After such a mild December it was interesting seeing the airlines reactions to the mega east coast blizzard event. I am most happy I was not flying those days pre and post (but one reader did share how she got 3 bumps in a row)! I only had two Delta trips in January and one was for a much needed vacation.
There was a bunch going on this past month. I locked up my Diamond status for another year this month (did you?). Well if you missed that or anything else let’s take a look what went on:
➥ 2016 – How to earn your Delta MQD exempt waiver (to avoid MQD spend requirement for Elite Medallion status).
➥ Delta Rollover MQMs 2016. Buy MQMs extended. Delta pilot risks it big time & other Delta news for the 1JAN16.
➥ Sorry, I don’t think I am going to ride the Delta FCM roller coaster during 2016.
➥ Been holding off till 1JAN16 to get your Delta AMEX card for MQMs?
➥ Q&A about Delta rollover MQMs, Delta elite status, AMEX updates & the new medallions.
➥ CONFIRMED: $50 e-Gift card sweet spot for AMEX GOLD card Delta “Airline Fee Reimbursement” 2016
➥ Renés Points New York NYC reader meet-up scheduled – 1FEB16. Come join us?
➥ CONFIRMED: $50 e-Gift card sweet spot for AMEX Platinum card Delta “Airline Fee Reimbursement” 2016 (personal and business)
➥ 1000 SkyMiles promo, SkyBonus bug & Delta “married logic award” scare.
➥ Have you ever tasted the Delta Sky Club BBQ chicken & cheddar sandwich (with spinach & dried cranberries)? Here is how to try one! 🙂
➥ At last! My IHG Priceless Surprises from IHG post card entrees have arrived! I won some nice points btw 🙂
➥ Delta cold Asian chicken lunch salad CRJ900 regional partner review by Renes Points
➥ The mass extinction event today – many thousands of Bluebirds killed off at once. RATZ!
➥ Real “Head Winds” facing Delta for 2016 & dates to look out for. Pain on the way for you and me!
➥ So who runs out of Deicing fluid in Fargo North Dakota in January? Yeah, Delta does
➥ Two great frequent flyer events in 2016 – FTU Vegas & Chicago Seminars! Will you be there?
➥ Have you ever been to a “boneyard”? Why not join us in the desert in March?
➥ My Delta Rollover MQMs have posted! Have you checked your account today?
➥ We know more than they do. That can help, and hurt, us! REG: Delta reps & bad info.
➥ Well that didn’t work! No KLM Flying BlueBiz for me. But for some, a SkyBonus alternative.
➥ Reflecting on the bird kill last week, shrinking deals and changes to “the game” in 2016.
➥ I missed my Delta MQD exempt spend goal this year – but only by 3 days 😉
➥ What is it like to Wreck Dive in Barbados? Yeah, a lot like this!
➥ Delta FOs get treated even better from other SkyTeam airlines than Delta! by Noah Mark
➥ You can HOLD two Delta AMEX Reserve cards – but should you? Is there a better choice?
➥ Delta Sky Club Atlanta ATL C concourse near C37/39 Review by Renés Points
➥ Do you enjoy the Delta play boarding & landing music? Any favorites? I have a few.
➥ 2016 Freddie Awards will be April 28, 2016 in Las Vegas just before FTU Vegas!
➥ Most times it is not bloggers who kill the deals, it is these guys!
➥ What is the worst use of points possible? This may be it. 395,000 points PER HOUR!
➥ Trip report: A week in Barbados on points. Diversification matters.
➥ Gosh, I would LOVE for Delta to choose the Bombardier C Series jets. #PaxEx big time!
➥ The C+ mess, problem & issue for Medallion elites that is sure to come for Delta. Time for a real rethink!
➥ Don’t let a mega snowstorm stop another round of Delta schedule change Saturday from hitting us ☹
➥ A Delta MD88 & 767 clip wing tips tonight at Newark EWR airport. No one was hurt.
➥ What really is the Delta rule on “upgrades” after boarding? Is there a written rule for gate agents?
➥ ALERT: Reminder / Warning about spending your Delta Medallion Choice Benefit before 1FEB16
➥ Trip report: Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados by Club Carlson
➥ Is UBER better than LYFT? Is LYFT cheaper than UBER & other Q&A!
➥ So is that really a HUGE DOG in the Delta exit row (window seat)? Maybe yes, maybe not!
➥ Smok’in Delta deal. Pay With Miles in 1st class earning MQMs for just 250 SkyMiles – NOW OVER
➥ Why Delta will / should honor the amazing 250 SkyMile 1st class tickets + award you points!
➥ My Delta Diamond Medallion 2016 credentials have arrived. New digital HOOU coupons!
➥ How you can support the RenésPoints blog and understanding how the blog works!
➥ FINAL January DELTA reminders. The clock is ticking. ACT NOW or whine about it for a year!
Well that marks month 1 for 2016 for the NewsLetter. I will be flying a bunch in February, a bit in March and a bunch again in April. If you happen to see me on-board or in a club please come up and say hi and by all means take a selfie to share on twitter or instagram or facebook! – René
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