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Firsthand Experience of a Delta’s MD-88 Final Flight; Delta Resumes Flights to Israel

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Delta said goodbye to passenger flights on its MD-80 series aircraft this week. One writer documented one of those final journeys.

Plus, the mothership is resuming flights to Israel.

We’ll get to those headlines and many more in a few minutes. But first, here’s a quick recap of this week at Rene’s Points.

Two flight attendants gave us their takes on the current state and future of airline travel.

Even though Delta is blocking middle seats and restricting capacity through September 30, it is reinstating automatic updates. It will also test employees for coronavirus.

I drove through LAX on Friday afternoon — and it was empty. Very empty.

Do you have one of the cards we think are the best for grocery shopping purchases this month?

Passengers had difficulty complying with an airline’s COVID-19 rules — so the carrier suspended all flights.

Is the famous American Express Centurion Card not in your wallet (or future)? You can order a personalized reproduction for your wall.

Speaking of Centurion-branding, the Amex Centurion Lounge in Vegas is being expanded.

René wondered why CLEAR isn’t being more proactive with its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amex and Starbucks teamed up for a 5% statement credit on card reloads.

Some hotels are taking a sexy approach to attact couples to their properties.

The Delano Beach Club and pool at Delano Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada.

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Airline bosses mention discounts to get people flying again

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Air Canada is using private charter planes to fly regular domestic routes

China Shows Us Air Travel Won’t Recover Quickly

BA owner considers legal challenge to UK quarantine as relations fray

Airline shutdown creates new challenges for rural Alaska

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— 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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