With a big HT to John “fti” on Flyer Talk, who will be speaking about Delta at the Chicago DO btw, reports that either by plan or by bug Delta is giving out lower award seats to those who hold a Delta AMEX card of any flavor. I always try to hold a Delta AMEX and plan to add my 2nd one with my next round as I blogged about this morning, but this is truly shocking news if AMEX gives you better access to low level seats over Medallion members.
I have an e-mail in to my Delta contact about this, but have not as of the time of this post had an answer. I will be sure to update the blog when I have more info. All of us have been upset by the fact that Delta has been making program changes and not telling us until after the fact; this may be the same type of thing or not. Time will tell.
I would love reader feedback on this so feel free to report back either here at the blog or at the Flyer Talk thread. And if this does come to pass as an “upgrade” to the program, it will be yet one more reason to have and HOLD a Delta AMEX card! – René