Hyatt Adding More Luxury Resorts; ALG Acquisition

Hyatt announced plans to acquire Apple Leisure Group, which primarily operates all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean, as well as an extensive list of resorts in Europe, which Hyatt has continues to look to expand. With this acquisition, we’ll see an additional 33,000 hotel rooms across 10 countries join Hyatt. This is through 100 properties by the…

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Marriott Bonvoy Moments Auctions Return

Marriott Bonvoy has relaunched their popular Marriott Bonvoy Moments, where members can use points to bid on exciting auctions. Auctions include Culinary, Arts & Lifestyle, Sports, and Entertainment categories. Per Marriott, Following more than a year of physical isolation and missed connections, Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International’s award-winning travel program – is ushering in a refreshed version…

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Delta Extending Medallion Status through 2023

Delta has announced they’ll be extending 2021 Medallion Status for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions through January 31, 2023. This is the second year that the airline is extending Medallion status for all members, as they did the same last year. Additionally, Delta will be rolling over all MQMs to 2022 to qualify for 2023 Medallion…

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Delta Air Lines Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

Delta Air Lines has just launched lifetime Diamond Medallion status for Million Milers who have earned over 6 million Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). Previously, the highest lifetime status you could earn was Platinum Medallion after 4 million MQMs. Million Milers can expect the following improvements: Members who reach 6 Million Miler Status and above will…

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Here’s What Delta Should Do for Platinum and Diamond Medallions

There’s been a lot of talk on what airlines should be doing for elite members or those trying to earn status. Delta introduced a lucrative bonus know as the 2022 Medallion Status Accelerators. The goal is to reward those passengers who are traveling with a 50% or 75% bonus on Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments…

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World of Hyatt and American AAdvantage Status Challenges

American Airlines and World of Hyatt have announced new status challenges for elite members who have linked their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage® accounts. This new offer launches today and you must register by register by September 30, 2021. World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist members can enroll in an American Airlines status challenge. Likewise, AAdvantage…

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Delta’s Extensive Hold Times for SkyMiles Medallions

As initially posted by View from the Wing, and live updates from this Flyertalk Thread, Delta Medallion members have and still are experiencing extensive phone wait times due to massive staffing shortage with Delta’s reservations sales teams. It’s not uncommon to call in Delta as a top tier Diamond or Platinum Medallion member and now…

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New World of Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys Registration Now Live

World of Hyatt has announced it’s latest global promotion which will run from July 20 through September 15, 2021. It’s called Bonus Journeys, the same name as Hyatt’s current promotion through June 15th in addition to the one prior. World of Hyatt members can register to start earning triple points on stays of two or more qualifying nights.…

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Amex Platinum New Benefits; Fee Increases to $695

The American Express Platinum Card has officially increased its annual membership fee to $695, up from $550 previously. Its popular Centurion lounges have experienced some severe overcrowding issues, so this fee increase could partially be part due to attracting a more selective crowd. With the increased fee, there are some new benefits to the card including…

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Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos Now Open

The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos officially opened today marking Marriott’s first resort on the islands. As a Category 8, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to redeem standard rooms from 85,000 points per night.  The resort is located 15 minutes from Providenciales International Airport (PLS), and features 147 guest rooms and suites, a Ritz-Carlton club lounge,…

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New York LaGuardia (LGA) Centurion Lounge Now Open

America Express has reopened their latest Centurion Lounge at New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) today. The new lounge is located post-security in Terminal B, which is home to American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Air Canada. The newest lounge will be open from 5am-6pm daily with Saturdays closing at 5pm. It’s great to see this lounge…

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