Delta has fully loaded the 2017 (I have already qualified) Choice Benefits (CB) and nothing has been removed (good) and one new option has been offered for Diamonds that is 2 GU plus RU certs. While it is good to have more choices, to me, the 4 global upgrades are still the best choice and highest value.
I have already redeemed my 2017 Platinum CB (yes, Diamonds get BOTH each year a Platinum and Diamond choice and you don’t have to make them at the same time, that is, the PM & DM choices) and I once again selected regional upgrade certs and am using one today to have a shot at an upgrade. This year, even as a Diamond, upgrades are going to be really hard due to FCM or selling of 1st class upgrades at dirt cheap prices by Delta.
Delta has also now also loaded to Delta.com under your “My Delta” and “My Wallet” the promised digital HOOU coupons. Yes, you can print these vouchers so you can still share them should you wish.
They have also updated the Fly Delta APP so that under My Wallet in the app you also have access to the Digital version of the HOOU, but you only want to select this when you are ready to spend them. I may print them out on paper “just cuz” but I see the appeal of having them in my phone when I need them. I think I will be stuck in coach much more this year (think exit row) and will need them!- René