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Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa Rebranding in 2024

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will be rebranded to the Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa in late 2024. The property currently has 493 guestrooms and suites. As part of the rebranding, the property will undergo a $110 million property renovation including guestrooms; pools; food and beverage and more. The renovation…

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Delta’s Refreshed Food & Beverage Offerings: Ice Cream Sundaes and Espresso Martinis

Delta announced its latest food & beverage refresh, which includes several returning favorites as well as some new additions to hit the skies. Highlights include the return of the signature Delta One dessert cart, espresso martinis, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteak, seasonally inspired items, and more. Per Delta, here’s the full list of updates: Sweets…

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Delta Launches Los Angeles to Auckland Service

Delta announced they’ll be launching brand new nonstop Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand service starting on October 28, 2023. Delta will fly its Airbus A350-900 featuring 32 Delta One suites, 48 Delta Premium Select, 36 Comfort Plus, and 190 Main Cabin seats. Per Delta, Daily flights between New Zealand’s largest city and Los Angeles…

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JetBlue Launches Daytime Service JFK-London Heathrow

JetBlue announced they’ll be launching a daytime New York (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) flight starting March 25, 2023. This will be JetBlue’s second daily flight on this route, complementing its existing evening departure. JetBlue also flies daily between New York (JFK) and London Gatwick Airport, for a total of three daily flights between NYC…

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Aloft Playa Del Carmen Now Open

A short 45 minute drive from Cancun International Airport is the resort town, Playa del Carmen. You’ll find Marriott’s newest property which just opened this month in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Aloft Playa Del Carmen features 167 guest rooms with award nights ranging from 22,000-30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making this an attractive property…

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Redeeming Delta Upgrade Certificates Online

Delta Air Lines has rolled out a new feature for Platinum and Diamond Medallions who wish to redeem their upgrade certificates online. Top tier elite members will now be able to apply upgrade certificates to reservations online at time of booking. Platinum and Diamond Medallion members have the ability to choose Regional and Global upgrades…

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Eight New Delta Sky Clubs and Expansions Planned for 2023

Delta has opened four new Clubs this year already including its two largest at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Additionally, Delta opened a new club at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and most recently a new 22,000-plus-square-foot space at Chicago-O’Hare. Next year, Delta announced eight club openings and expansions planned for 2023. Airports…

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New Delta Sky Club Access Changes

Delta announced it’s changing some of the ways customers can access Clubs starting next year to preserve a best-in-class experience and help reduce over-crowding. Essentially, Delta is reducing access to certain travelers, and raising fees and membership costs. Memberships will only be offered to Medallion members; American Express guest access prices are increasing; Medallions will no…

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American Airlines Instant Status Pass for Hyatt Elites

World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members who have linked their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts can now enjoy complimentary AAdvantage status when they register for American Airlines Instant Status Pass by December 28. This is the newest offering as part of the American Airlines and Hyatt partnership. World of Hyatt and American Airlines…

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Changes

Southwest Airlines announced some changes to its Rapid Rewards program. These changes are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, with the biggest being that earning Companion Pass benefits will be increasing 125,000 to 135,000 qualifying points. Additional updates include Companion Pass holders and companions can board together, as well as a new cancellation…

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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is the newest Ritz-Carlton property to open in New York City featuring 250 guest rooms and suites. You’ll also find the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a full service spa, and José Andrés Zaytinya restaurant at the property. With paid rates starting at over $1,000 night, you might want to consider redeeming Marriott Bonvoy…

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Delta SkyMiles Program Changes Next Year

Delta Air Lines announced that the SkyMiles Program will undergo several changes beginning January 1, 2023. Delta will be increasing Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) requirements in addition to adding new Choice Benefits for Platinum and Diamond Medallion members. Additionally, SkyMiles members will be able to redeem SkyMiles for checked baggage, and Platinum and Diamond Medallions will…

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Delta SkyMiles Experiences Return

Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for SkyMiles Experiences is an exciting redemption option if you’re looking for a different option to redeem SkyMiles instead of for flights. SkyMiles members can redeem Delta SkyMiles through this online auction platform that allows you to bid your miles. The past few years SkyMiles Experiences was shut down during the pandemic but…

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Delta Announces New Flights to Europe for Summer 2023

Delta Air Lines announced this week some exciting new European routes for next summer. Delta’s will be launching several new routes from Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York (JFK). Delta will offer new or resumed flights to destinations including London-Heathrow, Paris, Geneva, Stuttgart and Berlin with new flights beginning as early as March 2023. Here’s…

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