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US Government May Buy a Lot of Plane Tickets and Fuel to Help Out Airlines. Alitalia Possibly Leaving SkyTeam.

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The US government might (further) help airlines by purchasing a bunch of plane tickets and fuel for future travels.

Plus, Alitalia is becoming nationalized — and might bolt from SkyTeam.

We’ll have those travel headlines and more in a couple of minutes. But first, here’s a quick recap of this past week here on Rene’s Points!

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1 Comment

  1. Horrible news. The Casa Alitalia lounges, especially in Malpensa and to a slightly lesser extent Fiumincino, were a destination for me. Scrumptious food and amazing facilities and wonderful people. Also on- board service and food up front are superb. I’ll greatly miss those experiences while earning Skymiles. Ciao bella.

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