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Delta Diamond Choice Benefits: Exciting enhancements + what to choose and when

Delta elite status

If you’re a heavy Delta flyer and you’re on the fence about whether it is worth the cost and effort to achieve Diamond status, Delta has just upped the stakes.  The introduction of global upgrade certificates a few years ago was enough to convince me that my wife needed Diamond status.  And her continued success when using those certificates convinced me to go for Diamond as well (see also Manufacturing Delta Diamond, retrospective).  The recent…

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Earn up to 25,000 Delta Skymiles with partners

Delta One Suite

Delta has a targeted offer to earn 25,000 bonus SkyMiles through partner activity — up to 1,000 miles per participating partner up to 25,000 total bonus miles. From the terms and conditions: It appears that the promotion was intended for recipients of a targeted email from Delta, but it may be possible for anyone to register. Of course, if you were not targeted but register for the promotion, you may not get the miles (and…

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How to avoid basic economy when paying with points

avoid basic economy

You gotta love the marketing genius that came up with the concept of basic economy.  I imagine that the first executive meeting on the topic went something like this: Marketing Guy: Let’s introduce a fare option that is crappier than regular economy.  That way we can charge more for regular economy while telling our customers that they’ll save money with our new Crappier Economy. Executive 1: That sounds great!  I love win-win scenarios.  Of course,…

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