I so normally love the month of July. The warmth of summer, the green grass on the golf course and warm dips in a Michigan lake somewhere. But then there are the latest brutal changes in our “travel world”. Let’s take a look at what important Delta and travel related bits you may have missed out on over the past few weeks:
➥ Delta Regional Upgrade Certificate Gifts (check your e-mail) and How to Use Them – A Rookie Wednesday Post (Move Up Front With This First Class Gift)
➥ WoW! Virgin Atlantic sends me the longest airline survey I have ever seen (53 pages).
➥ When will Delta fix the “hidden” 1st class seat maps on Delta.com (or is this a new “enhancement”)
➥ A busted Delta mileage run leads to Texas BBQ, Centurion time & vouchers. What’s not to love?
➥ American Express Centurion Club Miami MIA review & access for Delta flyers (how to get to the club)
➥ DISTURBING Delta FCM trend with 1st class up-sells. Medallion upgrades will suffer more than ever!
➥ I hate phone screen protectors but I carry one in case of this happening to me…
➥ Rookie Wednesday: Never hang up with a Delta rep until…
➥ The Escape Lounge Manchester (MAN) T3 Review by Delta Points
➥ Friday NEWS roundup: Delta, AMEX cards, gelato & conspiring airlines!
➥ BREAKING NEWS: Delta pilots REJECT Delta contract overwhelmingly 65% vote NO!
➥ Once again I redeemed 10,000 points NOT for flying – I am STOKED and can’t wait!
➥ Miss the “golden days of travel”? Try the Pan-Am Experience – By Noah Mark
➥ Do you know your RIDER UBER rating? Do you know how to find out? Does it matter?
➥ Delta and the summer of discontent: Things are getting weird around here!
➥ Another SkyMiles devaluation on the way June 1st, 2016 (& other SkyMiles changes)
➥ Delta medallion devaluations continue: Diamond Medallion complimentary upgrades ending on transcon flights!
➥ Delta’s hidden internal SkyMiles business class point upgrade charts leaked (fyi they are really bad)!
➥ Delta devalues 1st class bag allowance from 3 to 2. Will cost you $150 fee for 3rd bag!
➥ What stood out to me as a Delta flyer from the Delta 2Q15 DAL earnings call.
➥ Delta Skybonus program reminders & promos all in the same week!
➥ How to salvage any kind of Delta SkyMiles value for award travel after 1JUNE2016 gut wrenching devaluations begin.
➥ KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Gothenburg
➥ International travel in a wheelchair on SkyTeam flights by John Morris
➥ Delta SkyMiles needs a bailout more than Greece. Can AMEX come to the rescue?
➥ The ways to extract value from Delta / SkyMiles in 2016 after so many devaluations.
➥ Should I status match / challenge with American Air and “put my money where my mouth is”?
➥ The smallest lounge EVER – the Ford business class lounge in Gothenburg GOT
➥ Rookie Wednesday: Even low air / hotel / car status is better than no status!
➥ What impacts of the Delta vs. Pilots contract fight could mean for flyers. More CRJ200s?
➥ Reflecting on the latest from the Delta mothership plus what is whirling around my head.
➥ How much longer will we have to wait for FAST GoGo speeds on Delta & just how fast will it be?
➥ Is there a simple way to check if you have ever had an AMEX personal card before?
➥ Have you been offered AMEX & other gift cards for a bump on Delta Air Lines? Looks sweet to me “BOB”!
➥ Is it really smart for an airline to make passengers despise the airline? Let’s review the #KeepDescending Delta & SkyMiles devaluations over the past few years.
➥ Delta REV MGT. PR’s PVT jets, China & LGA – At least Delta will have “real” 1st class seats!
➥ STOP THE PRESSES – some Delta “LEVEL 1″ business class award space JUNE 2016 to Europe? Yep! But should you book these tickets?
➥ What are the Delta #KeepClimbing events over the past few years?
Gosh, more devaluations, more cuts, more yuck! I hope your summer vacation was good as the new reality of flying Delta this fall and in 2016 will be more pain and anguish for frequent flyers. At least we now know what we need to do to extract value from our activities here on the blog. If you happened to miss January, February, March, April, & May, June’s newsletter, shame on you, but here are the links to catch up now! – René
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