Delta Medallion Status Challenge, Tipping $20 at Bellagio Check-In

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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.

Delta Air Lines continues to take on Alaska Airlines in Seattle, and are offering a special Delta Air Lines Status Match Challenge for those who have elite status with Alaska Airlines. Those with Alaska Airlines MVP status can request a status challenge to Delta Gold status and those with Alaska MVP Gold, MVP Gold 75K can be matched to Delta Platinum Medallion status. See the full details: Delta Medallion Status Challenge for Alaska Airlines Fliers

News

In Las Vegas, it’s not uncommon to try to tip a $20 when checking in at one of the hotels in order to score a complimentary upgrade. We decided to put the $20 front desk trick to work during a recent visit to Bellagio Hotel and Casino. See what happened: Does Tipping $20 Upon Check-In Work at Bellagio?

Deals

As a reminder, American Airlines currently has a promotion, where you can earn up to 20,000 bonus American AAdvantage miles when flying Japan Airlines between Seattle and Tokyo until the end of the month.

Drink of the Week:

  • Double Whiskey Ginger

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