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Upcoming Changes to Delta’s Aircraft Fleet for 2019 and 2020

The airline industry is very competitive and must constantly evolve to win customers and be profitable. This includes refreshing existing aircraft and purchasing new planes with innovative offerings. Aircraft manufacturers are always improving existing models and offer clean sheet designs to meet these demands. A220: Delta just recently started passenger service on February 7thwith their new…

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Flight Review: Delta One Business Class New York – San Francisco (SFO)

On a recent trip from  New York – San Francisco (SFO), I decided to use a Regional Upgrade certificate to confirm into the Delta One business class cabin. Surprisingly, my flight had upgrade space available at time of booking and I was instantly confirmed into 4C. This fight was operated by one of Delta’s 757-200ER aircraft,…

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Drastic Changes to American Airlines Flight Attendant Bases

American Airlines has officially completed their merger with U.S. Airways, and as a result flight attendants from both airlines can now fly with each other. Previously, only pre-merger U.S. Airways flight attendants could fly together, and the same for pre-merger American Airlines flight attendants. As a result of this change, the airline is able to…

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Marriott Bonvoy & World of Hyatt Category Changes, JFK Terminal 8 Upgrade, Accessing American Airlines Admirals

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. World of Hyatt members will see updates made to the number of points required for a free night at 259 hotels. 130 hotels will shift into a…

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How to Access American Airlines Admirals Clubs

American Airlines operates two lounge products, Admirals Clubs and Flagship Lounges. The Flagship Lounges are branded as a premium offering and only located in a select hub cities. There are numerous ways to access an Admiral Club when flying on American Airlines or oneworld Partner. Across the system, there are you can find these clubs at…

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American Airlines New York City (JFK, LGA) Strategy

American Airlines recently announced they would be cutting their New York (JFK) to Orlando (MCO) route, which caused some questions on what American’s plan for New York is, and if they’re going in a “downward spiral”. In New York, there’s two airports which American Airlines primarily operates out of which are New York’s John F.…

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Discounted Delta SkyMiles Awards from 10,000 SkyMiles

Delta has launched a SkyMiles award sale, where you can book discounted award tickets, starting at just 10,000 SkyMiles roundtripto some of the West’s most popular U.S. cities, when you book by February 14, 2019, and travel between April 1 – June 8, 2019. When actually searching, you may even find some flights for less than these…

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Delta’s 2019 GRAMMY Party in West Hollywood, CA

Every year, there’s the Delta’s hosted GRAMMY Party with a special performance, and this year it was at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, which we attended. Delta’s 2019 GRAMMY Party in West Hollywood, CA If you’re looking to attend, you’re able to bid using your SkyMiles, through Delta SkyMiles Experiences, which they offered several auctions…

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World of Hyatt 2019 Free Night Award Category Changes

World of Hyatt routinely evaluates their hotels within their award categories, and will generally make changes once a year. Hyatt has announced their latest round of changes, and unlike last year, many hotels are shifting categories this time around. World of Hyatt members will see updates made to the number of points required for a…

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Is CLEAR becoming Overcrowded?

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. However, after my…

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Marriott Category Changes, Delta Sky Club Access, Grand Hyatt New York Closing

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. Marriott’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy has announced their 2019 Category changes, which can be viewed here. With this change, over 375 hotels are changing categories with around…

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Marriott Bonvoy 2019 Category Changes

Marriott’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy has announced their 2019 Category changes, which can be viewed here. With this change, over 375 hotels are changing categories with around 350 increasing and around 35 decreasing in category, overall a big negative when it comes to redemption. These changes go into effect Tuesday, March 5, 2019, however you can…

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How to Access United Clubs and Polaris Lounges

In 2017, United Airlines opened their first United Polaris Lounge to add value to their Polaris service class. This introduction resulted in United now having two separate lounge offerings, United Club and United Polaris. Two noticeable differences between the lounges is the number of locations and access limitations. How to Access United Clubs and Polaris…

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Earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Points with Sapphire Banking

If you’re looking for a way to earn some Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you may be interested in Chase Sapphire Banking. Chase is looking for new customers to open accounts with them, and as an incentive are offering 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, once signing up and completing the minimum requirements listed below. If you’re already…

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