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They say the first million is the toughest, right? It took our beloved Delta 16 years to carry it’s first one million passengers, the one millionth being Mary Frances Carroll on this date in 1945.

So how long does it take Delta to carry one million passengers nowadays? It sure seems like at least one million were in Atlanta yesterday when I was flying. Think of this, even using 2010 statistics, Delta exceeds it’s one millionth passenger carried before noon on January 3 each year!

I wonder if Ms. Carroll got anything more than a corsage, wings, and a cake? With Skymiles still 36 years until inception, it’s not likely that Million-Miler Status was in the offing! Since annual silver medallion status, complimentary after a flyer reaches this milestone, ain’t all that it used to be maybe she was better off with the cake and flowers!

And how about some fun today. Have you been on a Delta jet yet this year? Leave a comment and tell us how many flights you have taken this year. Even ZERO counts. I will give away **TWO** of these new HP Ultra Mobile Backpacks with DeltaPoints luggage tags on them. One will go to those who comment, one will go to a DeltaPoints.com e-Mail subscriber. – Rene

*EDIT: I will pick the winner at 10PM EST – I will be sure to update all comments before then!*

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5 flights on Delta so far this year. And one flight on American. Don’t tell Delta I cheated on her like that!

Couldn’t tell you how many flights I’ve taken this year, but just got off one about 20m ago 🙂

One flight this year, so far.

Just one so far this year! One more scheduled.

2 flights.

Ive done 5!

1 as of today + 4 coming in 30-day.

4 this year so far

Four flights on Delta so far, two international and two domestic.

delta has been my airline of choice for over 10 years. This year, I have flown 10 times on Delta. Delta rocks!

zero

Zero so far, but I will be taking one in July.

Too many to count – enough for gold status!

At least 10 sectors so far – most of them being longhauls. Of those, 2 were with Delta (I’m more of a Star Alliance flyer ;)).

p.s. Hope I can double-dip since I’m also a subscriber.

I had 10 DL fligts this year (2 international) with more than a dozen booked. You know you fly a lot when TSA and the gate crew all know your name and ask about your family!

only 2

No flights so far.

@Samuel – sure. And if you happen to win both, I save on S&H 🙂 – Rene

4 flights so far…but many more coming, including India and Europe. Gotta get my GM again (at least!).

One flight so far this year, flown on January 1st, with four more coming in the next month.

Nine to date, three booked for the next thirty days, and expect to log another six to ten, that i know of, before year end…

4 with Delta this year and I another 18 flights with other carriers

yup… a paltry 18K miles this year. business travel has dropped off!

I made DL MM last year and got the lovely Hartmann briefcase. My partner is at .97 MM, and he is counting the days until he gets his Tiffany bracelet!

Sadly, it may take eternity to reach 2 MM if our beloved DL doesn’t shape up…

28 Delta segments YTD and many more to go…

Fun!!!! I want one !

82K Skymiles for 2012 (40K rolled over) and headed for another Diamond year! Business travel up for me in ’11 and ’12.

I flew my last 2 Delta flights just before I lost Gold Medallion status in February.

Zero so far just in acumulating miles And points

So far this year 28 flights with Delta, and around 30 with other carriers.

So far this year, no flights on Delta. Was just on their website yesterday to plan a vacation. Still looks good to get seats for 25,000 miles each.

22 Delta segments so far, compared to 105 last yr. Taking Transatlantic on Fri!!

11 flights so far this year

5 trips on delta, 10 more planned and purchased

3 delta

2 american

4 US Air

1 southweest

so 4 alliances, 10 flights

12 so far but not mayny paid flights due to high prices

I have been on 6 segments, with 4 more scheduled this year.

31 short haul flights so far.

Well, none on Delta for me. None in the past 1 1/2 years – ever since I was kicked off a Delta plane while boarding by the flight attendant and boy is that a story. Would like to try them again though.

PS I wasn’t drunk or drinking, I wasn’t threatening. I called her out on the fact that she (the only flight attendant on this flight) arrived at the gate 8 minutes before we were scheduled to leave. She didn’t like being called out. Long story short, the pilot heard the conversation and the ejection of me and left the cockpit to get me while I was at the gate having left the plane.

3 flights with 2 coming up in June

about 3 thank you very much!!!!!

50 segments for me with another two this afternoon! I qualified for DM based on segments last year, so I’m hoping things pick up for the rest of the year! My wife has really enjoyed her gifted GM status. 🙂

maybe 4 times

i love to fly…5 pleasure flights.

4 flights on Delta

2…not nearly enough.

34 ytd, actually 35 as I just got off a flt yesterday….

2 on Air France, 4 on American, and 2 on Maya Island Air. Will be doing 4 more on Lufthansa next month and 4 on US Airways in September.

6 for me. Another 8 booked.

I’ve been on six, but I don’t have anything more scheduled 🙁

4 flight this year

only two domestic RTs! Flying B class on LH to Greece and Istanbul next month to make up for it:-)

28 since the end of March, 2 more coming up this week, and, UNFORTUNATELY, 3 with United (should have been 4, but that’s a long story) a couple weeks ago. And may I just say: never again on United! What a nightmare. I’ll stay with our beloved Delta from now on. Lesson learned.

4 round trips so far.

Two flights on Delta.

30 flights on American.

11 flights on Unitednental and/or US Airways.

And one memorable segment on Amtrak.

