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Delta and aviation travel news for October 2015

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We are nearing two months now that no major news (cuts) has come from the Delta SkyMiles team – be very afraid is my warning to you. Now to be fair, one of my biggest requests I have from SkyMiles is – “just stop”! I thank Delta for not cutting deep for a little while. I truly live in fear of what is next to come.

But that is speculation. What has been going on the past few weeks you may have missed? Take a look:

Did you see any other big Delta or travel news we need to know about? Leave a link in the comments blow! – Rene

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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.

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  1. Rick Christman Reply

    Hi, Rene’ I am within 35K to be MM on DL. Unfortunately I will need one more trip to/from AMS in January 2016 to achieve it.

    Once I reach MM, my wife and I (we are both DM) will move to KLM’s Flying Blue. We can become top-tier (platinum) on KL in less than a year for 75K miles, get non-stop service from DFW to AMS (our usual airport) and great, attentive service that in our opinion is at least as good as DL. I think, in Business Class, KL exceeds DL in service. The FAs always seem to be available, not so much in Coach (like DL). The only downside on KL is that I have yet to have a lay-flat seat in Business and there doesn’t seem to be any in KLM’s near future. Still, a better deal for us.

    All that said, I will burn our combined 1.4M miles on DL in 2016 and move to KLM. Being in DFW now as opposed to SAN, the SkyMiles Team (DL/KL/AF) beat AA (AAdvantage) on price to AMS.

    The only thing ascending at DL is the stock price – for now. And, yes, I agree with you; DL is starting to sound like UA. Heaven forbide that the DL FAs become like UA FAs (at least the original UA). BTW, I can tell whether I am flying with a UA crew or CO crew just by the way I am greeted (or not in the case of UA crew) when I enter the aircraft.

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