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16 American Airlines Passengers Hospitalized After Flight

16 American Airlines passengers were hospitalized after arriving in to Boston Logan International Airport yesterday morning. The passengers consisted of a school group coming back from Ecuador, with a layover in Miami. It’s unclear what caused their illness, but it’s likely it was related to while they were in Ecuador vs. on the flight itself.…

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United 787 Cape Town Service, Bonus World of Hyatt in Vegas

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. United Airlines announced plans to offer service between Newark and Cape Town, South Africa starting in December 2019. This route will be operated three times a week…

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United Airlines Summer Schedule, AA 737 Max Cancellations

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 has officially revealed that its 767-400s will instead receive a non-suite Delta One seats instead. The seat will have similar aesthetics to the Delta One Suite…

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United Airlines Expands 2019 Summer Schedule

United Airlines announced several new and returning international summer routes, including new service between Newark and Prague, as well as between Newark and  Naples, Italy. Other route highlights include Austin to Cancun (CUN), Houston (IAH) to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, Newark to Reykjavik, Iceland(KEF), and New Orleans (MSY) and San Antonio (SAT) to Cancun (CUN). Per…

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American Airlines Cancels More Boeing 737 MAX Flights

American Airlines has continued the cancellation of their 737 MAX flights through June 5th. As a result, about 90 American Airlines flights are being canceled each day. When it comes to flight cancellations, not every flight that was operated by a 737 MAX was canceled, as the airline is swapping out aircraft on certain routes. As…

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Delta Opting Not to Put Suites in 767-400 Retrofit

The airline industry is constantly evolving with new products and services to stay competitive. In late 2016, Delta Air Lines introduced a new business class product called, Delta One Suite. The seat features a sliding door for privacy along with large HD inflight entertainment screen, mood lighting, and several other improvements. This innovative product was…

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CLEAR Raising Prices for Delta SkyMiles Members

For those not familiar, CLEAR uses fingerprint and iris I.D. technology to expedite the document check portion of the TSA security process. CLEAR members verify their identity in the dedicated CLEAR lane and then enter either TSA PreCheck or general screening depending on their status, reducing the overall amount of time spent at security. CLEAR announced they’ll…

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American Airlines Stingy Compensation, United Removing Award Charts, Hyatt Elite Status

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. United Airlines has announced that for flights on or after November 15th, 2019 there will be no award chart pricing. See full details of: United Airlines Removes Award…

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United Airlines Removes Award Charts

Loyalty and award programs are a big component of the travel industry. Airlines have used them in various ways to create competitive advantages and incentive passenger behavior. There have been several approaches taken by the industry for redeeming award points including; distance based redemptions, fixed award charts, and dynamic pricing. The use of dynamic pricing…

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New York’s JFK Closing Runway for Construction; Expect Delays

For those traveling to/from/through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, get ready for longer taxi times and potential ATC delays, as the airport will be closing one of their four runways starting this week. This is due to reconstruction which will widen the runway as well as convert it to concrete which lasts longer…

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American Airlines Stingy with Compensation

When it comes to airlines, usually airlines are pretty good when it comes to compensation for issues that are their fault such as mechanical delays and cancellations, however as you’ll see here that isn’t always the case. A Points, Miles, and Martinis reader shared their account: I’m primarily a Delta flier based in Los Angeles,…

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