Southwest Airlines Further Hawaii Expansion, Thompson Hotels Join World of Hyatt

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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.

a blue and yellow airplane on a runway

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to serve four airports in Hawaii including Honolulu (Oahu), Kahului (Maui), Lihue (Kauai), and Kona (Big Island). However one airport which wasn’t initially announced was Hilo (Big Island), however per a recent interview, it appears Southwest may be considering service there as well.


a pool with lights on the side of a building

Thompson Hotels will be the first join the World of Hyatt loyalty program for stays starting March 28, 2019. World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points and enjoy in-hotel benefits at all eight participating Thompson Hotels.


a plane on the runway

American Airlines has continued the cancellation of their 737 MAX flights through April 24. As a result, about 90 American Airlines flights are being canceled each day. See details: American Airlines Cancels Boeing 737 MAX Flights.

Drink of the Week:

  • Double Woodford on the Rocks

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  1. This is great news for travelers! More competition on routes to Hawaii will hopefully lead to lower fares and easier access to the islands.

  2. Interesting to see Southwest potentially adding Hilo. I’ll be curious to see how this develops and what their timeline might be.

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