UPDATE: SEE THIS POST FOR LATEST UPDATE FROM DELTA CORP!
With a HT to both FT and OMAAT what looked earlier today like a glitch is apparently not a bug but another #KeepDescending award worthy move by Delta in preparation for #DOS or the Destruction of Skymiles now only 65 days away (and counting).
At the Chicago Seminars I demonstrated what has been the rule for a very long time with Delta that you could do a stop over and an open jaw. For example, I showed that if you went:
The price for the round trip would be 125,000 miles in low level business. You could then add on an open jaw say to Miami
And when you then combine all of this into just one ticket you ended up with:
Yep the total price stayed at the 125,000 miles basically giving you a free one-way and with two of these types of tickets back to back you got 3 trips for the price of 2. This was one of the great values of Skymiles over many other frequent flyer programs. It seems no more as Skymiles2015 begins to take hold. Take a look at these SAME dates pulled up today on Delta.com that I used above in my demonstration:
Yep as you can see we are now adding the open jaw on as another ticket rather than pricing as it has for years and years. Thanks again Delta for yet ANOTHER in a long line of unannounced devaluations and so #KeepDescending worthy. I have been warning readers to be VERY afraid of what is next. Well part of next is now here!
I really think the 2015 Freddie awards in Atlanta this April will be such a good time for those who fly Delta! – René
EDIT: I am awaiting confirmation from DELTA CORP on this but as of late info is often provided as just wait and we will update Delta.com and release more info soon. Well Delta.com right now has WRONG info but either way I will update the post!