Aloft Playa Del Carmen Now Open

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A short 45 minute drive from Cancun International Airport is the resort town, Playa del Carmen. You’ll find Marriott’s newest property which just opened this month in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Aloft Playa Del Carmen features 167 guest rooms with award nights ranging from 22,000-30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making this an attractive property…

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Redeeming Delta Upgrade Certificates Online

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Delta Air Lines has rolled out a new feature for Platinum and Diamond Medallions who wish to redeem their upgrade certificates online. Top tier elite members will now be able to apply upgrade certificates to reservations online at time of booking. Platinum and Diamond Medallion members have the ability to choose Regional and Global upgrades…

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Eight New Delta Sky Clubs and Expansions Planned for 2023

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Delta has opened four new Clubs this year already including its two largest at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Additionally, Delta opened a new club at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and most recently a new 22,000-plus-square-foot space at Chicago-O’Hare. Next year, Delta announced eight club openings and expansions planned for 2023. Airports…

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New Delta Sky Club Access Changes

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Delta announced it’s changing some of the ways customers can access Clubs starting next year to preserve a best-in-class experience and help reduce over-crowding. Essentially, Delta is reducing access to certain travelers, and raising fees and membership costs. Memberships will only be offered to Medallion members; American Express guest access prices are increasing; Medallions will no…

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American Airlines Instant Status Pass for Hyatt Elites

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World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members who have linked their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts can now enjoy complimentary AAdvantage status when they register for American Airlines Instant Status Pass by December 28. This is the newest offering as part of the American Airlines and Hyatt partnership. World of Hyatt and American Airlines…

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United Airlines 2023 MileagePlus Premier Updates

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United Airlines announced some new updates to the 2023 MileagePlus Premier program. The biggest update is the requirements needed to earn Premier status which is as follows: Premier Silver: 12 PQF + 4,000 PQP or 5,000 PQP Premier Gold: 24 PQF + 8,000 PQP or10,000 PQP Premier Platinum: 36 PQF + 12,000 PQP or 15,000 PQP…

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Changes

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Southwest Airlines announced some changes to its Rapid Rewards program. These changes are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, with the biggest being that earning Companion Pass benefits will be increasing 125,000 to 135,000 qualifying points. Additional updates include Companion Pass holders and companions can board together, as well as a new cancellation…

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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

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The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is the newest Ritz-Carlton property to open in New York City featuring 250 guest rooms and suites. You’ll also find the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a full service spa, and José Andrés Zaytinya restaurant at the property. With paid rates starting at over $1,000 night, you might want to consider redeeming Marriott Bonvoy…

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Delta SkyMiles Program Changes Next Year

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Delta Air Lines announced that the SkyMiles Program will undergo several changes beginning January 1, 2023. Delta will be increasing Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) requirements in addition to adding new Choice Benefits for Platinum and Diamond Medallion members. Additionally, SkyMiles members will be able to redeem SkyMiles for checked baggage, and Platinum and Diamond Medallions will…

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Delta SkyMiles Experiences Return

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Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for SkyMiles Experiences is an exciting redemption option if you’re looking for a different option to redeem SkyMiles instead of for flights. SkyMiles members can redeem Delta SkyMiles through this online auction platform that allows you to bid your miles. The past few years SkyMiles Experiences was shut down during the pandemic but…

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Delta Announces New Flights to Europe for Summer 2023

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Delta Air Lines announced this week some exciting new European routes for next summer. Delta’s will be launching several new routes from Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York (JFK). Delta will offer new or resumed flights to destinations including London-Heathrow, Paris, Geneva, Stuttgart and Berlin with new flights beginning as early as March 2023. Here’s…

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New Marriott Promotion: Earn Up To 4,000 Bonus Points Per Stay

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Marriott Bonvoy announced its newest global promotion where members can earn up to 4,000 bonus points per stay starting with their second stay. This is valid for stays from September 21 through December 15, 2022. Marriott Bonvoy members can register now through December 1 to earn 2,000 bonus points after completing an eligible stay at…

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Hyatt Opens Thompson Madrid Property

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Hyatt’s newest property in Spain is officially open, which also mark’s Hyatt’s Thompson brand first location in Europe.  The Thompson Madrid is located on Calle De La Montera.This is a World of Hyatt Category 4 property with free nights ranging from 12,000-18,000 points per night. Hyatt is aggressively trying to expand the Thompson brand and recently announced plans to…

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Delta Same Day Confirm Change Frustrations on First Class Tickets

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Delta offers Same-Day Confirmed flight changes for those who want to make changes to their flights within 24 hours of the original scheduled flight. Per Delta, these changes mean that you’re making a flight change within 24 hours of your originally scheduled departure time and flying within the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S.…

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Earn Double Points with World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys

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World of Hyatt has launched its latest promotion Bonus Journeys offer where you can earn double points on stays between September 15 – December 20, 2022. Additionally, when staying at all-inclusive properties these dates, you’ll earn double tier  night credits. For stays booked from now until November 15, new and existing World of Hyatt members can…

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