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My painful pursuit of 135,000 miles

Credit Inquiry towards 135,000 miles

My Business Platinum card has been open for a year now.  I signed up for the card last year when a 150,000 point offer was floating around.  Not only have I enjoyed the card’s perks since then, but I also jumped on a 10,000 point offer for enrolling in their Extended Payment Option.  And, of course, I took advantage of $200 in airline fee reimbursements in 2015 and again in 2016.  Overall, the card has…

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Delta SkyMiles sheds SkyPeso moniker

Delta SkyPeso

For years, View from the Wing has teasingly referred to Delta SkyMiles as “SkyPesos.”  And the Delta SkyPeso term has caught on, so much so that many people use the term without explanation.  Given that Amex is currently giving away oodles of SkyMiles through their temporarily increased credit card offers, I figured that it was time to weigh in on whether Delta SkyMiles still deserves this title… Compared to its main rivals at the time…

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Has Delta broken its promise to price awards dynamically? Is that a good thing?

Delta Dynamic Award Pricing

About a year ago, Delta sent out a memo titled “SkyMiles Program Developments Worth Noting”.  The title alone struck fear in my heart.  In the past, SkyMiles developments have rarely been good.  At that time, I wrote a critical (but lighthearted) post about the memo: What Delta said. What Delta meant. What Delta wanted to say. The memo turned out to be fairly benign, but one line stood out as potentially very troubling: For travel…

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