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American Airlines D.C. Premium Service, Stricter TSA Security Rules, Amex Business Platinum Benefits

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. American Airlines has been heavily investing in their premium product, whether it’s on their A321’s with are performing very well on their transcontinental routes between New York…

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TSA Adding New Stricter Rules for Powders in Carry-On Bags

Starting June 30, 2018 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement new requirements regarding powders in carry-on bags for international flights to the United States. Here’s a run down on what’s changing with this new policy. If you’re wondering why​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍ these changes are only for international bound flights to the U.S., it’s part of a…

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Amex Business Platinum Benefits for Cardholders

Both The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN 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. Currently the The Business Platinum Card from American…

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Premium Lounge Access for American and United, AA Business Class Tokyo (HND) to LAX 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. In the United States, both American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA) have each launched their own lounges exclusively for specific premium passengers. These select few are…

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review

The Chase Sapphire Preferred offers a 50,000 sign-up bonus after meeting the minimum spend requirements of $4,000. You can also earn 5,000 points when you add authorized user during the same period. The Chase Sapphire Preferred (Learn More Here) is a great option to use along  with The Chase Freedom card to maximize your rewards. If you have the…

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Alligator Crossing at Orlando International Airport Delays Arriving Flight

Imagine landing at Orlando International Airport, and not being able to taxi to the gate, due to an alligator crossing the runway. That’s what happened Monday night for one Spirit Airlines flight that arrived from Baltimore. The alligator safely made his way across the runway and back into the water, but this could have been…

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Ritz Carlton Yacht Reservations Now Open

Back in February we told you about Ritz Carlton’s plan for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Cruises. Well, if you are interested in taking the Inaugural Voyage, reservations are now bookable starting February 2020. I did a initial search and cruises are starting at the $7,900 range. Ritz Carlton Yacht Reservations Now Open Per Marriott News, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,…

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Stronger TSA Screening Procedures, Airline Open Seating, Leveraging Delta Regional Upgrades

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. Stronger TSA screening procedures for carry-on items are now in full swing for the busy summer travel schedule. This is a result of the Transportation Security Administration…

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Delta Employees Complaining About New Uniforms, Changes Being Made

Delta recently rolled out their new Zac Posen designed uniforms to over 60,000 of their employees, but it’s not all positive reactions from their employees. Several of the employees have complained that the new clothing is causing chafing and irritation irritating of their skin. When American Airlines released their uniforms last year, New Uniforms Making American Airlines…

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Stronger TSA Screening Procedures for Carry-On Items

Stronger TSA screening procedures for carry-on items are now in full swing for the busy summer travel schedule. This is a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implementing additional screening procedures for carry-on items. Passengers will now be required to place all electronics larger than a cell phone, food items, powders and liquids/gels in a…

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300K Hilton Honors Points, AA Passenger Faces 20 Years in Jail, Park Hyatt New York 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. 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 300,000 Hilton…

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Lounge Review: JAL Taipei Lounge

Japan Airlines has numerous flights a day from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) outside Taipei and operates their own lounge in the terminal wing where almost all their flights depart from. The lounge offers complimentary access for first, business, and premium economy class passengers. Additionally, those who are a member of JMB Diamond, JGC Premier,…

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Amazing: 300,000 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 300,000 Hilton Honors Points, with bonuses after completing the minimum spend requirements. Amazing: 300,000 Hilton Honors Points with Bonuses With the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express you’ll earn 75,000 Hilton Honors…

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