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American Airlines 737 Diverts After Soda Spills Onboard

American Airlines

Earlier this week, an American Airlines 737-800 diverted to Jacksonville, Florida after a passenger spilled a soda in the Main Cabin on the in-flight entertainment system which also got on to one of the seatback power ports. Details are vague on if there was actual damage or if it was more of a precautionary measure, however surely…

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Flight Review: Delta Transcontinental JFK-LAX Comfort Plus

Delta Comfort Plus

We’ve written several times about Delta One Business Class between New York (JFK)- LAX/SFO, however with the new addition to Delta Launches Main Cabin Meals on Transcon Flights, I decided that Comfort Plus would be my cabin of choice on my recent flight from New York (JFK to Los Angeles. Delta One Transcontinental Business Class Reviews: Flight Review: Delta…

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American Airlines Launches Free Main Cabin Meals

American Airlines

American Airlines has announced that they will be following in Delta’s footsteps by offering free Main Cabin Meals on transcontinental flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles and San Francisco. Whether they really want to offer this or not, they feel compelled enough to do so in order to compete on this highly coveted…

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Invasive TSA Pat Downs, New Southwest Standby, Delta Hawaii First Class

Southwest 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. Southwest Airlines has removed the two-hour time restriction for Same-Day Standby meaning A-List and A-List Preferred Members may request to fly standby on the same day as their originally…

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Priority Pass Lounge Review: KAL Lounge at LAX

KAL Lounge LAX

The KAL Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is located in the Tom Bradley Terminal and is for Korean Air premium passengers, however it’s a Priority Pass lounge, meaning cardholders of the The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN receive complimentary access. For Priority Pass cardholders, you can access the lounge…

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How to Earn 1,000 Bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines

American Airlines is offering a limited time promotion where you can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for simply shopping online for things you may already plan on buying and spending $350. Just head over to American’s AAdvantage Shopping site, login and start shopping. But hurry, this offer ends March 17, 2017. Here’s how this bonus works: Spend $150, earn 300 bonus…

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JetBlue Fighting for Better Gates at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson

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As we recently wrote about, JetBlue Airways is planning their return to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport the end of this month, with initial non-stop service from Atlanta to Boston. We can also expect to see more destinations added in the near future including Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and New York (JFK). When it comes to the gates…

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Flight Review: Delta First Class Los Angeles-Hawaii (HNL)

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Delta offers several daily departures from Los Angeles to Honolulu, meaning on my recent trip to the islands, it was time to burn some SkyMiles for a coach award and hope for an upgrade! Delta historically used to fly old 757’s to Honolulu, but recently has switched to their 737-900’s and during the busy season 757-300’s,…

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Priority Pass Lounge Review: Alaska Lounge LAX Airport

Alaska Lounge

The Alaska Lounge at LAX is located in Terminal 6 on the mezzanine level, near gate 64. It’s open daily from 5:00 am – midnight and is part of the Priority Pass network of lounges, meaning Priority Pass cardholders can use this if you’re not an Alaska Lounge member. The great thing about Terminal 6 is its…

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Southwest Airlines Launches New Same-Day Standby

Southwest Airlines

We recently wrote about Southwest Airlines Standby Earlier Flight Policy, however the airline has launched some new changes to their policy which go into effect today. Starting March 8, 2017,  Southwest Airlines is removing the two-hour time restriction currently in place for their standby program. A-List and A-List Preferred members will be the ones benefitting for this…

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SPG Platinum vs. Hyatt Globalist Status Comparison

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Hyatt has officially launched their new World of Hyatt program, which offers several new benefits for members including their highest tier Globalist members, so I compare the benefits between Hyatt Globalist vs. SPG Platinum status. Benefits:  SPG Platinum offers a slew of benefits to its members. Platinum members earn three Starpoints for every U.S. dollar spent…

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Why Do Airport Lounges Require Boarding Passes?

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Transiting through Los Angeles International Airport last week allowed me to check out a few Priority Pass lounges, a benefit of my Platinum Card from American Express. Anyways I had the chance to stop by the KAL Lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, as well as the Alaska Airlines Lounge. Entering the Alaska Airlines Lounge,…

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Flight Review: Delta One Business Class Breakfast JFK-LAX

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We recently wrote about the new Delta One Business Class North End Grill Menu which is served on flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as Delta One Transcontinental Business Class Dinner SFO-JFK but haven’t covered their breakfast options on the transcon flights, so I was excited when a business trip meant I would be…

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New Amex Plat Benefits, United Launches New Routes, 5,000 JetBlue Points

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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. We’ve all heard of paid-time off, and even some companies offered a paid lunch break, but the latest idea from Sweden is sure to become a controversial…

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Promo: Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles On This Airline

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JetBlue Airways is kicking off spring with their newest promotion where TrueBlue members can earn double flight points on all their flights which count toward their Mosaic elite status. This is valid for flights booked through 3/23/17 and flown by 4/30/17. JetBlue Mosaic status is normally earned with 15,000 base flight points so with this promotion, you’d only need…

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