Our Top 10 Most-Read Posts of the Past Month

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We’ve covered myriad topics the past 30 days. Here are the post that drew the most eyeballs!

#1 Most-Read: The Amex Offer for Delta Flights

DeltaOne 757 jets at JFK airport.

Earlier this month, Delta and American Express teamed up for an Amex Offer: spend $200 on Delta flights, receive $40 back.

Sweet, right?

Well, the deal was good for flights only to a trio of the more than 300+ destinations Delta and Delta Connection serve. Plus, there were nine other tips to know about the Delta Amex Offer.

#2: Size Matters – When It Comes to Carry-Ons

This is one of the most popular Rene’s Points posts ever.

What is the ‘real” Delta carry-on size check maximum size?” Rene asked — and brought a tape measure aboard to see for himself.

#3: Man Claims to be God, Wants to End Terrorism — and San Juan

A Delta Air Lines pilot arrested a passenger during a flight scheduled from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York's JFK airport.

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A Delta flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to JFK returned to the airport after a passenger made some rather bizarre claims and tried to storm the cockpit. The flight’s captain and some other passengers teamed up to restrain the faux Big Man Upstairs.

#4: Diversion and Tragedy

Flashing emergency lights

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This post went up just this past Friday morning and took off like wildfire. Delta Air Lines flight 237 from Rome to Detroit diverted to London because of a medical emergency.

A woman who said she was on the plane tweeted that the medical emergency, sadly, didn’t have a happy ending.

#5: What Has Two Wings and Isn’t a Popular Delta Jet?

A Delta Connection CRJ-200 regional jet.

Wow. Readers had plenty to say about the CRJ-200 when I asked if anyone would pay to ride the aircraft’s final flight.

#6: No More Boeing Orders for Delta

Delta Air Lines 737-900 ER plane, tail, and engines.

Boeing fulfilled its remaining Delta jet orders on July 9. It’s Airbus or (Air)bust from here on in!

#7: Rideshare Safety Tips

A woman rides in a car's rear passenger seat.

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The brutal murders of two college women thrust rideshare safety into the spotlight. Here are a couple of tips to help keep you or a loved one safe.

#8: Record-High Costs – at Amex Corporate

The Platinum Card from American Express.

Learn more about the Platinum Card from American Express at https://renespoints.boardingarea.com/amexplat

American Express‘ internal costs climbed to unseen highs. Appeasing airline partners (like Delta) is a very expensive practice. (Spoiler alert, right?)

The very next day, Rene confirmed — or un-confirmed, if you will — some news many people feared. Coincidentally, that was our #9 most-read story.

#9: Gift Cards No Longer Safe for Credit with Amex Platinum?!

For years, it was safe to buy four separate $50 Delta e-gift cards — and receive full credit thanks to the Platinum Card from American Express’ (learn more) travel incidental benefit. We heard rumors people weren’t receiving credit, so René personally checked it out.

#10: Coming Soon to More Delta Destinations: Airbus 220!

Delta Airbus A220 aircraft.

One of Delta’s newest planes will serve more cities! Is yours one of them?

Where Is….?

Was there a post you thought would make the July Top 10 but didn’t? Tell us in the Comment section!

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