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The perfect weekend & great value for my (wife’s) Skymiles! #DeltaPointsATL

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I am really looking forward to this coming weekend. Not only am I going to get to spend time with a few of my fellow BoardingArea bloggers but I’m also going to have the chance to get to know some 20 readers of the blog and chat about all things points. Plus, before the dinner spending some quality time on the SkyDeck. Not just all this but to round out the day I will be tweeting from Delta headquarters enjoying some time with the folks from Delta! (#DeltaPointsATL)

Plus talk about the VALUE of my Skymiles. Some disparagingly call them SkyPesos; I call them Delta GOLD and see my Delta points as valuable and desirable. I was able to find low level award seats to fly down, even using my wife’s Gold account, intentionally routing through Detroit on the way down. My upgrade to 1st class cleared 6 days in advance and I have a direct flight home on Saturday. When you look at what a ticket from SBN would cost to ATL, normally around $400-600 or more, I am getting a great benefit for my Skymiles. I will be staying at an SPG hotel for just 3k points and as a Starwood Platinum should get a nice upgrade and breakfast included.

Saturday will also be a ball as many of the group are going to tour the brand new Delta museum that looks just spectacular according to Lars-Eric’s post from opening day.

The only thing I can possibly find to complain about, and some readers love to point out, is that I will have to endure a CRJ on the way home from Atlanta to South Bend. I guess it is good to have some #FirstWorldProblems in life!

Have you had some good success redeeming your Skymiles at low level this year? – René
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Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

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