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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I pretty much always submit some sort of review for anything that happens. Good or bad. If multiple things happen in one trip – I submit one comment/complaint/compliment per incident.

I think my personal record was 3700 miles for one round trip+$50 credit (I had paid for gogoinflight, and my shoulder got bumped by the flight attendants around 50 times during the flight, so I wasn’t able to use the internet to get my work done – also almost broke my laptop on 4 occasions). They will sometimes give 100-500 miles if you say something good about your experience as well.


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