I am sorry I have nothing but bad news to share from Delta this year and the hits keep on coming. This is yet one more blow to those who have already, like me, earned our 2016 elite status with Delta.
In the past, we could select our earn year’s Choice Benefits gift within weeks or even days of earning our status – not this year. We must wait until 1MARCH15 when likely we will see the 2016 Medallion program announced from Delta in all its glory.
Here is why this is such bad news. Delta has shown such absolute distaste and disgust to loyal medallions this year and a propensity to cut benefits and perks that I will be beyond shocked if they do not GUT the Choice Benefit choices as well this year (and will be happy to blog that I was wrong if they don’t cut).
I posted last month that I was on the fence if I should go ahead and make my selection NOW a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, but Delta has taken that choice away from me.
I asked Delta why this delay, when all the years before this was not the case, and was told it is a “technology limitation” that is affecting us this year. SHOCKING!
So Delta can make an award page that is SO good (well no, not really) that it “necessitated” the removal of the award charts from Delta.com, yet they cannot flip a switch to allow us to pick an earned perk per the rules on Delta.com?
Folks, if I tried, I could not make this stuff up. – René