is buying Starpoints worth it with a 25% discount? Currently, through May 31, 2014, SPG is offering up to 25% off 20,000 Starpoints. The discou... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 15, 2014
  This Conrad Koh Samui review is part of a trip report, also to be posted on Flyertalk, including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 14, 2014
  4/18 Update: FIXED! Finally, United has fixed this and Asiana awards, including Asiana First Class Suites, are once again bookable on Uni... Read more
Square_novotel_bangkok_suvarnabhumi_airport_review-executive_premier_king_room_with_club_access
by Hilary Stockton on April 13, 2014
  This Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Em... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 13, 2014
Staples is offering a $20 Prepaid Visa Card after you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards between 4/13 and 4/19 as a limited time offer, m... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 12, 2014
Can you get mileage credit without a boarding pass? TravelSort reader Keith writes "I recently took a paid Turkish Airlines flight, and even t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 11, 2014
  This Emirates A380 First Class Suites review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First Class, Asiana Firs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 10, 2014
  Thales' prototype of its "Immersive Business Class Seat" is bound to appeal to technology geeks, Big Data enthusiasts and entertainment a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 09, 2014
  Finally. An AMEX Business Platinum 100K bonus offer arrived via snail mail today, although unfortunately I'm not eligible, due to having ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 09, 2014
  This Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Cathay Pacific First Class, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 08, 2014
  US Airways' 90K North Asia Business Class Award is gone, replaced by 110,000 Dividend Miles for a Business Class award to North Asia. Ju... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 07, 2014
  US Airways has a 100% bonus on shared miles April 7 - 13, 2014, up to 50,000 miles per recipient account, with 100% bonus, of 100,00... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 06, 2014
  What's the best credit card for study abroad, including paying tuition and traveling abroad? A TravelSort reader writes: "I'm a mother ... Read more
Square_tin_lung_heen_hong_kong_review-dim_sum_tea
by Hilary Stockton on April 05, 2014
  This Tin Lung Heen Hong Kong Dim Sum Review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Cathay Pacific Fir... Read more
Square_fly_swiss_business_class_to_europe_for_1500_roundtrip_this_summer
by Hilary Stockton on April 04, 2014
  Swiss Business Class is available from the U.S. to Europe for about $1500 roundtrip this summer from select cities that are not United hu... Read more
Square_grand_hyatt_hong_kong_review-lobby_and_reception
by Hilary Stockton on April 03, 2014
  This Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Club Room Review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Cathay Pacific Fir... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 02, 2014
  The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is the most popular Four Seasons I book for TravelSort Clients, especially for honeymoons, anniversary ce... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 01, 2014
This Singapore Suites A380 review from Singapore to Hong Kong is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Cathay... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 31, 2014
  Can two Citi Executive AAdvantage cards earn you 200,000 AAdvantage miles? TravelSort reader Jean writes "I saw Nenad's comment that he ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 30, 2014
  Do Virtuoso and Preferred Partner reservations earn hotel points and elite status? Nearly every week a new or existing TravelSort client ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 28, 2014
  Happy Photo Friday! Here are a few "Where in the World" photos to preview upcoming reviews that will be part of my current Southeast Asia... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 27, 2014
This Singapore Airlines Private Room lounge review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Asiana First Clas... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 26, 2014
  AMEX Business Platinum: apply for the 40K bonus now or hope for a targeted 150K signup bonus later? A TravelSort reader tweets "Do you th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 25, 2014
  This Singapore Suites JFK to Frankfurt review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Asiana First Cla... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 24, 2014
  When can you get a credit card signup bonus again? TravelSort reader Dave writes "I'm just getting started with travel rewards credit car... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 23, 2014
  This Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt Review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Asiana Fir... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 22, 2014
A jet lag pill is in development by Pfizer, based on new research that has identified an enzyme, casein kinase 1epsilon, that controls part of th... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 21, 2014
  This Singapore Suites JFK to Frankfurt review is part of a trip report including Singapore Suites, Emirates First Class, Asiana First Cla... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 20, 2014
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK (Terminal 4) is the lounge that Singapore Suites passengers may use prior to their flight. I got to JFK only s... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 19, 2014
  The Barclays Arrival Travel Community (officially Barclaycard Travel Community) enables you to link your Barclaycard Arrival Pl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 18, 2014
  This Iberia Business Class A340-600 Review is part of a trip report including Iberia New Business Class, plus reviews of luxury... Read more
Square_flight_cancellation_or_delay-tips_for_what_to_do
by Hilary Stockton on March 17, 2014
    Has a flight cancellation or delay ever spoiled a trip for you? What should you do to avoid cancelled or delayed flights, have a ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 16, 2014
This Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls review is part of a trip report. For the prior posts, please see: What to Do in Lockport, Near Niagara Fal... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 15, 2014
  Earn 5X points for all dining by activating your Chase Freedom 5X Q2 2014 Bonus for Restaurants and Lowe's. I don't know about you, but I... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 15, 2014
  This Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxur... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 14, 2014
  US Airways will keep its current award chart when it enters the Oneworld Alliance March 31, so you'll be able to book Qantas First Class,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 13, 2014
  Mid-Tier Hotel Elite Status available more easily than staying a number of nights with the hotel chain, and is it worth it? Mid-tier hot... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 12, 2014
  This Amanjena Restaurant Menus and Dining Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 11, 2014
Are American Express bonuses becoming once in a lifetime starting May 1, instead of once every 12 months? They may well be, per Dan. This is wh... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 10, 2014
  Since posting Top 20 Four Seasons Third Night and Fourth Night Free Offers, many TravelSort clients have taken advantage of booking these... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 09, 2014
  Is buying Alaska Airlines miles with the 40% bonus worth it? What are the best award redemptions for 100K Alaska miles? First, the detai... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 08, 2014
  Does travel insurance include hurricane coverage? How about credit card travel benefits? A TravelSort client, whom I'm helping with a Car... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 07, 2014
  This Amanjena Review in Marrakech, Morocco, is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxury hotels ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 06, 2014
  Delta's new 2015 Award Chart is available, showing the 5 levels of award pricing. Apparently no one at Delta thinks simpler (or more tran... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 06, 2014
Daily Getaways will be May 19 - June 20, 2014, but will the deals be worth it? Daily Getaways is an annual promotion by American Expr... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 05, 2014
  Disney World increased ticket prices on February 23, 2014, with one day passes to the Magic Kingdom increasing to $99 + tax, total of $10... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 05, 2014
  This Dovetail Restaurant Week Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts ta... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 04, 2014
  Delta will no longer give Medallion complimentary BusinessElite upgrades on flights between New York's JFK and Los Angeles (LAX), San Fra... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 04, 2014
  This Atlas Mountains Berber Village Experience Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 03, 2014
  How do you get a better AMEX retention offer? TravelSort reader Jana writes "I just got off the phone with Amex asking about retention o... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 02, 2014
  American Express is introducing the AMEX EveryDay Credit Card and AMEX EveryDay Preferred Credit Card, with major ads featuring Tina Fey ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 01, 2014
This Solano at the Four Seasons Marrakech Restaurant Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 28, 2014
  Office Max is offering a Visa gift card deal for March 2-8: Buy at least $250 in Visa gift cards, and receive $15 off at the register. Yo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 27, 2014
  What is United's free checked bag policy for award flights, with taxes and fees paid for using a United MileagePlus credit card? TravelS... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 27, 2014
This Four Seasons Marrakech Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxury hotels and dining in M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 26, 2014
  Delta's SkyMiles Program is going fully revenue based, effective January 1, 2015, marking a significant devaluation for many Delta flyers... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 25, 2014
  Is paying college or school tuition with a credit card worth it? TravelSort reader Doug writes: "I'm working on high minimum spend requi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 24, 2014
  Dorchester Diamond Club is The Dorchester Collection's preferred partner program. TravelSort Clients can book with Dorchester C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 23, 2014
  This Iberia New Business Class on the A330-300 Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 22, 2014
  United's new 787-9 Dreamliner LA to Melbourne flight starting October 26 is offering some BusinessFirst award space, but get it quickly a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 21, 2014
  How do you get approved for more credit cards, instead of getting declined? TravelSort reader Jerry writes: "I only apply for one credit... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 20, 2014
This British Airways Galleries Lounge at JFK Airport Terminal 7 Review is the first in a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus revi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 19, 2014
  Update: Currently the Park Hyatt New York seems to have no free night awards available (also no liquor license). The lack of standard roo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 19, 2014
  If you cancelled a United award booked under the old pre-devaluation award chart, but didn't redeposit the miles, you can apparently get ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 18, 2014
  The LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) and AirTrain are the best way to get to and from JFK, in my view, if you're traveling light and can easi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 17, 2014
Update: Minimum Spend is now $3000. See Top 20 Tips for Meeting Minimum Spend for help meeting the higher minimum spend. The Barclays Arrival ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 16, 2014
    Which travel rewards credit cards will help a family of 4 earn frequent flyer miles and points for award travel to Europe and Isr... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 16, 2014
  This Snooze Restaurant Review is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior posts, see: Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel Review Ritz-C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 15, 2014
  The US Airways U.S. Call Center is a disaster right now, as anyone who's tried to call 800-428-4322 or even the U.S. Airways Gold line or... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 14, 2014
  Update: Korean has updated the SkyPass site. See How to Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles for Award Travel ------- Booking Korean Air Sky... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 13, 2014
