Renés Points October Newsletter 2015

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Wow, what a month. The launch / re-launch of René Points blog by the “artist formerly known as Delta Points” took place. The results? Well let’s just say readership of the blog is up 50% vs October last year and up 25% vs September this year so I guess the “new look” works for readers – THANK YOU! I will do my best to keep bringing you what you want to see “For Better Travel” be that on Delta or another airline or hotel and so on. October was busy, as it always is, with lots of new travel info. Like what? Let’s take a look:

➥ Delta CONFIRMS Sky Club change – ID no longer needed for entry.

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➥ Welcome everyone to RenésPoints – For better travel!

➥ What was the “spark” that opened your eyes to the world of points?

➥ Ever been on a float plane in Alaska? Try Rust’s – Yeah it’s really cool!

➥ Delta schedule change Saturday has struck again! Please check all your flights!

➥ Time to take a look at your Delta MQM totals & card strategies before year end as TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

➥ What do Delta MGT. cuts & SkySpa’s tell us about what is next for us as flyers?

➥ Should you go for Delta Diamond Medallion status or rollover MQMs?

➥ BREAKING NEWS: Delta REMOVING seats on some jets. Extensive fleet modifications for Flight Attendants work space improvements.

➥ Delta Air Lines CONFIRMS an end to Delta ONE Sky Club custom meals.

Delta is suing its own Delta connection partner – Republic Airways.

➥ AMEX HHonors Gold from AMEX & how to share the perk with others!

➥ Should you go for Delta Platinum Medallion status or rollover MQMs?

➥ Should you go for Delta Gold Medallion status or stick with Silver Medallion?

100,000 Point Crystal updates, AMEX Platinum credits working again!

➥ One of the many joys of living in the Midwest – Making your own wine.

➥ ZERO SkyMiles posting from on-board issues via Delta GST

➥ Delta confirms big changes to CRJ700 fleet. Adding C+ & coach seats.

➥ AMEX Platinum travel credit from weeks ago has also posted!

➥ Reader asks how to collect 1M SkyMiles & 1M Membership Rewards points?

➥ Minneapolis (MSP) airport to get ESCAPE lounge in 2016.

➥ Is it worth it to go for Delta Silver Medallion status? Are the perks worth it?

➥ Spend 10 minutes and AVgeek out! FirstMenOnTheMoon Apollo 11

➥ OfficeMax now offering $500 VDGC and MCDGC

The Westin Palace – Madrid, Spain Starwood Cat 5 – Review by Noah Mark

➥ What you missed at the 2015 Chicago Seminars & why not to miss next year!

➥ After almost 2 months, Delta gives me credit for 8 hour NO IFE 1st class issue.

➥ Need a custom Delta Elite Mileage Run from YOUR home airport?

➥ “Virtual Assist” from the @DeltaAssist team trial for elites!

➥ Join KLM Flying Blue program & earn 3000 bonus points with one flight!

Delta Medallion year: When does it end & earning Medallion status.

➥ Delta’s “meh” reaction to Alaska Boardroom dump & why $59 Skyclub is crazy!

12 FREE GoGo passes good on 4 MAJOR airlines! AMAZING [Targeted?] US Bank FlexPerks card Signature Visa offer

➥ Updates about Delta’s Virtual Assist test program from the Delta Assist team!

$500 MasterCard gift cards working just fine & a great day for a fall drive!

➥ Los Angeles (LAX) Delta Sky Club refurbished 2015 review by RenésPoints

➥ Here is why Delta Los Angeles LAXtoLUX that is Delta ONE check-in is all but pointless!

➥ It’s time for Delta to step up with “real” Premium Economy seats on international flights!

➥ Delta dumps a tiny, but BIG irritation. Mainline Delta schedule change Saturday today. Weather waivers & reminders of things NOT to do.

➥ Musing over some of the best advice from last week at the Chicago Seminars.

➥ Atlanta F International concourse Delta Sky Club Review.

➥ What drives you the most “nuts” flying? Facetime? Dogs? Feet on your head?

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: Planning, positioning, hotels and costs

Delta Sky Club Chicago O’Hare Airport review.

➥ If you don’t HOLD a card due to an annual fee, you are not doing it right!

➥ Earn Delta Platinum Medallion status with just 4 round trip tickets!

➥ Delta and aviation travel news for October 2015

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: The IHG Crowne Plaza LAX

SHAMEFUL Delta SkyMiles marketing sent to my wife. “Second Notice” & “Redeem by 11/20/15”?

We are winding up the year and I hope you have taken the time to consider, reconsider, and review where your loyalty dollars will flow in 2016. I personally just need one more night to have my SPG Platinum status buttoned up for next year.

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Also, even though the blog name has changed, you can still spend your weekend browsing very useful frequent flyer info from the newsletters from  January,   February,   March,   April,   May,   June,   July,   August,  &  September’s   here on the blog! – René



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