Four.

I have taken zero flights this year, but I have to admit I feel like I took everyone you did, since you so wonderfully describe them all on your blog!

Zero Delta flights so far this year. But, I have at least three more trips this year which I’m sure at least one of them will be a Delta flight.

8 trips so double that plus connections for flights and who knows how many more.

Zero but one planned this summer.

2 so far.

18 flights so far this year!

Four flights (12 segments) on Delta so far…

Zero on delta …

4 so far for one trip! Gotta love those ATL connections. I’ll add 2 to that next month.

16 so far, 8 more already planned

Zilch, none yet this year

ZERO 🙁

None so far, but I hope to catch up.

No flights so far but I continue to gather sky miles like the recent SunTrust check card promotion

No flights, I am looking for Economy Plus on Delta. Is it there yet?

21 flights w/ Delta this year…mostly for work. #skymiles

I’ve taken one delta flight so far this year.

@Kay – yes we call in Economy Comfort. Read all about it here: http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/inflight_services/economy_class/economy_comfort.jsp

I’ve taken 16 Delta flights so far!

26

6 so far 8-10 by June 16th

10 domestic flights on DL to gateway cities so I could connect with AF and CI. 🙂

R/T to St. Maartin, Tampa and Denver so far.

Being in Atlanta, Delta is my primary airline choice (wait do we even have one in ATL), I have reached Gold this year with already 54K plus travel miles that took me to Delhi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Istanbul and trips coming this month to San Pedro Sula in Honduras and Tokyo and Osaka (both mileage runs) and Machu Pichu for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to be platinum soon so I can enjoy the rest of the trips in peace with travel benefits till Feb 2014. I love my Delta travels, they treat me well. So keep traveling, keep smiling, keep living!

Two so far on delta

Four!

None with Delta so far, but some 20 flights in total this year…

Two flights so far

ZERO this year… 🙁

TWO flights this year. Delta has a hub in my city! 🙂

Three flights on Delta, plus one each on Southwest, American and US Air. Two more Delta flights booked over the next 6 weeks, including my first trans-pac flight ever — to Shanghai.

Unfortunately only 1 flight this year so far. I am earning a lot of miles in other ways though. Just very few MQM’s so far. :(. May be time for a bucket run.

One

LAX to Chicago

Only three flights this year so far.

So far this year I have been on 8 segments.

Zero flights!

1st flight of the year is this afternoon. DL/AF Biz class (thanks to some cc churning) to Italy with my wife for a couple weeks of touring!

I’m actually in Canada so I actually have to go to a US airport first to fly Delta, which means it’s been a while.

I have to find other ways to build on my Skymiles, which is also harder to do outside the US.

none so far

Seven flights this year.

4 Emirates

1 Indigo

1 US Airways

6 United

No Delta so far but that will change over summer and fall.

None, but looking to book something this fall.

8 segments so far. 4 more scheduled.

None yet, but have a bunch scheduled.

Been a slow year for me with Delta. I miss her a lot. One R/T flight from Milwaukee-Denver in January. I’m getting itchy for another.

10 flights

been on 15 flights so far this year and my travel season is just beginning….

I’ve been on 8 this year!

I’ve been on 18 flights so far this year.

none yet. but hopefully soon.

I have been on 6 Delta flights (did not count other carriers with Delta share code)

ZERO so far but I will be taking 2 in June…Hope for more…

2 so far this year which got me status for the first time!

Havent been on DL flight for years! Maybe this Autumn.

its been 3 flights so far this year.

None this year yet…

None on DL so far this year

52 segments this year so far on Delta…

zero on delta, but six on LAN

zero! PICK ME!

2 segments

Too much driving for work this year… Only 8 segments on Delta so far… Thanks for the blog.

7 so far and landing once at the new Delta LGA terminal

One dozen and counting

28 so far this year…never been Gold…but that is the goal for 2012!

I have been on 23 flights so far. Plus 4 more next week 🙂

Around 20 – with several more over the next few weeks.

4 so far but this summer will be busy!

11 ytd!

No flights yet this year.

2 flights this year.

1 but NEGRIL in July !!!!

I have taken -0- flights this year.

None on Delta yet…

Looking forward to my second ever Delta flight in October: MDW-ATL.

None on Delta yet-coming up next month.

Zero so far but all of that changes in July when I head to Comic Con.

51 segments for 69K miles so far this year. It’s been slow. 😀

One roundtrip flight so far this year

2 flights so far this year, one of them on Delta

none but pick me anyway!

Ive flown Delta twice this year but have another 2-3 trips!

I enjoy how Delta uses large aircraft in and out of Jax, Bos and Lax, the places I travel to most! I also enjoy the snack service (those cookies are like crack), how consistent service is and how most of the employees are glad to be there.

Too late but posted anyway 🙂

Hi Rene

So re your give away:(

I flew :

JFK – IST

IST -CDG-JFK

In January

And

In MARCH,

I repeated the same itinerary…..

In April/

JFK -SLC-SFO

And the return,

SFO-SLC-JFK

I have tickets for upcoming

JFK – LHR in June

JFK- LAS in Sept

jFK- ATL in Nov

So, I have to book 10k more to keep GM

Eek! It’s hard work

That flight will probably be an IST re do when

Tkts drop in autumn

I am sad not being lucky getting a bump:(

Have a great day!

eight so far. more lined up