NYC Restaurant Week for Winter 2014 is February 17 to March 7 (3 weeks) and reservations are open now. You can register your AMEX card... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 12, 2014
  This Four Seasons Denver Hotel Review is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior posts, see: Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel Review... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 11, 2014
This Up Thai NYC Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 11, 2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 10, 2014
  There's great Lufthansa New First Class award availability right now to Munich from Montreal, and decent award availability on the Vancou... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 10, 2014
    What are the best first class and business class flight awards to Europe using frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Mark write... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 09, 2014
  This Top 7 Things to Do in Denver with Kids post is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior posts, see: Hyatt House Denver Airport H... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 09, 2014
  American AAdvantage is offering discounted economy awards to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, saving 5000 AA miles off a roundtrip for travel t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 08, 2014
  The Sofitel STEP Program (Sofitel's preferred partner program) and Virtuoso are great ways to be upgraded when staying at any Sofitel, in... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 07, 2014
  TAM Airlines First Class award space is available in TAM's new 777-300ER, per Ben. I recommend booking *now* if you want this space, as i... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 07, 2014
  This Fruition Denver restaurant review is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior posts, see: Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel Revie... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 06, 2014
  Update: Unfortunately this offer is no longer available on the Barclays Shopping Portal. Earn 6X on AMEX gift card purchases with your B... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2014
  Park Hyatt New York photos were posted on FlyerTalk, courtesy of Donna Dotan. While the Park Hyatt NYC photos aren't labeled, these are l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2014
This Club Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Denver review is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior posts, see: Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 04, 2014
  Which credit card for which spend category? How do you maxmize your miles and points for each purchase? Here are my current recommendatio... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 04, 2014
  Air France has unveiled its new flat bed business class seat. It's about time, given that KLM, part of the same company, announced its ne... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 03, 2014
  This Ritz-Carlton Denver hotel review is part of a Denver trip report. For the prior post, see Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel Review. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 01, 2014
  There's a 50K Chase Sapphire Preferred offer for Chase Private Clients, which is 10,000 points better than the 40,000 public offer (or 50... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 01, 2014
  The Hyatt House Denver Airport may not be luxurious, but it was a convenient choice on our recent trip to Denver, given that we were arri... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 31, 2014
The Alaska Airlines Visa is offering a 40,000 bonus miles offer, although with a high spend requirement that probably won't make it worth it for ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 31, 2014
  Chase's VIP Lounge in NYC for United credit card holders is open now for Super Bowl Week at Guy's American Kitchen, 220 44th Street betwe... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 30, 2014
  Going to Disney World with a baby or toddler? Some folks will just advise you not to do it, saying they won't remember it anyway. But jus... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 29, 2014
  The Four Seasons Maui and Hualalai resorts booked with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits offer the best value, thanks to the compli... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 28, 2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. Best current offer is the 60K Citi Executive AAdvantage Card with $100 statement credit. Don't forget to ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 27, 2014
  If you book an airline ticket without a middle name but your passport has your full name, including a middle name, is it a problem? Or wh... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 26, 2014
  Complimentary chauffeur airport transfers aren't just offered by Emirates and Etihad; a few other airlines and luxury hotels also offer t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 26, 2014
  This Ninh Kieu NYC Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged&... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 25, 2014
  8/3/14 Update: Dead; best current offer appears to be the 60K Citi Exective AAdvantage with $100 statement credit 2/4/14 Update: Citi ma... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 24, 2014
  Aman Resorts has some tempting spring offers for its Bali, Bhutan, Greece, India, Morocco and Turkey properties. If you've already booked... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 23, 2014
  Cathay Pacific's seat assignment rules have changed in a couple important ways. While this isn't brand new, several Award Booking clients... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 22, 2014
Capital One is offering 100,000 miles for a new home mortgage or mortgage refinancing. While 100,000 sounds like a nice big number, keep in mind ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 22, 2014
  A Chase VIP Lounge in NYC is complimentary to United credit card holders January 29-February 1 next week, to celebrate the 2014 Super Bow... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 21, 2014
  Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code Fame, is the subject of many still unsolved mysteries. We visited it as part of our UK and France trip, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 20, 2014
  When is it worth it to buy frequent flyer miles? For example, currently there are bonuses when buying AA miles and US Air Dividend Miles ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 19, 2014
  The best playgrounds in NYC (or at least Manhattan), according to the munchkin, not only have great jungle gyms and all kinds of things t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 18, 2014
  SPG point transfer times to airlines vary, and it's important to understand that Starwood Preferred Guest points never transfer instantly... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 17, 2014
  Valentine's Day 2014 is almost here, and several luxury hotels are offering special romantic packages or deals that coincide with Valenti... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 16, 2014
  The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers a very nice breakfast, which was free to all guests on both paid and award stays during our stay l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 15, 2014
  A 50,000 United MileagePlus Business Card offer is available (may be targeted) after logging into your United MileagePlus account. Here a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 14, 2014
Earn up to 30,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points for FX International Payments, if you own a business and make 4 FX transactions within 90 days... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 13, 2014
  Is the British Airways companion ticket worth it for Europe and Israel travel? A TravelSort reader writes "British Airways has a great l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 11, 2014
  The best ways to earn AAdvantage miles, if you don't buy many paid tickets on American or its Oneworld and non-Oneworld partners, is stil... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 10, 2014
  In Bora Bora, what are the top activities and things to do if you don't scuba dive? While for many folks the whole point of going to Bora... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 09, 2014
  The Four Seasons Orlando opens in August 2014, but reservations are now open and there's even a Third Night Free offer that is combinable... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 09, 2014
Update: Best current offer is the 40K US Airways Premier World MasterCard; other offers have since expired. A 40K US Airways Credit Card offer&n... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 08, 2014
  Seychelles award travel with frequent flyer miles and points is more challenging than to the Maldives, another favorite honeymoon and cou... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 07, 2014
  Miles and More is offering 50% off select awards in business class and economy class for travel January 8 to February 16 (with a few exce... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 07, 2014
Hyatt Cash & Points awards are now available by calling Hyatt Gold Passport at 1-800-228-3360 to request availability and book. As a ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 06, 2014
  Hyatt Concierge on Twitter has come to the rescue again: ultra responsive and good at resolving yet another points posting problem from T... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 05, 2014
  What are the top luxury hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Istanbul and Marrakech? TravelSort clients and readers who are taking advant... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 04, 2014
  Iberia is offering 50% off award travel on Iberia flights, for bookings made through January 7, 2014 and travel completed by April 8, 201... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 04, 2014
United Club airport lounge access questions are ones I get frequently from my Award Booking Service clients and readers. Here are the top ways ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 03, 2014
  Earn 2000 Miles & More bonus miles per kid who joins JetFriends, the Austrian Airlines club for kids and teens interested in planes a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on January 02, 2014
  Which credit cards will earn you Delta SkyMiles or hotel points, when a merchant doesn't accept AMEX? A TravelSort client writes "I have ... Read more
Square_khe-yo_nyc_review_and_menu_tribeca-restaurant
by Hilary Stockton on January 01, 2014
This Khe-Yo Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. New Year's Ev... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 31, 2013
  Time for the best in travel 2013! This will of course be a highly personal list, based on my and my family's 2013 travels to the Maldives... Read more
Square_cruise_flight_included_with_virtuoso_cruise_and_amex_platinum_cruise_bookings-seabourn_sojourn_
by Hilary Stockton on December 30, 2013
    Cruise flight award bookings are included with all Virtuoso cruise bookings and AMEX Platinum cruises booked with TravelSort of a... Read more
Square_amex_gift_cards-_3x_alaska_miles_via_alaska_mileage_plan_shopping_portal
by Hilary Stockton on December 29, 2013
Buy AMEX gift cards and earn 3X Alaska Mileage Plan Miles through today 12/29/13 only at the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping Portal. Det... Read more
Square_amex_retention_bonus_offers
by Hilary Stockton on December 28, 2013
  AMEX Retention Bonus Offers change and also vary from cardholder to cardholder, so I figured it's time to update my post earlier this yea... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 27, 2013
  The Four Seasons Boston is the only Boston 5-star luxury hotel with its own swimming pool and jacuzzi, making it a favorite for both coup... Read more
Square_expiring_deals-bonus_transfer_to_avios_hyatt_devaluation_united_devaluation
by Hilary Stockton on December 26, 2013
  A few expiring deals reminders, in case like me you're making a to do list of everything you need to get done before the end of 2013. Hop... Read more
Square_happy_holidays_from_travelsort_2013
by Hilary Stockton on December 25, 2013
  Happy Holidays from my family to you and yours! Hope that however you celebrate the holidays and upcoming New Year and wherever your trav... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 24, 2013
  Macy's Santaland with an Express Pass was a first for us last year, so we decided to make it a family tradition and visit Macy's Santalan... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 23, 2013
This Cafe Mogador Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NY... Read more
Square_hawaii_car_rental_deals_and_discount_codes-discount_hawaii_car_rentals
by Hilary Stockton on December 22, 2013
  What are the best Hawaii car rental deals and discount codes? Several of my luxury hotel clients are planning Hawaii honeymoons and anniv... Read more
Square_get_united_to_call_you_back_and_save_time
by Hilary Stockton on December 21, 2013
  Get United to call you back with its Click to Call functionality, powered by Oracle. One of the few things I used to dislike about not be... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 20, 2013
