I have a brief business trip this week. The flights are short, but I am seated in a rather unfavorable location on one of the flights. I’ve been checking the seatmap on Delta.com every so often for a few days. I don’t know whether I was tired or just had a momentary brain fizzle, but it suddenly occurred to me… Read full article

I suppose it’s hard to take away something that’s already been taken away, then put back, but not published. However, I’d say Delta has managed to do that. Just what the heck am I talking about? Per DeltaPoints, Delta has quietly removed the unpublished upgrade benefit for Platinum Medallions on the premium transcon routes from JFK… Read full article

I’ve managed to book two J-class awards for my wife and I for travel to Europe at Delta SkyMiles Level 1 (saver). Granted, J-class saver costs 62,500 miles each way, which is 12,500 more than most domestic carriers at the moment, assuming you can find availability, but I was quite happy with the result. October… Read full article

Last week I took a short (4 day) business trip to the west coast, flying a nonstop roundtrip between Atlanta and Seattle. Departing on a Tuesday afternoon, I’d hoped for the same kind of upgrade luck I’d had on my last trip on the same route, but no joy. Of course, that trip began on… Read full article

I earned fewer miles on my first business trip with SkyMiles 2015 than I would have under the old system, but I’m still not upset. Why? Because I’m taking a holistic view of the situation. One trip doesn’t make a year, and I still expect to earn the same or slightly more miles in total… Read full article

Yesterday, Delta unveiled the next phase of its $1.2 billion investment at JFK with an expansion of Terminal 4 that added 11 gates and 75,000 square feet to the terminal. According to Delta President Ed Bastian, “the newest enhancements at Terminal 4 underscore the significant investment Delta is making in New York City’s airports—nearly $2… Read full article

Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallions are offered the opportunity to choose certain benefits when they qualify for a new program year. SkyMiles Medallion Choice Benefits are enticing, I just wish I could choose more! (Guess I’d better go for Diamond, so I can do that, huh?) Here are my choices. Let’s start with what I’m… Read full article

I was going to write about all the things that I missed covering while I was away on vacation and not about how rumors get started on the internet. All that said, here we are with a post on rumors and the internet. Granted, it is at least tacitly related to something that was announced… Read full article

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced a big re-definition of it core products effective March 1, 2015. Here’s the gist straight from Delta – Delta One, formerly BusinessElite, is offered on long-haul international routes; also between New York-JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco First Class is offered on short-haul international and domestic routes Delta Comfort+… Read full article

This isn’t the first time that I’ve suggested Alaska’s Mileage Plan™ might be the ideal home for a lot of Delta flyers. It is the first time that I’ve ever actually considered the implications of a switch for myself. First, a little background. Alaska recently announced some changes to its program. On the good side –… Read full article

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