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American Express To Acquire LoungeBuddy

American Express announced today that it will acquire LoungeBuddy, which is a “digital platform that enables traveler to discover, book and access airport lounges worldwide.” Of course, Amex already has a host of Centurion Lounges that global Platinum Card® and Centurion®Members receive complimentary access to. Both cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from…

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Amazing Increased Delta Offers, Marriott Bonvoy 2019 Category Changes, Alaska Airlines Elite 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.   News Amazing Increased welcome Offers for Delta Cards Airbnb To Acquire HotelTonight Why I Love the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Qatar New Economy Class Plus…

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135,000 Delta SkyMiles, More Expensive NYC Uber Rides, World of Hyatt Adds 57 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. News Amazing Increased Sign-Up Offers for Delta Cards Are United’s Cabins Competitive Against American and Delta? Uber is Even More Expensive in NYC Overview of the Premium…

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New Direct Tokyo-Haneda Flights Filed

Some exciting news getting announced this week includes new direct flights to Tokyo-Haneda getting applied for with the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is fairly good news given the differences in flying to Tokyo-Haneda instead of Tokyo-Narita. Delta is attempting to get approved for direct flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport from Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Portland and…

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Upcoming Delta Fleet Changes, American Airlines Admirals Clubs Access, How to Earn $100 in Gift Cards

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. The airline industry is very competitive and must constantly evolve to win customers and be profitable. This includes refreshing existing aircraft and purchasing new planes with innovative…

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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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