Category: Delta

Kudos to Delta: Traveling can be civilized

I’m on the road and this post won’t be a typical one, but I like to point out when somebody provides good service.  Today, that airline was Delta. Airline travel is one of the greatest bargains in the world.  It doesn’t feel that way, considering how much prices have gone up over the past few …

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Mileage promos among the airlines (including one for FREE United miles)

Every so often, I like to run through the various promos that the airlines are offering to see what looks worth noting.  Promotions change every day, so I’ve always got my eyes open. Out of Office Notice: I’m out of town this weekend, so the site may not get its usual weekend updates.  Check in anyway, …

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How to get your frequent flyer tickets for this summer

Haven’t booked your summer travel yet and you’re looking to burn your miles?  I don’t want to say it’s impossible, but I wouldn’t go booking a hotel on the Champs Elysees yet, either.  Having said that, here are a few tips that apply not only to summer travel but really to any time of the …

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Living Social bonus at Delta

I don’t tend to post every shopping offer that I get, since it would take up 99% of my time, but I did think that today’s offer from Delta stood out.  For those who use Living Social, similar to Groupon, Delta is offering six miles per dollar plus a today-only deal of 15% off, making …

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Delta changes may shift buying patterns

A few weeks ago, I discussed the changes that Delta is making to its frequent flyer program, which will emphasize dollars spent over distance.  I hypothesized that travelers, particularly those who have someone else paying for their ticket, would look to spend more money. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had an article on just that subject.  If …

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Two thoughts on magazines

Not always a hot topic in the world, but magazines are a big topic for airline miles. 1) Earning miles: Somebody always has a promo going for magazines.  It’s a purchase you should never make without getting something back for it.  In this case, Delta is offering 15 miles/dollar at their online store.  But the …

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Why are Delta’s changes important?

In a previous post I noted the big changes that Delta made to its program, with the main change being that miles will now be given based on frequent flyer elite status and dollars paid, instead of based on distance.  The question, why does it matter, has some interesting answers. First, I do not believe that …

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Delta makes enormous change to frequent flyer program; Others likely to follow

For many moons, I’ve been advocating the notion that airlines will eventually turn to revenue-based mileage accrual instead of distance.  In other words, you will start to earn miles based on how many dollars you spend, not how far you fly.  The program goes into effect on 1/1/15 and elite status qualification will be unaffected. …

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FTD and Delta: Up to 35 miles per dollar spent

So I’m starting with the Valentine’s day posts, given the mileage earnings opportunities out there.  For Delta, you can earn as much as 35 miles per dollar spent, with an additional 500 just for placing the order.  The standard pricing is 20 miles per dollar spent, but there is a special elite code that gets you …

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