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China’s Commercial Air Travel Rebounding (They Say). Hotel Groups Sue San Francisco.

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China says their airline passenger loads are 70% of last year’s pre-COVID numbers. And we can totally, 100% believe China’s word, right?

Plus, hotel worker advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco.

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

Chase made a couple of interesting credit card announcements this week. First, it spiked the Marriot Bonvoy credit card welcome bonuses. Then, it gave the Chase Freedom Unlimited a 5% cashback bonus on grocery stores (but only to new applicants, limited to one year, and capped at $12,000 in spend).

Aeromexico might be in tough shape — and our prospects for Delta MQD runs might be, as well.

And a Miami cruise port may never see cruising return.

Icelandair planned to fire all their flight attendants and replace them with pilots. They rethought that move.

Major League Baseball is back! Baseball lovers: here are some great credit card options for your MLB.TV subscription.

Meanwhile, the NBA is dealing an interesting issue: some players are homesick — at home.

Venice has to restrict gondola capacity — because tourists are getting too overweight.

Delta is apparently turning people’s unused gift cards to states’ unclaimed property departments.

What do you think about the Titanic II — and would you sail on its maiden voyage?

Las Vegas’ historic Stardust casino is back — kinda.

A fight broke out at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport when a drunk woman refused to deplane.

The Forbidden City as seen during a tour while on a trip to Beijing, China.

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JetBlue Sees LAX as More Than Just a Hub Airport

American Express’s Earnings Plunge as Consumers Stay Home

Borders Are Open: It’s Peak Holiday Season in Europe But Are Europeans Really Traveling?

Wow: Delta Has Already Banned 100 Anti-Maskers

Japan Travel Campaign Delivers Double Whammy to Tokyo Residents

FAA issues directive on parked Boeing 737 NG models

20 delicious recipes from hotel chefs around the world — plus the tools and ingredients you’ll need to make each meal

Nearly 17,000 Southwest employees sign up for buyouts, voluntary leave as furlough threat looms

— Chris

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1 Comment

  1. From what I observe, Chinese domestic flights load factor of 70% of pre-pandemic level is pretty much it. Business routes (BJS-SHA, SHA-CAN, SHA-SZX) definitely looks higher than 70%, whilst leisure routes lower.

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