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Mucho Mexico? Southwest Airlines Hints Of Expanded Service In Mexico

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The Dallas Morning News Airline Biz Blog reported today that Gary Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, said in a communication with employees on Monday that “We have plans in the works for additional service to and from Mexico, so we’ll look forward to making those announcements just as soon as…

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Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Miami for $83 on American Airlines

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Looking to head to Miami this summer without spending a whole lot of money? Then, American Airlines has got you covered with flights for $83 between Los Angeles, California and Miami Florida. You can search for these cheap flights on Google Flights or book on Orbitz, which is available primarily in May and June of 2016. Los Angeles to Miami to $83 on American…

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American Express 30% Transfer Bonus to Etihad

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American Express has launched their latest partner transfer bonus, and this one is a lucrative 30% transfer bonus through June 15, 2016 when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest Miles. Etihad is a new partner of American Express, so this is the first time they are offering a transfer bonus, but I sure hope it won’t…

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Book 5,000 Points IHG Hotels with PointsBreaks

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IHG Rewards Club recently posted their IHG PointBreaks, which allows you to book nights at selected properties for just 5,000 points a night. The booking window just opened, so be sure to take a look at these hotels as the good ones usually sell out. The latest list is good for stays through July 31, 2016. Here’s a quick…

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Travel Agents Allege Price Conspiracy Among United, Delta and American

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There may be more trouble for the airlines. Some of the United States’ largest air carriers, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, have been accused of price conspiracy, according to a suit filed against the airlines from travel agents. Some 41 travel agents have filed the lawsuit and claim their customers were negatively…

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United Seeks to Ramp Up Service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

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United Airlines has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for the green light to keep flying customers from its San Francisco hub to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The airline is also seeking approval to offer service from its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport has been handling more international…

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Flying to the Caribbean Just Got More Comfortable on JetBlue

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JetBlue’s Mint service is coming to the Caribbean. What is Mint? It’s a special section of the airline’s Airbus A321 planes that allows passengers to turn their seat into a flat bed. The section also includes a 15-inch monitor, along with beauty products supplied by Birchbox. It also has tapas on the menu and an espresso…

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Amex Adds Etihad As New Partner

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Etihad is the newest Amex Membership Rewards airline transfer partner. Etihad Guest is effective immediately added as a transfer partner of American Express MR. You can now transfer MR points to Etihad at a 1:1 ratio, in 1k point increments. It’s always good to have more options to transfer MR points to. Amex Adds Etihad As New Partner…

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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

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One of my favorite perks with my American Express Platinum Card is the Fine Hotels and Resorts program, where you can choose from a selection of luxury properties such as the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch and receive a bunch of perks throughout your stay. As a reminder, benefits include: Noon check-in, when available Room upgrade upon arrival, when available (usually…

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17 New Priority Pass Lounges

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Priority Pass sends out a newsletter where they announce changes and additional. In the latest newsletter, they announced that “17 new lounges have been added to our global network since the last enewsletter. This month’s highlights include new lounges in China, India, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan.” 17 New Priority Pass Lounges It’s always…

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Starbucks Launching New Starbucks Rewards Program This Week

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As a reminder, Starbucks is launching their new revenue based loyalty program starting this week, where you’ll now need to spend $150 a year to maintain Starbucks Gold status. You can check out all the details of their new Starbucks Rewards program terms here, which we covered earlier this year when they announced the change. If you are…

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Deal Alert: Fly from the US to Australia for Under $400 Roundtrip

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Looking to head to Australia this year without spending a whole lot of money? Then, now’s the time thanks to United Airlines with fares under $400 between the US and Australia. These are available for most dates from now until the rest of the year, and appear to be mainly from Delta hub cities. You can search for these…

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3 Popular Car Service Apps: Uber, Lyft, and Via

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Car service smartphone apps are gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional taxi cabs or getting behind the wheel of a car yourself. You’re probably familiar with Uber, which is arguably the most well-known car service app. The app itself is revolutionizing transportation and the so-called “sharing economy.” The app is reportedly worth $62.5 billion,…

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