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Some interesting DELTA news items to end 2011

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From the strange to the funny to the “things that make you go hummmmm” there sure has been a bunch going on with our dear Delta lately.

One thing is the fact that Delta has again sneaked in a change, this time to the award chart. It would seem Delta does have 1st class seats sorta. If you fly an internationally configured jet to Hawaii or transcon it will cost you more miles. Read about it here:

New Delta Skymiles Award Chart

Something many military people may not be aware of, according to this FlyerTalk thread, is that Delta will extend your Medallion status if you are deployed. Check it out here:

Retention of status per military duty

Did you know we are flying on the worlds most admired airline. Really just look:

World’s Most Admired Companies

To go along with that, as I always say, ask ask ask and see what happens:

Top 5 Airline Service Moments of 2011

If you think you will need a mileage run next year or looking for cheap travel, NYC is the place to start from right now:

Delta Launches New York-LaGuardia Fare Sale

I think everyone has seen this already but it is still kinda kool to look at:

Behind-The-Scenes: Your Bag’s Journey On Delta

And you think no one is ever dumb enough to try to board a flight with a loaded gun right? ….and you would be wrong (listen to the END of the video news)!

man tried to board Delta flight with loaded gun

And to end it would seem FORBES has been reading my blog as I have suggested most of these very things:

5 “Year-End” Tips For Travelers

Be safe everyone! See you – tomorrow – René

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

3 Comments

  1. Michael Gulseth Reply

    Did they just devalue miles again? Looking at the chart, the medium award is 20,000 one way in US. Last year, medium round trip was 32,500. Am I missing something?

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