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Flight Shamed Man Takes Cruise — on a Cargo Ship. Severe Turbulence Causes Flight Attendant to Break Ankle in SEVEN Places.

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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.

A couple of Delta flights experience issues this week. DL148 diverted to Boston — with two emergencies. DL1770, meanwhile, slid off a taxiway in Green Bay

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!”

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?

A Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Signature credit card held by a cardholder.

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!

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100, tail number N116DU, is seen at gate C2 of Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100, tail number N116DU, is seen at gate C2 of Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

Other Delta Headlines

Delta Issues Travel Waiver for San Juan, Puerto Rico

Delta and Southwest Gift Cards on Sale!

Delta and American Express add record new Card Members in 2019

Delta connects Vikings, Seahawks fans to the playoffs (Skol!)

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:

The World’s First Christian Airline Is Still Pending Approval

Captain Has Family Detained By Airport Security For Criticizing The Airline

Carnival Cruise Line bans ‘offensive’ clothing and accessories

United Eliminates Automatic Travel Voucher Apologies For Flight Delays

Chicago airports install ‘Cannabis Amnesty Boxes’ for passengers to dispose of marijuana before flights

FAA proposes $3.9M fine against Southwest for bad weight, balance data on 21,000 flights

‘Very drunk’ man arrested at Illinois airport after locking himself in bathroom to drink and smoke

Flight attendant breaks ankle in 7 places after severe turbulence

Manhattan’s top 7 dive bars for cheap drinks

— Chris

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