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Destination Hotels Join World of Hyatt Program

Last year, we shared how Hyatt announced they’d be acquiring Two Roads Hospitality, which is composed of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts. As part of the acquisition, we shared how Thompson Hotels would be the first join the World of Hyatt loyalty program for stays starting March 28,…

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Preclearance Locations U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Arriving back in the United States after an international trip means clearing customs, which can result in lengthy lines. Even worst if you’re trying to make a connecting flight, as sometimes these lines can be over an hour long. However, one of my favorite things about U.S. customs is arriving back from a preclearance destination.…

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5 More Airlines Join TSA Pre-Check; 72 Total Airlines Now Included

The TSA announced that three new airlines would be participating in the TSA Pre-Check program which brings the total airlines to 56. The newest additions include Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus and Interjet. We’ve written Why TSA PreCheck Lines Should be Shorter Now thanks to the “PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018”, which would ensure only travelers…

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Southwest Airlines Hawaii Expansion, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Review

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. Southwest Airlines announced their latest Hawaii Expansion which includes first-ever Southwest service to Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai and Hilo International Airport (ITO) on the Island of…

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United Airlines Tokyo Haneda Route Expansion

Following Delta Air Lines to Grow Presence at Tokyo Haneda recent announcement where the airline plans to shift all their flying from Tokyo-Narita to Tokyo-Haneda, United Airlines also makes their own expansion at Tokyo-Haneda. United Airlines will begin new service from Tokyo-Haneda to four of its U.S. hubs beginning March 28, 2020. We’ll see service being…

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Delta’s Expansion in the United Kingdom, New Routes and Aircrafts

When it comes to flights to the United Kingdom, Delta and their joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic offer numerous options across the Atlantic, however Delta continues to grow with even more flights. Highlights include Delta adding a third daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy and London Heathrow, which complements Virgin Atlantic’s five flights.…

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Southwest Airlines Latest Hawaii Expansion Announced

Southwest Airlines announced their latest Hawaii Expansion which includes first-ever Southwest service to Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai and Hilo International Airport (ITO) on the Island of Hawaii. Additionally Southwest will be adding nonstop service from Sacramento to Honolulu, Hawaii starting on January 19, 2020. Per Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines announced the carrier will add…

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Hotel Review: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

The Le Centre Sheraton Montreal is located in the heart of the city center if you’re looking to explore the downtown area. It’s a Marriott Category 5 property meaning it will cost 35,000 points per night if you’re looking to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points. In terms of renovation, Deluxe and Club Level rooms have been renovated,…

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Earn 500 Membership Rewards Points with Resy

Earlier this year American Express acquired the restaurant reservation company Resy, as they look to add new benefits for their members. Overall, I think this is a great partnership as I could see preferred dining times offered for Amex Platinum and Centurion cardholders, bonus Membership Rewards points at Resy restaurants and more. To kick things…

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American Airlines New Routes, Delta Tokyo-Haneda Expansion

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. American Airlines announced some exciting new routes for next summer as they look to continue their Transatlantic expansion with several new routes. Highlight include starting service to Africa…

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American Airlines 2020 Summer Expansion Announced

American Airlines announced some exciting new routes for next summer as they look to continue their Transatlantic expansion with several new routes. Highlight include starting service to Africa for the first time ever for American when they begin flying to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN), in June. American is also adding new service to Krakow, Poland (KRK), and…

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345,000 Hilton Honors Points, Amex Retention Offers and More

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. If you’re looking to earn a bunch of Hilton Honors points, you’ll want to take a look at three of their cards, which collectively are offering 345,000…

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Lucrative Amex Platinum Retention Offer

I’ve long been a cardholder of the American Express Platinum Card, however I’ve been debating whether to keep the card or to close it. There’s a lengthy American Express retention offers Flyertalk thread that talks about all sort of retention offers cardholders are getting. I decided to call up American Express’s retention department at 800-452-3945 where…

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New United Airlines and CLEAR Partnership Announced

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 has…

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