  Should you keep or cancel credit cards that earned you a great signup bonus but which you don't use for everyday spend? I'm making this d... Read more
Square_best_ritz-carlton_third_night_free_and_fourth_night_free_offers-ritz-carlton_shanghai_pudong
by Hilary Stockton on December 19, 2013
  Ritz-Carlton STARS offers some third night free and fourth night free deals exclusively available if you book with us (see Become a Clien... Read more
Square_how_to_fly_lufthansa_first_class_later_in_2014_with_pre-devaluation_united_miles
by Hilary Stockton on December 18, 2013
  Update: It turns out you can access the old United award chart and change not only date, but also origin, destination, carrier, class of ... Read more
Square_four_seasons_los_angeles_beverly_hills_preferred_partner-suite_drive_program-presidential_suite_east
by Hilary Stockton on December 17, 2013
  The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is one of my two favorite Beverly Hills hotels, and it's currently offering two interesting... Read more
Square_bank_of_america_matched_cardholder_to_alaska_airlines_50000_bonus_miles_offer
by Hilary Stockton on December 16, 2013
Update: The 50,000 miles Alaska Airlines bonus offer has expired, so most likely it won't be possible to match to it now. Don't forget to foll... Read more
Square_american_a321_transcon_routes_and_top_transcon_first_class_and_business_class_awards-aa_a321_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on December 16, 2013
American Airlines A321 transcon routes between NYC JFK and Los Angeles LAX / San Francisco SFO are now open for booking, including award bookings (... Read more
Square_travel_satisficing_vs_optimizing_and_happiness
by Hilary Stockton on December 15, 2013
  Are you a travel satisficer or travel optimizer, and how does that impact your happiness? I've been thinking about this after reading the... Read more
Square_which_new_business_credit_cards_to_fly_first_class_to_europe_and_hawaii
by Hilary Stockton on December 14, 2013
  Which business credit cards are useful to earn miles to fly first class to Europe and Hawaii? TravelSort reader Mark writes "Looking to c... Read more
Square_hyatt_visa_annual_free_night_at_category_1-4-best_hyatt_hotels-park_hyatt_seoul
by Hilary Stockton on December 13, 2013
The Hyatt Visa offers an annual free night at a Category 1-4 hotel, which for my purposes I've largely regarded as a throwaway benefit, since neith... Read more
Square_amazon_payments-_liquidate_gift_cards_bought_to_meet_minimum_spend
by Hilary Stockton on December 12, 2013
  Thank goodness for Amazon Payments, and being able to cash out gift cards bought to meet minimum spend. If, as with me, you don't have a ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 11, 2013
  Update: The 50,000 miles Alaska Airlines bonus offer has expired so I've removed the link. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort&n... Read more
Square_top_7_tips-_use_frequent_flyer_miles_for_first_class_or_business_class_family_award_travel-etihad_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on December 10, 2013
  How to find first class or business class awards using frequent flyer miles and points for an entire family? TravelSort reader Caroline w... Read more
Square_us_airways_to_join_oneworld_march_31_2014_exit_star_alliance_march_30_2014
by Hilary Stockton on December 09, 2013
US Airways is joining Oneworld on March 31, 2014 and exiting Star Alliance on March 30, 2014, per the US Airways Web site. Since there will lik... Read more
Square_breads_bakery_nyc_review-best_chocolate_babka
by Hilary Stockton on December 09, 2013
Breads Bakery is the first U.S Bakery for Uri Scheft, born to Israeli parents and raised in Denmark. His Lehamim Bakery in Tel Aviv has begome lege... Read more
Square_best_hotels_of_2013-four_seasons_maui_at_wailea-hawaii
by Hilary Stockton on December 07, 2013
The best hotels of 2013, as selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested hotels and post-stay feedback, are the following top hotels.... Read more
Square_3000_bonus_aa_miles_with_250_spend_at_aadvantage_eshopping_mall
by Hilary Stockton on December 07, 2013
  The American Airlines AAdvantage Shopping portal is offering 3000  AA bonus miles if you spend $250 or more 12/8/13-12/22/13, in cas... Read more
Square_expiring_deals-us_air_share_miles-starwood_cyber_monday_sale-triple_points_dining_sapphire_preferred
by Hilary Stockton on December 06, 2013
1. US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus: Expires Today, 12/6 at 11:59 PT Today is the last day for the US Airways 100% share miles bonus. Each ac... Read more
Square_gift_card_deal_at_a_and_p_pathmark_food_emporium-60_in_free_groceries-500_visa_gift_cards
by Hilary Stockton on December 05, 2013
  There's a gift card deal at A&P, Pathmark, Food Emporium, Waldbaums, Superfresh and Food Basics: buy a $500 gift card (such as a $20-... Read more
Square_amex_refer_a_friend-up_to_55000_points_per_year_5000_each_referral_targeted
by Hilary Stockton on December 04, 2013
  American Express' Refer a Friend has returned, offering up to 55,000 bonus points per year via 5000 points for each successful referral u... Read more
Square_chase_freedom_2014_calendar_5x_categories
by Hilary Stockton on December 03, 2013
  The Chase Freedom 2014 5X Categories have been announced, and one word describes them: disappointing. Sure, I'll keep my existing Chase F... Read more
Square_hang_up__call_again-huca-travel_advice_to_save_you_money_book_your_award
by Hilary Stockton on December 03, 2013
  Hang Up, Call Again (HUCA) is something most folks know about, but it can be hard to make time for. Planning award travel and earning mil... Read more
Square_us_airways_100_percent_bonus_on_shared_miles_
by Hilary Stockton on December 02, 2013
  US Airways offers a 100% bonus on shared miles this week December 2-6. Here are the offer details, followed by some recommendations ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on December 01, 2013
12/12 Updated #4: Statement Credit posted within 1 day for Amazon spend made 12/11: nice and fast! 12/3 Update #3: Update: Deal ... Read more
Square_black_friday_travel_deals-trump_hotels_30_percent_off_suites
by Hilary Stockton on November 29, 2013
  Black Friday travel "deals" abound. Black Friday luxury travel deals? Not so much--the luxury brands don't need to offer special Black Fr... Read more
Square_best_credit_cards_for_purchase_protection
by Hilary Stockton on November 27, 2013
  Which credit cards offer the best purchase protection policies? Purchase protection refers to reimbursing you for an item you bought wit... Read more
Square_top_10_four_seasons_preferred_partner_guaranteed_upgrades-four_seasons_london_canary_wharf_executive_suite
by Hilary Stockton on November 26, 2013
  Updated: 2015 Four Seasons Guaranteed Upgrade Offers Want to confirm a Four Seasons upgrade at the time of booking? These Four Seas... Read more
Square_amex_platinum_100k_signup_bonus_offer-application
by Hilary Stockton on November 25, 2013
  An AMEX Platinum 100,000 signup bonus offer (targeted) is available to select applicants via CardMatch, per TravelSort client Michael. Ea... Read more
Square_swiss_first_class_miles_and_more_awards-last_5_weeks_for_non-elites_to_book
by Hilary Stockton on November 25, 2013
  SWISS First Class Miles & More awards are going the way of the dinosaurs, at least for non-elites. As SWISS announced back in Septemb... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 24, 2013
  11/30 Update: Today is Small Business Saturday! Don't forget to use all your registered AMEX cards today at small businesses (to be safe,... Read more
Square_best_credit_cards_for_free_airport_lounge_access
by Hilary Stockton on November 23, 2013
  Which credit cards will get you free airport lounge access? To be honest, the airport lounges that are most worth gaining access to are i... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 22, 2013
  Amazon Payments can help meet minimum spend for new credit card signup bonuses, since you can send up to $1000 per month via credit card wi... Read more
Square_top_10_aman_resorts_in_the_world-amanzoe-greece
by Hilary Stockton on November 21, 2013
  Aman Resorts are legendary in the hospitality world. Most have only 40 or fewer suites or free standing villas, in a beautiful, peaceful ... Read more
Square_which_frequent_flyer_miles_for_intra-europe_flights
by Hilary Stockton on November 20, 2013
  Which frequent flyer miles should you use for intra-Europe flights? Or should you just pay for tickets? A TravelSort reader writes: "I h... Read more
Square_hyatt-_10_percent_off_hyatt_gift_cards_check_certificates_and_stay_certificates
by Hilary Stockton on November 19, 2013
  Hyatt is offering 10% off Hyatt Gift Cards, Gift Checks and Stay Certificates with the code GPGIFT, up to $2000 total. Use your SPG AMEX ... Read more
Square_chase_sapphire_preferred-55k_bonus_offer
by Hilary Stockton on November 18, 2013
  The Chase Sapphire Preferred is offering up to 55,000 bonus points (see Best Travel Credit Cards for link, which is not my affiliate link... Read more
Square_hyatt_adds_cash_and_points-best_hotel_deals
by Hilary Stockton on November 18, 2013
  Hyatt new Cash & Points awards will launch January 7, the same day as Hyatt's Award Chart Devaluation goes into effect. Whi... Read more
Square_no_more_asiana_first_class_suites_award_space
by Hilary Stockton on November 17, 2013
  Asiana First Class Suites award space on the New York JFK to Seoul ICN is *temporarily* available due to Asiana migrating its reservation... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 17, 2013
    How do you plan luxury travel and stays at 5-star hotels and resorts for a couple with no kids, who wants to avoid experiencing o... Read more
Square_gary_danko_san_francisco_review-roses_and_candlelight
by Hilary Stockton on November 16, 2013
This Gary Danko restaurant review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hote... Read more
Square_citi_executive_aadvantage_60000_bonus_-_buy_aa_miles_at_less_than_1_cent_each
by Hilary Stockton on November 15, 2013
  Update: Note that there is a 100K Citi Executive AAdvantage Offer with $200 statement credit The Citi Executive AAdvantage Card offers a... Read more
Square_best_business_class_airline_products_to_book_before_united_devaluation_and_us_air_exits_star_alliance-singapore_business_class
by Hilary Stockton on November 14, 2013
Given the United devaluation and the American-US Airways merger, such that US Airways could leave Star Alliance as early as late this year, if you ... Read more
Square_hyatt_gift_cards_at_up_to_16_percent_discount-_worth_it-park_hyatt_new_york
by Hilary Stockton on November 13, 2013
  Hyatt Gift Cards can be bought at a 10% discount if you buy a Milepoint premium membership for $49.95. But you can increase the discount ... Read more
Square_doj_settles-_american_us_airways_merger_likely_to_close_and_what_it_means_for_you
by Hilary Stockton on November 12, 2013
  The DOJ has settled, and won't oppose the American and US Airways merger. While the settlement still must be approved by the Federal Dist... Read more
Square_cheap_hawaii_interisland_flights-_miles_and_points_or_paid_ticket
by Hilary Stockton on November 12, 2013
  Are Hawaii interisland flights cheaper with miles and points or as paid tickets? TravelSort reader Dave writes "What are the best and ch... Read more
Square_hyatt_devaluation-new_category_7_for_30k_points_and_more_expensive_award_nights
by Hilary Stockton on November 11, 2013
  The Hyatt Gold Passport devaluation has been announced, to be effective January 7, 2014, and as expected, the worst change is adding a ne... Read more
Square_st_regis_san_francisco_hotel_review-swimming_pool
by Hilary Stockton on November 09, 2013
This St. Regis San Francisco hotel review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San Franci... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 09, 2013
This FDNY Fire Zone Review is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. ... Read more
Square_lufthansa_first_class_award_deal-where_to_stay_in_munich_paris_and_bangkok
by Hilary Stockton on November 08, 2013
  If you booked Lufthansa First Class awards between Toronto and Munich for a European summer vacation, or even as part of a longer Lufthan... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 07, 2013
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 07, 2013
  American AAdvantage miles or British Airways Avios? A Canadian TravelSort reader writes "I'm glad I found your blog, so much info to go o... Read more
Square_alaska_airlines_buy_miles_with_35_percent_bonus-_cathay_first_class_to_south_africa_for_1500
by Hilary Stockton on November 06, 2013
  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is offering up to a 35% discount when you buy Mileage Plan miles from November 4-December 20, 2013. If you t... Read more
Square_united_economy_plus_refund-how_to_file_claim
by Hilary Stockton on November 06, 2013
  Get an United Economy Plus refund and possible goodwill MileagePlus miles if you pay for United Economy Plus and are later downgraded to ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 05, 2013
  Earn 5X points for Whole Foods groceries by buying gift cards at Staples with your Ink Bold or Ink Plus card, then using your Whole Foods... Read more
Square_tartine_bakery_san_francisco_review-pastries_tarts_and_cakes
by Hilary Stockton on November 05, 2013
  This Tartine Bakery San Francisco review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:  Mandarin Oriental San F... Read more
Square_18x_for_neiman_marcus_at_aadvantage_shopping_mall
by Hilary Stockton on November 04, 2013
