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Update: Delta Europe deal dying, but bookable through some OTAs

Late last night we published a huge Delta airfare sale to Europe from both hubs and smaller markets around the country. This morning, that sale is dying. Google Flights is still showing low prices, but they are no longer bookable at those prices through Google Flights. However, many city pairs are still available through small Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) listed on Momondo.com. I know next to nothing about these smaller OTAs and can’t guarantee a smooth booking process. However,…

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Huge Delta sale to Europe, summer travel

Update: This fare sale is dying. However, some of these are still bookable via small OTAs at Momondo.com as of 10:41am Eastern time. See our update here. We have stumbled on a huge airfare sale from many Delta hubs and smaller cities to Europe from $538 round trip nonstop for summer travel, with many one-stop itineraries also available. Some example deals follow (click the images to go to Google Flights). All of these examples are for summer travel in July…

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Delta first class: great companion ticket deal (glitch?)

Delta First Class Dining

I stumbled upon something surprising the other day.  Thanks to my Delta Reserve companion ticket, I was able to book two people into domestic first class for less than the price of a single economy ticket. Holiday High Prices Most years we visit family in southern Florida after Christmas.  And this year we thought we would book our trip very early rather than waiting until prices skyrocket later on.  But, it turned out that prices…

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Booking a luxury trip with points and deals

My son has just completed high school and will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall to study computer science.  Early in his junior year his guidance counselor told him that he wouldn’t get admitted to U of M since his grades were a bit lower than U of M’s accepted student average.  Three straight A semesters later, he was admitted, and I couldn’t be more proud! When he completed classes, he had…

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Piecing together Delta awards for great value to Hawaii and Europe

Ever since Delta did away with their award charts, they’ve maintained that the award price you see online is the award price.  Period.  And, supposedly, there’s nothing you can do about high award prices except wait and hope that prices come down. In the good old days, there was something you could do about it.  You could find saver award space segment by segment and string the segments together for a cheap award.  Here’s a…

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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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