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Delta extends certificates and credits

Delta Airlines has announced that they are extending $200 Delta travel vouchers and Companion Certificates. While the extension isn’t terribly long — only until the end of 2020 for those originally expiring before June 30th — this is obviously a move in the right direction. Still no word on updated status qualification requirements, but I don’t expect to see any news on that front until the pandemic begins to clear up. From the most recent…

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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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50K business class to Europe on Delta (Jun-Aug, easy cancellation)

Virgin Atlantic is showing excellent availability for business class on Delta flights to Europe. I am not sure whether we’ll see a return to normalcy by June-July-August, but booking these is low-risk since we know that Virgin Atlantic doesn’t charge cancellation fees when the taxes are under $50 (as they would be on a flight from the US to Europe) or has reasonable cancellation fees when the taxes are higher (as they would be leaving Europe).…

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A limited time opportunity to buy Delta Platinum elite status

Amex and Delta are offering unprecedented welcome bonuses for their ultra-premium Delta Reserve cards.  In the past it has frequently been possible to get 10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) when signing up for the Delta Reserve card.  Today, though, the Delta Reserve welcome bonuses include 20,000 MQMs.  MQMs are the primary currency you need to achieve Delta Medallion elite status.  With the welcome bonus offers available at the time of this writing, getting meaningful Delta…

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(EXPIRED) Round Trip Premium Economy Flights To Asia From $748 (East & West Coast For Sub $1,000)

Delta Premium Select

There are some decent deals on round trip flights in Premium Economy to Asia at the moment, many of which cost less than $1,000. These are available from cities on both the west and east coast, with some of the best deals being on flights to China. The Deal Fly round trip in Premium Economy to various cities in Asia for as low as $748. Key Terms Various cities on various dates available. Quick Thoughts…

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(EXPIRED) From: $787 RT: lie-flat business class to South America

The Points Guy reports some fantastic fares for lie-flat business class on Delta Airlines between North America and South America, with prices starting at $787 round trip nonstop from Atlanta to Bogota, with a number of other deals in the high $800’s and low $900’s round trip. That could be a terrific deal. The Deal Delta is offering some great prices on flat bed business class between many US cities and Bogota, Colombia (and some spotty availability to Lima, Peru)…

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Manufacturing Delta status: spend big now or later?

On January 30th 2020, Delta credit cards issued by Amex changed drastically.  As a result, we had a small window of time to make the most of our cards under the old rules.  If you have the  Delta SkyMiles Blue Amex, the Delta SkyMiles Gold consumer Amex, or the Gold Business Amex then you’ll find that most of the changes are positive.  For example, the Gold cards gain a $100 Delta Flight Credit after $10K/year…

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Best Buy: $250 Delta GC + free bonus $25 Best Buy GC

Best Buy is currently offering a $250 Delta Gift Card bundled with a free $25 Best Buy gift card. That’s a nice little bonus, particularly if you can stack the current Amex Offer (which requires spending $300 total over one or more purchases). The Deal Buy $250 or more in Delta Gift Cards, get a free $25 Best Buy Gift Card at Bestbuy.com Direct link to this deal (our affiliate link) Key Terms Available only-only Physical gift cards…

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Easy Delta elite status boost

Airline elite status is great to have if you can get it easily.  With elite status you can get free checked bags, free premium seat selection, reduced change fees, chances for first class upgrades, and much more.  The higher your level of elite status, the more perks you get. Delta knows that their SkyMiles members love elite status and so they send end of year offers to members who are short of reaching the next…

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