  Neiman Marcus is offering 18X AA miles per dollar spent at the AAdvantage Shopping Mall. I do very little department store shopping even ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 04, 2013
  Post-United award chart devaluation, what's the strategy going forward? On my post United Award Chart Devaluation: Redeem Miles Before Fe... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 03, 2013
  The 100,000 British Airways Visa offer is back (see link in Best Travel Credit Cards), and in light of the United devaluation it may... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on November 02, 2013
  The Ultimate Rewards Mall November 2013 bonuses are probably a moot point for anyone with tons of United miles, given the massive United ... Read more
Square_united_award_chart_devaluation-_redeem_miles_before_february_1_2014
by Hilary Stockton on November 01, 2013
  2/1 Update: United is delaying implementing its devaluation until Monday February 3, 2014, so you still have Saturday-Sunday if you're tr... Read more
Square_four_seasons_new_york_preferred_partner-park_view_executive_suite
by Hilary Stockton on October 31, 2013
  The Four Seasons New York is offering, for all new Preferred Partner reservations with a three night minimum stay over the following week... Read more
Square_mandarin_oriental_san_francisco_virtuoso_brasserie_s_and_p_review-seating
by Hilary Stockton on October 31, 2013
  This Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Brasserie S&P Restaurant Review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see... Read more
Square_emirates-new_amex_membership_rewards_points_transfer_partner_but_worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on October 30, 2013
  Emirates is a new AMEX Membership Rewards points transfer partner, which you can access by going to Membership Rewards >> Use Point... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 29, 2013
  This British Airways New First Class Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Clas... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 28, 2013
  What is the best no fee credit cards for travel rewards? TravelSort reader Jessica writes: "Reading the blog post New to Miles and Point... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 27, 2013
This Thai House Express (now House of Thai) San Francisco Restaurant Review is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the prior posts, see:&n... Read more
Square_no_more_asiana_first_class_suites_award_space
by Hilary Stockton on October 26, 2013
  Is there no more Asiana first class suites award space with United miles? As late as earlier this month I was able to find Asia first cla... Read more
Square_amex_staples_offer-25_dollars_for_75_spend_includes_gift_cards
by Hilary Stockton on October 25, 2013
  AMEX has a Staples offer of spend $75 or more, receive a $25 statement credit that is targeted to some cardholders and is also valid for ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 25, 2013
  You can earn 10,000 Membership Rewards points for enrolling in the AMEX Extended Payment Option, if you've been targeted. Note that AMEX ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 24, 2013
    This Marrakech Magic Theater with Peter Morrison in San Francisco post is part of a San Francisco trip report. For the first post... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 23, 2013
  The Players' Club at 16 Gramercy Park, founded in 1888 by Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, is part of a "Secret NYC" that most visitors a... Read more
Square_mandarin_oriental_san_francisco_hotel_review-mandarin_bay_bridge_room_views_at_twilight
by Hilary Stockton on October 22, 2013
  The Mandarin Oriental San Francisco would be one of my top recommendations for clients wanting to celebrate a special occasion with their... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 21, 2013
What are the best airline pajamas? (Post warning: #firstworldproblems). I look forward to airline pajamas more than the amenity kit, as I usually f... Read more
Square_alaska_airlines-_korean_air_awards_available_online-prestige_business_class
by Hilary Stockton on October 20, 2013
  Alaska Airlines now shows Korean Air award space online. Earlier this year Alaska Airlines added online award search for Emirates, A... Read more
Square_british_airways_concorde_room_heathrow_review-private_cabana
by Hilary Stockton on October 19, 2013
  This British Airways Concorde Room and Cabana Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New F... Read more
Square_breakfast_in_paris-le_diane_review_hotel_fouquets_barriere-fresh_squeezed_juices
by Hilary Stockton on October 18, 2013
  This Le Diane Breakfast in Paris post is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Sin... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 17, 2013
Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel Credit... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 17, 2013
  American Express has stricter rules for earning signup bonuses than it used to. For example, here's what used to be possible: You coul... Read more
Square_four_seasons_paris_back_of_house_tour-kids_pastry_lesson-decorating_madeleines
by Hilary Stockton on October 16, 2013
  This Four Seasons Paris Kids Pastry Lesson and Back of House Tour post is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in Britis... Read more
Square_20_percent_amex_transfer_bonus_to_british_airways_avios-new_cathay_pacific_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on October 15, 2013
  There's a 20% AMEX Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways Avios today through December 31, 2013. This is the lowest AMEX M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 15, 2013
  Can you get a rewards credit card without a social security number? A TravelSort reader writes "Hi, I am Australian and was wondering if ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 14, 2013
  This La Regalade Conservatoire Paris Restaurant Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New... Read more
Square_new_to_miles_and_points-_which_travel_credit_cards_to_apply_for
by Hilary Stockton on October 13, 2013
  Which new travel rewards credit cards should a person new to miles and points apply for? A TravelSort reader writes: "I have been readi... Read more
Square_hotel_fouquets_barriere_paris_review-galerie_joy_terrace_garden-lip_sculptures
by Hilary Stockton on October 12, 2013
    This Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Paris Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New Fir... Read more
Square_jetblue_family_pooling_account-how_it_works
by Hilary Stockton on October 11, 2013
  JetBlue has lauched Family Pooling Accounts that can pool TrueBlue points from family members in order to redeem sooner for TrueBlue awar... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 11, 2013
  There's 17X for Sears via the AAdvantage Mall and Chase Freedom, today and tomorrow: 12X AAdvantage miles for Sears via the AAdvantage... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 10, 2013
  What are the best Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and Four Seasons Hawaii at Hualalai offers? I'm helping several clients with Hawaii ... Read more
Square_new_cathay_and_etihad_routes_from_los_angeles_from_june_1_2014
by Hilary Stockton on October 08, 2013
  Cathay Pacific has added a new daily flight between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, and Etihad has added a new Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi route.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 08, 2013
  How can you earn SPG points faster? Can you transfer frequent flyer miles to SPG? A TravelSort reader writes: "I would like to transfer U... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 07, 2013
  This Provins, France Fete de la Moisson (Harvest Festival) post is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airwa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 06, 2013
  The Hyatt Visa offer is still the best hotel credit card bonus offer and now has no annual fee its first year including the $50 statement c... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 06, 2013
  This Oda House Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 04, 2013
  In my Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard 40,000 Bonus Miles Review I gave the pros and cons of the card. To me, it's a no brai... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 03, 2013
  This La Maison Stella Cadente Review in Provins, France is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in Ne... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 02, 2013
  US Airways credit card holders received 10% to 50% Dividend Miles rebates for award redemptions yesterday, under the heading "Get More fo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on October 01, 2013
  Get 5X points on all Amazon spend with your Chase Freedom October to December 2013, after you activate the Q4 5X bonus for Amazon.com and... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 30, 2013
  JetBlue's private suites in business class are called "Mint" and are now on sale between JFK and LAX starting at $499 one way for June 15... Read more
Square_us_airways_100_percent_bonus_on_shared_miles-worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on September 30, 2013
  US Airways has a 100% bonus on shared miles October 1 - October 15, 2013, up to 50,000 miles for a total, with 100% bonus, of 100,000 Div... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 29, 2013
  This Vinoneo Bistro Marseille Restaurant Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 29, 2013
  This Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls review is part of a trip report. For the prior posts, please see: What to Do in Lockport, Near Niag... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 28, 2013
  Need more Starwood points? Earn 500 SPG points per night when you decline housekeeping at select Starwood properties, including most West... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 27, 2013
  This InterContinental Marseille Hotel Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Cla... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 26, 2013
  Amankila, Bali made the best breakfast we ate in Bali. The breakfast menu isn't long, and it isn't a buffet, but the quality was top notc... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 26, 2013
Etihad is offering 20,000 bonus miles, 10,000 bonus miles for your Etihad Guest personal account, and 10,000 miles for your new Etihad BusinessCo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 25, 2013
Hyatt has a targeted offer of 2000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points for a one night stay, per TravelSort reader Bill. You unfortunately must have... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 25, 2013
  This Sheraton at the Falls Niagara NY hotel review is part of a trip report. For the prior post, please see What to Do in Lockport, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 24, 2013
  Should you use Hyatt Gold Passport points to pay for dining? One of my Award Booking clients wondered if it would be worth it to use Hyat... Read more
Square_things_to_do_in_barcelonnette_france_with_kids-water_fun
by Hilary Stockton on September 23, 2013
  This post on things to do in Barcelonnette, France with kids is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 22, 2013
Update: Unfortunately this year the statement credit is only $10 per card, which I have updated below. Take this into account when deciding whe... Read more
Square_gotham_bar_and_grill_nyc_restaurant_review-bar_and_dining_room
by Hilary Stockton on September 22, 2013
  This Gotham Bar & Grill Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our post... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 21, 2013
  Lockport, NY and North Tonawanda make a great day out when visiting Niagara Falls with kids or family. As you probably guessed, Lockport&... Read more
Square_hyatt_15_percent_discount_code-park_hyatt_maldives
by Hilary Stockton on September 20, 2013
The Hyatt 15% Discount Code, DISC15, is one of the prizes offered to targeted members who play Hyatt's online game "The Chase" Fortunately, t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 19, 2013
  For trip delay and trip interruption insurance, which credit cards are best? Perhaps surprisingly, for those used to U.S. miles and point... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 17, 2013
  This La Grande Eperviere Barcelonnette Hotel Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New Fi... Read more
Square_spg-56_percent_transfer_bonus_to_ba_avios-_20000_spg_points_become_31250_avios
by Hilary Stockton on September 16, 2013
  British Airways Avios is offering 25% bonus Avios when you transfer SPG points and certain other hotel loyalty points to Avios by October... Read more
Square_prince_de_galles_paris_hotel_review-art_deco_deluxe_room_king_bed_and_desk
by Hilary Stockton on September 15, 2013
  This Prince de Galles A Luxury Collection Hotel Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 15, 2013
This Intrepid Museum Review is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 14, 2013
  Update: This promotion is targeted; Chase is excluding some cardmembers from eligibility for this promotion. I was told my Freedom is NOT... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 13, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Paris Breakfast Buffet Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Cl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 12, 2013
