NYC & Japanese Weather, Sorta-targeted promo, Bumpertunities & more Delta bits!

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Before you start your “Delta Day” there may have been some Delta related bits and parts you missed out on from yesterday. Perhaps you were returning home and did not have time to browse the BA home page. Let me help you catch up!

typhoon neoguri

Delta has issued a FREE weather waiver for the NYC area airports today. If you read the blog you should KNOW what this means by now. 🙂 Also for Japan, Typhoon Neoguri is about to “come a calling” so free changes from 8-11JULY2014

delta july2014 skymiles promo

There is a sorta not sorta targeted promo for much of the Caribbean, Mexico & Latin America & flying Delta. Like all promos you have to register 1st, then book, so sorry if you have already booked. The only workaround is a big schedule change and they reissue the ticket; sometimes this can trigger as a “new” ticket.

I love a good Bumpertunity! We have gotten used to the online booking page only MAX offering $400 to bid for a bump. We also know the “real” list is not the online one but the paper one the GA or gate agent uses and being #1 on that is all important. But it seems  Delta has adjusted the max bid up to $800 online. Again – THIS DOES NOT MATTER! It is the GA that matters and has the final say just how much you will get!

Delta Air Lines 737-900ER photos delta points travel blog (7)

I flew the very first revenue flight for the Delta 737-900 and most of us who have been on the jet like it. MJ on Travel survived a redeye in coach. He chose the right seats. Please never pick row 10 DEF (as seen above) as they are the worst! Do you like the new slimline seats btw?

Lastly, from my post yesterday, please make sure you have your phone FULLY CHARGED when flying back home from overseas. If not, you had better always have a battery brick with you or you could lose your phone to the security personal! – René
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  1. Rene, I’ve got a SJC-ATL red eye on Saturday but thank God I’ve already been upgraded. Can’t say I’m “excited” for the flight (not a big red eye fan) but I’m interested to see if the new seats are more comfortable.

  2. You know, if the TSA weren’t jerks, they’d have a USB charging station w/ 4 – 5 charging cables and some empty USB slots for people to charge up their phones and show that they work.

    But that would require our security overlords to actually care about the little people.

  3. I love a good bumportunity as well. I had a flight cancelled last week (July 3rd) due to weather/maintenance, so obviously the flight out the next morning was oversold. Because there were fewer flights on the 4th, the earliest they could get me out was the next morning, so I told them I needed $800 to stay over the night. They agreed, and gave me my ETV prior to the boarding process. Problem is, they couldn’t get my hotel voucher issued right away, so I had to sit by the gate until the flight was closed. As luck would have it, there just happened to be an open seat at the end of boarding (1A!), so the gate agent asked me if I’d like to board and keep my voucher. ABSOLUTELY! $800, same flight, and an upgrade? THANK YOU DELTA.

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