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
First among many changes coming with SkyMiles 2015 is a revenue requirement for status. In my case, I’m Platinum Medallion, and the minimum spend requirement for the 2015 program year is $7,500. I shouldn’t have a problem hitting that by year’s end, even though I am a little behind last year on ticket spend. There was no… Read full article
I’ve shared my thoughts on the idea of “complimentary” upgrades for elite flyers on more than one occasion. A lot of what one “likes” about a frequent flyer program is based upon habit as much as functionality, so I want to fully acknowledge a few things. I”ve always preferred the way American AAdvantage does upgrades… Read full article
Delta Air Lines was one of, if not the first, US airline to pioneer premium gate to gate transfers for high value customers. Utilizing a fleet of Porsche vehicles, the airline launched a trial service in Atlanta in 2011, that expanded to Los Angeles, New York-JFK, and Minneapolis. According to Delta, they’ve transferred an incredible… Read full article
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
An article on Delta’s E fare changes caught my eye. This Medallion won’t be buying them.
Internet rumors that Delta is eliminating comp upgrades for elites may not be true, but it might not be a bad idea.
It’s official. Delta is changing it spend requirements for the 2016 elite year.
Delta may raise its spend requirements for elite status. I had not expected them to do so this soon.
A word on the coming elimination of SkyMiles RTW awards.