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New Orleans New Airport Terminal Opens November 6, 2019

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has been building it’s brand new airport terminal which now has been announced that it will officially open on November 6, 2019. The new airport terminal will have 35 gates spread across three concourses, new parking garages, expanded security checkpoints, as well as 40 food and beverage options…

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Marriott To Acquire Elegant Hotels Group

Marriott has announced that they will acquire Elegant Hotels Group which offers 7 hotels in Barbados (mostly all-inclusive resorts.) No timeline was given for when these properties might become bookable under Marriott. Marriott To Acquire Elegant Hotels Group Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the company has reached an agreement with the board of Elegant…

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REAL ID Starting October 1, 2020 – What it Means for Travelers

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of identification in order to fly. One year from now, standard drivers’ licenses will no longer be accepted by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at airport security checkpoints. Are you…

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New Escape Lounge Open Cincinnati N. Kentucky

New Escape Lounge Open Cincinnati N. Kentucky Escape Lounge has a new location opened at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG).  This is great news for cardmembers of the Platinum Card from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express who can use Escape Lounges for free. You can read all about the American Express Platinum Card Benefits…

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Priority Pass Adds 2 “The House” Lounges But, You’ll Have To Pay The Fee

Priority Pass has added the following 2 new lounges called “The House” but, an additional charge applies. additional upgrade fee of AUD$20 per person is payable directly to the lounge at time of entry – Smart casual dress at all times. Priority Pass Adds 2 “The House” Lounges But, You’ll Have To Pay The Fee…

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100,000 Amex Business Platinum, Grand Hyatt New York Update, St. Regis San Francisco

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. Right now and for a limited time only, you can earn up to 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards (MR) welcome bonus points for opening The Business Platinum®…

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100,000 Amex Business Platinum, W Toronto Announced, Ritz-Carlton D.C. 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. Right now and for a limited time only, you can earn up to 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards (MR) welcome bonus points for opening The Business Platinum®…

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New 100,000 Business Platinum Offer

Both The Business Platinum® Card from American Express 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. Right now and for a limited time only,…

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Delta Caribbean Expansion, Double Southwest Points, Ritz-Carlton St. Louis

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 announced they’ll be expanding their Caribbean service this winter by adding additional flights on several key routes. We’ll see added service to San Juan, Puerto Rico;…

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Deal: Bellagio Las Vegas Fine Hotels and Resorts

One of my favorite perks from both the Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is the ability to book hotels through the Fine Hotels and Resorts program. This is especially true is Las Vegas as there are many hotels participating in the program, and generally the rates are reasonably priced. Booking through Fine…

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