  What are the award ticket change fees for United, American, Delta, US Airways and other airlines' award tickets? This question comes up r... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 11, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Sing... Read more
Square_qatar_airways-redeem_aadvantage_miles_for_awards_from_september_23
by Hilary Stockton on September 10, 2013
  Qatar Airways flight award redemptions using AAdvantage miles will be available starting September 23, according to an American Airlines ... Read more
Square_le_cinq_at_four_seasons_paris_restaurant_review-jeff_leatham_flowers
by Hilary Stockton on September 10, 2013
  This Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Paris Restaurant Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in N... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 09, 2013
  Delta miles can be used to book Virgin Atlantic awards, including Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, since late June 2013. But if you want to u... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 08, 2013
  This Paris Plages Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Busine... Read more
Square_four_seasons_paris_review-beautiful_lobby_flowers
by Hilary Stockton on September 06, 2013
  This Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First C... Read more
Square_ritz-carlton_rewards_card-70000_points_with_200_gift_card-ritz_carlton-worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on September 05, 2013
  The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Now Offers a $200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card (no referral credit to me) in addition to its 70,000 Ritz-Carlton ... Read more
Square_epicure_le_bristol_paris_restaurant_review-beautiful_rose_bouquet_on_table
by Hilary Stockton on September 04, 2013
  This Epicure at Le Bristol Paris Restaurant Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New Fir... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 03, 2013
  This Dalhousie Castle Falconry Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Sin... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 02, 2013
The Ultimate Rewards Mall September 2013 bonuses are available and as usual the highest bonuses are for merchants such as Proactiv Solution (30... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 02, 2013
  Etihad Airways is introducing Flying Nannies to offer childcare help to traveling families and unaccompanied minors, with about 500 Flyin... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on September 01, 2013
  For the United MileagePlus Explorer Card, should you keep or downgrade the card when the annual fee comes due, and what are your options?... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 31, 2013
  Update: See 2014 Four Seasons Third Night Free and Fourth Night Free Offers for an updated list! Since starting to offer Four Seaso... Read more
Square_dalhousie_castle_review-castle_entrance
by Hilary Stockton on August 30, 2013
  This Dalhousie Castle Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class, Singapore Bu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 29, 2013
  How can you get 10 award tickets to Europe for summer travel? A TravelSort reader writes "I am planning a family vacation for 10 in Europ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 28, 2013
  Update: Apparently American Airlines' adding fuel surcharges to Malaysia Airlines award tickets was a glitch, and anyone who paid these f... Read more
Square_petrus_london_restaurant_review-beef_tartare_and_foie_gras
by Hilary Stockton on August 27, 2013
  This Petrus London Restaurant Review (a Gordon Ramsey restaurant) is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Air... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 26, 2013
  Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select credit cards were recently a sweet deal for earning AAdvantage miles; for the past few months it was poss... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 24, 2013
  This Corinthia Hotel London Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in New First Class and sta... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 23, 2013
  This Mozen Bistro Sunday Brunch Review is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior posts please see: Bell... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 22, 2013
    This British Airways Galleries Arrivals Lounge in London Terminal 5 and Concorde Breakfast Room Review is part of a UK and France... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 21, 2013
  Qantas First Class on the A380 is one of the most coveted first class awards, thanks to its great hard product: one of the most comfortab... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 20, 2013
  This Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas hotel review is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior posts please see... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 19, 2013
    This British Airways New First Class 777 Review is part of a UK and France trip report including flights in British Airways in Ne... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 18, 2013
  This Le Cirque at The Bellagio Las Vegas restaurant review is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior pos... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 17, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes: "My son-in-law has never had a credit card, is a student with no debt, no car payments etc. He is attending t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 16, 2013
  The British Airways Galleries Airport Lounge in Newark is a good deal smaller than its counterpart, the British Airways Galleries Lounge ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 15, 2013
This Todd English's Olives restaurant review is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior posts please see: Bell... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 14, 2013
  Is American wooing non-elites with fast track to Executive Platinum a sign the US Airways and American are giving up on their merger in l... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 13, 2013
This Four Seasons Las Vegas hotel review is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior posts please see: Bellagio... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 12, 2013
  This Virtuoso Travel Week post is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior posts please see:  Bellag... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 11, 2013
This review of The Buffet at the Bellagio is part of a Las Vegas trip report for Virtuoso Travel Week. For the prior post please see: Bellagio Las... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 10, 2013
Getting There The fastest way to get to The Bellagio from the Las Vegas McCarran Airport is by taxi. That said, try to avoid the kind of Frida... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 09, 2013
  Which credit cards should you use for U.S. domestic travel? TravelSort reader Cindy writes "Which credit cards would you start with if yo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 08, 2013
    "Is lifetime Star Alliance Gold elite status earned with Aegean Airlines worth earning?" writes TravelSort reader Victor. "I fly ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 07, 2013
    As I wrote in my Virtuoso Hotel Benefits post, some Virtuoso hotels will confirm an upgrade at the time of booking, a wonderful p... Read more
Square_spg_amex_30k_points_bonus_offer-worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on August 06, 2013
  The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express 30K bonus points offer is back. Given that other credit cards can have 100,000, 75,000 or a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 05, 2013
  Update: Hyatt is devaluing its award chart effective Jan. 7, 2014. See Hyatt Award Chart Devaluation: New Category 7 and Pricier Awards ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 05, 2013
  JetBlue unveiled its new private suites with flat bed business class seats that will be available on Airbus A321 transcontinental ro... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 04, 2013
This Governors Island post on the Governors Island Ferry, Bicycling and Family Fun is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC. V... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 03, 2013
  When do you cancel a credit card vs. pay the annual fee? TravelSort reader Abdel writes in the comments to my post 100K AA Miles "I notic... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 02, 2013
  This Boulud Sud Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews and recommendations for NYC Restaurant Week. V... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 02, 2013
  Virtuoso hotel bookings, made with a Virtuoso travel agent, offer great benefits. They're one of the best ways to upgrade your hotel stay... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on August 01, 2013
  100% Bonus to Buy Avianca LifeMiles and 100% Bonus to Buy US Airways Dividend Miles promos are back. In my view, neither offer is wo... Read more
Square_etihad_first_class_review_abu_dhabi_nyc-etihad_first_class_cabin
by Hilary Stockton on July 31, 2013
This Etihad First Class Review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad First Class and the ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 30, 2013
  There are new travel rewards credit cards in Big Oaf's (aka my husband's--I'll explain below) wallet, which I thought I'd share as part o... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 29, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Costs post is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad First... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 27, 2013
    This Roosevelt Island Tram and Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park post is one of our many reviewed things to do in NYC.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 26, 2013
  US Airways will "leave Star Alliance and have joined the Oneworld Alliance by the start of 2014, according to Scott Kirby, President of U... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 26, 2013
  Cathay Pacific's New First Class is now available on the first Boeing 777-300ER, and per Cathay's press release, new First Class will be ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 25, 2013
  Four Seasons Preferred Partner offers special amenities and perks if you book your Four Seasons hotel or resort with TravelSort (see How ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 24, 2013
  Is a cash back credit card or travel rewards card better? A TravelSort reader commenting on Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards writes "...t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 23, 2013
What are the best frequent flyer miles for India award travel for a family? A TravelSort reader writes "I would like to pick a couple cre... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 23, 2013
Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's new preferred partner program, offering value added amenities when booking through select luxury trave... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 22, 2013
  Cathay Pacific is launching service to the Maldives from Hong Kong starting October 27, 2013 4 times a week, providing another great way ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 21, 2013
One of my Award Booking Service clients is on a trip and due to an unfortunate emergency, needs to fly home sooner. Thank goodness the award flight... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 20, 2013
  This Etihad First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi Review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Clas... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 19, 2013
  There are cheap one way tickets to Auckland (AKL) New Zealand in August, via Andy Luten, in case you don't mind that it's winter there no... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 19, 2013
    How do you get tickets to the Colbert Report, Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and other TV show tapings in NYC? Here are tips for... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 18, 2013
  Starwood is running a 35% discount on award nights booked with SPG points at 7 resorts. If you stay 5 consecutives nights, the 5th night ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 17, 2013
  8/26 Update: Citi appears to have stopped allowing multiple applications for the same Citi Platinum Select credit cards. Please see the B... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 17, 2013
    Free Langham Voyager Elite Status is available to Visa Infinite cardholders, per Jeff. Go to the Langham Hotels 1865 Enrollm... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 16, 2013
    Frequent flyer award tickets are great if you can find award availability for your dates, but what do you do when: You still... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 15, 2013
  This Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class, Etihad Business Class, Etihad F... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 14, 2013
  Vanilla Reload cards are at 7-11, which I noticed back in June but didn't pay much attention to, since at least the ones I've tried to bu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 13, 2013
"Which Paris restaurants are open in August and worth going to?" writes one of my Award Booking Service clients. Since it's been a couple years sin... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 12, 2013
