Just in from Delta – Delta is offering an award sale with mileage discounts of up to 10,000 miles* roundtrip. Book by November 2, 2014, and fly between December 3, 2014, and February 18, 2015. I haven’t tried any itineraries, but notable, but not all – inclusive terms and conditions are: *Saver Award Tickets will be… Read full article

Delta may raise its spend requirements for elite status. I had not expected them to do so this soon.

#InsideDelta – A Look Behind the Scenes at Delta Air Lines (Part 1) #InsideDelta – A Look Behind the Scenes at Delta Air Lines (Part 2) #InsideDelta – Two Questions I Wish I’d Asked Delta CEO Richard Anderson (Part 3) In my final piece on the #InsideDelta event I attended last week, I’m going to… Read full article

I’m frequently accused of a lot of things when it comes to Delta Air Lines. Words like apologist, misguided, and Kool Aid consumer are used. I suppose if a mileage program were the only reason I traveled, those words and perhaps a few others might be on target. A look at the top 3 reasons I… Read full article

About a year ago, I wrote Santa and asked for just three things from SkyMiles. It wasn’t that I did not desire more, I just thought it best to pick three improvements that Delta could make to the program and hope for the best. For posterity’s sake lets review my wishes. One-way Awards A Working… Read full article

Lucky and this FT thread have the specifics of the most recent adjustment in the Delta-Alaska codeshare relationship covered. The cities dropped are by no means all of the two carriers’ codeshare markets. I do not think the end of this relationship is near, but that does not mean it isn’t coming. A Few Speculative… Read full article

Yesterday, I penned my “last word” on SkyMiles until we see the new award chart post. I might have provided a short opinion piece on the history of the domestic airline industry too. Sorry. Hey…it’s my name at the top, but on to our show. When I typed that on Tuesday night, I had no… Read full article

The 2015 SkyMiles award charts are now appearing on Delta.com. My first impression is that these aren’t bad, but I have not done a complete analysis. I am expecting some sort of announcement from Delta very soon. In the meantime, have a look at the new award charts for yourself. Edited: Here is the complete… Read full article

I’ve been thinking about this since Delta first announced its transition to a new revenue based program last week. I really can’t fit all the words describing this post inside the space of a reasonable title. With that, let me try a full description – My Last Word on SkyMiles Until We See the New… Read full article

Well, what a week this has been. I think we all knew it was coming, but when the Delta hammer finally came down, it still took a lot of people by surprise. I’m not surprised by the reaction from most quarters. You know my thoughts on this specific action by Delta, and on mileage programs… Read full article

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