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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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Amazing: 345,000 Hilton Honors Points with 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 345,000 Hilton Honors Points, with bonuses after completing the minimum spend requirements. Amazing: 345,000 Hilton Honors Points with Bonuses With the Hilton Honors Card from American Express you’ll earn…

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Southwest Leaving Newark, Grand Hyatt Vail Opens, Delta JFK-Amsterdam Flight 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 has made two major announcements today as they’ve reported their second quarter earnings. The first is that the airline will be leaving Newark Liberty International…

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Transitioning Brands: Sheraton Park City (Previously Marriott)

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest officially merged last August into the new Marriott Bonvoy program. As a result there are over 30 brands including some very similar ones, which leads to the question on hotel branding. We haven’t really seen many hotels changing brands, however I came across the Sheraton Park City, which was…

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United Airlines Adds 5th Daily Flight from Newark to London

United Airlines announced they’ll be increasing service between Newark and London Heathrow (LHR) by adding a 5th daily flight between the two cities. United will also deploy their retrofitted Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on this route which features 46 United Polaris business class seats, indicating that United feels strongly they can sell more premium seats in…

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Southwest Airlines Leaving Newark, Hawaii Expansion

Southwest Airlines has made two major announcements today as they’ve reported their second quarter earnings. The first is that the airline will be leaving Newark Liberty International Airport effective November 3, 2019. The airline is blaming poor financial results at EWR, and they’ve determined they can more effectively serve New York through one airport. Southwest currently…

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New Grand Hyatt Hotel In Vail, Colorado

Hyatt just announced the new opening of the 285 room Grand Hyatt Vail, which was previously the Hotel Talisa part of Marriotts’ Luxury Collection. The hotel was recently renovated in 2018, so with Hyatt’s takeover it’s unlikely that we’ll see any major changes except for some branding. For those looking to redeem Hyatt points, you won’t find…

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Flight Review: Delta One Business Class JFK – Amsterdam

Amsterdam is Delta’s largest hub in Europe, so I was excited to finally fly here from New York’s John F. Kennedy this summer. Delta offers 2 daily flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy and Amsterdam complementing KLM’s three daily flights. Additionally, Norwegian Air Shuttle also offers service as well. This flight was operated on…

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220,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points, New Hyatt Centric Mountain View

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. Hilton is out with 2 new increased offers on their American Express cards. Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors points for signing up for the Hilton Honors American Express…

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Hilton’s Bermuda Expansion: Bermudiana Beach Resort Opens in 2020

Hilton announced they’ll be opening their first resort in Bermuda. Bermudiana Beach Resort is set to open in 2020 as part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection. This is great news as their are limited points hotels currently on the island so it’s nice to see one of the big three brands opening here. Presently, Marriott and…

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Delta Removes $150 Sporting Equipment Fee

Delta Air Lines announced they’re slashing their current $150 sporting equipment fee in exchange for standard baggage prices. For non-Medallions, this means the fee would now just be $30, the price of a regular checked bag. For Medallion members, you’ll be able to check surfboards, bicycles, golf clubs, scuba gear and other large-sized sporting equipment…

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World of Hyatt Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest Increasing Categories

One of Hyatt’s newest properties, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest will be increasing hotel categories effective July 30, 2019. The property will be jumping from a Category 2 to a Category 5, meaning free nights will be now cost 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night. If you’re looking to lock in the current prices, you must…

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Earn Delta Medallion Status through 2021, Too Many Marriott Elite Members

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. Delta Air Lines offers a Delta SkyMiles Status Challenge, which is referred to as the Medallion Status Match Challenge. The great reason to participate in the status match…

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Discounted Delta SkyMiles Awards to the Caribbean and Mexico

Delta has launched their latest SkyMiles award sale, where you can book discounted Delta Main Cabin award tickets, starting at just 15,000 SkyMiles roundtrip on select flights to the Caribbean and Mexico. when you book by July 13, 2019, and travel this fall. Discounted Delta SkyMiles Awards to the Caribbean and Mexico When actually searching, you…

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World of Hyatt Welcomes Destination Hotels

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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