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Aug 07

A good week and a bad week for Delta in the media (but mostly bad)

Delta got a lot of press over the last couple of weeks regarding changes that it made to its frequent flyer program. I have to admit, I’m very jealous of the Cincinnati couple that was able to buy up to a private jet through Delta’s newest elite perk. Nothing like a little luck, as they …

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Jul 26

July 25 has come and gone…

And it’s a sad, sad time for many of us. You see, yesterday, SunTrust bank ended one of the great mileage deals in existence (and really, one of the greatest deals of all time) by devaluing its Delta debit card. A little background: Several years ago, SunTrust launched the Delta debit card, which gave one …

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Jul 15

Delta “enhances” SkyMiles again and signals more changes

Another day, another email from Delta telling us about changes to the SkyMiles program. And, as usual, there are some ups and downs, but the downs outnumber the ups. These changes take place on June 1, 2016, but it’s good to be aware. There are three that matter, so let’s go through them, shall we? …

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Nov 22

Upgrading domestic tickets on Delta: With miles or elite status

I was recently asked by a friend how elite status upgrades on Delta work domestically (keeping in mind that Delta’s definition of “domestic” excludes Hawaii but does include certain foreign nations; congrats, Toronto, you guys are now American).  Delta is currently the largest US frequent flyer program (until American and US Airways are fully integrated) …

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