  Can you sell airline miles for cash? A TravelSort reader writes "Do you know anyone that will be willing to use my miles and pay me cash ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 11, 2013
  This Etihad Business Class Male to Abu Dhabi review is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 10, 2013
  Daily Getaways is offering Hyatt point packages tomorrow July 11 at 1pm, that equate to about 1 cent per Hyatt point. Daily Getaways is ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 09, 2013
  Trading Up and Trading Down were common themes in strategy consulting when I worked at The Boston Consulting Group. But it also aptly des... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 09, 2013
  "American Airlines new business class on the 777-300ER has flat bed seats, but which routes can I fly it, and what is the roll out schedu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 08, 2013
  NYC Restaurant Week for Summer 2013 is July 22 to August 16 (so 3 weeks, not just 1) and reservations are open now. You can register... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 07, 2013
  This Plaza Premium Lounge Review for Male Airport is part of a Maldives trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Mal... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 06, 2013
Chase retention bonus offers, as with other credit card retention bonuses by other issuers, depend on several factors: the credit card of course, b... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 05, 2013
  Uber has 2 deals that let new users get $45 off their next ride. Is it worth it? First, the details: $20 Uber credit for new users who... Read more
Square_eat_authentic_thai_kitchen_nyc_restaurant_review-tamarind_fish
by Hilary Stockton on July 04, 2013
9/21/13 Update: Unfortunately Eat Authentic Thai Food is now closed :( Consider trying their original Wondee Siam restaurant at 792 9th Av... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_paris_vendome_award_family_stay
by Hilary Stockton on July 03, 2013
  Via the TravelSort Facebook page a reader wrote "I read about the Park Hyatt Paris in an article (Best Park Hyatt to Stay 2 Free Nights w... Read more
Square_change_of_address-updating_credit_report_and_getting_approved_for_new_credit_cards
by Hilary Stockton on July 02, 2013
  TravelSort reader Kerry writes "I'm about to move and am wondering if I should apply for a few new credit cards while still at my old add... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on July 01, 2013
The Ultimate Rewards Mall July 2013 bonuses are out, and as usual the highest bonuses are for merchants such as Proactiv Solution (30X), The Wa... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_activities_-_sunset_yoga_or_sunrise_yoga
by Hilary Stockton on June 30, 2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Activities post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. Going to one of the F... Read more
Square_chase_freedom_5x_for_restaurants-_last_2_days_and_activate_q3_5x_bonus_categories
by Hilary Stockton on June 29, 2013
  Chase Freedom 5X for Restaurants (and also Movie Theaters and Lowe's) ends tomorrow, June 30. In case you haven't maxed out your $1500 sp... Read more
Square_best_way_to_use_lufthansa_miles_and_more_award_chart-singapore_business_class
by Hilary Stockton on June 28, 2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 27, 2013
Get a 2500 American AAdvantage Miles Rebate for AAdvantage award travel between 9/4/13=11/20/13, booked online. Here's how: 1. Enter the American ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 27, 2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel ... Read more
Square_best_frequent_flyer_miles_for_hawaii_award_travel
by Hilary Stockton on June 26, 2013
  TravelSort reader Chris writes "Which frequent flyer miles and credit cards would best serve me if I'm trying to earn award tickets to Ha... Read more
Square_how_to_transfer_british_airways_avios_to_iberia_plus-avoid_high_fuel_surcharges_on_british_airways-iberia_business_class
by Hilary Stockton on June 25, 2013
  If you transfer British Airways Avios to Iberia Plus, you can avoid much of the high fuel surcharges that British Airways Avios awards ti... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 24, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Interview with General Manager Julian Moore is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 24, 2013
  A TravelSort reader asks "Can I get SPG elite status by booking others' rooms for them? Or do I only get credit for a room I stay in? Wha... Read more
Square_gramercy_tavern_nyc_restaurant_review-tavern_flowers_and_bar
by Hilary Stockton on June 23, 2013
This Gramercy Tavern Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Gr... Read more
Square_citi_aa_50k_bonus-qatar_business_class_boeing_787_dreamliner
by Hilary Stockton on June 22, 2013
  The 50K Citi AAdvantage Visa bonus offer is back for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa! Thanks to this Flyertalk post we now ... Read more
Square_delta_amex_55k_skymiles_bonus_offer_-_worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on June 21, 2013
  There's a 55K Offer for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business AMEX available. This is better than the 45K Offer for the Delta SkyMiles Car... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 20, 2013
  Update: Please see updated post, London with Frequent Flyer Miles and Points TravelSort reader Sally writes "Can you please explain to m... Read more
Square_united_increases_award_ticket_change_and_cancellation_fees_for_non_elites
by Hilary Stockton on June 19, 2013
United has increased its award ticket change and cancellation fees for non-elites, effective today, June 19, 2013.  For non elites (United Mi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 18, 2013
  Experian FICO scores are finally available, via myFICO.com. It's not cheap, currently $15.95 (normally $19.95), but it's great to finally... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 17, 2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Back of House Tour post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior pos... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 16, 2013
The 60,000 Bonus Offer for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards (a 10,000 bonus points increase from the usual 50,000 bonus points) is valid until 6/2... Read more
Square_singapore_krisflyer-do_mixed_class_award_tickets_get_the_15_percent_discount
by Hilary Stockton on June 15, 2013
    TravelSort reader Paul writes "I'm trying to book Singapore First Class from San Francisco SFO to Singapore via Hong Kong, then B... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 15, 2013
There's a 30,000 miles signup bonus for the Alaska Airlines Visa from Bank of America (not my link), per TravelSort reader Sil, who commente... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_food_dinner_menu-duck_breast
by Hilary Stockton on June 14, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Food and Dining Room Restaurant post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt ... Read more
Square_20_percent_amex_transfer_bonus_to_hawaiian_but_krisflyer_a_better_deal_to_hawaii
by Hilary Stockton on June 13, 2013
  There's a 20% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Hawaiian Airlines until June 27. Is it worth it, for award travel to Hawaii? I do... Read more
Square_alaska_airlines-_new_online_award_search_for_emirates-air_france-klm-qantas-announcement
by Hilary Stockton on June 12, 2013
  Alaska Airlines has added online award search for new partners: Emirates, Air France-KLM, Qantas, Aeromexico, Air Pacific, Era Alaska and... Read more
Square_chase_fairmont_visa_with_annual_fee_waived_first_year
by Hilary Stockton on June 12, 2013
  In my Chase Fairmont Visa Review I mentioned it waived the annual fee for those who signed up by July 31 (within the first 2 1/2 months o... Read more
Square_my_vanilla_debit_card-pros_and_cons_of_using_mvd_to_earn_miles
by Hilary Stockton on June 10, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes in about the My Vanilla Debit card: "I’m trying to figure out how to pay my estimated quarterly federal ... Read more
Square_fish_tag_nyc_restaurant_review-smoked_octopus_appetizer
by Hilary Stockton on June 10, 2013
This Fish Tag Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Fish Tag ... Read more
Square_barclaycard_arrival_plus_world_elite_mastercard_review
by Hilary Stockton on June 08, 2013
  The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® offers 40,000 miles as a signup bonus after $3000 spend. You can red... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_diving_and_snorkeling_-_hawksbill_turtle
by Hilary Stockton on June 08, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Diving and Snorkeling post is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on June 07, 2013
  Update: The Virgin Atlantic 65,000 bonus miles offer link has expired, so I've removed the link. TravelSort reader Kenny writes "I recei... Read more
Square_amex_35_percent_transfer_bonus_to_british_airways_avios-_worth_it_if_ba_award_availability_decreasing
by Hilary Stockton on June 05, 2013
  TravelSort Reader Tom writes "Is the 35% AMEX transfer bonus to British Airways Avios worth it for British Airways awards to Europe? I've... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_water_villa_review-pier_and_view_of_water_villas
by Hilary Stockton on June 05, 2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Water Villa Review is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For prior post... Read more
Square_sapphire_preferred_world_mastercard_going_away_last_chance_to_switch_over
by Hilary Stockton on June 04, 2013
  The Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard is going away. The Chase Sapphire Preferred generally comes only as a Visa version, with a 40,000... Read more
Square_top_10_best_ways_to_use_spg_points-emirates_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on June 03, 2013
As part of my Award Booking service, I'm often asked the best way to use SPG points (Starwood Preferred Guest points), since some folks have b... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_island_grill_beach_bbq-tables_at_sunset
by Hilary Stockton on June 02, 2013
This Park Hyatt Maldives Island Grill Restaurant Review is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. For pr... Read more
Square_citi_aadvantage_credit_cards-_bye_bye_50k_visa_and_new_rules_to_earn_110k_aa__miles_
by Hilary Stockton on June 01, 2013
  Update: At least for now, there is again a working 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa link, as posted in Citi A... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_hadahaa_review-main_pool_sunbeds
by Hilary Stockton on May 30, 2013
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Park Hyatt Maldives. Trying to de... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 29, 2013
  Last year I wrote about 10,000 AMEX Bonus Points for Enrolling in Extended Payment. This 10,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points for Enrol... Read more
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_transfer_review-maldivian_air-more_islands_from_the_air
by Hilary Stockton on May 28, 2013
  This post on the Park Hyatt Maldives transfer from Male, Maldives to the resort is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class a... Read more
Square_qatar_business_class_review_doha_to_maldives-business_class_cabin
by Hilary Stockton on May 27, 2013
This review of Qatar Business Class and Economy Class from Doha to Male, Maldives is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 26, 2013
  TravelSort reader John writes "I have $200,000 parked at BankDirect.  When should I move $150K out of BankDirect?  My wife has ... Read more
Square_qatar_business_class_lounge_doha_review-seating
by Hilary Stockton on May 25, 2013
  This review of the Qatar Business Class Lounge in Doha is part of a trip report including Qatar Business Class and the Maldives. For prio... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 24, 2013
  Medical evacuation insurance coverage isn't something I thought about in college when I was traveling abroad. But with a family, it is so... Read more
Square_qatar_business_class_review-jfk-doha-cabin_and_flowers
by Hilary Stockton on May 23, 2013
We booked Qatar Business Class from NYC JFK to Doha back when Qatar was still a United partner, so we were able to use United miles we earned with ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 22, 2013
The American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Airport Terminal 8 is on the 4th floor, easily reachable by the elevators after passing through securi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 22, 2013
Live and learn: over hundreds of hotel stays I've developed some hotel habits, some to do with safety, others simply for a more pleasant and restfu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 21, 2013
  Do you keep toiletries from hotels and from amenity kits when flying Cathay Pacific First Class, Singapore First Class, etc., then end up... Read more
Square_new_google_wallet_send_money-credit_card_fees_waived_during_promotional_period
by Hilary Stockton on May 21, 2013
Update:  I've already sent out invites to the first 10 who posted here and am not accepting any more requests here or via email, *except*... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 20, 2013
Update: For Google Wallet, it's no longer free to send money using a credit card:  "To send money using a credit or debit card, there wil... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 20, 2013
