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Feb 07

Three Airline Policies That Need To Change

Airlines are complex beasts and, because of that, have regulations books roughly the size of a small elephant. As passengers, we accept those complications and learn to live with them. But what about policies, rules and regulations that make no sense, or are never enforced? Most people can deal with unusual approaches, as long as …

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Feb 01

Does Premium Economy Bring Back The Mileage Run?

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Welcome to February. As we anxiously await word from Punxsutawney Phil tomorrow, you may think that I would want to talk about going someplace warm. Think again. We’re going to chilly South Korea. But don’t worry, we won’t be there long. The Revived Premium Economy You used to get first or coach. That was it. …

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Jan 27

Minneapolis in Winter (Coach) Or April In Paris (First)?

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Somewhere in Atlanta, there’s a guy in Delta’s revenue management department who’s jumping up and down like it’s Christmas. Except for him, it’s something better: It’s a Super Bowl in a Delta hub. Going to MSP? Good Luck.* A few years ago, Delta switched the way that they price mileage redemptions. Instead of your paying …

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Jan 26

Credit Cards: Rewards Versus Benefits

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I got a survey a few days ago asking me about the benefits of my Delta Reserve Credit Card, and it got me thinking about a subject that I already spend too much time thinking about: credit cards that I own that I would never actually use. This post is going to be best for …

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Jan 19

Delta Rolls Out Basic Economy Internationally

A few years ago, Delta got a lot of bad press when it rolled out basic economy fares*, its own version of the “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” pricing that ultra-low cost carriers use, where you buy a seat and just about everything else costs money.** In early December, it …

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Jan 10

All Kinds Of Delta Sales

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I’m out of the office for a couple of days, but I did want to point out a bunch of sales that Delta is running. The first one expires tonight, so move quickly. Delta Award Flash Sale You may need to be an elite member to take advantage of these deals, but Delta is offering …

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Jan 05

Delta Brings Back 70,000 Mile Credit Card Bonus (+$100)

Want to fly somewhere warm? This may be your opportunity. 70,000 Miles from Delta (And Then Some) Delta has brought back its offer for a 70,000 point sign-up bonus from American Express, available through this link.* Sign up for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card and spend $3,000 in your first three months as a cardholder, …

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Dec 17

1,000 Free Marriott Points, Atlanta Goes Dark

1,000 Free Marriott Points Marriott offers 1,000 free points at its Twitter account every Sunday by answering a football trivia question. Today’s question asks what year the current NFL replay system started. Answer by replying to the tweet and tag it #RewardsPoints to collect. There’s a subtle hint as to the correct answer in this …

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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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