I hate being right. All day reports have been coming in that HOOU that is “Have one on Us” coupons have not been printing. Was it maybe just a bug? Delta on-line TECH support was worthless and just told me to ask for one at the airport. Right! Then I just got this from Delta Assist!
“I’ve spoken with a support area, actually, effective December 6, 2014, Sky Priority “Have One On Us” coupons will no longer be issued. Any coupons printed before 12/6/14 may still be accepted until the expiration date printed on the individual coupon.” – Delta Assist
I was so hoping that Delta would be improving the medallion program, not take things away from us, but I as I talked about what I expect going forward would be cutting more as money has to come from somewhere when you have sold everything there is to sell. Always know Delta has your “Back” – Pocket! 🙁
So many were upset when Delta took away non-perishable choices with HOOUs now just being gone – stinks. Many other airlines simply give elites free drinks when they fail to upgrade. Not Delta, they want to extract more money from their elites (they are ham sandwiches after all according to the VP’s ya know)!
Again I hate being right. I talked a while back about how “giddy” the Delta CEO was about the coming up-sell choices Delta was soon to make. Then I blogged about the all out sales pitch on the Fly Delta APP ( never mind that the iPhone roll out resulted in tons of crashes today). The result will be less and less upgrades for elites. There really is nothing stopping Delta from holding as many upgrades as long as possible and selling all the seats they can at the 24 hr check-in time on the phone app. If you became a Delta elite for upgrades I think we are going to see a bunch less in 2015.
Lastly, I have also been told and seen about the web that something BIG is about to be announced Monday from Delta. Will it be something good? Consider the way this year is going – I bet NOT but would love to be wrong. At least now with Delta I always expect the worst so if something good happens it is an amazingly refreshing surprise. – René