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Here’s What Delta Should Do for Platinum and Diamond Medallions

There’s been a lot of talk on what airlines should be doing for elite members or those trying to earn status. Delta introduced a lucrative bonus know as the 2022 Medallion Status Accelerators. The goal is to reward those passengers who are traveling with a 50% or 75% bonus on Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments…

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World of Hyatt and American AAdvantage Status Challenges

American Airlines and World of Hyatt have announced new status challenges for elite members who have linked their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage® accounts. This new offer launches today and you must register by register by September 30, 2021. World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist members can enroll in an American Airlines status challenge. Likewise, AAdvantage…

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Delta’s Extensive Hold Times for SkyMiles Medallions

As initially posted by View from the Wing, and live updates from this Flyertalk Thread, Delta Medallion members have and still are experiencing extensive phone wait times due to massive staffing shortage with Delta’s reservations sales teams. It’s not uncommon to call in Delta as a top tier Diamond or Platinum Medallion member and now…

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New World of Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys Registration Now Live

World of Hyatt has announced it’s latest global promotion which will run from July 20 through September 15, 2021. It’s called Bonus Journeys, the same name as Hyatt’s current promotion through June 15th in addition to the one prior. World of Hyatt members can register to start earning triple points on stays of two or more qualifying nights.…

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Amex Platinum New Benefits; Fee Increases to $695

The American Express Platinum Card has officially increased its annual membership fee to $695, up from $550 previously. Its popular Centurion lounges have experienced some severe overcrowding issues, so this fee increase could partially be part due to attracting a more selective crowd. With the increased fee, there are some new benefits to the card including…

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Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos Now Open

The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos officially opened today marking Marriott’s first resort on the islands. As a Category 8, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to redeem standard rooms from 85,000 points per night.  The resort is located 15 minutes from Providenciales International Airport (PLS), and features 147 guest rooms and suites, a Ritz-Carlton club lounge,…

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New York LaGuardia (LGA) Centurion Lounge Now Open

America Express has reopened their latest Centurion Lounge at New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) today. The new lounge is located post-security in Terminal B, which is home to American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Air Canada. The newest lounge will be open from 5am-6pm daily with Saturdays closing at 5pm. It’s great to see this lounge…

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Southwest Airlines Announces Syracuse, NY; Expands Schedule

Southwest Airlines announced its plans to add service to yet another new destination this year. Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be the newest destination for the airline, as well as Southwest’s 6th destination in New York. Per Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co,  celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its first flights this month, has extended its bookable…

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Hotel Review: Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is a newer hotel in Irving, Texas, adjacent to the Irving Convention Center. The hotel has 250 guest rooms and suites. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 property requiring 25,000 points for a standard free night redemption. Off peak redemptions are 20,000 points and peak nights are 30,000 points…

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World of Hyatt Cardmembers: 25% Back at Independent Brands

World of Hyatt has announced its latest promotion for World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers. This new offer runs from June 15 through September 15, 2021, where cardmembers will 25% of redeemed points back as Bonus Points ONLY at Hyatt’s independent collection brands. Per Hyatt, World of Hyatt Credit Cardmembers can receive 25% of redeemed points…

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American Express 25% Transfer Bonus to Hawaiian Airlines

American Express is offering a 25% transfer bonus to Hawaiian Airlines now through June 310, 2021. With this bonus, you’ll now receive 1,250 HawaiianMiles per 1,000 Membership Rewards points. You must be logged into your Membership Rewards account to view this offer. Membership Rewards normally transfer to Hawaiian Airlines points at 1:1 ratio, meaning 1,000 Membership Rewards points…

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