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[Expired] Huge new Delta SkyMiles offers

There are great new public offers out on both the Amex Gold Delta SkyMiles  and the Amex Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit cards — whereby you can earn 60,000 Delta SkyMiles (Gold Delta SkyMiles) or 70,000 Delta SkyMiles + 10K MQMs (Platinum Delta SkyMiles). You can additionally get a statement credit on either card for spending money at Delta in your first few months. The offers follow. Update #2: These offers are currently unavailable through Frequent Miler. Update: These…

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Delta companion tickets and awards now upgradeable

Travel Companion Tickets

Beginning today, April 6, Delta companion travel has become more attractive for Delta elite members and their companions. Companion certificates previously were not upgradeable either to Comfort+ or to First Class, but they are now eligible for for Medallion upgrades based on the status of the higher-tiered member.  Similarly, companions traveling with elite members “will be eligible for Complimentary Upgrades not only on paid tickets but Award Tickets, Miles + Cash tickets, and Pay with…

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Delta companion certificates quick guide

Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees, capped at $75, for the other).  Here are the tips you need to know to get the most value from your certificates… Live in Hawaii…

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Pushing the envelope on earning Delta elite status through spend

Delta elite status

Delta is the only major airline that makes it possible to achieve top tier status through credit card spend alone.  It’s not easy to do, but it is possible.  Over the past several years, I’ve earned high level Platinum status for myself and top tier Diamond status for my wife almost entirely through credit card spend.  And this year I spent both of us to Diamond status. The top-end value of Delta SkyMiles has arguably…

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