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Credit cards, mileage runs, and Rod Stewart. Yup. Just another week here at Rene’s Points. 🙂

Here’s a recap of our week!

#RenesReminders

René reminded us of some important tasks.

First, get your flu shot! Don’t let the stupid flu become a souvenir you bring home for a great trip. And don’t let it stop you from traveling in the first place.

Next, make sure all your ducks are in a row when it comes to the 2020 Medallion year!

He also gave us his review of the new Fly Delta 5.0 for Android.

Delta American Express News and Offers

Delta and Amex announced wholesale changes (including higher annual fees) to their co-branded credit cards. Read my take on the good and the bad.

The more expensive annual fees don’t kick in until January 30, 2020. So if there’s a Delta Amex you haven’t yet held, take advantage of the great limited-time offers available through October 30.

Also on the credit card front, don’t forget that Platinum Card from American Express and American Express Gold Card cardholders received their Uber and select food vendor credits for October!

Other Topics

We also discussed spending challenges. Don’t forget to ask your credit card company about them if you have to cancel a card!

A writer in England has a bone pick with frequent flyers

Read about my trip to surprise my nephew at his high school football game in Idaho!

Finally, Rod Stewart, Delta, and Caesars Palace teamed up to help a wedding couple in distress.

Mileage Runs

This week, we found two monster MQD and MQM runs to Johannesburg, South Africa from:

We also spotted a couple of Delta MQM runs!

Make sure to:

Delta Air Lines' Spirit of Atlanta livery Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, tail number N702DN, is seen at Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Delta Air Lines’ Spirit of Atlanta livery Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, tail number N702DN, is seen at Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Other Delta News

15 things to know about Delta’s partnership with Breast Cancer Research Foundation

More Hypocrisy: Delta Opposes Airbus Tariffs

Beach photo with palm trees and blue ocean. Dominican Republic
(©iStock.com/sansara)

Other Travel Industry News

A few other stories I read that I thought may interest you include:

Futuristic airline cabin by Airbus will have cameras outside toilets

United Airlines Hiring 10,000 Pilots

Here’s why decaying US airports are turning to private money

New Airbnb ‘animal experiences’ include ‘tea with naughty sheep’

Japan’s Kyoto targets badly behaved tourists with smartphone alerts on local manners

After summer tailspin, Sun Country redesigns its customer service

Trump wants Poland added to State Department’s visa-free travel program

 

Thanks for another great week of commenting, sharing, and visiting!
–Chris

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2 Comments

  1. Is there a way to use miles to upgrade MGD run on Virgin Atlantic wit Delta miles (or other partner miles)?

  2. Chris, please stop [redacted] the flu shots. I would guess most of your readers are able to weigh the pros and cons (and yes there are cons to the flu shot like in recent years when the CDC literally didn’t know which flu type would be active) on their own.

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