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[Update] Delta & United Announce Waived Change Fee Policies [Update: Now Includes Flights Purchased Earlier]

Update 3/10/2020: United has also expanded the waived change fees to include flights purchased on or before March 2 for travel from March 9 to April 30, 2020. This allows you to change your flight to one that takes place by December 31, 2020 or within one year of when you first booked it, whichever date comes first. Update 3/9/2020: Delta has now expanded the waived change fees to include flights purchased on or before…

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Delta Reserve complete guide

Delta’s ultra-premium Amex credit card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Credit Card from American Express, underwent big changes as of January 30 2020.  The biggest change is arguably the bigger annual fee.  The card now costs $550 instead of $450 per year.  They also got rid of bonus miles with big spend.  You still get MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles — which help you earn elite status) with big spend, but you no longer get matching redeemable miles. …

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Amex adds Delta status boost tracker

Here’s a nice little surprise from Amex.  Delta Reserve and Delta Platinum cardholders will now see a Status Boost Tracker when they log in to American Express.  Each of these cards offers MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) with big spend.  MQDs are helpful for earning Delta elite status.  It used to be difficult to know whether you’ve spent enough to reach the big spend thresholds, but not anymore! Here’s what the Delta Reserve Status Tracker looks…

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Delta Allowing Elite Members More Control Over Seat Upgrades

Delta Comfort Plus Upgrades

It’s a day of positive loyalty program changes. Choice Hotels has introduced Rollover Nights, while Delta is now providing elite members with more control over how their seat upgrades are processed. Prior to today, upgrades to Comfort+ were processed as follows for SkyMiles Medallion members: Diamond & Platinum – directly after ticketing Gold – 72 hours before departure Silver – 24 hours before departure That’s not changing; what is changing is the control you have…

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(EXPIRED) Best Buy Gift Card Deals: Delta, Netflix, Hulu, Hotels.com & More

Delta GC

Best Buy launched a few new gift card deals today, one of which is offering a free $25 Best Buy gift card when buying $250 worth of Delta gift cards. The other two deals are offering free Best Buy gift cards when buying other gift card brands including Netflix, Hulu and Hotels.com. The Deals Buy $250 Delta gift cards & get a $25 Best Buy gift card free. Direct link to offer (affiliate link). Buy…

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Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond

Reconsidering my Delta elite future For many years now, I’ve manufactured high level Delta elite status for myself and my wife using techniques to increase credit card spend and get most of it back.  For simplicity, we often refer to these techniques as “manufactured spending” but in reality many techniques are simply ways to pay big bills (taxes, rent, etc.) with a credit card for as small of a fee as possible. There are significant…

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(EXPIRED) (Targeted) Earn 5x Delta SkyMiles On Ticketmaster Purchases (Ends 10/25/19)

Delta Ticketmaster

Delta and Ticketmaster announced a partnership a few months ago that enabled you to earn bonus SkyMiles when buying event tickets through Ticketmaster. That partnership kicked off with a limited time rate of 3x bonus SkyMiles per dollar, although that’s since dropped to 1x. Well, for the next few days that rate has, potentially, been increased to 5x which is significantly better than other shopping portals. I say potentially because this offer appears to be…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Flash Sale: US To UK For 20,000 SkyMiles Round Trip + Taxes/Fees

Delta award sale NYC-LON Jan-Feb

Delta has launched a new flash sale on award trips to the UK. The headline rates are excellent with flights to the UK from only 20,000 SkyMiles round trip, but taxes and fees make this a little less enticing. The Deal Book award flights from the UK on Delta from 20,000 SkyMiles round trip. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Must book flights by September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts Miles-wise, this is…

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Ideas for awesome Delta Vacations

If you have Delta SkyMiles, this week (through Friday 9/6/19) is the time to spend those miles.  Delta Vacations has extended their incredible promotion in which miles are worth 2 cents each towards vacation packages.  In many cases this means that you can purchase airfare, lodging, and sometimes even rental car and activities for less than you would normally pay in miles for the flight alone!  Even better, you’ll earn miles for these flights!  To…

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