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United Airlines Announces Several New Domestic Routes

United Airlines announced several new domestic routes across several of six of their U.S. hubs. Highlights include new service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Newark to Anchorage, Alaska; as well as expanding their network out of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Per United, United Airlines today announced it is continuing to strengthen its domestic route…

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Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles with Hyatt Place and Hyatt House

World of Hyatt has launched their latest promotion, where you’ll earn 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles per qualifying stay when staying at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels from now through January 31, 2019. Be sure to register for this offer by November 30, 2018. Other current World of Hyatt promotions going on include Double World of Hyatt…

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Cryptocurrency Official Currency to Buy Passports in Venezuela

Venezuelans looking to leave their country in need of a passport, will now have to pay using cryptocurrency. Several U.S. airlines have discontinued to the country, due to a currency dispute with the government, essentially meaning that they weren’t getting reimbursed for customer tickets bought with local currency. Per Bloomberg, Venezuelans seeking to escape their country’s…

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Redeeming Alaska Airline Miles on Partners, Hyatt Adding 85 New Hotels, Discounted SkyMiles Awards

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. Alaska Airlines mainly operates in the western portion of the United States and is not part of the three major airline alliances, but it has codeshare agreements…

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Unreal: Emotional Support Squirrel Delays Frontier Airlines Flight

Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 bound from Orlando to Cleveland was delayed due to an interesting reason: An Emotional Support Squirrel. One passenger was trying to sneak on a squirrel claiming it was for emotional support. However, that didn’t go over to well with the airline who ended up calling police to remove her, as rodents are not allowed on…

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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 roundtrip between the continental U.S. 48 and Hawaii and Florida and between the continental U.S. 48 and select Latin America and the Caribbean, when you book by October 12, 2018, and travel between January 15 – March 15, 2019. When…

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Hyatt Adding 85 New Hotels with Acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality

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 they look to grow their global footprint. While Hyatt isn’t nearly as large as Marriott or Hilton, they’re looking to grow. When it comes to World of Hyatt, nothing has…

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325,000 Hilton Honors Points With Limited Time Offers

Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. You’ll now earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months on the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. This card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold Status and with this offer you’ll also earn…

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Redeeming Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles on Partners

Alaska Airlines mainly operates in the western portion of the United States and is not part of the three major airline alliances, but it has codeshare agreements with over 15 airlines around the world. This means that passengers can redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for award travel on Emirates flights as well as credit…

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American Airlines New Routes, New World of Hyatt Benefits, JFK Passenger Smuggles Cocaine

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 they’ll be launching several new domestic and international routes in 2019. A large majority of these new routes are due to a lease agreement they’ve…

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American Airlines Announces Several New Domestic and International Routes

American Airlines announced they’ll be launching several new domestic and international routes in 2019. A large majority of these new routes are due to a lease agreement they’ve reached at Dallas Ft. Worth with the airport resulting in 15 new regional gates after renovating the Terminal E satellite gates. In addition to the added regional flying…

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American Airlines Flight Attendants Now ‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍Integrated

Earlier this week, American Airlines has made great strides with their flight attendant workgroups, and as of Monday, ‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍October 1, 2018, the airline has completed their‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍ flight attendant operational integration, which has been a four-year journey. Prior to this integratation pre-merger U.S. Airways flight attendants couldn’t fly with American Airlines flight attendants and vice versa,…

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JFK Arriving Passenger Smuggles Cocaine in Bailey’s Bottles

An alleged cocaine smuggler was caught at New York’s John F. Kennedy last week, after arriving in from Kingston, Jamaica. U.S. Customs and Border Protection caught the man who attempted to bring $115,000 worth of cocaine into the country in Bailey’s liquor bottles. Per Fox News, A man arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York…

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New Benefits for World of Hyatt Members with Exhale Integration

Hyatt has announced some exciting news with the integration of Exhale into the World of Hyatt loyalty program. World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points for fitness classes and spa treatments, and Globalists will receive complimentary fitness classes during Hyatt stays. Hyatt acquired Exhale back in 2017, so it makes sense for this…

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Earn 42,500 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through October 8, 2018, where you can earn up to 42,500 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted…

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Double World of Hyatt Points at Vegas MLife Properties

World of Hyatt has launched their latest promotion, this time with their partner M Life, which is the loyalty program of MGM resorts. In this new promotion, you’ll earn double World of Hyatt points when you stay between October 1 to December 29, 2018 at participating MLife properties in Vegas. You’ll recall Hyatt is currently having…

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Redeeming British Airways Avios for American Airlines Flights

With British Airway’s distance award chart, award travel on American Airlines operated flights are a great way to redeem Avios. While British Airways doesn’t offer their lowest tier of award redemptions for domestic US flights, passengers can still book awards flights starting at 7,500 Avios in economy for flights up to 1,151 miles. For reference,…

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New LAX Marijuana Policy, Redeeming Hilton Points in South America, Priority Pass Lounge Updates

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. Los Angeles International Airport has made some changes to their policies and procedures, when it comes to flying with marijuana. Passengers will not be arrested or stopped…

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United MileagePlus Premier Changes

United Airlines announced they’re making some changes to their Premier program, both on the benefits side and on how to qualify for elite status. All Premier members will now receive the same standard weight baggage allowance of 70 pounds; Premier 1K members will now be invited to pre-board (previously in Group 1). Qualification becomes harder for…

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