If you have been flying all year long, or even worse, were foolish enough to fall for the totally stupid marketing pitch by Delta to buy MQMs at INSANELY over inflated prices this past week (when you can simply get a Delat AMEX Reserve card and get 10k MQMs), and then got the joy of the massive #KeepDescending news that GMs are now the new Silver Medallions this past Monday, should you be eligible for a refund for tossing your money into the streets?
Now I already know the answer so this post, like buying MQMs, is really an exercise in futility and pointless but still it is worth sharing.
You see so many day in and day out Delta flyers have been, for the past 11 months, dutifully working to retain or EARN their GOLD medallion status for the 2015 medallion flying year. Then, OOOPPSEEEE, Delta “enhanced” the program and you will only be able to pick the coveted C+ 72 hours before your flight (I am so happy Delta picked this name – it so sums up the travel experience of other main cabin flyers taking my space, poor C+ service and less than impressive snack basket).
So should those who have been duped by Delta get a refund if you purchased MQMs? My personal answer is they made the choice to do so and they have to live with that ridiculously bad choice. Beyond that, we all know, the FF “game” is legally totally at the mercy of the airline and they can do 100% anything they want. If you happen to have 2 million miles and they decide they are all now worth nothing, there is nothing you can do about it! Those are the FACTS.
But morally (hey, I get from a points enthusiast’s world that is a stretch) should not Delta, after completely #KeepDecending your status you purchased just days before offer to give you a refund for flushing your hard earned dollars down the Delta drain?
I am also as a blogger, and a Diamond, always in a hard place. For me personally, the lower elites getting treated badly is good for me. It means when Delta has SOLD all the 1st class upgrades and I am stuck in the C+ seat as a Diamond Medallion I can at least sorta expect 1st class service in a “choice” seat. But also, as a blogger who cares for the rest of my readers, I think it just stinks you have been downgraded with NO notice (or almost no notice from Delta).
So it is up to you all dear readers. Do we cry foul over this latest “enhancement” and Delta PR change and ask for our money back? You tell me! – René
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