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RenesPoints November Newsletter 2015

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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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In just one short month your Delta MQD spend will reset to ZERO! You may, or may not, roll over any MQMs. You will have to get used to writing 2016. But that is up in another month.

For now November sure was interesting in Delta and travel land (to say the very least). A new C+ fare class is pushed upon us (joy) and new food choices (yipeee). But what else did you maybe miss during all the goings on? Let’s take a look:

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: Amazing views flying to Alaska ANC

➥ Atlanta E concourse Delta Sky Club ATL Review by RenesPoints

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

➥ Delta is now allowing in-air sales of C+ seats on mainline domestic flights.

➥ Why “paper” still trumps so much with Delta #KillTreesForPerks!

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: The ANC Alaska Board Room review

➥ Are you worried about not being understood with English only? Not in Sweden & Scandinavia!

➥ Is Delta gaming 1st class upgrade sales pre vs post sale?

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: The IHG InterContinental Los Angeles suite review

Time to buy Delta DAL stock if AAdvantage rumored changes are true!

➥ Another round of “mainline” Delta schedule change Saturday is upon us. Check your flights!

➥ Fare changes coming to Delta! Comfort+ fares launch on November 14th. Medallions will be impacted!

➥ Atlanta A concourse Center Delta Sky Club Review

➥ Testing & playing with Delta Regional Upgrade certificate options. What works, what doesn’t.

Preparing for new Delta C+ fare class roll-out this weekend & new medallion upgrade “enhancements” on Delta.com

➥ Embracing my inner “Pudding Guy” with the IHG Mastercard promo. FUN!

➥ An Alaska Delta Elite Mileage Run: Final thoughts & was it worth taking?

Delta WHACKS Medallion C+ perks & 40% LEVEL 1 award upcharge for awards! #KeepDescending

➥ Delta C+ auto-upgrade tech sends Diamond Medallions to CENTER SEAT!

➥ The Delta upgrade elites want to “JUST SAY NO” to. Avoid Delta Comfort Plus upgrades Medallions! Exit row seats become the new elite battleground.

➥ Delta could “save” many HVC Delta Diamonds with one change – REG: weekend Comfort Plus “enhancements”!

➥ I expect the worst from Marriott & SPG merger. Not good for Delta/AMEX!

➥ Today marks 4 years of blogging for Renés Points & ~3000 posts. Thank you!

➥ Rookie Wednesday: Using Bluebird in the manner it was intended, who knew?!

➥ Changes coming to the DFW Dallas AMEX Centurion Lounge (thanks TSA)!

➥ ACT FAST! Hyatt is offering (possible) instant Diamond status! SPG look out.

➥ What a bad Delta (connection) Shuttle America “experience” this week. Have you noticed any changes?

➥ No, Delta is NOT video taping 1st class passengers on their jets. Should they?

➥ Gosh the $15 off $60 gift card from Amazon with AMEX was easy!

Delta 1K bump vouchers, SPG Sheraton Dallas rocks, SlowGo & coach space, DFW Sky Club beer and the funny things folks say up in the air!

➥ I’m celebrating 4 years of RenePoints and a “true” confession – by Noah Mark

➥ Delta, you are “startin’ to damage my calm” with all these schedule / equipment changes & NO NOTICE AT ALL!

➥ Hyatt Diamond twitter match is brilliant business move. Timing is just perfect!

➥ New Delta Sky Club San Francisco SFO review by Renes Points

➥ What should you redeem your Delta SkyBonus points for before getting kicked out of program by year end!

Delta Sky Club Atlanta ATL D concourse near D27 Review by Renes Points

➥ Tips to get Delta MQMs before year end. How many do you want or need by 31DEC15?

72% off Amazon deals, $35 off gas, Hilton status match, SPG instant win game & more! So many amazing offers!

Delta Sky Club Atlanta ATL D concourse near D12 Review by Renes Points

➥ Do you trust that Delta regional upgrades work as stated? How do you know? What can and does go wrong!

➥ On cue, more Delta schedule change Saturday updates are rolling out! Check your flights (again).

We are in the home stretch for 2015. If you are not sure of where your numbers will end up for all your programs right now you are in trouble and need to do some math!

Folks, you really have missed out if you did not check out newsletters from January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September  & October here on the blog! – 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.


Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

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.

5 Comments

  1. Hi Rene – I’m looking to book a trip with a friend. I have a Delta CC but he does not. If we book separately and combine itineraries later, would he get the free checked bags?
    Thanks!

  2. About rollover miles: I was under the impression if we hadn’t reached the next level, our miles would rollover to the next year. I am close to the next level, but it would be really inconvenient to take a mileage run before the end of the year. I was hoping to start off the new year with some “money in the bank”. Am I wrong???

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