    The NYC Dance Parade is my favorite of NYC's many parades, for its sheer diversity in dance styles, music, and exuberant energy. Ev... Read more
Square_amex_platinum_companion_ticket_-_worth_it
by Hilary Stockton on May 19, 2013
  TravelSort reader Gary writes "I was wondering what your best suggestion was for booking 2 business class tickets from JFK to MLE for our... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 18, 2013
Field Station Dinosaurs is practically a dream come true if you happen to be a dinosaur loving kid, or kid at heart. The 5-year old munchkin lives ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 17, 2013
  TravelSort reader Jeremy writes "I understand that roundtrip awards can be great for adding in a free one way, as you mentioned in Use Un... Read more
Square_art_restaurant_review_seattle-alaskan_black_cod_miso
by Hilary Stockton on May 16, 2013
  This review of ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons Seattle is part of a Seattle and Vancouver trip report including Cathay Pacif... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 15, 2013
  Does your credit card offer primary car rental insurance coverage? And how about for foreign travel abroad? Most credit cards offer some ... Read more
Square_75000_bonus_points_amex_business_gold_rewards_card_with_10k_spend
by Hilary Stockton on May 14, 2013
  The 75,000 bonus points AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card is available, but with its usual $10,000 minimum spend, not the $5000 minimum spe... Read more
Square_top_10_award_flights_to_india_using_miles_and_points-lufthansa_first_class
by Hilary Stockton on May 14, 2013
TravelSort reader Maheshwar writes "I'm writing to request a post on how to redeem miles and points for award travel to India. My friends and ... Read more
Square_american_airlines_admirals_club_and_united_club_lounge_pass_winners
by Hilary Stockton on May 13, 2013
  Congrats to James B. and Dave G. for winning the club lounge passes, from Friday's Giveaway for 2 American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge ... Read more
Square_latest_churn-citi_aadvantage_cards_and_amex_business_rewards_gold_card
by Hilary Stockton on May 13, 2013
Not every credit card churn has to be for 5-6 cards and generate an enormous number of miles and points. It's important to consider the miles and p... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 12, 2013
Do you have a family travel bucket list of places you want to go as a family? While we haven't formally written anything down (well, until now!) we... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 11, 2013
  About a year ago, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select credit cards introduced several new benefits, including earning 10% of your redeemed AA... Read more
Square_giveaway-2_american_airlines_admirals_club_lounge_passes_and_1_united_club_lounge_pass
by Hilary Stockton on May 10, 2013
  Happy Friday! TravelSort readers Mark and Melissa have very generously donated lounge passes for TravelSort readers! 2 American Airlin... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 09, 2013
    Which credit card should you use for what? I have somewhere between 10-20 credit cards (let's leave it at that) and of these ther... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 08, 2013
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 08, 2013
What are the best castle hotels in Scotland? TravelSort reader Michelle writes "My husband and I are starting to plan an anniversary trip to Scotla... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 07, 2013
  TravelSort reader Alexi writes "Thank you for your excellent blog. I recently became obsessed with frequent flyer miles and points after ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 06, 2013
TravelSort reader Mat writes: "I want to travel with my wife to Hong Kong next summer. What is the best airline for first class or business travel ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 05, 2013
Office Max if offering 2 $25 Amazon or Kindle gift cards for $45, saving you $50. Unfortunately the limit is 1 per customer, although you may be ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 05, 2013
  Cafe Katja in NYC surprised me for brunch a couple weekends ago: the tiny, shoebox restaurant has expanded, taking over the store next to... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 03, 2013
  Update: Current Offer is for 20,000 miles with first purchase. Consider instead applying for another credit card on the Best Travel Credi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 03, 2013
  What are the best credit cards to buy Vanilla reload cards at CVS? This is assuming, of course, that you have CVS or other stores near yo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 02, 2013
Planning a Paris honeymoon and wondering what the best Paris honeymoon hotels are? Let's cut to the chase: the top Paris luxury hotels aren't cheap... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 01, 2013
BankDirect has reduced mileage earning by 75% for deposits over $50,000 in its AAdvantage Mileage Checking and Mileage Money Market accounts, m... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on May 01, 2013
TravelSort reader Louis writes "I got the United MileagePlus Explorer card for the 65,000 bonus miles (ok, actually 55,000 miles, since I didn't wa... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 30, 2013
Household income will again be used (instead of individual income) on credit card applications, thanks to the revised Truth in Lending rule (Re... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 30, 2013
  Update: AMEX has extended its free checks offer until 8/13/13. I've also had a chance to test Bill Pay, and so far it's worked great and ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 29, 2013
TravelSort reader John writes "Are there any cards with an intro 0% on balance transfers or purchases that you'd recommend?" Good question--which ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 28, 2013
  This review of the Grand Hyatt Seattle is part of a Seattle and Vancouver trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 27, 2013
Staples is offering a $15 rebate after you buy $150 or more in MasterCard Gift Cards between 4/28 and 5/4 as a limited time offer, ma... Read more
Square_new_hilton_axon_awards_for_amex_credit_card_holders-double_the_cost_for_top_hotels
by Hilary Stockton on April 27, 2013
  As I mentioned in Hilton AXON Awards for New Category 7 Bookable Through June 14, AMEX cardholders can still book Hilton AXON awards but ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 25, 2013
TravelSort reader Pila writes "I was wondering if there was any way I could fly Emirates First Class from Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG) on an aw... Read more
Square_air_france_flying_blue-cheaper_economy_awards_more_expensive_business_class_premium_economy_awards
by Hilary Stockton on April 25, 2013
  Air France-KLM Flying Blue is making changes to its award chart and fuel surcharges, starting June 2013. The changes are generally positi... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 24, 2013
US Airways has increased its change fee to $200 for changes on paid domestic tickets and tickets to Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, and ... Read more
Square_us_air_credit_card_rewards_non-use-_15k_bonus_miles_for_750_monthly_spend_for_3_months
by Hilary Stockton on April 23, 2013
    If you recently got a US Airways credit card in order to turn Dividend Miles into AAdvantage Miles with the American and US Airwa... Read more
Square_best_thai_food_seattle-pestle_rock-yum_larb_isan
by Hilary Stockton on April 23, 2013
  This Best Thai Food in Seattle review of Pestle Rock Thai restaurant is part of a Seattle and Vancouver trip report including Cathay Paci... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2013
  Chase has announced a new Sapphire Preferred offer: 3X points on all dining for the first Friday of each month for the remainder of 2013.... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2013
Update: Cards are now out of stock. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to b... Read more
Square_35_percent_amex_transfer_bonus_to_british_airways
by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2013
  There's a 35% AMEX Membership Rewards Points transfer bonus to British Airways Avios now through June 7, 2013. Is it worth it? About a y... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 22, 2013
What are the best ways to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points? You'll get the most value if you transfer to United MileagePlus for Star Alliance flig... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 21, 2013
This post and photos of Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park is part of a Vancouver and Seattle trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to V... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 20, 2013
United Airlines has quietly raised its ticket change fee by $50 to $200-$300 on paid tickets, from the previous change fee of $150-$250. Unite... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 19, 2013
TravelSort reader Amy writes "How do I access United Expert Mode, and what do the various United fare codes mean?" United Expert Mode allows you t... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 18, 2013
The Alaska Airlines Visa has a low 25,000 mile signup bonus, but it's churnable. The issue is that the $75 annual fee is NOT waived. But now there... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 18, 2013
The Hilton HHonors Massive Devaluation took effect March 28, but it's actually still possible to book AXON Awards through June 14, although unfortu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 17, 2013
  I'll get to the Citi AAdvantage retention offers in a bit, but first: don't throw away your AAdvantage junk mail yet! If you have a Citi ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 17, 2013
  This YEW Restaurant Review is part of a Vancouver and Seattle trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus reviews... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 16, 2013
  Deal Updates: American Express is offering 50,000 Membership Rewards points for the Business Gold Rewards Card after spending $5000 in 3 ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 16, 2013
  Today I did another AMEX points transfer, including an AMEX points advance (ends June 30)  to another frequent flyer account, my hus... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 15, 2013
If you're new to using miles and points for award travel, this Beginner's Guide to Miles and Points is for you. It may also come in handy as an eas... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 14, 2013
TravelSort reader Glenda writes "I've been reading your blog for some time and really enjoy it. I will be in NYC at the end of this month. Can you ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 13, 2013
Should we tip flight attendants on U.S. airlines to get better service? Before I delve into this can of worms, a bit of context. I'm (unfortunatel... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 12, 2013
  This Stanley Park Miniature Train Vancouver Review is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus revie... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 11, 2013
Usually Singapore Business Class and First Class can only be booked with Singapore's own frequent flyer program, KrisFlyer. Yes, there was a weeken... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 11, 2013
Airline Award Charts are a key part of miles and points redemption strategy, so I wanted to provide a list of some of the top frequent flyer progra... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 09, 2013
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 08, 2013
This Bishop's Restaurant Review is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus reviews of luxury hotels, food, an... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 08, 2013
Prepaid gift cards will now allow you to set a PIN number, enabling you to use these prepaid cards as debit cards. This means you'll be able to: ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 07, 2013
TravelSort reader Robert writes "I am pretty new to airline frequent flyer programs and wanted to know what your thoughts are for churning credit c... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 06, 2013
Love spicy Thai food? The best Thai restaurant in Manhattan I've found so far is Zabb Elee. (Update: Somtum Der NYC is my new favorite for Isan foo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 05, 2013
  This Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus reviews of luxu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 04, 2013
American Express and other credit card retention offers change, so I figured it's time to update my post from last year, Current Citi AAdvantage an... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 03, 2013
4/8/14 Update: AA has eliminated the Oneworld Explorer Award with no notice. See No More AA Explorer Awards TravelSort Reader Pila writes "The&nbs... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 02, 2013
  This review of the Theo Chocolate Factory Tour in Seattle is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, p... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on April 01, 2013
  The Ultimate Rewards Mall April 2013 bonuses are here, although unfortunately many of the more useful retailer bonuses have gone down. Al... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 31, 2013
