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Travel Warning for the US?! Spoiler Alert: Taco Bell Hotel is a Marketing Stunt

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By the time you read this, I’m most likely on my way home (or already back) from a quick family trip to Las Vegas for a friend’s birthday party.

A colleague has very strong feelings about families visiting Las Vegas. We’ll discuss that soon. In the meantime…

Remember that Thursday ends the current Delta Amex welcome bonus offer of 50% cashback to new members who apply for the Delta Platinum and Gold Amex cards. Plus, the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card gave a BIG increase to its welcome bonus.

In the meantime, here’s the week that was on Rene’s Points. It all began with the (costly) difference between “Delta Air Lines” and “Delta Airlines.”

Family Books Trip Through Delta Airlines. Not Delta Air Lines.

Some of the Best Points Advice René Ever Gave Me

American Airlines Donates $150,000 to El Paso and Dayton Foundations Following Shootings

Could Delta Sell Their 737s to Southwest and American — and Stock Up on More Airbus Planes?

Review: HayLou GT1 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Ear Buds (I love these little puppies)!

A Proud Tradition: SkyMiles Again Named Second Best Frequent Flyer Program. Congratulations, Delta?

Rookie Wednesday: What Are Some Rules and Tips About the Delta Amex Companion Passes?

Norwegian Cruise Lines Tinkers With “Delta Like” Segmentation and Up-sells. New Drink Packages, Pre-sail Wifi and more!

United Express Chicago to South Bend Flight Attendant so Drunk That “Passengers Near the Front Fastened Her Seat Belt for Her”!

Increased Offer on IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card: 125,000 Bonus Points AND 40X During Stays!

REPORT: Delta Firing Japanese Flight Attendants?

“Points” It Forward: Good Deeds for Others Using Your Travel Perks and Points

Other Travel News

It was interesting to see Delta kick out Compass and GoJet as regional carriers. Personally, I always enjoyed the Compass flight crews — they were fun, energetic, and good for the brand.

That and some other news caught my eye this week. I thought you may enjoy it, too.

Amnesty International issues travel warning for US after mass shootings

Roster of Delta Connection carriers to shrink

Delta To Become Largest US Carrier In Tokyo-Haneda

I went to Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel in California. It was a well-calculated marketing stunt

New chief takes over during major overhaul of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport

A Record 4.4 Billion People Traveled by Air in 2018

–Chris

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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