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How would you like your office view to resemble something like the picture you see above? That’s Barbados — and the island is issuing visas for people to work there for a year.

Plus, not all of Europe is closed to Americans.

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

The annual fee for my American Express Gold Card recently posted. Naturally, I tried for a retention bonus — and was successful!

Check out this incredible video of fireworks over Los Angeles — as experienced from a helicopter!

Need a smile? You may enjoy these two stories about airline employees going out of their ways to help passengers.

A pilot recorded his amazing emergency landing — after the baggage door popped open during his flight!

If Chase and IHG want new customers (or retain their loyal cardholders) of the IHG Premier Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, here’s something I think may help them.

René installed his upgraded Bluetooth car stereo — for less than $20. (I’m driving to South Bend to see him instead of going to Best Buy next time I need a car stereo! 🙂 )

Chase added streaming, gas station, and Instacart perks to both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards.

René stayed on New Orlean’s Bourbon Street before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world. Well, he didn’t stay on the street — but at times it seemed to feel like it.

But not all streaming companies are covered by all three cards! So we put together a chart we hope you’ll find helpful.

A judge had some harsh words for a drunk passenger who caused chaos during a flight.

A Delta flight was diverted following sustaining some pretty major hail damage.

NBA star Rajon Rondo thinks his Disney Resort room resembles that of a Motel 6.

Three American Express cards are offering increased welcome bonuses — but you have to use this trick.

Remember the airline pilot shortage that plagued some carriers only a few months ago? Yeah, it’s gone the other way now.

Sunset over Barbados

Other Travel Headlines!

Barbados’s New Visa Lets You Work There Remotely For a Year

Americans Can Travel to Croatia Despite Europe Ban

Lush gardens. A waterfall. An airport built to awe in Singapore is quieted by COVID-19

Air France/KLM to operate 21 repatriation flights from India to Europe for in July 2020 (Connections available to USA/Canada/South America as well!)

Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian reveals plans for Covid-19 tests for airline’s Seattle crews

SkyTeam, oneworld and Star Alliance join forces to give customers confidence in travel

The Last-Minute Flights Americans Are Booking This Year

Your City Was Home to a Superspreader Hotel: What Hospitality Can Learn From Boston’s Comeback Plan

Missing your Cathay Delight fix? Here’s how to make Cathay Pacific’s signature mocktail at home

152 Arriving Passengers Deported From Italy Because Entry Restrictions Changed While They Were Inflight

10 struggles of living on a sailboat that no one tells you about

Private jet CEO reveals why his company acquired a competitor after taking $20 million PPP funds and furloughing employees at the start of the pandemic

— Chris

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  1. Seems reasonable to spend 300 a night to have that view and work remotely. Now to find somebody to rent my place for 9k a month for the next year and willing to take care of the dog and kids.

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