A new reader asked me why I like Delta so much. I answered him by saying this:
“Delta is the best airline in the air! Yes Skymiles can be hard to redeem, but as you can see on the blog, there are ways around that and you can do so many things with Skymiles you can not do with any other airline. Plus, all the perks, rollover MQM’s, @DeltaAssist, the Delta Phone app, the Delta credit card bonus MQM’s.. I could go on all day long!”
The one thing I did not say, and want to correct that now, it that Delta has some of the BEST Flight Attendants in the air. They really CARE about the company and us as flyers. Even most of the regional FA’s are just tops!
Delta itself has a great recognition program for the best in the company. This is the time of the year, the 16th in a row in fact, where the company awards the best of the best. Take a look what THIS LINK says in part:
ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) tonight will honor 100 of its top employees at its 2012 Chairman’s Club gala at the Fox Theater in Delta’s hometown of Atlanta. Induction into the Chairman’s Club is Delta’s top honor in employee recognition.
“Delta has incredible momentum heading into the New Year, and much of that can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of Delta’s dedicated and high-performing employees,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s chief executive officer. “Our 2012 Chairman’s Club honorees are a perfect example of how Delta employees live the values of this great enterprise as they serve our customers each day.”
Honorees are nominated by their colleagues and selected based on their embodiment of Delta’s values and principles, their distinguished contributions to the company, their dedication to their community and their exceptional service to Delta’s customers. Honorees live and work in communities across the globe, including Frankfurt, Germany, Bangkok and Delta’s hub at Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
Now a while back I had a post HERE about what I do. Why don’t we take the initiative to say thank you (I even have a foldable PDF card HERE for you to use). I am giving out, to some who are over the top exceptional, a $25 AMEX gift card. But for most other flights why not a $15 Starbucks gift card you can buy online with free S&H to say thanks! Or, it is simple to buy a 5x$10 pack at Officemax as well (earning 5x points on INK cards).
If that is too much, stop by a Target or Walmart and get some $5 or $10 cards and give them out now and them. The point is, you will make a Delta employee’s day and show them that their hard work for us all means a TON and I bet they will work twice as hard from now on to keep doing that tomorrow as well. Pay if forward everyone – René