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A writer suggests that airlines, travel agents, and hotels shouldn’t be the only ones getting travel-related bailouts.

And Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is seeing more homeless on its property.

We’ll check out those stories and several others in just a few minutes. But first, here’s a quick recap of this week at Rene’s Points!

The big news this week was Delta extending Medallion status into the 2021 year. Not long after that announcement, the airline said it suspended automatic upgrades and blocked out middle seats.

René listed several things Delta should be worrying about in the current climate.

Has the coronavirus impacted your future travel goals? Are you prioritizing certain trips that maybe you otherwise wouldn’t have?

Here’s how René is enjoying some barbeque — and points — right now.

It’s difficult to use the Amex airline incidental credit right now. I came up with some ideas how American Express could appease its premium cardholders.

More than 600 Southwest Airlines employees reportedly have coronavirus.

TSA officers in Wisconsin are buying lunch for airport employees.

A posh hotel is offering coronavirus apartments. They’ll even test you for the deadly bug.

Meanwhile, a cruise ship dubbed the “most haunted hotel in America” may become a floating hospital.

Dosh and Staples teamed up for a 3% cashback offer. (It was 5% when we originally published our post last week — we hope you took advantage of that rate!) It’s worked for gift cards, so keep that in mind.

If you need a good, portable power source, definitely look into this myCharge AdventureUltra Portable Charger, which is 54% off at Amazon!

I saved over $100 by trimming some fat and combining deals on my streaming subscriptions. Here’s how.

A cruise ship became the center of a coronavirus-related homicide investigation.

JetBlue consolidated operations in five major US markets.

A terminal at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport closed Friday because of decreased passenger traffic.

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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— Chris

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5 Comments

  1. Maybe change the terminology from homeless “problem” to something else? They are people, not just a nuisance to travelers.

  2. Chris,
    Regarding the portable charger, have you purchased one previously? You’re right, that is a great price but my goodness, many of the reviews are terrible. I was just wondering if you had any personal experience with performance. Thank you.

    • @Rolo: Many reviews are good, too. And never underestimate user error 😉 It’s one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for a 110 V portable battery. But if you’re nervous about buying it, don’t. Or try it out and return it.

  3. So changing the word problem to the more popular word “issue” would make it better? I am so confused. Would “concern” almost fix it? I don’t understand how changing the word ‘problem’ changes anything. You imply that the word problem is somehow derogatory to the people causing it. It’s not.

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