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August Delta Points Newsletter 2015

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Summer is OVER! Well almost over and August was a hot one at least in “Delta land” as I say. The press, even the main stream press, have hammered Delta over so many of their nasty changes to the $kyRubles program and rightfully so. Delta may run a decent,  mostly on-time airline, but if that is all that matters then just end SkyMiles and move on already . There have also been some big IT or information technology issues this month so if you missed any of the “fun” let’s catch up:

➥ Inexperienced “hobbyists” could cost lives one day. The latest Delta “drone” scare!

➥ SHOCKINGLY accurate mainstream press NYT piece about Delta SkyMiles devaluations.

Delta and social media – a DoubleTree Cookies experience by Noah Mark

➥ Have you seen the ridiculous farce in Delta’s August Sky Magazine about SkyMiles & Loyalty?

1 MILLION MILE SkyMiles awards coming soon ( 535,000 mile one-way found)!

➥ Delta confirms end of “real” SkyMiles replacement cards for everyone (so don’t lose yours)!

➥ The Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Delta Points review

➥ Should you change your frequent flyer number on partner award tickets?

➥ Reason 598 to HATE London Taxis and why I LOVE UBER worldwide!

➥ Time to cancel my Barclaycard Arrival Plus Mastercard (latest cuts are just too much)!

➥ Will all this “unwanted” non-party line attention have ANY impact on Delta SkyMiles? Or does this validate what has been accomplished?

➥ Hertz President’s Circle GOLD club rental in Sweden

➥ Schedule Change Saturday strikes again, Skybonus to LHR 2x & Delta surveys about “trustworthy-ness”!

➥ $15 (sold out) The Club access – The next great airline fight is not in the air but in the lounge.

➥ I guess I was wrong, there ARE times FCM is worth it for a flyer (just not very often)! Should you buy a 1st class upgrade or not.

➥ ALERT: Delta offering 42,000 SkyMile RT coach seats to Europe #KeepClimbing! LESS THAN LEVEL 1 awards! (now over btw)

➥ Delta CONFIRMS lower award prices as a “transatlantic fare sale” for Medallions and…

➥ Why Delta award / “fare sale” changes nothing! REG: Level 1-5 award chart use.

30,000 point Starwood SPG AMEX offer is BACK for a limited time, ends 09/14/2015. What you need to know about the offer.

➥ How and when will you know your Regional Upgrade has cleared?

➥ Why Delta? You said it no longer matters but you still have the box? Is there a reason?

➥ A new way for medallions to MISS a Delta upgrade? Plus I like the Delta award security e-mails!

➥ US Bank / Club Carlson gives me a FREE night cert! When hotel cards perks are worth the fee alone.

➥ How much longer till Delta fixes partner one-way award booking bug (it has been 5 days now)!

➥ Delta & other travel news including a captain using an AXE on lavatory door!

➥ Updates and data about my FREE night cert from US Bank / Club Carlson (did you get yours)?

➥ My SPG Moments at the 2015 PGA Championship Whistling Straits Kohler Wisconsin #spgLIFE

➥ For crying out loud main stream press, GET OVER PASSENGER SHAMING from Delta! BASIC Delta fares are NOT shameful (but do avoid them if an elite)!

Delta OPEN JAW award tickets to save on taxes + fees (sometimes).

Lightning strikes Delta jet on tarmac – YIKES!

➥ Irritating nav bar is GONE from Delta.com! #KeepClimbing worthy change.

KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Manchester

➥ Always remember Delta computers work against you – not for you when booking an award ticket.

➥ I went totally “Plane Crazy” at the Delta Charity Jet Pull – by Noah Mark

➥ The KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam #25 AMS airport review

➥ Something strange is going on with Virgin Australia business award space from LAX (i.e. it’s all gone)!

➥ My latest round of travel cards – 3 of the 4 went great. What cards did I go for this time?

➥ Delta blurs “Escorted Prisoners” from the web – What else “should” they have blurred out from GST video but didn’t.

➥ What are the DUMBEST things Delta could do to make us all really CRAZY?

Delta 1st class food – Breakfast, lunch and dinner. FEBO – a rule or just a guide for FAs.

➥ GoGo is approved & upgrading to satellite service. It cannot come fast enough.

➥ Another weekend of “Schedule Change Saturday” – is it wreaking havoc on your flights? What to do and what you can ask for!

➥ Delta AT LAST unblocks 1st class seat map. Then proceeds to break the C+ seats instead!

September is going to be a busy month for me. I have some fun trips planned and am gearing up for the Chicago Seminars in October. What am I going to talk about? I have some fun stuff to share as always and ways to extract value from Delta as always and I hope to see you there.

If you happened to miss January,  February,  March,  AprilMayJune  &  July’s newsletters then here are those newsletter links to catch up now! – René

 

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

2 Comments

  1. Micah Rack Reply

    Delta just sent out an email to its SkyMiles members about an award sale with flights starting at just 5,000 SkyMiles each-way, this comes Delta Announces More Major SkyMiles Changes. This latest sale is for travel between August 6, 2015 to December 16, 2015.

  2. dotti cahill Reply

    had a problem booking on dl.com so called DM line told could not help had to go to IT line what a nightmare!!!had to ask foreign IT to get a SUP…. took over an hour….

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