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Priority Pass 19 Newest Lounges

Priority Pass sends out a monthly email announcing their new lounges. It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders like myself to benefit from. Here is a full list of the lounges that they added this month. Priority Pass Newest Lounges…

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Will Uber Start Delivering Food via Drones?

If you thought the drive-thru window was innovative, wait until you hear about what Uber is testing. The multi-billion dollar ride sharing app, which since May is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is reportedly testing food delivery via drones. The company already has a well-known food delivery service, UberEats. But…

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Southwest Airlines Impact Hawaiian, Delta Increased Sign-Ups and More

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 and American Express have increased sign-up offers for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American…

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Amazon Shutting Down Restaurant Delivery Service

Seems like Amazon has their hand in a little bit of everything these days. But, it looks like they can’t be good at everything. They have announced that they will be shutting down their Amazon Restaurants delivery services effective June 24th. Looks like competitors like my favorites, Doordash and UberEats will continue to dominate in this…

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Uber Copter Offering NYC Airport Helicopter Service

Uber is planning to launch a new helicopter service called Uber Copter in New York City. The new service will compete with BLADE continuous, as Uber’s addition will provide connections between lower Manhattan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new service will launch next month on July 9, 2019 and initially will…

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Hilton Golds Executive Lounge Access, Phoenix Sky Club, Amex Transfer Bonus

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 and American Express have increased sign-up offers for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American…

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Southwest Airlines New Routes, Le Méridien New York, Central Park, Wyndham Status Match

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 announced they’ve extended its bookable flight schedule through Jan. 5, 2020. Additionally, they’re adding a few new routes across the U.S. as well as bringing back…

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Book IHG PointsBreaks From 5,000 Per Night

PointsBreaks is available now. This round of PointsBreaks will be valid for booking through August 31st, 2019. If any of these interest you, book now as the best ones tend to go first. Intercontinental Pointsbreak is now live here! In January 2018, IHG PointsBreak Got A Makeover. Now PointsBreak options include 5,000, 10,000 or 15,000 points per night properties. Book IHG PointsBreaks…

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Wyndham Status Match and Challenge Offer

Wyndham Rewards offers a generous hotel status match and challenge for members of many of their competitor hotel programs. They will mach status from Marriott Rewards, Hilton Honors, Choice Privileges, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson Rewards, Best Western, and Omni Select Guest. To get started head over to Wyndham Rewards status match page, where you can sign…

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Deal: BLADE Helicopter Rides for $70 to JFK, LGA, EWR

BLADE recently announced they’ll be offering continuous helicopter flights between BLADE Lounge West and John F. Kennedy Int’l. Airport (“JFK”) every weekday between 7am to 7pm in both directions. Looking at the schedule it seems that they have between 1-2 flights each hour throughout the day. They’ve now expanded their continuous service from Manhattan to…

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Delta Medallion Status Challenge, Tipping $20 at Bellagio Check-In

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 continues to take on Alaska Airlines in Seattle, and are offering a special Delta Air Lines Status Match Challenge for those who have elite…

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