Your wife's rolling pin also works. I have even used a piece of mdf wrapped in an old tee shirt to work the air bubbles out of laminate.
I have successfully flattened bubbles by drilling a hole and inserting glue. I went to a drugstore and asked for the largest syringe and largest gauge needle (they gave me a 17 1/2 gauge) they had. They look at you a little funny but what the heck, it gets the job done. Weldbond, Lee Valley's "chair doctor", melamine glue, and others will get the job done. The glue is not as critical as one might think.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.