They say if you just repeat something enough times, even if it is NOT TRUE, people will start to believe it. I guess that is the way Delta is going to try to push Skymiles2015 as you can see from twitter follower Clay. I am feeling ill just seeing this. Now if it were true, that would be one thing. We know it is not.
But you be the judge on this. I have taken, as a Diamond Medallion who gets the MOST POINTS under Skymiles 2015, some tests booking for the lowest cost seats, that most business travelers are forced to choose by their employers, for what would be common business flights. I picked a one way Atlanta to Los Angeles. Then New York to San Francisco & lastly Detroit to London England both round trip. First in December this year and then in January next year keeping the price as close as possible for each trip. Look at the results:
As you can see, with each of these, other than the last one, it was NOT more rewarding as the ad claims. Even the last one, it was slightly better ONLY due to my being a Diamond Medallion. ALL other medallions or standard Skymiles members would earn MUCH less on all of these common business flights under Skymiles2015!
Delta is also promising us “more award seats for fewer miles” in 2015 on the home page at Delta.com. I hope we can trust those ads are correct as the ones about Skymiles2015 sure are not for most of us! – René
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