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Diabetic Pilots Now Allowed to Fly Commercial Jets; Airline Recovery May Take Two Years

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Diabetic pilots may now fly commercial jets! Plus, if you think the past two months have been rough for travel, one group expects it’ll take about two years for airlines to recover.We’ll get to those stories and more in a few minutes. But first’s here’s a quick recap of this week at Rene’s Points!

After Delta graciously extended Medallion status through next year, people had a number of questions. We asked Delta for some clarifications — and received answers.

Earlier this year, I wrote a couple of posts about why I thought coronavirus wouldn’t stop me from traveling and why I wouldn’t wear a mask on flights. Well, all that’s changed. Here’s a piece I wrote this week explaining why.

Chase cardholders: check your accounts for this Domino’s offer! Not to be outdone, Amex issued a great offer for Grubhub and Seamless.

Zola, meanwhile, canceled gift card orders people placed with an Amex Offer. And DO$H majorly screwed up a Staples promotion.

Delta re-introduced a boarding technique from yesteryear: starting at the back of the plane.

I called to cancel my Delta Amex Platinum card this week — but American Express offered me a few options to keep it. Read what happened.

That lead to some people asking about transferring lines of credit between Amex cards. Here’s a quick tutorial.

Also on the Delta Amex front, we’ve learned several readers received reduced annual fees on their Delta Reserve cards during recent renewals.

Delta suspended gifts for new Million Milers.

Some American Airlines flight attendants are working the carrier’s cargo flights.

Did you see the video of about a hundred Delta jets parked on Kansas City runways?

This one riled up people: I commented on a post predicting that business travel as we knew it is dead.

Travel Headlines

Here are some other travel stories I thought you might find interesting.

Pilots with diabetes will finally be allowed to fly commercial jets

Airline Recovery Could Take Up to Two Years, Says ICF

Chateau Marmont Selling Cashmere Sweatshirts to Raise Funds for Employees in Need

EasyJet May Ditch Middle Seats When Flights Return

Air New Zealand to lay off all 777 crews

Canada Will Require Masks For All Airline Passengers Starting Monday

Virgin Atlantic Is Taking Passengers Behind the Scenes in One-on-Ones With a Pilot, Cabin Member, and More

Sanitizer Over Room Service: Luxury Hotels Pivot to Healthcare During Coronavirus

JetBlue flight attendant, 51, dies from coronavirus

Hard Rock Hotels Sending Soap to ‘Clean the World’ to Battle COVID-19

Airbus puts off planned ramp-up of A220 jet

European Governments Weigh If It’s Time to Let Some Airlines Disappear

Are billionaires really self-isolating on superyachts?

— Chris

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Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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