I am in the middle of a super fun / BBQ run. I am flying down to enjoy some amazing Texas BBQ with TexasYankee and my pal Graydon but my positioning flight down was oversold by a bunch. You may or may not know that MSP or Minneapolis has been testing giving out gift cards vs just “Delta Dollars” or a voucher with a TON of restrictions including that they can only be used 1 at a time and by the person who took the bump.
Enter the chance to get something worth WAY more than a Delta voucher, that is, something next to cash or an AMEX gift card. The Delta rep took my e-mail and almost instantly I got the notification you see above.
I was asked to input the code from the e-mail I had just received and then the next screen had many options.
Now as you can see, after my bump, I was offered a large number of choices to select from but clearly there really is only one sensible choice, that is, the AMEX gift card.
Next all I had to do was fill in all my info including my address to confirm the gift card I had selected.
The next screen confirmed my selection and that I had correctly completed my choice of reward for my bump.
Again almost instantly I received a confirmation of my selection and that my $800 AMEX gift card was on the way shortly.
This truly is almost too good to be true. Now sure, Delta bump credit vouchers can be used to buy Delta tickets and do earn ALL points including MQDs, MQMs and SkyMiles just like cash and also give you all elite perks just like cash but these gift cards are even better! I mean I can spend an AMEX gift card on anything I want not just Delta.
This test process has been going on for a while now but I hope it expands systemwide as I have to tell you, if I had to choose from a lower amount AMEX gift card compared to a higher amount Delta e-Gift voucher, the choice is a simple one – cash please! – René