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Great value from Delta SkyMiles. Hurry!

Delta SkyMiles

Quick info: Delta is running an award sale for flights between the US and Europe.  Flight must take place between October 20 and February 29, 2016 and must be booked by this Friday (August 21).  The original Quick Deal about this award can be found here: Delta award sale to Europe! Round trip business for 87K; economy for 42K. It’s ironic that in my post, The truth about Delta, I criticized Delta’s rewards program (while…

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Delta award sale to Europe! Round trip business for 87K; economy for 42K

UPDATE: According to this post, awards must be booked by Friday August 21 in order to lock in these reduced award rates. As reported by Delta Points and Dan’s Deals, Delta is offering an award sale to Europe for travel between 10/20/2015 and 2/29/2016.  Award prices are as low as: Economy: 21,000 miles one-way; 42,000 miles round-trip Business: 43,500 miles one-way; 87,000 miles round-trip Availability varies considerably by route, but generally seems to be better…

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The truth about Delta

Delta sucks

Delta has long been the punching bag of airline programs for those in the miles & points hobby… for good reason.  For years, their award booking website was famously broken; saver level awards (e.g. such as 25,000 mile domestic round trip awards) seemed to be more myth than reality; one-way awards used to cost as much as round-trip; and Delta freely changed their award chart without notice.  Getting outsized value from Delta SkyMiles was possible,…

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What Delta said. What Delta meant. What Delta wanted to say.

Delta meant

Last week, Delta sent an email to many members with the subject heading “SkyMiles Program Developments Worth Noting.”  And, its true.  Delta flyers ought to note some of these developments, but they’re not easily sussed out from the email.  Here’s a quick guide and my take on each change: Delta said: We know your miles are important, so we want to provide the most notice possible regarding Award price changes. Delta meant: We’re hoping that…

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Amex business cards increasingly trump personal cards

Club lounges and free breakfasts

The latest changes to the American Express SPG cards (as reported here, by Doctor of Credit) have me thinking about the way Amex handles the differences between their personal and business cards.  Most of the SPG card changes apply equally to the two SPG cards.  Starting August 11, both cards (personal and business) will offer: Higher annual fees ($95 vs. the current $65) Boingo internet for up to 4 devices Premium in room internet at…

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AA vs Delta Part 1: Intro

In frequent flyer communities, you’ll get laughed out of town if you ask which is better: American Airlines or Delta? Obviously, AA is better. Unlike Delta, AA still rewards flyers with miles based on distance flown; AA has a very generous award chart and they continue to publish it for the world to see (Delta has taken away their award charts); AA lets you put awards on hold for up to 5 days; AA lets…

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Cheaper flights through multi-city search

Earlier this week I attempted to book a one way flight from Atlanta to Detroit.  An initial search via Google Flights looked promising.  Prices started at only $131: I then filtered the departure time to late afternoon to fit my schedule.  Now the AA / US Air options disappeared and the remaining options were considerably more expensive (Note that Southwest still had a reasonably priced fare, but I forgot to look at that, and this…

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How one call led to a points bonanza and rethought plans

A couple of days ago I called Citibank to cancel one of my AA Executive cards since the annual fee was about to come due.  As a reminder, last year Citi offered a whopping 100,000 AA miles plus $250 statement credit as a signup bonus for the $450 per year AA Executive card, so many of us now have several of these cards.  Before cancelling the card altogether, I asked about retention offers and was…

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