Delta GOLD Medallion status & 30,000 Skymiles for just 8 trips promotion! For Washington, Oregon and Alaska residents!

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As you can see, if you have NO status but live in Washington, Oregon or Alaska and join Skymiles and register you can very quickly jump up to Silver Medallion status with Delta. Then keep flying and it gets better.

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After six trips you are GOLD but after eight you are GOLD and you have earned up to 30,000 Skymiles as well, worth at least $300 if you do Pay with Miles (must have a Delta AMEX card – any of the 3 personal or business).

Now I do agree that Silver is not the status level to be super excited about, but it is WAY better than NO status. Same goes for GOLD as it is a really nice elite level but not what it once was (or even Platinum for that matter). But still GOLD is nothing to ignore and this promotion makes it very simple to earn.

Lastly do keep in mind you will be fending off a BUNCH of Platinums & Diamonds from last year’s round of promotions for the same states! – René
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2015 January Delta Points Newsletter – Delta picks up where they left off in December!

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December was an EPIC month for Delta #KeepDescending moments. With that much hard work one would think January could not be worse, but you would be wrong. We are feeling the full effect of Skymiles2015 and, unlike most of Delta’s advertizing, the bulk of us are bey0nd upset. Fewer Skymiles, upgrades disappearing like the morning mist thanks to FCM and more. Let’s review the first 31 days of 2015! ➥ Welcome to Skymiles2015 – how … Continue reading

ALERT: Delta Weather advisory – Midwest Winter Weather for February 1-2, 2015 & Northeast Winter Weather for February 2-3, 2015 – FREE Delta changes!

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This week is just going to be a MESS starting on Sunday and following the storm out east over Monday and Tuesday. The first advisory is for the Midwest and not for just airports but STATES. Take a look if you going to or through: Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Ohio Wisconsin Then, as we move on to the Northeast we are looking again at STATES; Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New York New Jersey Pennsylvania … Continue reading

First looks at the new Salt Lake Utah SLC airport – change will be dramatic!

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I am not too far away now from my annual visit out to the “Greatest Snow on Earth” that is, the Wasatch front of Utah. I just love visiting this great state. Folks are so nice, the micro brews are everywhere and oh the skiing is just the best. Over the past 20 years I can only think of one year I did not go. The Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program has … Continue reading

Whining about phones – my love / hate realationship with Sprint, Android & Samsung!

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What does any of this have to do with Delta, SPG or any other Skyteam member or Delta partner you may ask? Well, your Delta points blogger uses Samsung Android phones on Sprint and to access GoGo wifi (ah ha, that is the tie-in GoGo onboard – OK I am pushing it, but just humor me for today)! I will say I do like that Delta has been quicker to release updates to the Fly … Continue reading

Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run

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Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Delta 767-300 domestic seat review – 2015 Delta Mileage Run DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Final thoughts & impressions about the … Continue reading

Sweeping changes coming to Delta Skybonus in 2016 – sole proprietors no longer welcome!

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Skybonus has been a very nice way to triple dip flying on Delta. That is, you earn a Skymile for your ticket, you could earn a Crossover Reward as a Medallion and then if your company was included in Skybonus you could earn Skybonus points as well. The latter, as the new current Skymiles program, was very much MQD spend determined. Then, to weed out undesirables, Delta came up with an MQD spend number of … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: Why deals die & this is why we cannot have nice things!

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Welcome to a weekly feature on the Delta Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. I hope the photo above says it all as it just about sums up this post. Now I am not yelling at … Continue reading

More big changes to Fly Delta App 3.1 – Award booking & other useful changes

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The past few days I flew 8 segments with Delta. The APP had lots of issues and was a constant source of frustrations. I could NOT check in half of the time (sometimes due to 4 segments within 24 hours – a known bug), other times even when checked in it would just not pull up my boarding pass. Both TexasYankee and I got the error screen above several times. Irritating to say the very … Continue reading

Delta Studio fixed many bugs from 2014 but still not perfect.

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The past few days I have just about lived on Delta jets and in Centurion lounges. All my upgrades cleared even one that I did a SDC or same day change and still cleared at the gate (it is good to be Diamond). Along the way I had a chance to tinker with Delta Studio again and this is good since in a little over a month it will be a “FREE” feature of the … Continue reading

UBERx is TOO CHEAP & needs to raise prices – FAST – or no one will drive for UBER!

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I have been, for a very long time, a HUGE UBER fan. I have used the service all over the place including places like Rome, Italy and have never had a bad ride. I have, a few times, had drivers take the “long way” to the destination, but UBER has always looked at and seen the scenic route and given me credit back. I have seen real value in UBERx. Back in November I was … Continue reading

New AMEX co-Branded US BANK Flexperks Travel Rewards card is out!

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This really is good news for those of us who like to use these points for positioning flights for DeltaMileageRuns. It is also good for those who just want to have REAL flexibility to fly ANY Delta flight you want and still earn points for flying. The Flexperks program is so simple. If a ticket is less that $400, it costs you 20,000 Flexperks points. Under $600 you need 30,000 and so on. Coach or … Continue reading

My new list of 2015 Delta pet peeves they really should fix (since they’ve got the money to do it)!

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I am today on day two of a three day mileage run. I once again joined up with the legendary TexasYankee to collect a few MQMs and enjoy a few laughs along the way (never a dull moment with this legendary FTer)! But you know flying Delta, while really enjoyable due to  great people,  nice planes, very good food,  GoGo,  comfortable seats and more – there are some little things they just MUST fix one … Continue reading

A loyal Delta elite status match to Alaska – The fury of a woman scorned!

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We are now well into Skymiles2015 and feeling it’s full and glorious effects. Some Delta flyers are just giddy due to all the bonus Skymiles they are earning due to full fare tickets, but reeling over all the devaluations coming week after week. Others of us are less than happy seeing their Skymiles balance grow at an anemic rate. Some have taken the step to jump ship as I talked about last month in the … Continue reading

SWAG Saturday: 2 Delta Skyclub cards up for grabs ~ $100 value + more!

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I am really looking forward to next month. I will be ready for my next round of cards as I am approaching 91+ days since my last round of cards and windfall of points. Now it is time to start thinking about what cards I will go for. I have reduced my number of AMEX credit cards to under four as that is the max you can hold at once (i.e. personal plus business). Since … Continue reading