I posted the news that Pay With Miles (PWM), a perk of the Delta AMEX cards, as of the 24th of December was open to not just 1st class tickets but also to coach tickets. I also posted that it really shakes up the math of just when you should just take an award ticket and when you should at least think about buying the ticket instead.
I also posted about an update from Delta about the bug that it is NOT displaying the correct information on Delta.com when you go to PWM. Frustrating – sure!
Well Delta has sorta started fixing this information. Now if we take this itinerary and pay for it the numbers DO display correctly (just to be clear, I am NOT saying do this for this trip – just an example).
And if we take $100 off with 10,000 Skymiles the MQMs stay the same but notice the Skymiles drop (I am a Diamond FYI).
And if we take $250 off with 25,000 Skymiles the MQMs stay the same but notice the Skymiles drop again.
But when we go all the way up to $300 the numbers drop to ZEROs.
The same thing happens if we wipe off that last 60 cents with 5000 Skymiles more (again NOT saying you should do this – it is just an example).
So what can we take from this? We have the updated wording from Delta and we have the experience from those in the past who HAVE gotten full points in 1st class.
Bottom line – don’t freak out – don’t stress out (yet). At some point I am sure Delta will fix this (maybe). For now, worst case, we can email Delta to get the points you should get, that is, the above numbers just don’t jive with what we have seen. This is clearly still a Delta IT work in progress! – René
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