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Marriott Bonvoy Ambassadors Can Gift Platinum Elite Status

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassadors who earned status this year will be able to gift Platinum Elite status to a friend or family member as a one-time benefit for thank those who have continued to earn status throughout the pandemic. This follows news that Marriott will be extending elite status for everyone for another year through February…

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Delta Adding 100 Flights to NYC Airports

Delta plans to add back more than 100 flights to NYC airports, as the airline restores pre-covid flight levels at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia’s (LGA) airport. During the pandemic, the FAA implemented a slot waiver, where airlines wouldn’t lose their take-off/landing slots at the nation’s busiest airports, however is set to…

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Delta Adds Panama City Service from LAX, JFK, MCO

Delta announced they’ll be expanding service to Panama City, Panama (PTY) from three new cities. Los Angeles and Orlando will be launching service to Panama City on Dec 18, and New York-JFK on Dec. 20. Additionally, they’ll be a second daily flight from Atlanta on Saturdays. Per Delta, New flights and increased service grows Delta’s capacity…

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Positive Marriott Breakfast Changes Announced

Marriott Bonvoy announced they’ll be brining back complimentary hot breakfast to four brands within its portfolio. Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott will start piloting the new breakfast offerings in October, and by winter this will be rolled out to nearly 3,000 properties across the U.S.…

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MGM Resorts Acquires The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International has confirmed plans to acquire Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and is expected to close in early 2022. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, whereas MGM properties are part of MLife and have a partnership with Hyatt. I suspect we’ll see The Cosmopolitan leave Marriott’s Autograph Collection, and join MLife…

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Park Hyatt Toronto Reopens

Hyatt announced that the Park Hyatt Toronto, located in the Yorkville neighborhood has officially reopened after 4 years of being closed and renovated. This is a World of Hyatt Category 6 property with free night awards starting at 25,000 points per night. Per Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Oxford Properties are pleased to open its doors…

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Southwest Airlines: Earn Double Tier Qualifying Points

Southwest Airlines has launched a new offer for Rapid Rewards members to earn double tier qualifying points toward A-List or A-List Preferred status now through November 30, 201. You’ll need to login to your Rapid Rewards and then you can register for the offer. Offer Details: Earn double tier qualifying points (TQPs*) toward A-List or A-List…

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