Oh I love weekends like this. First off, for those of you who don’t yet know it, one of the things more valuable that GOLD to a Delta flyer is the “mighty schedule change” rule with Delta (see E8 post). Please take the time to read the linked post before you do anything or ask me anything.
Then, check all your flights as I bet they have changed today, or are in the process of changing, and especially this will be the case if you have any Delta connection regional segments included in your itinerary.
In addition to the linked post, think of ALL your other options open to you. If there is a big enough time change, think about another airport if the flights or the location is better for you. Is there a limit? Generally if inside 100 miles you can get a change done.
This really is a great way to tweak award flights as well that maybe would have cost many more points for other flights! Questions? Fire away.- René
I am really happy I came up with last week’s giveaway idea because it showed something I thought was going on. So many WANT to support the blog and go the extra mile to do so. For example, if you need a Chase, Citi or Barclays cards there is a way to do that but it takes extra effort on your part. The same thing goes for the BUSINESS Platinum and Reserves Delta AMEX cards. … Continue reading
Delta has another “feel good” video promoting their product and service. I do like the DeltaONE aka Business Elite product, service, food and more. You pick the wide body Delta jet that has DeltaONE seats and I promise you it will be a nice ride. The latest promo includes a highlight from Pico Iyer. Who is that you ask? Well if you have been living under a rock you may have missed one of the … Continue reading
Here is a neat little tip for those of us who like Starbucks. Did you know if you go buy, at face value (and if you buy it at say OfficeMax with a Chase INK card you earn 5x points), and then you sign up for the Starbucks loyalty program you can get a free drink? Yep! It really is that simple. You do need to have the gift card in hand when you sign-up … Continue reading
Normally I hate these kinds of targeted promotions, and even posting them, but this could be a nice perk for some in the NYC area if you qualify (as you can see my wife did NOT living in Indiana). Now Gold Medallion status is not all it once was, and I would NOT: “purchase and fly one qualifying, paid Delta One™ (fare classes J/C/D/I/Z) roundtrip transoceanic flight offering Delta One service during the Promotional Period” … Continue reading
According to the organizers, tickets will be on sale very soon for THE must attend frequent flyer event of the year the 2015 Chicago Seminars. This year it will be 16-18OCT and will again be at the same Holiday Inn Elk Grove Chicago as last year. Now here is the deal, the host hotel rooms tends to sell out FAST. How fast? Like in a day or so as so many want to stay at … Continue reading
For those of us who have to still suffer flights on CRJ200s, we should be well aware that Delta blocks seats until 24hrs before flight and will show them as occupied on the Fly Delta APP when we view the seat map. Now in the old days you could use Expert Flyer and other tools to see the real “load” on the flight and know if there were open seats. After that, one of the … Continue reading
A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – Planning & positioning for the run A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The run to EAT & back A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The SPG Four Points by Sheraton MSP A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The CLUB at SEA A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The totals and points earned Time for … Continue reading
As we can see from the WSJ and SPG we have a new high end SPG brand on the way today. It looks like the hotel “names” will stay the same but they will align with SPG brand. They say: “[SPG] will spend $20 million to launch the Tribute portfolio, which will be made up of independent hotels that affiliate with Starwood. Under the agreements, Starwood will get about 10% of a hotel’s room revenue.” … Continue reading
This has been an interesting twitter discussion this morning (see what you are missing out on if you do not follow me on twitter?)! Randy tweeted me that he was displeased that a mostly empty flight resulted in the FAs not allowing passengers to change their seats. I responded that I was in agreement with the FAs. After all, if we look at the terms and conditions about C+ seats on Delta.com we will find … Continue reading
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. Unless you REALLY spend a lot of time on Delta jets (and even if you do for that matter), it is very … Continue reading
I love it when Gary goes on a Delta rant. Before, when I was an unabashed, almost without question Delta “fan boy” I still loved it because I could fight back with reasons why Delta was better. That is much harder nowadays under SkyRubles2015. He gets much of it right in his post but he leaves much out as well. The main point is that Delta is not being honest about rewarding those who spend … Continue reading
The above photo is from Runway Girl Network @RunwayGirl on twitter showing off the Zodiac Aerospace Z60 seat. Ugg. My fellow BA Blogger Kevin from EconomyClassandBeyond (sorry Kev’ but this one is EconomyClassand-NoThanks) we have a post talking about Airbus going to 17″ 3-3-3 on an 330. Double Ugg. Here we have to give Delta credit for not being really stupid. While their “Comfort Plus” aka C+ seats are no wider than a normal coach … Continue reading
From twitter we see the above photo of what Delta is testing in Atlanta to try to fix the everyone rush and clog the gate area as soon as a gate agent calls for those who need extra time to board is announced. Something sure should be done. Maybe Premium, Sky Priorty, Zone 1 etc lanes is the answer. Once the current “blob of boarding”, that is BOB for short, begins it becomes almost impossible … Continue reading
Anyone with half a brain knows Delta has completely broken their award booking page this year. Anyone who says it is better is misleading you. The simple proof of the removal of the award charts shows just how bad Delta is and that they just don’t want to or don’t care about fixing what is broken (at least we still have copies of the award charts to reference here on the blog). But does it … Continue reading