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Delta award flash sale from 5K each way (includes popular events like SXSW, Sundance, etc)

The hits keep right on coming with Delta flash sales lately, with this week’s sale having a number of routes on sale for less than 10K each way. Most of the options this week are relatively short routes, but there are some gems like Austin to Seattle (or vice versa) for 7K each way plus $5.60 in tax. The Deal Delta flash sale on Fall/Winter travel on select domestic routes from 5K each way plus taxes & fees. Direct link to…

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Delta mileage running: flying vs. spending

A few days ago a friend mentioned that he was a few thousand MQMs short of reaching Platinum status this year.  MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) can be thought of as miles flown with the airline.  Platinum status (which is near top level) requires 75,000 MQMs per year.  My friend would be short that amount by just a little bit. Another friend jumped in to say that he was about to do a mileage run that…

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How to manufacture Delta elite status

Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. This is usually handled through elite status. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are equal. Most airlines have multiple elite tiers to differentiate their valuable customers from their really valuable customers. And, of course, airlines offer the best perks to their highest tier elites. Delta does the same. They offer elite tiers ranging from Silver…

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Redeem Membership Rewards For Delta Gift Cards For 1cpp (Targeted)

Delta Gift Cards Membership Rewards

American Express has reduced the redemption cost of Delta gift cards for some cardholders so that they now only cost 1 cent per point. The Deal Redeem Membership Rewards for Delta gift cards on a 1 cent per point basis. Key Terms Expiry date unknown Quick Thoughts This appears to be a targeted promotion as neither my wife nor I have this offer available on our Membership Rewards-earning cards, but Greg has access to this…

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How to get into Delta Sky Club lounges

Delta renovated their lounge at Reagan National Airport (DCA), and it’s gorgeous.  I visited recently and was impressed with the design, the food (menu crafted by former Top Chef finalist Marjorie Meek-Bradley), and the functionality (tons of AC and USB power ports, for example).  It’s simply a terrific lounge. Rather than write a boring lounge review, though, I decided to write up some of the best ways to get into Delta Sky Cubs, for less…

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Finding Delta awards in calendar view (Air France is not the answer)

Air France Flying Blue is the only Sky Team loyalty program that partners with all common transferable points programs: Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Marriott/SPG.  As a result, it can be a useful program for booking Sky Team awards, including Delta awards. One of the few options for searching for SkyTeam award space in calendar view (rather than one day at a time) is through Air France’s award calendar.  To…

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(EXPIRED) 22K RT to Europe, 12K RT to Mexico/Caribbean w/ Delta

Delta is having an unannounced flash sale with great deals on economy class travel to Europe or to Mexico / the Caribbean. Most of the travel dates are during off-peak times, but the mileage prices are still pretty darn attractive if you’re looking to use your SkyMiles and get away. There are some dates with decent pricing available in premium economy to Europe or “first class” to Mexico/the Caribbean, but economy class deals follow. The Deal Delta flash sale…

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Can you change the last name on an award ticket? (Maybe!)

Can you change the last name on an award ticket? That’s a question I didn’t anticipate having to ask years after I got married and had already flown something in the hundreds of thousands of miles of award flights…but there I was last week, Googling just that phrase. Family Background My wife and I have been married for several years and together for more than a decade. We collected a lot of points and miles in the…

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