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Dec 11

How Delta Rescued Diamond Medallion Status

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As you know, this blog is tailored to novices in the frequent flyer world but, every so often, it’s fun to get a little deeper on a particular subject. Today, I’ll talk about Delta’s Medallion program and its top status, Diamond Medallion, in particular. If you need a quick review of what elite status is, …

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Nov 21

Delta Adding A SkyMiles Perk For Transcon Elites

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The general direction of frequent flyer programs has been downward. While airlines occasionally offer a carrot to improve the benefits, it’s much more common to get the stick. So even if the perk they add only affects a few people, it’s nice to get something. Free Elite Upgrades on Domestic Delta One One of the …

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Nov 14

Help, Delta Gave Me Extra Miles And Won’t Take Them Back!

Delta gave me 10,000 extra miles and now I can’t get rid of them. While that may sound like a bank error in my favor, I happen to have found the one circumstance where it isn’t. At least for now, I seem to be stuck with them. Here’s What Happened As you may know, Delta …

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Oct 30

Using Your Friends For Points And Miles

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Because why should bloggers have all the fun? Refer a friend for a Delta SkyMiles  card and they will reward you.* 10,000 Delta Miles for The Platinum Card The most recent referral offer I got was for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. It’s not the only product that current cardholders can refer their friends …

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Sep 18

Increased Airline Elite Status Through The Starwood/Marriott Merger (Or Vice Versa)

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Mergers are generally not viewed as favorable for consumers. By concentrating power in fewer, rather than more, suppliers, the merged companies are often able to increase pricing, since there are fewer competitors. Sometimes, though, combining benefits can work in your favor. Such is the case when it comes from earning airline elite status* through your …

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Sep 02

Weekend Tidbits…WestJet, Southwest And Coffee

Hmm, let’s see what’s going on in the world of travel… Get WestJet Silver Status WestJet is the second largest airline in Canada but, unless you live there, you may never have heard of it. Too bad for you. Think “Canadian version of JetBlue,” but even nicer (because, you know, Canadian), which is appropriate, because …

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Jul 14

JetBlue Introduces Its Mosaic Challenge

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Few airlines make their elite status as easy to achieve as JetBlue. You can make it through flying on the airline or spending enough on the fantastic JetBlue credit card. But what really helps you get the good stuff is the frequent promotions that they offer for tier points.* Mosaic Challenge It’s easy enough. Well, …

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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 13

Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines

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In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book their entire vacation with one telephone call (For my younger readers, a “telephone” is …

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Mar 05

JetBlue Double Points Promo

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In December/January, JetBlue usually sends out a double points email. They’re running a little later than usual this year, but the offer just went out. Double TrueBlue Points (Elite Eligible) JetBlue normally gives three points per dollar spent but, for the duration of the program, they’re doubling your base points to six per dollar spent. …

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