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American and United Basic Economy Fares, Free Shake Shack, World of Hyatt


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. The new World of Hyatt loyalty program launches March 1, 2017, which will be a game changer for the hotel industry. New elite tiers include are Discoverist, Explorist, Globalist, which…

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Delta’s New Sky Clubs in Minneapolis and Newark

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Delta has unveilied two additional lounge renovations at for their Sky Clubs at Newark (EWR) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) enhancing their Sky Club experience for members and those who receive access through travel credit cards. Delta has recently enhanced their Los Angeles SkyClub, Opened a new San Francisco Club, as well as opened their Pacific Northwest…

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Deal: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort $50 Credit Nightly

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One of my favorite hotels I traveled to last year was the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica, see Hotel Review: Andaz Suite at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica.  While I’d normally recommend taking advantage of the fact that it’s only a Category 4 property, meaning you can use 15,000 points per night, Points + Cash at $100 plus 7,500…

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35,000 Bonus SPG Points, Delta Main Cabin Meals, $200 Gift Cards With Upside

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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. American Express has increased their offers on both the SPG personal and business cards, offering 35,000 SPG points for each card after meeting the minimum spending. Now’s your…

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American Airlines CRJ-700 Strikes Deer in Charlotte


You’ve heard of bird strikes, but how about a deer strike?!? That’s exactly what happened to one American Airlines CRJ-700 Aircarft at Charlotte Douglas International Airport upon take off. The aircraft bound for Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, struck a deer upon takeoff, forcing it to make an emergency landing back in CLT. Per the Charlotte Observer, An…

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Southwest Airlines Adds Sparkling Wine Onboard Flights

Southwest Airlines

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Southwest Airlines has launched champagne sparkling wine onboard their flights. Southwest added some new beverage offerings lately including Margaritas, so things are headed in the right direction by offering another new beverage choice. Here are the details: Beginning Saturday, February 11, our Customers will have the option of purchasing St…

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Delta Adding Meals in Coach, Shorter TSA Lines, Bellagio Las Vegas Review

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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. TSA Precheck Lines are getting shorter as of February 1, 2017, as the TSA is limiting who gets access to those who have a known traveler number such as…

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How Delta Caused Emirates a 6 Hour Delay in Seattle


It’s nothing new the battle between Emirates and Delta in the aviation business. The US airlines are upset that the Gulf carriers have been given so much money in government subsidies, which they claim is against the open skies agreement, currently in place. Fast forward to last week, when a Emirates flight from Seattle to Dubai,…

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Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to Hong Kong Under $500 Roundtrip

Hong Kong

Looking to head to Hong Kong this year without spending a whole lot of money? Then, now’s the time with flights for under $500 between the US and Hong Kong. The cheapest gateway city seems to be from San Francisco (SFO), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK) and more! You can search for these cheap flights & book on Orbitz or search Google Flights, they are available…

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St. Regis Bahia Beach Happy Hour


This time we bring you a tropical libation from the great St. Regis Bahia Beach trip we had a few weeks back. Upon check-in a few years ago, a rum fruit punch was offered. Not this time. The St Regis has upped their game with this welcome amenity. St Regis Bahia Beach Happy Hour The…

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Deal Alert: Score Cheap Flights to Europe Under $400


Fly to Zurich this spring on the cheap thanks to several great fare deals from all a few carriers including both Delta, and American from New York in several months including February, March, April, and May of 2017. Keep in mind these cheap fares can be a great way to start racking up some elite qualifying miles as…

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Major Changes to Hilton HHonors Program Including New Perks

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Hilton announced they’re making some changes to the Hilton HHonors program with four major updates which will will be rolled out throughout the year including more flexible Points & Money, Pooling your points, Using your points for Amazon, and a one-time extension of Hilton Diamond Status. Below is a rundown of the four major changes, which were…

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