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It was a busy week on the blog filled with great reader comments — thank you!

Here’s the week that was here at Rene’s Points:

A lot of readers pleaded guilty to accepting Delta’s first class monetization offers. (Send me a drink from the cushy seats when I’m stuck in coach, will ya? 😉 )

This week’s Rookie Wednesday focused on when and how to correctly use hotel credit cards.

Speaking of hotels, René gave us a great review of the IHG InterContinental San Juan

Cost is a reason many people are foregoing vacations altogether. Are you one of them?

On the topic of money — and MQD — we added two runs this week to Guatemala City: one from SFO and another from JFK! (Make sure to follow @EliteMileageRun on Twitter and subscribe to our mileage run emails!)

The Delta credit cards seem to have an underwhelming effect on many people. We discussed how Delta and Amex could improve the most expensive card, the Delta Reserve.

While we’re talking about American Express, there’s a big Amex Offer for Air France. Here’s why Rene’s Points readers should add it. Plus, monthly card benefits renewed for cardholders of two Amex products.

Amex wasn’t done, though! It announced a massive 100,000 Membership Rewards point bonus for new approvals on its Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN (learn how to apply).

Did you take advantage of the ledge (that’s British slang for “legendary” 😉 ) SkyMiles sale to Great Britain?

Finally, a big welcome to all the new readers who learned about Rene’s Points from my guest-hosting gig on CRN Digital Talk Radio’s What’s Cookin’ Today show this weekend! We talked travel credit cards, some good credit practices, and cash back portals.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-400 tail number N838MH takes off from Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Delta Air Lines is the world's largest airline with 733 planes and some 160 million passengers in 2012. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. (©iStock.com/Boarding1Now)
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-400 tail number N838MH takes off from Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

Delta Air Lines News

The mothership popped up in other news this week. Here are a few highlights!

American Charged With Human Trafficking After Allegedly Trying to Smuggle Infant Out of Philippines

Delta Air Lines now using facial recognition technology at LAX

Delta funds research on autonomous vehicles

Delta: Travelers should arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport 3 hours before morning flights (for reference, see our post about the security hassles construction is causing at MSP.)

 

Other Travel News

Some more travel industry tidbits caught my eye. I thought you, too, may find them interesting!

Sounds like someone may go to jAAil! American Airlines mechanic allegedly tampered with plane in Miami to delay or cancel flight

Amazon May Have Airline Troubles Over the Holidays

500 people in three years arrested drunk on a plane

MGM Resorts Statement On The Future Of The Village Property

Dog fakes broken leg to get pets and treats from tourists

Passenger Flies easyJet Flight to Spain After Pilot No-Shows

India moves up 6 places to 34th rank on world travel and tourism competitiveness index: WEF report – Times of India (Thanks, reader L!)

As always, thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing!

–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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