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Fly Delta from Canada for only 250 miles

This won’t last long!  Dan’s Deals reports that flights originating in Canada priced below C$284 are available to buy with miles for only 250 miles.  That includes first class fares, if you can find them at that price. Important notes: You can book now and cancel for free before midnight tomorrow You must have 25,000 miles in your account for this to work You must have a primary Delta credit card attached to the mileage…

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How bad were my 2015 predictions?

2016 predictions

I probably should have just swept these predictions under the rug and forgotten about them.  In January, I published my predictions for 2015.  Every one of my 2014 predictions had come true, at least partially, so I was feeling pretty cocky at the time.  I don’t have that feeling now!  Let’s looks at my 2015 predictions… Gary, from View from the Wing, will grudgingly admit that Delta SkyMiles should no longer be thought of as…

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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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