RenesPoints Rookie

Welcome to a regular feature on the Renés Points blog. This blog series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this featured topic.

CLEAR is a service both René and I love. Many Delta flyers — not just elites — can take advantage of fairly significant CLEAR discounts!

For some strange reason, on the mileage run side of the blog, I keep finding good deals to fly to Dallas (oh yeah, it could be because of the Centurion DFW). But the other fun reason is a chance to visit HardEightBBQ in Coppell, Texas just outside the DFW airport. I really like their brisket but shipping a “block” home is a bit on the expensive side. So that begs the question, can you simply bring one home with you? Yep, but it takes some effort and planning. I would, as soon as you place your meal order, ask them to get an uncut brisket and start to ice it down and wrap it up for you for transport. The next thing you need is a insulated bag and preferably one that is as water proof as possible. Oh and the bag has to be large enough to hold a…

 A Guest Post by John @laptoptravel TSA Lines Are Out of Control If you have traveled domestically on airlines in recent weeks, no doubt you have experienced significant lines at the TSA security points in the airports.  Delays have gotten so bad that some airports (Chicago’s O’Hare, for example) have been advising passengers to arrive three hours early for their flights to make sure they have enough time to traverse the security checkpoints. Editor’s Note: A timely follow-up to René’s earlier post on wait times at Chicago, which by the way I had no knowledge of him doing. That just illustrates how important this dilemma is and how it is ‘top of mind’ for today’s airline travelers. The lines in the Atlanta airport became even worse after that airport temporarily closed one of its security checkpoints.  The Terminal South line closed earlier this month as the airport plans to re-open it…