Caught In The Middle on a Monday


Delta Skymiles

My wife, who recently gained Gold status on Delta, just received an email in which Delta apologized for her having to sit in a middle seat on a Monday.  And they awarded her with 500 bonus miles:


Here’s 500 bonus miles to thank you

Mondays are tough, and we’re sorry yours may have been less comfortable when you ended up stuck in the middle seat.
While we strive to give our most loyal customers our best seats, unfortunately, that’s not always possible. To thank you for your flexibility and understanding, we’ve credited 500 miles to your SkyMiles account.

It’s just one of the ways we’re expressing our appreciation for your loyalty to the SkyMiles program. And we’ll continue to take care of you—from booking to baggage claim and everywhere in between.

So thanks again. Next time, we hope to see you in First.

The funny thing about this is that my wife picked that middle seat intentionally.  My son and I were flying with her (we had the window and aisle seats), but we were on a separate reservation.  So, if you have status with Delta and you’re flying on your own reservation on a Monday, and you don’t mind picking a middle seat, give it a try and see if you get 500 points as well.

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