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What a week! I hope you’re enjoying the long, holiday weekend. It was a big, busy week for us at Rene’s Points! René waxed nostalgic about his eight years of blogging, William Shatner tweeted us, Delta is planning to “Wow” Main Cabin customers. Oh, and a passenger tried to breach a Delta cockpit and make “San Juan…disappear.” All in a week’s work, I guess. In case you missed anything or want to read a post again, here’s the week that was! My Most Amazing Events After Almost 8 Years of Blogging – What a ride! PROCRASTINATORS – Last call for the BIGGEST EVER Delta Amex Card Offers! OFFERS HAVE EXPIRED. Please see post for current Welcome Bonuses! TODAY is the BEST Day to Delta Medallion Status Match Challenge For Benefits Through January 31, 2021! Delta Is Expanding Its A220 Routes! William Shatner Tweets About Rene’s Points! Meeting New Delta Amex…

The first half of 2019 has been ugly — to put it mildly — for Boeing and its 737 MAX. Two MAXes crashed (one in October, the other in March), both killing everyone on board. Software issues were blamed, despite warnings from pilots. Governments around the world ordered the planes grounded. Even ferry flights parking the planes were fraught with problems. Initial reports suggested software fixes would be in place for June test flights. Then came news that the planes wouldn’t be ready until August. And last week came another update: a “runaway stabilizer condition” (which sounds rather important) crept up. Don’t be surprised if its takes until April 2020 for the MAX to fly again. In fact, there’s an extensive Wikipedia page devoted solely to the 737 MAX groundings. Boeing’s stock has dropped 11% since March after airlines canceled orders. Could shelving the 737 MAX and evolving it into…

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