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Review: Dole Plantation, Hawaii’s Pineapple Experience

Dole Hawaii

On a recent trip to Oahu, a visit to the Dole Plantation, Hawaii’s Pineapple Experience was in store. Located in Wahiawa, Hawaii, a 40 minute drive from the Waikiki beaches, you’ll find the Dole Plantation which encompasses the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. The Pineapple Plantation is open daily…

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Delta Offering Generous Compensation For Weather Delays/Cancellations

Delta 737

Last week, Delta Air Lines cancelled thousands of flights following severe weather in Atlanta that impacted Delta their entire operation across the system. This was due to not having their crews and aircrafts in place to restart the operation coupled by the fact that flights were already full for Spring Break travel, making rebooking customers nearly impossible. Last…

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Several New Routes Announced for Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines

The merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America is in full swing, and over the past few months, we’ve seen several changes to their route network and cities they’ll be serving. The latest announcement is about four new routes from Dallas Love Field that the airline will be adding, which is an airport that is…

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United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell

United PS Business

From one extreme to another this week when it comes to oversells. We wrote about how one family made $11,000 after taking a few bumps on Delta Air Lines. They had a positive experience and came out ahead. However, the same can’t be said for one United Airlines passenger who was dragged off an United Express…

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Discounted American Awards, $200 Uber Credits, Sheraton Puerto Rico Review

American Airlines

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. A recent oversold Delta flight meant an extra 35 minutes in the Delta Sky Club in addition to scoring a $800 American Express gift card. See how…

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Delta’s Latest Enhancement to Medallion Upgrade Policy

Delta First Class

Delta has always had a very generous Medallion upgrade program, offering unlimited complimentary Medallion upgrades if First Class seats were available, compared to other airlines which require 500 mile upgrades. However, with Delta upgrades clearing in advance have been less common, and gate upgrades for Medallions seem the norm these days. With gate upgrades, it’s always…

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American Airlines Ends New York (JFK) to San Juan Service

American Airlines

American Airlines has announced that they will be discontinuing their two nonstop service between New York (JFK) and San Juan effective August 22, 2017. Several airlines offer nonstop service between NYC and San Juan including Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United meaning the competition is intense, and due to this being a primary leisure route the return on…

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$200 in Uber Credits Annually with Amex Platinum Card

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One of my favorite cards when it comes to benefits is The Platinum Card® from American Express and American Express just launched even more benefits to this card this month, including $200 in Uber credits annually, just for having this card. How to Earn $200 in Uber Credits Annually: Enjoy Uber Rides with Platinum. You’ll receive $15 in Uber credits for U.S.…

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Delta First Class Lunch Sandwich DTW-DEN

Delta First Class Lunch

After a successful $800 bump opportunity on Delta, I was rebooked in through Detroit, and fortunate as a Platinum Medallion, I cleared a battlefield upgrade at the gate, for my afternoon flight from Detroit to Denver, meaning I would also get to see Delta’s new Alessi-designed serviceware, which launched April 1st. You can also view our recent…

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

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The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been reduced to a SPG Category 3 property meaning free night awards start at 7,000 Starpoints per night, and Cash and Points is available for $55 plus 3,500 points. Getting to the hotel from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport will run…

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United PS Flight Review, 60,000 Amex Platinum Bonus, 115,000 AAdvantage Miles

United PS Business

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. Picture Commentary Score 60,000 bonus points with the new American Express Platinum card, as well as a bunch of valued adde new perks including $200 in Uber…

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Is There a Shortage of Amex Platinum Metal Cards?

American Express Platinum

With The Platinum Card® from American Express now a metal card, current cardholders were quick to request the new cards either online or over the phone, with the option to have these overnighted. However, it appears there may already be a shortage as several cardholders have reported not receiving their replacement cards today. Yesterday, I spoke with American…

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Earn 30,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles to Asia

American Airlines

American Airlines has launched a new offer, where American AAdvantage members can earn up to 30,000 bonus American AAdvantage miles on flights to Asia from travel between March 30 – May 31, 2017. American has offered similar promotions in the past to Australia or New Zealand. Earn up to 30,000 AAdvantage bonus miles to select destinations in Asia.…

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Flight Review: United PS Business Class SFO-EWR

United PS Business

Points, Miles, Martinis contributor, Nicky, shares his thoughts from a recent United PS Business Class flight from San Francisco to Newark. United’s PS service from Newark to San Francisco or Los Angeles is it’s flagship Transcontinental route, with an emphasis on the premium traveler with United Club Lounge access, fully flat beds in United Business,…

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