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.
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