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Mandarin Oriental’s New “Loyalty” Program, Fans of M.O. – Amenities for All!

Members of Fans of M.O. who book online can select two additional benefits.

Mandarin Oriental is a relatively small luxury hotel chain, operating just 28 hotels across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. However, with a such a small chain they actually have pretty good brand recognition in the luxury hotel market. Flip through most in-flight magazines, and you’ll probably notice ads from Mandarin Oriental, with the tag line…

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Delta and United End Discounts for NRA Conference

Yesterday, multiple car rental companies in the US announced that they will be ending discounts for NRA members. Specifically, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are (the only) five car rental companies that have offered discounts to NRA members, and they have all decided to end the agreement. This is most likely due to public backlash…

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Airbnb Unveils New Service Called Airbnb Plus

Airbnb Plus aims to identify homes that offer more hotel-like amenities in unique settings.

Airbnb is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the company has announced a new service, called Airbnb Plus. The press event is still ongoing in San Francisco, but the website is already live. Airbnb Plus essentially aims to identify properties that are unique, yet offer hotel-like services. According to Airbnb’s website, “every Airbnb Plus home is one-of-a-kind,…

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TSA Adds 5 New Airlines to Pre-Check Program

As reported by Airfare Watchdog and The Points Guy, the TSA recently added 5 more airlines to their Pre-Check program. These airlines are Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic. This brings the total number of participating airlines to 47. TSA Pre-Check travelers get to leave on their shoes, light jackets, and…

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Airlines Add Additional Service for Super Bowl, PHL-MSP Pricing over $1K in Economy on United, Southwest, Delta, & American

United Airlines, who doesn’t normally serve the Philadelphia – Minneapolis market, is charging $1049 for a return economy trip…and that’s cheaper than Delta and American who are closer to $2K on their standard PHL-MSP-PHL flights. United normally offers 26 daily flights from its hubs to Minneapolis, but the carrier has also added 16 flights for…

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