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Heathrow Temporarily Grounding Planes During Prince Philip’s Funeral. An App is Giving Away First Class Upgrades to Vegas.

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London Heathrow airport and some nearby airspace will be affected by Prince Philip’s funeral today.

Plus, an app is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the movie Bridesmaids (ten years already?!) — but holding a contest awarding free upgrades to first class for Vegas-bound flights.

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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A number of big credit card offers were announced during the past several weeks — and many expire during the next few weeks. So here’s a quick roundup of a bunch of great welcome offers waiting to be had.

And time’s ticking down on the Delta Amex card’s huge welcome offers, too.

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Looking to upgrade your travel tech? You might be interested in a few deals we spotted.

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A moment of silence, flight reroutings, and a six-minute ground stop will be in effect today as Heathrow Airport grounds all planes for Prince Philip’s funeral.

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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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