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Shocking Medical Procedure Caused Three Women to be Denied Boarding in South Korea

If you’re thinking about heading to South Korea for plastic surgery, you’ll want to think twice otherwise you may not be able to leave the country. Three women from China who went to South Korea to undergo plastic surgery, were not allowed to board their aircraft due to their faces not matching those of their passport…

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SLS Las Vegas Drops to Category 4 SPG Property

Every year, Starwood Preferred Guest has their annual SPG Category Changes, where their hotels get re-evaluated to determine whether they are in the correct category for the year, based on the average rate for the previous year. However, even though this change happens once a year, we’ll occasionally see hotels change mid-year as well. The…

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Increased Delta Sign-Up Bonuses, Amex Appreciation Gifts, United Oversold Flights

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Delta and American Express have increased sign-up offers for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express allowing you to…

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Earn Double United Miles to Hong Kong (Targeted)

United Airlines has announced a new promotion where MileagePlus members can now earn double miles to/from Hong Kong, however it’s limited to those with an address in Hong Kong, Macau or Guangdong Province of China. If you do qualify, MileageaPlus members can earn double on nonstop United flights between San Francisco, Chicago and/or New York/Newark to Hong…

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American Airlines Announces New Routes from Philadelphia

American Airlines has announced that they’ll be adding new service to/from Philadelphia starting next year. New service includes PHL- San Antonio; Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; and Omaha, Neb. Additionally, American is upgrading one of their daily Los Angeles-Philadelphia flights to an A330 aircraft. This in addition to their new Europe routes from Philadelphia previously announced. Per…

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United’s New Overbooking System for Oversold Flights

Airlines oversell their flights due to the number of no-show passengers from a variety of reasons including missed connections, arriving late, having too many drinks in the airport lounge etc. Airlines have been changing their oversold procedures after the recent incident where a United Airlines Passenger Was Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell, and with the recent…

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Earn 35,000 Bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through November 2, 2017, where you can earn up to 35,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. With this new offer if you wanted to buy 80,000 American AAdvantage miles, meaning you’d receive the 30,000 bonus, for a total of 110,000 miles for $2,313…

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Flight Review: Eva Air Royal Laurel Business Class SEA-TPE

Points, Miles, and Martinis contributor Mark shares his thoughts on a recent Eva Air Business Class flight from Seattle to Taipei. If you’re looking to redeem your credit card points or airline miles for Eva Air Business Class, we recommend using the Juicy Miles award booking service, who can help you redeem for the lowest amount of miles.…

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Deal: $50 Off at Hyatt Place & Hyatt House for Hyatt Credit Cardmembers

For those with the Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll want to check out the latest offer where you can receive a $50 statement credit for spending $300 or more at a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotel now through January 1, 2018.  Eligible purchases can be made at multiple Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotels in the U.S. in order to…

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Increased Sign-Up Bonuses On Delta Credit Cards

Delta and American Express have increased sign-up offers for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express allowing you to earn 130,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles after completing the minimum spend requirements. However, both of these lucrative offers end on November 8, 2017. You’ll now earn 70,000…

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Delta Mileage Awards Increasing, 175,000 Bonus Hilton HHonors Points, New Centurion Lounges

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Hilton and American Express have just launched increased sign-up offers for two of their cards where you can earn 175,000 Hilton HHonors Points after meeting the minimum spend.…

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How To Earn 130,000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles

Delta and American Express have increased sign-up offers for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express allowing you to earn 130,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles after completing the minimum spend requirements. However, both of these lucrative offers end on November 8, 2017. You’ll now earn 70,000…

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Two Newest American Express Centurion Lounges Opening Soon

American Express has officially announced that their two newest Centurion Lounges will be opening very soon. Their latest at Hong Kong International Airport will open on October 2, 2017, followed by Philadelphia, opening in late October. Both cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN are able to access the lounge…

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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is located in the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building in the French Quarter on Canal Street and just a block away from Bourbon Street. The property has 527 guest rooms and suites, as well as Club Level accommodations. You can enter the hotel off of Canal Street, however the main lobby with registration…

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