I trusted Delta last year when they said all the “good stuff” about Skymiles 2015, that is, more low level space, a working award booking page and a better program for 2015. We now know all of that was nothing but smoke and mirrors. I can read the handwriting on the wall as well as anyone else.
VERY BAD THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN
So, and I must stress that I am a Diamond Medallion and have the luxury of changing my award tickets all I want free up to 72 hours before flight (Platinum Medallions can do this too), I have booked up 757,500 worth of Skymiles tickets for trips throughout the year.
I have booked two business class round trip tickets to Sweden for my wife and I and another one one-way as well. I have also booked for myself another business class round trip ticket and it took a number of HUCB to get it done at LEVEL 1 not higher levels as DELTA.dumb told me it should be. All were 62,500 points each way and on one I even get to ride on a VA 747 🙂
I have also, at long last, pulled the trigger for a trip I have always wanted to take to Australia. I have booked, again at LEVEL 1, from the USA to Australia and back at 80,000 points each way per person and will be on Korean Air business on the way out and Virgin Australia on the way back. I have not flown either product and cannot wait to try them.
I also burned up a bunch of my and Lisa’s Club Carlson points, all from credit card bonus points (we each hold a card), and I love that I get two nights for the price of one with the card on points and free GOLD status as well. All my nights in Australia will be FREE on points! #Winning
This leaves me with just under 200, 000 Skymiles left in the “bank”. I may have to look at finding at least one more trip somewhere as I want to be under 100,000 by 1MARCH15 when I am guessing the next hammer will fall (or sooner).
Now what if you are Gold Medallion or lower. Should you book like crazy like me? I CANNOT TELL YOU TO DO THAT! However, if you have a 100% set in stone trip you will take and there is ZERO chance you will need to change or cancel it – then YES I would work to find LEVEL 1 seats NOW before it is too late.
Need help finding those LEVEL 1 seats and don’t want to take the time with one or many Delta reps on the phone – ADAM is standing by to help you– René