As I mused this weekend, I could “feel” another “enhancement” was on the way soon. The bad news first (not that there is any good news to follow really)!
- Delta is bumping up award prices for low level BE seats world wide by 10-25% effective TODAY for flights after 01Jun2014
- Delta is dumping all award holds as of 09SEPT this year.
As usual, Delta is hiding behind the veil that legally they can not tell us sooner as this is a “pricing issue”. We know that is just not the case, but that is Delta’s stand.
So this just stinks. Delta says this will free up award space that is on “hold” and not used. Delta said the T72 change would free up space and if it has I sure have not seen this to be true in real life – have you?
Is there ANY good news from all of this? Some. If you can book and start flying by 31MAY2014 you can return after 01JUNE2014 and still get the old low level award pricing. Also, after 01JUNE2014 you are guaranteed to get a full-flat seat by Delta per my sources.
EDIT: It seems that Delta’s left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. It ‘MAY’ be that only the outbound will stay OLD-LOW and the return, after 01JUNE2013, will be the NEW-LOW thus the ticket at low level biz would be 112,500 total round trip. But the info this AM was if started pre 01JUNE round trip would be OLD-LOW so 100k total. #Developing and will update this post as I get more solid info. No one seems to know for sure! I love my airline 🙁
Clearly there is NO WAY to defend this one even from my uber-pro Delta stand. It stinks, but at least it is not worse (yet)! And I was having such a fun morning too 🙁 – René
UPDATE: For a second time this year Delta devalues Skymiles AGAIN!
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