As we continue to march toward Skymiles2015 we are also looking forward to Delta living up to the promise to offer more award seats at low levels. Now I have not had much problem under the old Skymiles but with the improvements I hope for nothing but home runs! But that is with Delta award space.
What I am really looking forward to, and hoping for, is Delta working with their Skyteam partners to claw back some of the award space they once had, both Delta as well as in the outstanding NWA days.
I mean both the AF & KLM new full flat products that are slowly starting to roll out look very nice and worth a try. But if Delta will not open up any award space it will be hard for us to enjoy them (yes I know I could pay for a ticket but that is not what I do and neither should you)!
What we are slowly seeing is some more award space, even at low level, on Virgin Atlantic. It has been fun reading the reviews about how good this experience has been for them. Most are saying it is nice and on par with Delta.
They are saying some things are better than Delta while others they prefer the choices Delta has made. Bottom line is it is a good option if we can find low level space to use our Skymiles.
Now I don’t see Delta investing 49% in KLM/AF and I sure hope that is not what it’s going to take for them to give us a seat or two; I mean if you search for a flight to CDG in Paris you are going to be hard pressed to find a single seat over the water any day at ANY award price on Delta.com – that is an issue Delta NEEDS to fix in 2015! – René
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