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Marriott Bonvoy & World of Hyatt Category Changes, JFK Terminal 8 Upgrade, Accessing American Airlines Admirals

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. World of Hyatt members will see updates made to the number of points required for a free night at 259 hotels. 130 hotels will shift into a…

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Priority Pass Adds New Restaurant (SEA)

Priority Pass has added their latest restaurant to their collection, which is FLORET BY CAFÉ FLORA in Seattle WA – SeaTac (Concourse A). It’s always nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for cardholders of The Platinum Card from American Express or The Business Platinum Card from American Express, and the Chase Sapphire…

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Is CLEAR becoming Overcrowded?

For those not familiar, CLEAR uses fingerprint and iris I.D. technology to expedite the document check portion of the TSA security process. CLEAR members verify their identity in the dedicated CLEAR lane and then enter either TSA PreCheck or general screening depending on their status, reducing the overall amount of time spent at security. However, after my…

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Marriott Category Changes, Delta Sky Club Access, Grand Hyatt New York Closing

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. Marriott’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy has announced their 2019 Category changes, which can be viewed here. With this change, over 375 hotels are changing categories with around…

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Delta Pre-Select First Class Meals, Southwest Airlines New Routes, Hyatt West Coast New Hotels

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. Continuing on the news that Delta announced they’ve rolled out their Pre-Select Meal option to include all international and domestic Delta One routes effective December 6, 2018, Delta will…

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Devastating: Orlando TSA Agent Commits Suicide after Shift

Some devastating news this morning out of Orlando International Airport (MCO), as an uniformed TSA agent committed suicide after his shift at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Apparently the government employee jumped off the balcony into the atrium at the hotel which is located inside the airport. After the incident which caused a loud bang,…

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Delta Pre-Select Meals on all Domestic First Class

Continuing on the news that Delta announced they’ve rolled out their Pre-Select Meal option to include all international and domestic Delta One routes effective December 6, 2018, Delta will now be rolling out Pre-Select Meal options on all domestic First Class flights as of February 7, 2019, where a meal choice is offered. Here’s some more details on the…

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Top 10 U.S. Airlines, Delta Milestone Awards, Manufacture Spend through a Buying Club

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 has announced the Delta Milestone Awards, which is a new campaign spotlighting record-setting Medallion Members, and some of the 80,000 Delta employees that make it happen. See…

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Top 10 Airlines in the United States

Most countries have one or a few airlines operating in their country. The United States has 10 mainline in addition to three regional airlines that provide commercial aviation services. These include American, United, and Dela commonly called referred as legacy carriers. There are three ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCC); Spirit, Allegiant, and Frontier. Also included are JetBlue,…

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Delta Platinum Medallion Choice Benefits, AA Flight Attendants Pushing Credit Cards, Amex Centurion Lounge Rules Changing

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 offers Platinum and Diamond Medallion members choice benefits, for qualifying for Medallion status at these two levels. For those who have earned 2019 Platinum Medallion status…

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Flight Attendant Tipping, Wide-body vs Narrow-body Aircrafts, Delta One Suite 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. When it comes to U.S. airlines, we have seen added fees being added left and right whether it be checked bag fees, carry-on bag fees, preferred seat…

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Wide-body vs Narrow-body Aircraft Differences

Wide-body vs narrow-body aircraft differences vary based on aircraft. As commercial aviation has evolved over the past 65 years, airplane manufacturers have made a variety of models. Today the industry is mainly defined between two types; narrow-body (also known as single aisle) and wide-body (also called twin aisle) aircraft. The most notable difference between the…

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When Do Delta Rollover MQMs Post, Southwest Airlines Cancellation Changes, MLife Noir Status

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. One benefit to the SkyMiles program is the ability to rollover Medallion Qualifying Miles each year. Per Delta, 2018 Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) will begin posting on…

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Flight Delays at PHX Sky Harbor Due to Frost Conditions and Lack of De-Icing Capabilities

Passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor are experiencing flight delays this morning due to the extreme cold weather last night. Temperatures dropped as low as 29 degrees, causing frost on the wings. Apparently the airport doesn’t have proper de-icing capabilities, as there are unusual weather conditions here. Many airlines this morning are having delays including Alaska…

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