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Two Positive Southwest Airlines Cancellation Changes

Southwest Airlines has announced two positive changes when it comes to their cancellation policy on pet fees as well as unaccompanied minor fees. Starting this year, both pet fares and unaccompanied minor charges are now refundable, whether voluntary cancellation or involuntary flight cancellation such as weather. Per Southwest Airlines, We are excited to announce that as…

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When Do Delta Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles Post?

One benefit to the SkyMiles program is the ability to rollover Medallion Qualifying Miles each year. For those who earn more MQMs needed than your qualification level, the excess MQMs rollover to the following year. As it’s 2019, if you login into your SkyMiles account, you’ll see your Medallion qualification statistics have been reset. You…

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Hertz Gold Plus Rewards 2019 Changes

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards has announced they’re making several changes and enhancements to their loyalty program which take place next year. The biggest change is they’re raising the rental requirements to earn Five Star status to 12 rentals or $2,400 spend (excluding taxes and fees). On a positive note both Five Star and President’s Circle members will now…

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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Brings Loaded Gun to Airport

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was arrested this week for bringing a load gun to the airport. Transportation Security Administration security found the gun as she was going through the security checkpoint at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Details are vague as to if she was working a flight to traveling as a passenger. If she was…

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American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Review

The American Express Centurion Hong Kong is located in Terminal 1 just before Gate 60, which is where U.S. bound departures leave from. It’s located on Level 7, which is easily accessible via the escalators. The lounge is open daily from 5:30am – 12:30am. Both cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from…

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Amex Platinum Card Benefits, $100 Gift Card for Travel Booking, Delta One Honolulu- JFK 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. Amex Platinum benefits are numerous ranging from elite status, airline fee credits, uber credits, lounge access and more. When it comes to lounge access, both the Platinum…

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Flight Review: Delta One Business Class Honolulu- New York (JFK)

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on his return flight from Honolulu to New York (JFK) in the Delta One Business Class cabin. I spent the holidays in Hawaii and flew Delta round trip.  On the return trip, I flew nonstop from Honolulu to New York-JFK and was fortunate to get upgraded to…

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You Can Still Earn Medallion Qualification Miles and Segments with Elevate Your Status Promotion

Delta has launched their Elevate Your Status promotion again this year, where Medallion members who are short Medallion Qualifying Miles, Segments, or Dollars can purchase them to maintain status. You’ll be able to purchase between 1,000 and 12,500 Medallion Qualification Miles and between 3 and 18 Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) that will post to their…

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Deal: Free 7 Day Equinox Fitness Club Pass (Expires 12/31)

We’ve written about how Delta and Equinox Fitness Clubs have launched a partnership in-order to help combat jet lag. As part of the this partnership, they are offering SkyMiles members a free 7 day Equinox Fitness Club pass. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, you must begin your trial prior to December 31,…

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Deal: Score a $25 Amex Gift Card at Westfield Malls with $100 in Purchases

Several Westfield Shopping Centers are offering spending promotions for the holidays that are actually quite lucrative. A few to point out are at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, and Westfield World Trade Center in New York City While each offer varies, essentially if you make $100 in purchases at either mall, you’ll receive a…

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Amex Platinum Card Benefits, American Airlines New Routes, World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards,

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. Amex Platinum benefits are numerous ranging from elite status, airline fee credits, uber credits, lounge access and more, however the top perk of these cards is airport lounge…

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American Express Platinum Card Benefits Including Lounge Access

Amex Platinum benefits are numerous ranging from elite status, airline fee credits, uber credits, lounge access and more. When it comes to lounge access, both the Platinum Card from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, offer a variety of benefits, however the top perk of these cards is airport lounge access. Theres include…

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Earn 120,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through January 6, 2019, where you can earn up to 120,000 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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New United Airlines Routes, Delta Basic Economy Awards, $35 Uber Cash for Amex Platinum, $35 Uber Cash for Amex Platinum

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. United Airlines announced several new additional international routes as well as added service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in 2019. Highlights include new nonstop year-round service to Toronto,…

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American Airlines Announces Several New Routes in 2019

American Airlines announced they’ll be launching 18 new domestic and international routes in 2019 as well as additional seats from Dallas Ft. Worth to Paris and Madrid. Highlights include a new destination — Kalispell, Montana (FCA) and a return to Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ). This comes on the heels of United Airlines Announce Several New SFO International Routes…

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