A reader tweeted this to me the other day and Delta, in effect, is trying to convince him that Skymiles2015 will be oh so good for him (but we already KNOW they are DECIMATING it bit by bit and day by day). Oh you only got one of these if you are already overspending with Delta, that is paying much more than you should for tickets either on your own dime or the company’s! How much will your Skymiles be worth as they keep cutting and cutting the value of those points (have you e-mailed them yet to complain)?
The rest of us got the CLEARLY misleading 7 things Delta wants us to look “forward to” that mostly make me want to cry or reach for an air sickness bag. Don’t you agree they are all almost total bunk? Allow me to help you.
The first one. Oh great. We have one-way tickets on the way. Great. So many are saying how amazing they will be. You have been deceived. The loss of stopovers and open jaws is a DEVASTATING blow to the program. Oh you like one-ways better from Europe. Wait till it costs you HUNDREDS of dollars in tax for that ticket you did not have to pay with a RT and could do a stopover or add an open jaw for a few bucks. If you are naive enough to think the one-ways are good you have been drinking too much Delta kool-aid!
Oh what a load of manure. If they mean easier means you will be over paying on a 5 level award chart then yes it is very easy to over pay for tickets. I can do that now thank you very much. Oh, I can use the E7 tips in the Essential page to get low level seats just about ALWAYS but I am hearing reports of Delta putting in changes (but I have not seen it yet) so reps can no longer do this in order to FORCE you to over pay EVEN WHEN LOW LEVEL SEATS CAN BE FOUND LEG BY LEG. It is so easy to deceive folks into over paying for seats. I guess that part is true (did they say that)?! It also will be very simple to sell the masses on the idea that spending say a few hundreds bucks plus low level points is a good deal – “see I got a low level seat and used my points” they will say. I say you just gave up your hard earned cash and overpaid for what should have been a free award seat for points only! Congrats to you. #Not-Winning
This is true (for now). But Delta, this is not completely true either because the day I, as a flyer, expire so do my Skymiles a.k.a. Delta DieMiles. Nice to take away my hard earned miles from my widow and children (oppsseee, they maybe should have mentioned that in the ad as a disclaimer)! It would be nice if your Skybonus points did not expire. They do every 3 years even when you earn more.
Well this is true but anyone foolish enough to redeem during the PEAK days are just flushing away the little remaining value of Skymiles. I mean if you are doing this you may just be in the very top category who got that 1st email from Delta who tell you that 2015 will be good for you 😉
And we know that for 98% of us this punishing chart will pay us a TON less points. Flying next year will be the WORST way to earn Skymiles. There are so many better ways to earn that I now simply discount all my flying Skymiles from 1JAN2015 on. I will earn my Skymiles other ways.
Another load of bunk. Why in the world would anyone be foolish enough to buy a Delta airline ticket with a Delta card unless you are just trying to meet spend. Now the card is good for making points, just not this way. The NON Delta AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card pays you 3x points when you book on Delta.com. Plus, you can send those points to Delta or even better use them so many other ways unlike the ever declining value of Skymiles. OH let me help Delta out – what I just said – that is EASY MATH i.e 50% more points for buying tickets!
The last one of the 7 is not in graphics but they say more seats for lower miles. That is yet to be seen as so far that is also false as all can see by just trying to look for seats (maybe made even worse if we cannot search leg by leg anymore). If, for some shocking reason, they are honest about this one bit, it would at least be one plus starting 1JAN2015. We will see – René
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