Delta Points Newsletter – June 2014

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Are you having a great summer of travel so far? I hope at least part of it is on Delta jets! I have really been impressed with Delta, just like this past winter, proactively offering free changes with the summer storms. This has been a busy month with some new “enhancements” from the mothership in the latest installment of the DeltaPoints Newsletter – let’s see what else went on in June:

➥ Did I get credit for my 2x LGA promo after Delta “IT” issues?

➥ Re-Launched JFK-Sweden direct is NON-full flat seats

➥ My Lisa has a GOLD card I don’t have – should I care?

➥ What a Skyclub should be – The Centurion lounge DFW review.

➥ Just what is the best biz seat on a short haul flight? – Blog fight!

➥ Are you a frequent flyer FOOL? The truth hurts sometimes.

Delta offers goodies to sell us JFK Trans-con coach is AOK!

➥ Social media interaction w/ Delta has been taboo – no more?

➥ Alaska – EVERYONE in the state can be a medallion flyer.

➥ Did you know you can lose your Skymiles if…

➥ A Delta jet “takes off” at the gate! (sorta)

➥ A Fireside chat with Chris McGinnis of TravelSkills

➥ Sadly we still cannot trust KLM seat choices on #FAIL

➥ Should we FEAR Delta selling 1st class upgrades post #1 & post #2

➥ United copies (almost word for word) Delta’s REV based FF program

➥ July 1st (tomorrow) onward is the BEST time to Status match Delta!

➥ So is it ever OK to press the FA “DING” button?

➥ Does Delta ever “play” with prices? You bet they do!

➥ Are 500,000+ point business award tickets what is next for Delta?

➥ J-Lo puts her FEET on the Delta IFE – Hall of Shame worthy?

➥ Will Delta open up award space on AF & KLM under Skymiles 2015?

➥ Why it is important to always have your REAL Skyclub card with you.

➥ SEA & BOS are both now viewed as “Delta Hubs”!

➥ Is it OK to bring “smelly” foods on a Delta jet?

➥ Just what credit cards live in my wallet right now?

➥ Some sneaky ways to avoid Delta bag fees!

➥ Lots of photos from the Grand Opening of the Delta Museum.

➥ Do Delta million milers get extra perks?

➥ Delta updates the graphics on seat maps & more. You like them?

➥ The shutdown of Vanilla Gift cards via Walmart! What is next?

➥ Would “hard product” EC upgrades help JFK-SFO/LAX/SEA?

$250 + $30 UBER discounts are up for grabs!

➥ Would you pay $34/hr for a work/nap room at an airport?

➥ Can you BELIEVE the FALSE ads Delta is putting on its jets?

➥ Just what are the “unpublished” Delta medallion perks?

➥ Some updates on Vanilla Visa Gift Cards via Walmart.

➥ Do you think it is OK to “smoke” an e-Cig on Delta?

LAST DAY TODAY for some bonus deals on travel cards!

➥ Letting Delta pick “default” tickets can cost you even FF miles!

➥ Delta pseudo-sorta-now & then JFK upgrades fiasco – a good start?

➥ Some TECH warnings reg: Fly Delta APP and more.

➥ My 9300mAh Extended Battery for my Note2 Samsung phone

➥ South Bend “International” to spend 1.5 Million in improvements

➥ The value of shopping portals – not just points but cash & big discounts!

➥ Any risk to you or me for Delta running good ‘old XP?

➥ Would you pack your stuff in a golf bag to avoid bag fee?

Phew what a month. I though June was supposed to be a slow summer month – I guess not! Kinda makes ya a little afraid of what July may bring and we all know August has, in the past, been the month when Delta has dropped some whooper bad news on us. Maybe this year they will cut us a break (we can hope right)?!

Well for now, if you have you missed out on anything Delta Points. Review JanuaryFebruaryMarch,  April & May’s newsletters during this holiday week! Be safe everyone  – René


Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

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