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Manufacturing Delta Diamond, retrospective

Delta Diamond

A few years ago Delta introduced an excellent new choice benefit for top tier Diamond members: 4 Global Upgrade Certificates that can be applied to almost any economy fare in order to upgrade to business class.  I first wrote about this benefit in the post “Why Delta’s great new Choice Benefits irk me.”  My problem at that time was that I had previously developed a solid plan for alternating years manufacturing Platinum status for my…

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Delta business class to Europe this summer: Great award availability AND on sale

Delta business class

About an hour ago we published a Quick Deal about a Delta business class award sale: Delta Business Class Award Sale to Europe: Up to 16% Off Normal Prices.  I jumped online and re-booked a family trip to Europe in order to save 20,000 miles per person (with my Delta Platinum status, award changes are free).  And, I noticed that award availability was remarkably good. To see just how good it was, I looked at…

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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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