I fly Delta a lot; last month REALLY a lot (40k in a month was maybe a bit much). I get very accustomed to the “routine” of flights. You know, welcome aboard, would you like a pre-flight drink, safety demo, what would you like for lunch, another drink?, before landing would you like an application for the Delta AMEX Gold card? Er, wait, that last bit, it’s GONE!!!
Yep it appears Delta has cut out the ability for FAs to hand out AMEX card applications, with their code on the app for us to fill out. How big a deal is this? I was shocked to learn many make thousands of dollars a year from these!
It did not surprise me to see this change as the AMEX rules have tightened up a ton recently. Plus, as a Diamond Medallion, I am part of a Delta focus group and this very topic has come up a bunch in the past. Personally, I did not mind it and I would rather have them do it at the end of a flight than the screaming ads on the IFE that you can NOT mute pre-flight.
Anyway on to this week’s SWAG Saturday. The rules, since I have to tell you, are HERE and do not change from week to week (well most weeks that is). By commenting you are agreeing you have reviewed them! Next on to what I am giving away:
Since we are talking all about GOLD and the Delta AMEX GOLD card why not give away a solid 24k GOLD bar. Yeah, it is a small one (only 1 gram) but it is 999.9 solid gold and, maybe worth even more, a bunch of Delta Points swag will be included as well.
All I need from you is a comment about FAs giving out Delta AMEX forms. Did it bother you? Did you know they made a nice chunk of change by doing so personally? Just some kind of feedback on the change or even if you noticed it was now gone! – René
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