Delta Points April Newsletter – 2015

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Can you believe April is over? Truly, just where did it go? Oh sure I spent some nice time in EAT and dinner with readers and today am at the Freddie awards in Atlanta, but still it sure went fast! Well, if you think it went by too fast for you too (hello #SpringBreak) take a look at what you may have missed from the month of April:

➥ Chase devalues INK cards & drops LOUNGE CLUB membership as perk!

➥ I am 100% going for Silver Medallion status I have decided. No really – I am!

➥ A video of the Germanwings final moments inside the cabin? No thanks!

➥ There are days I just LOVE being a blogger & can’t stop smiling

➥ Tweaking bumps on Delta I am always learning and thinking bumpertunities

➥ “Should airlines require GPS tracking of unaccompanied minors?”

➥ The frustration of: Do I or don’t I blog it! Where should I draw the line?

➥ Don’t let Club Carlson get away with latest devaluation – get something back!

➥ Where is DAL stock heading? Is the crushing SkyMiles 2015 having an impact?

➥ Delta Pay With Miles (PWM) in coach. Results are as expected – FULL MQMs

5000 Skybonus points for new accounts & many new promotions

➥ Have you noticed some nice upgrades to the domestic Delta red wines?

➥ Delta’s permanent 20 minute Delta bag guarantee or 2500 SkyMiles is better!

➥ No Delta flight attendants union with IAM this year!

➥ Delta Redcoat would not let me give up my seat! What is more important?

➥ How do you check your Delta voucher values & if they are still valid.

➥ Major missing Skybonus points – Check your accounts (& mistake emails too)!

➥ Why Adam’s award booking help is more important than ever – #AwardChartGate

➥ THE movie I cannot WAIT to go see! – LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES

➥ Now you can select Korean Air seats up to 1 year in advance of flight!

➥ I really like the slim line 757 first class seat upgrades.

➥ Does anyone know how to fix my Delta survey issue? Anyone else ?

➥ 2015 Delta Diamond Medallion credentials – At long last, Delta sent me mine. Have you got yours? #BragTag

➥ A  Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – Planning & positioning for the run

➥ Is it time to complain to the DOT about Delta’s broken award calendar!

➥ Is this the best fix for Delta’s BOB of “ALL RUSH THE GATE” boarding issue?

➥ The seat tipping point? How tight will they go? When is enough, enough even for Delta? The ultra slim line choices.

➥ Gary “mostly” gets it right about his latest Delta bashing post – REG HVC’s.

➥ NOPE! You are wrong. Sorry. The Delta stuff so many get wrong.

➥ On a mostly empty Delta flight, should you get FREE C+ or exit row?

➥ Starwood SPG launches new Tribute Portfolio brand today!

➥ A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The run to EAT & back

➥ Delta seat map bug or enhancement? Still not sure what we have here.

➥ NYC Gold Medallion status: 2 Months free Gold & Skyclub membership!

➥ Get a FREE Starbucks drink for buying just one gift card at face value.

➥ Delta features “Frequent Flyer” star Pico Iyer in “Stillness In Motion” video.

➥ How to support the blog with Business Delta AMEX cards!

ALERT: Delta schedule change Saturday is happening again!

➥ From “enhancement” to “shenanigans” Delta is now blocking seat map choices!

➥ What every successful frequent traveler knows & what a difference this makes

➥ My best ever 10,000 SkyMiles redemption to date and it will be such a drag. I can’t wait (yep we are SO doing this)!

$25 UBER credit for 1st time rider from SAMSUNG (for select phones)

➥ Delta is now warning you about the evils of BASIC economy seating

➥ The MOST embarrassing travel mistakes & how to prevent them

➥ A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The SPG Four Points by Sheraton MSP

➥ The nuts & bolts of travel blogging – where are we going next? What is needed.

➥ 2015 Delta Air Lines Award Charts that are hidden on

➥ The sad truth about SkyMiles 2015 & partner award pricing (it’s so BAD)

➥ Just how many Delta Medallion upgrades are lost to Shena 2.0!

➥ Very good COACH “Level 1″ award seats from Delta “hubs” this summer

➥ Did you catch Delta Points & Mommy Points on Fox News Happening Now today about summer travel? See what you missed

➥ Will Lyft really pay out $500 for new Chicago drivers this time? Is it worth going after?

3000 FlexPerks bonus points for just $500 in spend by June 30th (targeted)

➥ Why choosing Executive Skyclub Membership is such a bad choice for your Diamond Choice Benefit

➥ Should there be an upgrade list for Delta Comfort+™ seats?

So tomorrow I get to enjoy dinner with readers here in Atlanta and some other VERY kool stuff like pulling a 757 with a rope (and just maybe something even MORE kool that I can not share yet but will on twitter if it happens)! I would follow along on twitter today so you don’t miss out. Also, if you happened to miss January or February or  March’s  newsletter, you can catch up – René


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  1. Glad the month went so well, and nice to see you on Fox TV.

    Question, is there a way for me to retain my silver medallion status this year?

    I achieved it last December and have around 1800 carryover miles.

    Will be visiting for maybe 8 weeks from October and would like to keep it if possible. Am also curious as, if there is a card or luggage tags etc which is sent upon achieving this status, nothing was ever sent to me.

    All the best from Australia

    John Clements

  2. @John – If you earned the Silver status before 1JAN1 you have it all this year and it ends 1FEB16.
    If you home address is outside the USA you don’t have to worry about MDQs but you will still need 25,000 MQMs this year to keep Silver next year.

  3. Thx Rene, I’m from Adelaide South Australia. I’ll have to work out some kind of mileage run during my trip.

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