Score Better Southwest Airlines Seats, New United Routes, Fast Track to Starwood Platinum

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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.

Getting good seats on Southwest Airlines can depend on a number of factors including elite status, Early Bird check-in, and whether you’re on a through flight. Find out the trick to getting better seats by booking a through flight.


United Airlines announced they’ll launching several new domestic routes starting this summer, with most being to/from smaller cities, allowing for more connecting options for passengers. New routes begin June 7, 2018 just in time for the busy summer travel season.



On a recent Delta flight from New York (JFK) to St. Kitts, I was upgraded to First Class. Delta offers seasonal Saturday only service from JFK to St. Kitts (SKB) onboard their 737-800 aircraft, as well as several times a week from Atlanta.

Drink of the Week:

  • Double Woodford on the Rocks

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