Delta Points Newsletter – May 2014

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Summer is HERE! The winter that would never end has ended (I think Snowbird is still open weekends btw 🙂 ). I got to fly 14 of my 17 booked segments this month and looking forward to Summer in the clouds. But that is looking forward, let’s look back to May:

➥ The new “NO +1” Skyclub rule began 1MAY2014

➥ I ask is there any reason to be brand loyal to Delta anymore?

➥ 100,000 Skybonus points can buy Skyclub membership!

➥ My 2014 Diamond Medallion credentials at last showed today.

➥ Use your GU & RU medallion certs NOW for MAX Skymiles.

➥ I got 3 more travel credit cards this month! What were they?

➥ Delta improves the “look” of Delta.com

➥ Do you have the Delta AMEX Chip-N-Signature card yet?

➥ Just what are the best points to spend on a Delta ticket?

➥ Delta begins to fly the new 757 full-flat seats

➥ More Delta award space? & a smart way to spend points – upgrade?

➥ What could cause Delta to backpedal with Skymiles2015

➥ Reader Dean picks Alaska Air over Delta – here is why!

➥ Bump the bonus – 10,000 – FREE INK points is nice.

➥ Are you paying too much for GoGo? The best price is…

➥ How to get 25 free hotel nights on 2 cards!

NO more NON-perishable items with your HOOU coupons 🙁

➥ Best ways to earn Skymiles from NON-Card spending

➥ How to fly Delta for $94 per ticket.

➥ More reflections on the HOOU downgrade from Delta

Arrival+ Chip-N-Pin card + I got 34,000 more bonus points!

➥ My 1st class “positioning” flight to MCI & a missed bumportunity

➥ Would you like to be the new Sr. Mgr. Skymiles Medallion program?

60,000 Bonus points INK deal ends 3:PM on the 1stJUNE2014!

➥ Found more places to buy Vanilla RELOAD cards with credit cards!

11x possible via shopping portals and Staples buying VDGCs

➥ What should be the MAX free bag weight 70,50 or 40lbs?

➥ 2,000 Skymiles bonus for Skymiles Dining new members.

➥ Many reader Q&A covered in this Rookie Wednesday.

➥ Updated Fly Delta phone app for Skyclub access

➥ My latest 1st class mileage run with a reader!

➥ Some of my biggest Delta “IT” pet peeves

➥ The value of a point is really up to YOU!

➥ Delta downgrades Woodford Reserve to…

➥ Delta upsets another breast feeding mom – oh no!

➥ My really bad hotel stay at HoJo’s in SWF – just NASTY

➥ How to make sure you get Delta points flying partner airlines

➥ My review of Jose Cuervo Tequileria DTW airport

➥ When it matters, Delta IS there for you!

➥ My first full trip with TripIt Pro. I like it a lot

➥ I got stuck in the DTW security lockdown!

➥ Make sure you are not missing out on Skybonus points

30,000 point SPG AMEX offer is BACK early

After  JanuaryFebruaryMarch  &  April’s  newsletters this has been a very busy year so far in “Delta land” (and a good chance for you to catch-up if new to the blog what you have missed). I am looking forward to the new Delta museum that is now OPEN and would like to go but don’t think I can work it in. I will make time to go soon.  – René
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