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Redeeming points for Broadway tickets. Amazing value possible with Delta, SPG.

Broadway tickets Wicked

Broadway plays can be crazy expensive.  You can always save money by buying discount tickets at one of the TKTS locations on the day of the show, but you can’t guarantee you’ll get the show you want.  And, especially at the Times Square location, you’ll likely spend a good part of your day in line. If you’d like to skip the lines, and ensure you get the tickets you really want, you’ll have to buy…

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AA vs Delta Part 2: good upgrades, bad food, and in-flight ads


In part 1 of this series, I made it clear: my goal is not to compare the AA and Delta frequent flyer programs.  On paper, at least, AA’s program has Delta beat by a mile.  And that’s partly because it is on paper.  That is, AA publishes their award chart.  Delta does not.  But there’s more: AA offers significantly lower international award prices.  AA offers first class international awards (Delta tops out at business class). …

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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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