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Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to Hong Kong from $428 Roundtrip

Looking to head to Hong Kong this year without spending a whole lot of money? Then, now’s the time with flights for under $450 between the US and Hong Kong on American Airlines. The cheapest gateway city seems to be from Los Angeles (LAX), though other gateway cities are also available for not much more. You can search…

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This European Airline Canceling 50 Flights Daily For Several Weeks

Ryanair finds itself under fire as the airline messed up their pilot scheduling which will result in the cancellation of about 50 daily flights for the next 6 weeks. This is due to the strict scheduling requirements by the Irish Aviation Authority, coupled by Ryanair currently changing its holiday year which starts in April to a…

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Cheap Flights to/from Chicago on American and United

Looking to head between Chicago on the cheap? Well now you can thanks to some cheap nonstop flights on several airlines including all the major carriers such as American Airlines and United with non-stop flights starting at $45 each-way from several cities including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more. You can search for these cheap flights & book on Orbitz or search Google Flights,…

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Why You May Not Want to Bump Off An Oversold Flight, 150,000 Bonus Hilton Points, Amex Lounge Seattle Review

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 150,000 Hilton HHonors Points after meeting the minimum spend.…

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Delta Launches New Service to Ski Destinations this Winter

Looking to hit the slopes this winter? Delta announced their service this winter to several cities including Aspen, Bozeman, Denver, Vail, Kallispell, Hayden, Jackson Hole, Montrose, Reno, Sun Valley, Vancouver and Calgary. New service includes nonstop twice weekly service from Atlanta to Vancouver, B.C as well as daily nonstop service from Salt Lake City to…

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Priority Pass Adds 17 New Lounges

Priority Pass sends out a monthly email announcing their new lounges. It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders like myself to benefit from. Here is a full list of the 17 lounges that they added this month. Priority Pass Adds…

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Why You Might Not Want To Volunteer To Bump On an Oversold Flight

Most airlines these days 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. With the recent changes for instance, Delta is allowed to offer up to $9,500 in compensation and United can offer up to $10,000 to get volunteers…

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150,000 Hilton HHonors Points, Southwest A List Status, Delta First Class JFK-SEA Review

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 150,000 Hilton HHonors Points after meeting the minimum spend.…

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Deal Alert: Cheap Transcontinental Flights from $119

If you’re looking for a cheap transcontinental flight between the New York City or  to/from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), or Seattle (SEA) you’ll want to check out the current sale which is going on from many airlines including Delta, American, JetBlue, and Virgin America. You can search for these cheap flights on Orbitz or on Google Flights,…

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Priority Pass Adds Timberline Steaks & Grill!

Priority Pass has been adding several restaurants lately which is really exciting to see. It’s nice that Priority Pass is expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders like myself to benefit from. Now, they are adding the Timberline Steaks & Grill in the Denver Airport! Guests…

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100,000 Hilton HHonors Points, Southwest Launches New Routes, W San Francisco Review

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. American Express has just launched an increased sign-up offer on one of their cards, where you can earn 100,000 Hilton HHonors points after meeting the minimum spend…

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Airbus Unveils A350 Software Update to Prevent Fuel Tank Explosions

Call it growing pains for Airbus’ fanciest new aircraft, the A350.The aircraft maker has introduced a software update for the A350-900, which is used on long-haul flights, to help stop the possibility of a hydraulic system from becoming too warm. This, along with other factors, could cause an explosion. Here are more details according to Reuters …

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United Airlines Cancels Flights Out of Houston Amid Hurricane Harvey

United Airlines has shut down its Texas-area operation as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continued.This comes after United Airlines shut down its operations at other Texas airports including Valley International, Corpus Christi and McAllen-Miller airports.  United isn’t the airline canceling flights, both Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby airports remain closed due to massive…

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