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Air Marshal Arrested After Showing Off His Gun During a Flight. JFK Tower Briefly Shutdown.

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An air marshal reportedly displayed his gun to a flight attendant (spoiler alert: it didn’t end well). And JFK’s tower was briefly closed after a technician tested positive for coronavirus.

We’ll get to those headlines in a few minutes! But first, here’s a recap of this past, busy week at Rene’s Points!

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Delta is closing a number of Sky Clubs and cutting a staggering number of flights. Plus, Delta regional feeder Compass Airlines is shutting down.

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A passenger delayed his flight after joking he had coronavirus. Meanwhile, a Delta passenger flying out of JFK really did test positive.

Delta suspended LAX to Sydney and several other flights, too.

SLC was hit by a sizeable earthquake Wednesday morning. And Chicago’s Midway Airport came to a stop when an ATC tech tested positive for coronavirus.

UK airports may be forced to close.

René asked what Delta can do to re-earn our loyalty. Plus, we’re hearing the mothership may adjust elite status thresholds.

Uber and Lyft suspended their shared or “pool” rides.

The Cannes Film Festival was postponed due to coronavirus.

With all the bad news around us, I asked what your travel happy places are — and why.

Both MGM and Wynn suspended operations early in the week before Nevada’s governor closed down casinos statewide. Vegas has drive-thru weddings — and now drive-thru strip shows.

It seems SkyMiles can’t be redeemed for gift cards anymore.

Hollywood’s Judd Apatow thinks cruises are garbage dumps.

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 and Other Travel Headlines

Federal marshals removed from plane at MSP, cuffed; 1 of them ‘flashed a gun’ (At least it’s nothing coronavirus-related)

Delta obtains $2.6 billion credit facility

Flight cuts: Delta planes parked on Atlanta airport runway, taxiways

Disneyland extends annual pass expiration dates during coronavirus closure

Sad Times: 1,000,000 Travel Jobs Being Lost Daily

JFK air-traffic control tower closed temporarily after technician tested positive for coronavirus

Heading to the Twin Cities airport in April through October? Give yourself an extra hour

Southwest Airlines cuts most fights in and out of Chicago’s Midway

Woman licks plane toilet seat for ‘coronavirus challenge’

European Commission: No Compensation for Coronavirus-Caused Flight Cancellations

Shuttered: Here Is What the Vegas Strip Looks Like Today!

EU travel restrictions: 48,200 flights and 10.2m seats in jeopardy

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