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Thanks for joining us during such a busy week! Can you believe it’s Labor Day weekend already?! Before time goes by any faster, let’s see what happened this week!

Delta Shena?

A reader and his companion flying on a Basic Economy ticket were upgraded to first class — leaving several Medallions with (presumably) upgradable fares in the back of the plane.  Plenty of readers were upset about first class seats flying empty.

Delta told me that, unequivocally, Basic Economy seats aren’t upgrade-eligible — even on award tickets.

Delta’s “Dream It –> Live It” Promotion

Delta ran a week of promotions that saw SkyMiles worth two cents each, discounted fares to Europe, promotional credits for Delta gift card purchases, and ended with, well, um, yeah.

Some of these promotions are still valid through August 31st if you’re interested.

Mileage Runs!

We began the week talking about mileage runs and what you’re looking for in terms of MQM and MQD. (Voice your opinion if you haven’t yet already!) If you can’t find any runs from your home airport, here’s how  you can position (for low to no cost) to and from a mileage run.

For those needing MQD, we posted ten — TEN! — MQD runs. A few dates here and there may be available.

MQM lovers: we hear you and will work hard the next few weeks to find good stuff.

Everyone: Now would be a good time to have your passports and Global Entry up to date. 😉

Tech!

What do you think about airlines wanting to book tickets via text messaging?

Ironically, not long after I wrote about MacBook Pros being restricted on airline flights, some of my hardware from a certain Cupertino-based company rolled a seven. I found myself racking up spend on my brand-spankin’-new Chase Ink Business Preferred.

Other News Pertaining To Travel…

Just a heads-up that a measles patient apparently visited several California destinations recently. If you or people you know visited the area the same time she did, keep an eye out for symptoms, just in case.

Delta has, in my opinion, been good about helping people affected by Hurricane Dorian get out of dodge. #KeepClimbing

How Do YOU Use YOUR Points and Miles?

Have you shared yet how you use your points and miles? Tell us!

Other Delta News

Some other Delta tidbits on the wire this week were:

Delta Air Lines pilot charged with alcohol violation

An-124 flies to Ponta Delgada to save Delta’s stranded Boeing 757

Yards on the field, miles in the air: Seahawks fans score with return of Delta’s 12status program

Frequent Flyers: Too Many Miles Needed For Delta’s Premium Seats

More Travel News

Some more stories that pinged our radar this week included:

Woman Strolls Through the Airport With Her Horse – Before Bringing It On a Regional Jet

Eastern Air Lines Could Take To The Skies Once More

Southwest to cut Atlanta-Boston route

Have a great weekend! People in the southeast US: be safe. We’re thinking about you!
–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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