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PSA: Don’t Climb Pyramids in Egypt. Plus, Delta Bumped How Many People Last Year?!

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You probably wouldn’t do this — but don’t try scaling the Egyptian pyramids. And you may be amazed at by the number of people Delta bumped last year. We’ll get to those headlines in a few minutes. But first, here’s a quick recap of this week at Rene’s Points!

The news everyone talked about this week was Delta flight 89, which executed a fuel dump tour of Los Angeles — including over a couple of elementary schools.

Another story many fellow bloggers covered detailed an American Airlines passenger who was allegedly stalked by one of the airline’s employees. We published a few tips about protecting your privacy when traveling. (On a related topic: check out this great sale on anti-theft messenger bags!)

On the topic of passenger behavior: a Delta customer faces a $15,000 fine for purportedly acting like a schmuck during a flight last January.

Poor behavior wasn’t limited to passengers. Did you see what a TSA agent did to a Native American woman at MSP?

Delta officially implemented a virtual queueing feature this week. Have you used it yet? Tell us in the Comments section!

If you’re traveling through MSP this weekend, keep in mind Delta has a weather waiver in effect through Saturday.

René began the week with a couple of Delta Amex spend-related posts: one about a Delta Reserve cardholder who missed the $250,000 waiver by $140. He also discussed the length of time for Delta Amex spend to post to your SkyMiles account. (Don’t forget: Delta Amex annual fees increase on January 29.)

He also wrote a post for our Windows OS users.

Quick reminder for Amex Platinum, Amex Business Platinum, and Amex Gold Card members: remember to choose a preferred airline for your card’s annual airline incidental credit. I picked mine — and strayed from Delta on one card!

Speaking of the Amex Gold Card, there’s a good Amex Offer through September for Cheesecake Factory.

The American Express Green Card‘s limited time offer expired this week. But the only real bonus that went away was the $100 Away credit. The CLEAR and Lounge Buddy credits are still part of the card.

We also published several mileage runs this week:

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 Headlines

Delta Involuntarily Bumped NINE People Last Year

Delta Air Lines Announces Miami Expansion

A Delta plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City — here’s what happened

Delta hints at reducing or dropping change fees, analysts say

Delta Pilots Who Dumped Fuel That Fell On a School Didn’t Tell Controllers Before the Maneuver

New Salt Lake City Airport Cost Increases to $4.1 Billion

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fleet of Southwest Airlines in storage at Victorville, CA. on May 4, 2019. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/RobertMichaud)
Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fleet of Southwest Airlines in storage at Victorville, CA. on May 4, 2019. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/RobertMichaud)

More Travel News!

Instagram influencer arrested for climbing pyramid in Egypt: ‘I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody’

MGM Resorts to sell MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos for about $2.5 billion

Southwest Extends 737 MAX Cancellations Through June 6

American Airlines cancels MAX schedule until June 3

Eight Asian Buffets to Try in Las Vegas

Hartsfield-Jackson ranks No. 1 in guns caught at security checkpoints

Japan confirms first case of new Chinese virus, prompts travel warnings

Comfort Inn’s ‘Boardroom Suite’ not what hotel guest expected: ‘I walked into this…’

 

–Chris

 

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