Today, March 31 is the last day of Q1 2013 to use your Chase Freedom to get 5X at Drugstores (and also gas stations and Starbucks, although these... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 30, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes "How can we transfer frequent flyer miles between people in our family or combine miles so that we have enough... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 29, 2013
  I have a serious case of envy for Seattle residents in the Queen Anne neighborhood right now, because they have Toulouse Petit just steps... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 28, 2013
  This Review of the Four Seasons Seattle Hotel is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus reviews of... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 27, 2013
These photos of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit is part of a Seattle and Vancouver trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouv... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 26, 2013
Cathay Pacific First Class is something I'll never say no to, so when I needed to make a cross-country trip both for work and to visit some relativ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 25, 2013
  Cathay Pacific uses the British Airways Galleries Lounge at JFK Terminal 7 in NYC, so that's where the munchkin and I began our spring br... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 24, 2013
  The munchkin and I are traveling this week, during his Spring Break. I have a few hotel inspections to do for work, and we’ll also ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 22, 2013
  With no advance notice, Delta has instituted a new policy: after a SkyMiles member dies, the miles are gone--they cannot be inherited or ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 21, 2013
  Regus is offering a 1 year free Regus Businessworld Gold Membership by entering your Avis Preferred Number. If you're tired of trying to ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 21, 2013
  June 30, 2013 is the last day for an AMEX Membership Rewards Points Advance, according to the new Terms & Conditions that were sen... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 20, 2013
  4/11/13 Update: British Airways has been added--it's now possible to book one way awards on British Airways or include in a mixed partner... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 19, 2013
  Asiana's New First Class Suites are launching on the NYC (JFK) to Seoul (ICN) route as of July 22, 2013! Asiana announced its new First C... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 19, 2013
  It's gotten a lot harder to find flat bed United first class seats to Hawaii for 50K United miles (there are still some first class ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 18, 2013
  What makes a 5-star hotel? There's actually no international ratings body, so hotels can (and do) claim to be 5-star even when they are f... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 17, 2013
  You can now activate your Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Categories for Q2 2013 which are: Restaurants Lowe's (new bonus category) ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 16, 2013
  How can you maximize frequent flyer miles and points when booking airline flights? While the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card is a good sta... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 15, 2013
  TravelSort reader David writes "I'd like to use frequent flyer miles for an award ticket to Israel (Tel Aviv) but would like to know the ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 14, 2013
  TravelSort Reader Betsy writes "While traveling on a United Airlines flight from Barcelona to Texas, our flight was delayed overnight due... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 13, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes "I have a Hilton HHonors AMEX and am trying to decide whether to book an AXON or GLON award for either a Categ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 12, 2013
What are the best ways to use United miles? TravelSort reader Pila writes "I have recently signed up for Chase credit cards...My question is where ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 11, 2013
A TravelSort reader writes "My fiancee and I are planning our honeymoon to Hawaii, and are trying to decide which Hawaiian island to visit. We want... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 10, 2013
  As part of my Award Booking service, I'm often asked the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points, since some folks have ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 09, 2013
  As you know, the Hilton HHonors Devaluation is on March 28, so I've been working to get my HHonors points to post before then. American E... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 08, 2013
  Regular readers know how much I use my Chase Freedom card, thanks to Chase Exclusives bonuses available due to having a Chase checking ac... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 07, 2013
  TravelSort reader Mike writes "What are the ways to get a free upgrade to United Economy Plus? I'm 6'3 and am really tired of having my k... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 06, 2013
  I'm reluctantly in the market for a new camera, since my current Cannon isn't taking crisp, clear photos as reliably as it once did. Natu... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 05, 2013
  The AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card 75,000 points offer is again available. While the terms state that the offer is valid until... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 05, 2013
  What is a Delta Skymile worth? This is the third in our What is a Mile Worth series. For the prior posts, please see How Much Is A M... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 04, 2013
  8/13 Update: See my latest post, Citi AAdvantage Official 50K Offer But No More Churning? Citi has tightened up and is only allowing a bo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 03, 2013
Nearly every week there seems to be another story of someone being kicked off the plane, whether it's parents with an unruly child, a passenger who... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 02, 2013
  Alitalia Awards are now available on Delta.com, which can cut out some phone time with Delta agents--always a good thing. So, if you can... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on March 01, 2013
    The Hilton HHonors devaluation is later this month, on March 28, so lots of folks are busy burning their stashes of Hilton HHonor... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 28, 2013
  Delta miles are by far my least favorite miles to use to get to Asia. You can't redeem for international first class, you can't redeem fo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 27, 2013
A TravelSort readers writes "My wife and I will be applying for a mortgage sometime over the next year. I'm new to miles and points and am kicking ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 26, 2013
  I never fly Delta and don't have any Delta Skymiles, otherwise known as Skypesos given how little they're worth. But even I have to grudg... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 26, 2013
  A reader writes: "Have you ever considered using Airbnb for a vacation rental instead of a hotel when traveling with your family? Curious... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 25, 2013
Are you in the midst of trying to meet minimum spend of several thousand dollars on a number of credit cards, in order to earn the sign up bonuses?... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 24, 2013
This Pylos Greek Restaurant Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Pylos has b... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 23, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes "Are there any credit card companion ticket deals that are worth it? I have a family of four and it can be har... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 22, 2013
  With the recent hotel award chart devaluations from Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, Priority Club and Wyndham, I've been getting quite a few ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 21, 2013
  Which travel brands have won your customer loyalty and why? And before you start thinking about which airlines you earn and redeem freque... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 20, 2013
Update: This offer appears to be dead. If it still works for you, let me know in the comments! There's an AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card 50,000 bo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 20, 2013
  Hilton HHonors has announced a massive devaluation that will take effect on March 28, 2013. How bad is it? Well, as an example, the only ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 19, 2013
TravelSort Reader Amy writes "You seem to have traveled all over the world with your family. What do you consider the best family vacation destinat... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 18, 2013
A TravelSort reader writes "I'm looking [to use AMEX Membership Rewards points] for hotels in Paris, Barcelona and Madrid...also will want to book ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 17, 2013
  What do you do if you have a confirmed reservation for a suite and a hotel downgrades you? This is exactly what happened with my inlaws, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 16, 2013
Regular readers are pretty savvy about frequent flyer miles and points, both maximizing earning these miles and points and redeeming them on high v... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 15, 2013
  This Scuba Certification Review is part of a Jamaica trip report including reviews of Jamaican all inclusive resorts, restaurant reviews,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 14, 2013
    The best US Airways MasterCard offer until today was the Chairman's Preferred offer, which anyone was able to apply for (not just... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 14, 2013
TravelSort reader Reginald writes "With the AA and US Airways merger do you think it is worth buying the US Airways mileage with the 100 percent bo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 13, 2013
A TravelSort reader writes "I was recently declined for the SPG American Express personal card. AMEX said my FICO score from Experian was too low, ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 12, 2013
I can't believe I only just realized today was Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day. If I'd known, you can bet I would have simply made pancakes for din... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 12, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes: "What you think my chances are of booking a Lufthansa first class award from SFO to Amsterdam (either via Fra... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 12, 2013
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be a... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 11, 2013
The United Club Card comes with a hefty $395 annual fee for its benefits, which include access to the United Club Lounge, no close-in booking fees,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 10, 2013
I often get asked about the best NYC midtown lunch spots. My first piece of advice would be to steer clear of midtown (and especially the touristy ... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 09, 2013
The US Airways MasterCard 40,000 offer arrives as part of my junk mail on a regular basis, and it always goes straight into the paper recycling... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 08, 2013
  Singapore Airlines started making Singapore Suites awards available at the Saver level using KrisFlyer Miles at the end of November 2012,... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 08, 2013
  A TravelSort reader writes "Is being an authorized user always beneficial? Does it generate a hard credit pull? Or, if utilization is hig... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 07, 2013
  2/13/13 Update: US Airways and American Boards have approved the proposed merger, according to those familiar with the vote. The merger w... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 07, 2013
  Riverpark was my favorite NYC Summer Restaurant Week meal last year (see my Riverpark NYC Restaurant Week Review), so we also couldn't re... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2013
Alvin writes "What are the rules for CC churning with Barclay, BOA, US Bank? I kind of have ideas about Amex, Chase and Citi after reading your blo... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 05, 2013
This Couples Sans Souci Anniversary Party photo essay and dining review is part of a Jamaica trip report including reviews of Jamaican all incl... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 04, 2013
A TravelSort reader writes: "I want to apply and get approved for as many credit cards as possible while doing the least spending. What order and c... Read more
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by Hilary Stockton on February 03, 2013
  Kee's Chocolates are some of the freshest in NYC, which I highlighted in Can't Miss Bess Chocolate Desserts in New York. And since Valent... Read more
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