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Flight Attendant: “Passing out on a plane is pretty common.” Plus, Five Plane Crashes in One Utah Town?!

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There are several weird, interesting stories today.

Before we check ’em out, here’s what happened this week on Rene’s Points — and some reminders for the coming week.

The Medallion year ends on Friday, January 31. Diamonds and Platinums: pick your Choice Reward(s) if you haven’t already.

Don’t forget Delta American Express annual fees increase on Thursday. So apply Wednesday or sooner if you want to lock in a year of the current annual fees. (FWIW, here are the cards I personally keep in my Fly Delta app wallet.) 

Are you going to any of the Medallion member pop-up celebrations?

The coronavirus outbreak — which seems to get more alarming each day — prompted Delta to issue a travel waiver.

One of my friends was nearly robbed of over a million Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Find out what happened — and some ideas to protect yourself.

IHG and Chase announced a huge, limited time offer for the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card: 140,000 bonus points. Even though IHG points aren’t the world’ most valuable point currency, there’s a lot of fun you can have with 140,000 points.

Also on the credit card front, Lowe’s and Amex released a great Amex Offer this week — allowing you to save up to $100!

Southwest Airlines announced a targeted promotion that gives some flyers the chance to earn up to 12,000 bonus points.

Need a new set of TSA approved locks? Check out this sale at Amazon!

Hitting the ski slopes, swimming pool, or wet climates? Check out how I protect my cell phone and passport.

The NFL Draft hits Las Vegas in April. Read how the Fountains of Bellagio will play a unique role.

Last but not least: a Delta flight last month featured an amazing, tasty treat.

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 with the registration N808NW takes off from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) in the Netherlands on April 21, 2015. Delta is one out of the three major American legacy carriers with its headquarters in Atlanta.
A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 with the registration N808NW takes off from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) in the Netherlands on April 21, 2015. Delta is one out of the three major American legacy carriers with its headquarters in Atlanta. (Photo: ©iStock.com/Boarding1Now)

We also found some good mileage runs this week:

More Delta Headlines!

An industry first: Delta launches innovative solution for pet travel

Pilot honored in White Plains for whistle-blowing alleged safety issues on Delta Air Lines

Delta flight from Detroit to South Korea makes emergency landing in Alaska

Delta Air Lines thanks employees with whopping $1.6 billion in bonuses

Other Interesting Travel News

Passing out on a plane is pretty common. What happened with this drunk was not

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United Airlines will open 24 more gates at Denver International Airport, meaning more flights to more places

The U.S. Airports With the Best and Worst Food

Plaza Premium Lounge Lands in Dubai International

Southwest Expands Hawaii Flights Even Further

A Utah town just had their fifth plane crash in the last four years and residents want to know why

US Air Force’s ‘boneyard’ saving taxpayers millions on aircraft components

–Chris

Featured image: ©iStock.com/starush

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