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Dubai Airport Unleashes COVID-Sniffing Dogs; Airbnb Policy Under Fire

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We wrote a few weeks ago about COVID-sniffing dogs possibly being used to detect coronavirus in air travelers. Now, Dubai is officially the first airport to give it a shot.

Plus, Airbnb is prohibiting some users from renting properties.

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

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Big airlines are hoarding cash to survive the pandemic

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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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