I think my head is going to explode. We have yet another bit of price fixing and gaming from Delta (we already know they do bait and switch with awards). Take a look at this search when I have the box “I am traveling” checked from Detroit to Chicago one-way in March.
I get the “all-new Award calendar, it’s now easy to search for and see prices for Awards online” (Delta.com’s words). It shows me the price for the month of March 2015. If I say choose the 4th look what happens.
I get the “lowest” price of 17,500 points for this one-way trip. But is this really the lowest price?
And if I go all the way to the final page it is ready for me to buy at this award price.
OK I have now unchecked the box and am just doing a search for anyone but me as a loyal Delta Diamond Medallion flyer.
Let’s see what we find. I am sure it will be the same as Delta has told us that elites NO LONGER get more award space due to the amazing new award calendar (also a reason they are hiding the award charts, btw)
Wow! Look at the 4th of March. Let’s see what happens when I click on that date?
Oh space is open for 12,500 points for this one-way trip.
And I can take it all the way to final booking then tell Delta.com NOW that yes I am the one traveling and get the lower award price. But who would know they have to trick Delta.com to not be penalized for being an elite?
Please understand just how bad this is. Again, Delta is telling the WORLD that the new award calendar is so good. They are telling medallions they are being rewarded MORE for spending more. But that is good news since we have again just proven if you tell Delta you are an elite it will cost you MORE of your SkyMiles! – René
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