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Will American Airlines Expand Premium Transcontinental Service to Washington D.C (DCA)?

American Airlines has been heavily investing in their premium product, whether it’s on their A321’s with are performing very well on their transcontinental routes between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Another interesting market to look at is Washington D.C., particularly their Los Angeles- Washington D.C (DCA) route. When it comes to…

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American Airlines Settles Fare Collusion Lawsuit, Pays $45 Million

American Airlines has reached an agreement, where they’ve settled an antitrust lawsuit on fare collusion, and will be forced to pay $45 million. Other airlines involved are Southwest Airlines, who has paid $15 million, where Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have yet to reach an agreement. Despite the settlement, according to American Airlines they…

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Amex Business Platinum Benefits for Cardholders

Both The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and The Platinum Card® from American Express offer phenomenal lounge access benefits, however you may be wondering why you should choose the business version of the card, so here’s a look at some of the top Amex Business Platinum Card benefits. Currently the The Business Platinum Card from American…

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Premium Lounge Access for American and United, AA Business Class Tokyo (HND) to LAX 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. In the United States, both American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA) have each launched their own lounges exclusively for specific premium passengers. These select few are…

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Earn 100,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through June 30, 2018, where you can earn up to 100,000 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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Delta to Launch Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul-Incheon Service

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul-Incheon starting in 2019, which will be operated by one of their refreshed 777-200ER aircraft with all new cabins, which will feature Delta One suites. This will be Delta’s fourth destination from Seoul, as the airline currently serves Atlanta, Detroit, and Seattle/Tacoma. A specific…

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Redeeming British Airways Avios for South America Flights

Traveling around South America by plane can be very expensive and airlines including LATAM and Aerolíneas Argentinas charge separate prices for residents and versus non-residents. The alternate option for getting around is via buses that are very comfortable, but most take 8-12 hours for a journey with some taking 18+ hours. Luckily redeeming British Airways…

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Alligator Crossing at Orlando International Airport Delays Arriving Flight

Imagine landing at Orlando International Airport, and not being able to taxi to the gate, due to an alligator crossing the runway. That’s what happened Monday night for one Spirit Airlines flight that arrived from Baltimore. The alligator safely made his way across the runway and back into the water, but this could have been…

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Discounted Delta SkyMiles Awards to Alaska and Canada

Delta has launched a SkyMiles award sale, where you can book discounted award tickets, starting at just 14,000 SkyMiles roundtrip to several cities in Alaska and Canada including Anchorage, Alaska (ANC); Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI); Montreal (YUL); Vancouver (YVR); Winnipeg (YWG); and Victoria, Canada (YYJ) when you book by June 13, 2018 and travel from September 17 through November…

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Premium Lounge Access for American and United Airlines’ Passengers

There are more ways than ever to gain access to an airport lounge, especially in the United States these days. From credit card benefits to elite status and day passes to flight add-ons, lounges are no longer exclusively for first and business class passengers traveling. While this has allowed many travelers to escape the chaos…

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Flight Review: American Airlines Business Class Tokyo (HND) to Los Angeles

In May I had the chance to fly American Airlines from Haneda (HND) to Los Angeles (LAX) on their 787-9. For the trip I booked a business class seat with a total flight time of approximately 9 hour and 40 minutes. The flight was scheduled to depart at 4:25pm and after a brief issue with…

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Stronger TSA Screening Procedures, Airline Open Seating, Leveraging Delta Regional Upgrades

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. Stronger TSA screening procedures for carry-on items are now in full swing for the busy summer travel schedule. This is a result of the Transportation Security Administration…

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Delta Employees Complaining About New Uniforms, Changes Being Made

Delta recently rolled out their new Zac Posen designed uniforms to over 60,000 of their employees, but it’s not all positive reactions from their employees. Several of the employees have complained that the new clothing is causing chafing and irritation irritating of their skin. When American Airlines released their uniforms last year, New Uniforms Making American Airlines…

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Stronger TSA Screening Procedures for Carry-On Items

Stronger TSA screening procedures for carry-on items are now in full swing for the busy summer travel schedule. This is a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implementing additional screening procedures for carry-on items. Passengers will now be required to place all electronics larger than a cell phone, food items, powders and liquids/gels in a…

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Leveraging Delta Regional Upgrade Certificates Domestically

Delta Regional Upgrade Certificates are one of the Choice Benefits that Diamond and Platinum Medallions members can select once earning or re-qualifying for status, which if used effectively can save you quite a bit of money. If choosing the upgrade certificate option, Platinum Medallions can choose 4 regional upgrades, whereas Diamond Medallions can choose either…

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