I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm thrilled to be back in the United States after being in Europe since late May, and have no plans to go anywhere for as long as possible. It's too wild out there for me.
On the points & travel front, this week Virgin Atlantic announced it would launch Tampa flights, Star Alliance added Deutsche Bahn as a member, President Biden appointed a new FAA administrator, Hong Kong ended its stupid flight ban system, and more.
With that out of the way, here's a recap of this week on the blog: