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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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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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