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It’s already Chicago Seminars is this week, everyone! Will I see you there?

The blog saw a number of different topics this week.

Are you curious what René thinks could be the worst business class seat? He also shares that there is simply no way Delta will match the elite program changes United rolled out yesterday.

We published some winter travel tips — which arrived in the nick of time, considering Delta issued a travel weather waiver this weekend for parts of the Midwest.

On the Delta Amex front, I wrote about 10 things you should know about MQM bonuses as well as some important details about the Delta MQD waiver.

Speaking of credit cards, I’m often asked which ones I personally use. It changes from month to month due to hotels, destinations, and more. If you’re curious, here’s what’s in my wallet for October.

The Travelpro rollaboard special is over, unfortunately. (But the bag’s going for $114, which is still 74% off retail.)

Readers had plenty to say about Rick Steves pledging a million bucks a year to offset his company’s carbon footprint.

LAX lost another Priority Pass restaurant. This time, it’s in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Finally, America’s newest airport opened on Thursday!

Mileage Runs!

Did you catch the mileage runs we posted this week?

Delta Elite Weeknight Mileage Run: Phoenix (PHX) to New York Kennedy (JFK): 6,502 MQM at 4.3 CPM in Main Cabin

Delta Weeknight Elite Mileage Run: Los Angeles (LAX) to Punta Cana (PUJ): 8162 MQM for $373 (4.6 CPM) in Main Cabin — Two Dates Available!

Delta First Class Weekend Night Elite Mileage Run: Las Vegas to Punta Cana: 10,189 MQM at 7.9 CPM

MQDs for 2021 Delta Status! LAX to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) Weekend Elite MQD & MQM Mileage Runs! Multiple Dates Available Early 2020

Los Angeles, California - April 18, 2014: A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 with the registration N655DL takes off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. 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.
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Delta News

Dreamed of working for Delta? Now’s the time to apply.

Delta pilots union pushes for more hiring after summer of record overtime

Record passenger traffic over the summer boosts Delta profit

Delta flies 120 girls visit NASA, promote STEM

A Delta flight in Memphis got stuck on tarmac due to a fuel feud?

Other Travel News

Several other travel stories were in the news this week. Here are a few I thought may interest you.

Climate change protester climbs on top of British Airways plane, forces flight delay

‘Drunk’ Spirit Airlines passengers cause havoc on Baltimore flight

Historic Watergate Hotel now features ice skating rink, scandal room, and rooftop bar

LATAM’s Star Wars-Themed 777 Arrives in Brazil

Ethiopian Airlines Close to Airbus A220 Order, May Replace 737 MAX

Boeing inspects 810 NG jets globally finding 38 structural cracks

Details emerge about people taken to hospital after Disney World Skyliner incident

Thank You!

As always, thanks for a great week: reading, commenting, sharing, and your general support of the blog!

—Chris

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