Ah, the high seas. A guy who regretted all the terrible, horrible, no good very bad things his flying to did the environment decided to take cruise across the Atlantic. And he didn’t do one of those fancy cruises René always takes. ;-). Instead, he hopped aboard a cargo ship.
We’ll introduce you to him in a few minutes. But first —
This Week at Rene’s Points
If you travel out of LAX next week, new baggage drop procedures kick in Monday. Just a heads-up.
René posed the question, “Is it Smart to Start Your 2020 / 2021 Delta Medallion Year with a Mileage Run?” Given the huge response to our mileage run posts this week, I think many people say “yes!”
- New York JFK to Singapore
- New York JFK to Sydney
- New York JFK to Jakarta
- Los Angeles to Jakarta
- New York JFK to Ho Chi Minh City
- Los Angeles to Orlando (via JFK)
Did you see the new technology Delta unveiled this week?
Bumps (or “bumptertunities”) are always a favorite topic amongst readers. So this week, I asked, “What Gift Card Should You Choose When Getting a Delta Bump?”
You’ve likely seen it everywhere: the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s annual fee goes up tomorrow. But if you apply before
Monday, you should be covered under the current $450 fee. Sorry. Too late. The annual fee went up.
Tech-wise, I wrote about the alleged practice of juice-jacking. Seriously, I had no idea the post would be so controversial! We also found a special on a powerful portable battery (the deal is still alive as of post time — make sure to clip the instant savings coupon)
Amex Platinum cardholders: Hurry up and use your Saks $50 statement credit while Rakuten is offering 10% cashback!
Wednesday was a hotbed of rideshare news!
- Uber Ditches Flat Pricing in California — Will Now Give Estimates
- Chase Giving Many Cardholders a Lyft (Sort Of)
Other Delta Headlines
More Travel Headlines!
Would you ever do this? Frankly, it sounds kinda fun to try once. Writer Will Vibert sailed from Germany to Canada on a cargo ship. Read about his adventure here.
Plus a few other headlines I thought you might find interesting:
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