Southwest Airlines Hawaii Update, Avoid Amex Transfer Partner Fees, AA Flagship Lounge LAX 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.

Southwest Airlines has confirmed that we can expect to see service begin to Hawaii before the end of 2018. The four cities in Hawaii which the airline will serve are Honolulu, HI (Oahu); Kahului, HI (Maui); Kona, HI (Island of Hawaii); and Lihue, HI (Kauai). See the latest Southwest Airlines Hawaii Update; Plans to Sell Flights Soon.


American Express Membership Rewards can be transferred to many hotel and airline partners. When transferring Membership Rewards points to U.S. airline frequent flyer programs however, you’re subjected to an “Excise Tax Offset Fee”, In order to avoid this fee with American Express, you’d need to transfer to a foreign carrier. See the full details: Amex Transfer Partner Fees and How to Avoid


American Airlines operates several Flagship Lounges in the United States to provide their business and first-class passengers on international and transcontinental flights a premium experience. On a recent layover in Los Angeles (LAX) I had the chance to visit and enjoy the elevated service it provides.


Drink of the Week:

Pre-departure sparkling wine

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