RenésPoints April 2016 NewsLetter – Catch up on what you missed on the blog!

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Folks we are as of today only days away from end of the days of Richard Anderson telling us on each flight he is CEO of Delta Air Lines and always has our back (cue reach for air sickness bag). Now we get a few years of Mr. Ed and President Glen “Ham Sandwich“. Gosh, and we have been starving for frequent flyer perks for years now (where is my Grey Poupon I ask you). But that is what is on the way for May and beyond, let’s review April and see if there was anything you missed:

➥ Alaska Air DEVALUATION – worse than Delta, United or American. All program TRUST is GONE!

➥ Fly Delta APP 3.8 fixes super irritating bug & ads multi-city search (but just as broken as on Delta.com)

➥ Will Delta be to blame if POINTS one day become taxed? Has there been an earnings shift already?

➥ I don’t “travel-hack” – Alaska Airlines! Do you? And expect more unannounced devaluations in the future!

➥ What is it like for 8 Delta Diamonds to fly 1st class & visit The Pima Air & Space Museum? Yeah, it’s kinda like this!

➥ How creepy is it to have a blogger take photos in: bathrooms, lounges, jets or other places? What is OK etiquette for travelers?

➥ Please Vote for RenésPoints Readers’ Suggestions for “The Most Interesting Man in the World” Travel Perks

➥ Delta expands Diamond Global Upgrade perks to KLM code-share discount fares!

➥ Delta Sky Club Orlando MCO airport review by RenésPoints

➥ Delta twitter merger with @Delta & @DeltaAssist hits real turbulence & bits you need to know.

➥ Why not pay for your siblings / friends Global Entry fee? And get paid for earning points? Yep, I did that too!

➥ RUMOR: Will Delta announce tomorrow a large order for Bombardier CS 300 & 100 jets?

➥ Have you ever used Delta’s ONE TIME notification page?

➥ Delta.com purchase POP-UPs, AMEX points slow to post, middle seat “upgrade” poll & more.

➥ Hey, Chase, I really despise your 5/24 card rule & my wife’s latest round of travel cards!

➥ Updates from Delta about SLOW posting AMEX points & ZERO MQM / MQS earning flight on Delta.com

➥ Reminder, more Delta surveys means more SkyBucks for Delta folks. Please fill them out!

➥ Sorry, no, Delta AMEX BOGOF certs are not Delta Comfort Plus upgrade (side-grade) eligible after 16MAY16.

➥ I am going back to the PGA 2016 at BALTUSROL on SPG points (I will miss these SPG events)!

➥ An update on my wife’s 5/24 rule brick wall with Chase – an approval (just not 1st choice).

➥ Why it’s smart to sign up for Airline, Hotel & Credit cards SPAM (and check it now and then)!

➥ I think the new slimy Delta airfare rule is going to hurt them one day. Do you know all about it?

➥ My take on today’s Delta 1Q16 conference call. Bombardier? AMEX, FCM, branded fares & more!

➥ So what was the real reason behind Delta dumping the phone booking fee? I have some ideas.

➥ Delta SkyMiles Europe award sale. Win a PVT jet trip. Delta A321 VS/& CS300 & other news!

➥ Did you forget to pay your taxes yesterday April 15th? Did you earn points paying your taxes this year?

➥ A RenésPoints PodCast about Delta Regional Upgrades – What you really must know!

➥ Are you ready for FULL implementation of Delta SNAPP? Here is a hint – you are NOT going to like it!

➥ Have you taken a Delta AMEX gift card bump? It is so simple (and amazing)!

➥ Is it ever OK to book a LEVEL 5 SkyMiles award for 295,000 points? Yes, but…

➥ Did you know the quick instant fix for a busted Delta 1st class tray table? Here is how!

➥ Updates to the Delta MSP Minneapolis Sky Clubs – what has changed and will change soon!

➥ Did you get the “congrats” you spent too much on Delta last year e-mail? Not me! ☺

➥ This week’s RenésPoints PodCast on Delta bumps, vouchers & how to maximize them all!

➥ Delta schedule changes (again) + the “New” (old) DFW Dallas Delta Sky Club is now open!

➥ Delta brags about 60 days of no cancellations – but at the cost of some very long delays (like mine).

➥ What do you think about the Delta A320 “Mods”? Pivot bins, overhead controls & more?

➥ Please Delta, Stop Giving Us This NASTY Lemon Chicken in 1st Class (Yuck)!

➥ Can I combine a voucher with AMEX free cert? What about

➥ Delta Medallions Must Call To “Downgrade” From Comfort Plus per Delta CORP and Changes to Fare Class Upgrade Wording on Delta.com

➥ BREAKING NEWS – Now CONFIRMED – Delta orders 75 Bombardier CS100 jets!

➥ If you fly ATL Atlanta Airport, you MUST have this APP “iFlyATL” (and it’s free and works)!

➥ Why Delta did not win ANYTHING at the Freddie Awards in 2016 (or in 2013, 2014, 2015)!

I am weeks away from becoming a Delta million miler! I can’t wait but if you were on Spring Break (wahoo), you may have missed the  January or February or March or April or May or June or July or August’s  newsletters! Please take a look as you missed out but need to know! – René

 

 

 

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