This week I am back from my golf trip with my “buds”. I sprung for miles low level seats when Delta had the up to 25% rebate back on miles, so it should work out to less that 60,000 points for 3 coach seats. Being Platinum Medallion our clubs and bags were all free. I picked exit row seats ( 757, row 27 so the seats in front of us did NOT recline as I have had issues with that as of late).
This winter in South Bend, Indiana is the winter that has not been. We have had one day of snow and we got about a foot but that is almost all gone now and last week was in the 40-50 range. But, 70’s and 80’s in Florida where my dad lives is better so why not just go there!
I used priority club points ( don’t even get me started on the devaluation of PC points BTW ) at the Holiday Inn RSW and thanks to calling the hotel direct and letting them book the room on points I was able to guarantee a suite upgrade at time of booking. This is something I have not done much before, but will have to explore more.
I have been blogging all week about other parts of the trip like the “fun-fun” with BUDGET car rental and the new Delta phone app so I will not talk more about them. I can tell you the golf was great. We played many great full courses as well as a challenging executive one with my dad.
Now I have a word of warning about one thing for the way back home. Never ever ever let the Delta reps separate your reservation into different PNR’s. One in my group wanted to see if he could go a few days early and unbeknownst to him they split him out from the group. As a result, he did NOT get any of my Platinum medallion benefits like sky priority for his bags. This is also critical as there is currently no possible way for a reservation to be put back into one single PNR with Delta. As a Silver he did still get 2 free bags as it was booked under the old rules. All in all a fun, great trip!
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