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Priority Pass Adds Restaurant Tampa Int.!

Priority Pass has really been ramped up with all their new lounges It is really great to see! It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express (or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN) cardholders like myself to benefit from. Priority Pass has…

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Another New Restaurant For Priority Pass Members!

Priority Pass has really been ramped up with all the restaurant additions lately. It is really great to see! It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express (or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN) cardholders like myself to benefit from. Priority Pass…

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Cryptocurrency Official Currency to Buy Passports in Venezuela

Venezuelans looking to leave their country in need of a passport, will now have to pay using cryptocurrency. Several U.S. airlines have discontinued to the country, due to a currency dispute with the government, essentially meaning that they weren’t getting reimbursed for customer tickets bought with local currency. Per Bloomberg, Venezuelans seeking to escape their country’s…

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Redeeming Alaska Airline Miles on Partners, Hyatt Adding 85 New Hotels, Discounted SkyMiles Awards

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. Alaska Airlines mainly operates in the western portion of the United States and is not part of the three major airline alliances, but it has codeshare agreements…

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Unreal: Emotional Support Squirrel Delays Frontier Airlines Flight

Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 bound from Orlando to Cleveland was delayed due to an interesting reason: An Emotional Support Squirrel. One passenger was trying to sneak on a squirrel claiming it was for emotional support. However, that didn’t go over to well with the airline who ended up calling police to remove her, as rodents are not allowed on…

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Hyatt Adding 85 New Hotels with Acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality

Hyatt announced they’d be acquiring Two Roads Hospitality, which is composed of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, as they look to grow their global footprint. While Hyatt isn’t nearly as large as Marriott or Hilton, they’re looking to grow. When it comes to World of Hyatt, nothing has…

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325,000 Hilton Honors Points With Limited Time Offers

Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. You’ll now earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months on the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. This card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold Status and with this offer you’ll also earn…

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American Airlines New Routes, New World of Hyatt Benefits, JFK Passenger Smuggles Cocaine

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 announced they’ll be launching several new domestic and international routes in 2019. A large majority of these new routes are due to a lease agreement they’ve…

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JFK Arriving Passenger Smuggles Cocaine in Bailey’s Bottles

An alleged cocaine smuggler was caught at New York’s John F. Kennedy last week, after arriving in from Kingston, Jamaica. U.S. Customs and Border Protection caught the man who attempted to bring $115,000 worth of cocaine into the country in Bailey’s liquor bottles. Per Fox News, A man arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York…

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New LAX Marijuana Policy, Redeeming Hilton Points in South America, Priority Pass Lounge Updates

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. Los Angeles International Airport has made some changes to their policies and procedures, when it comes to flying with marijuana. Passengers will not be arrested or stopped…

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Priority Pass Adds 11 New 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 Adds New…

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United Flight Forced To Circle Back To Heathrow Then Cancelled Due To Passenger Behavior

A flight leaving London’s Heathrow Airport was forced to circle back only an hour into the flight due to a female passenger’s behavior. The flight was headed to Washington D.C. but on return to Heathrow was then canceled. “The 209 passengers will have to wait until Monday morning for a new flight due to the…

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Southwest Airlines Expanding Cuba Service, Increased Baggage Fees, Using Hilton Honors Points in Hawaii

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. Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. With these limited time offers you can now Earn 325,000 Hilton Honors…

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