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Europe on sale: Late summer and early fall as low as $226 RT

Update: Added Detroit to Paris from $384 As reported by Secret Flying, there are some great prices on airfares to Europe in late summer and early fall on a variety of low-cost and legacy airlines from a number of US cities with prices as low as $226 round trip. While that low price is on low-cost-carrier Norwegian, there are a number of deals on legacy carriers starting from $300 round trio out of Boston and the mid $300’s out of…

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No, Delta didn’t add limits to earning status through spend (myth busted)

Last week, Rene’s Points announced that Delta had implemented new restrictions to how many MQMs (elite qualifying miles) could be earned through credit card spend.  This was based on language in a cardmember agreement amendment that Amex sent out to Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve cardholders.  I disagreed with Rene’s interpretation.  I believed the new language to be a clarification rather than a change.  My interpretation was proven over the weekend when a new Miles…

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Delta Platinum/Reserve Miles Boost: Negative Changes? Maybe, Maybe Not…

Delta Elite Status

UPDATE: There have not been any negative changes. For details, see: No, Delta didn’t add limits to earning status through spend (myth busted) Update: The above offers are expired and/or not currently available through Frequent Miler. Amex has recently sent out a cardmember agreement amendment to Delta Platinum (Update: This offer has temporarily expired.) and Delta Reserve cardholders.  A few readers reached out to me for fear that the changes meant that they would no longer…

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Delta award ticket flash sale to Florida and the Caribbean

Delta is running a flash sale with flights to Florida and the Caribbean from just 20,000 SkyMiles round trip (+ taxes). Actually, I’ve found some routes even a bit less. The Offer Round trip flights from select cities in the continental US to select cities in Florida and the Caribbean from just 20,000 SkyMiles (or maybe less) Link to deal on Delta.com Key Details Book by 11:59pm ET May 10th, 2017 Travel September 26th to November…

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#Business Class on Skyteam & Star Alliance: $1300’s RT Europe to USA

As reported by Mighty Travels, there are some excellent summertime business class fare sales on both Skyteam and Star Alliance from Europe to the USA, with prices starting as low as $1334 round trip. These low prices are available to New York and can be booked through links at Google Flights. Note that Google Flights is also showing low prices to Atlanta and a number of smaller southeaster cities (Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, etc.) — however, I haven’t found bookable links to…

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HOT: Business Class, Jun/Jul/Aug NYC-Naples from ~$1860 RT; Sicily less / France for $2k

There is a hot summer airfare sale on: New York to Italy on Skyteam from just ~$1860 (or some routes less) round trip in business class on Skyteam airlines Alitalia, KLM, and Delta. Some of the cheapest fares are on Air France’s A380, which features an angled flat business class seat. For just a few dollars more, choose Alitalia/KLM/Delta flights for flat beds across the Atlantic. Flights are available to Palermo, Sicily for a few dollars less and to Nice,…

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A different kind of Delta upgrade

Yesterday morning, as I waited to board a small Delta jet (a CRJ200 for those keeping score), I was called up to the desk.  I had no idea why.  This flight had no first-class, and I was already seated in Comfort+ so I wasn’t expecting an upgrade.  But, I did get an upgrade of sorts.  The desk agent asked if I’d like to sit by myself.  Apparently in the time since I checked in, someone…

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Spending those amassed Membership Rewards points

Update: This post references an American Express Business Platinum feature that has changed. As of June 1, 2017, the pay-with-points rebate has changed to 35% for your chosen airline or any airline in business or first class. Additionally, there is a cap of 500,000 rebated points annually. This morning, Greg posted about the many ways of amassing what is quickly becoming my favorite rewards currency: American Express Membership Rewards. In his guide to Amassing Membership Rewards, Greg…

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PSA: Ask Delta for compensation if you were impacted by delays or cancellations

This is just a quick reminder that if your flights were significantly delayed or cancelled in the great Delta meltdown last week, then ask Delta for compensation if you haven’t received anything already. Earlier this week I described how my family of three was delayed just over 3 hours.  That delay was actually good for us since we were alerted in advance and so were able to sleep in.  Still, that didn’t stop me from…

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