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Delta Launches Service between Orange County and New York-JFK

Delta announced they’ll be launching new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy and home Orange County (SNA) John Wayne Airport, starting October 15, 2018. The flight will operate as a morning departure from New York (JFK), and an early afternoon departure on the return. This route will be operated by one of their…

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Future of American Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy

When it comes to NYC and air travel, Delta is the largest carrier at New York’s John F. Kennedy, and United has their home fortress at Newark Liberty International Airport. American Airlines has a boutique operation at New York’s JFK, as they capitalize on their service to London-Heathrow as well as Los Angeles, and San…

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Hawaiian Airlines Network and Schedule Updates

When it comes to service to the Hawaiian Islands from the mainland, Hawaiian Airlines offers an extensive list of routes to the islands, however competition is fierce with all the major carriers including Delta, American, United, Alaska Airlines, and now Southwest Airlines competing. Hawaiian is constantly re-evaluating their routes and schedule to remain competitive and…

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Is the 100K Amex Business Platinum Sign-Up Bonus Worth It?

Currently the The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN is offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points, after meeting the minimum spend requirements, which makes this a great to sign-up for this card. Both The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and The Platinum Card® from American Express offer phenomenal lounge access benefits, however you…

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Flight Review: Aeromexico Premier Business Class JFK- Mexico City

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on the Aeromexico Premier Business Class from New York (JFK) to Mexico City (MEX) on a recent visit. Aeromexico has been only around for 30 years and remains the only full service national airline of Mexico.  Recently, they took delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, both 787-8 and 787-9,…

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American Gold/Platinum Status (Targeted), Andaz Mayakoba Review, Working Out at the Airport

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 has sent out offers for complimentary Gold or Platinum AAdvantage status for some members, through September 7th, 2018. See the full details and whether you…

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How to Earn 300,000 Hilton Honors Points with Sign-Up Bonuses

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 300,000 Hilton Honors Points, with sign-up bonuses after completing the minimum spend requirements. With the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express you’ll earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $1,000 in…

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Sichuan Airlines Pilot Partially Sucked Out of Cockpit

A Sichuan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, after the First Officer of the Airbus A319 almost got sucked out the cockpit, after the cockpit windshield blew out at 32,000 feet. Last month, we covered Horrible: Southwest Airlines Engine Failure Causes Passenger Death, where a passenger was partially sucked out of a window…

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Hotel Review: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is a World of Hyatt Category 5 property, meaning free night awards start at 20,000 points per night, whereas Points + Cash is available for 10,000 points and $125 per night. Rates start around $250 per night, so be sure to double-check their rates before redeeming your points here. At the…

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Naked Man Makes Fake Bomb Threat at Daytona Beach International Airport

Daytona Beach International Airport was under lock-down earlier this week, after a bomb threat was made by a naked passenger, which shut down the terminal until it could be searched and clear by bomb-sniffing dogs. John T. Greenwood, 25, stripped naked in a women’s bathroom and then made his way to baggage claim, where he made…

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Delta Upgrading Basic Economy Passengers, Free National Emerald Club Executive Status, W Hotel New York Update

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. Currently the The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN is offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points, after meeting the minimum spend requirements. See all the great benefits and…

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United Airlines Slashes Mexico Flights, Due to Poor Demand

United Airlines announced plans to slash several flights to Mexico, as they are blaming due to poor demand. As an example of the cutbacks, the airline will be slashing their nonstop service between Los Angeles and Mexico City effective October 4, 2018 completely. Other cuts come service to Huatulco (HUX); Mazatlan (MZT), and Villahermosa (VSA). United blames…

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Why You Should Get the Amex Business Platinum Card Now

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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Delta Assigning Basic Economy Passengers Comfort Plus Seats Instead of Medallions

One of the benefits of being a Delta Medallion is unlimited complimentary upgrades to First Class and Comfort Plus. If there is upgrade inventory available in advance, Medallions are upgraded at that time, however more often than not, upgrades will occur at the gate. On a recent trip, I noticed that the flight went from…

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