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Delta Points August 2014 Newsletter

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And so fall is upon us (well in a few more weeks anyway). If you are keeping track we are just 4 months away from the cursed Skymiles2015. But that does mean we have 4 more months to enjoy flying and earning and I will be doing a BUNCH of that in September so be sure to follow me on twitter to see what airport I happen to be in almost every day. Now just what happened this month? Let’s take a look back:

 ➥ A Mercedes ride & Lufthansa 1st class lounge MUC

Delta Studio & GoGo video streaming goes live

➥ A Sunday reader post about Alaska & Delta

➥ My tour of the Delta Flight Museum  – a #AVgeek must see!

➥ OneVanilla VDGCs working fine with Amazon Payments!

➥ Lufthansa 1st class class experience

➥ SPG Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Canada review

Rookie Wednesday: All the different kinds of Delta points!

➥ The Air Canada Maple Leaf & Plaza Premium Lounge YYZ

➥ Delta JUMPS on-board drink prices by 14.3% to $8 each!

➥ How to get a big crowd into a Skyclub & a dinner in ATL!

➥ CONFIRMED UPDATE – Delta Vacations now earns FULL MQDs!

United business class to Chicago & South Bend – not so great 🙁

➥ OneVanilla VDGCs once again WORKING at Wally world!

200,000 Skybonus points & $500 ETV Aug/Sept promo + 5k bonus!

➥ Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden my Final thoughts & Delta comparison

➥ The neat things you can do with a “leftover” AMEX gift card!

➥ New Skyclub food options are at last here!

➥ Rookie Wednesday: Careful not to sabotage your own upgrades!

➥ Club Carlson Radisson LAX is now Hyatt “The Concourse Hotel

➥ Some interesting tweets from the Delta pilots union meeting

➥ Delta is forcing us away from PIN to PASSWORD login security.

Delta Points proudly welcomes American Express back as an adverting partner on the blog!

➥ The points game is not fair – but who says it has to be?

➥ Real world tests of the Boingo Hotspot app. Some good – some meh!

➥ I went to CVS yesterday. No not for those, for a Flu shot! Should you?

➥ Just what are the current rules for getting a Delta AMEX card?

➥ Some behind the scenes numbers about the 737-900 vs 757

➥ A Reminder – When you die, so do your Skymiles! 🙁

SDC 4.0 that is Same Day Change changes AGAIN

➥ Is coach good enough? Not for me! What do you think?

➥ Do you take the good stuff from Delta for granted? I don’t!

➥ Understanding medallion rollover with MQDs & MQD exemption.

➥ Just how often does a Delta Medallion get an upgrade?

➥ I am buying an Elio car with my points card!

 After a full month on the ground I am so ready to fly. But since time does fly, be sure to take a look at JanuaryFebruaryMarch,  April,  May,  June  & July’s newsletters to catch up! – René
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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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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.

1 Comment

  1. Delta ended in-flight duty free sales on Aug 8. I’m glad I asked the Delta Sky-Club rep at JFK T-2 before boarding for IST. T-2 has a teeny tiny duty free shop (small size, big price), but since we originated in DTW, what choice did we have for some wine gifts for friends? At least I thought we could buy on board and save an additional % by paying with Delta AMEX. Not anymore.

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