It is that time of the year for many, that is, they are at least reaching some Delta elite level and thanks to one of the rock bottom cheapest Delta mileage runs from home that may be you as well. But hopefully the above is not you, EVER!
You see Delta takes a very dim view when members in it’s program take a very generous Choice Benefit and then the member turns around and abuses this gift by selling it on EBAY or other similar sites. Take a look what can happen:
Yep the buyer, who maybe thought they were getting a bargain, can have this purchased status revoked. Not just the buyer, but the seller that is the Diamond Medallion who offered to sell the Gold status can also have their frequent flyer account closed as well as have their status deleted by Delta. Think about maybe being a million miler and losing out on a lifetime of status for the sale of a Delta perk on Ebay.
After all, Global upgrades, when you can find space, are worth thousands of dollars each compared to paying for a business class ticket. After that, even 25,000 SkyMiles as a choice, is worth at least $250 and much more if you are spending them also on Level 1 business class tickets.
What do you think about all of this? Do you agree with Delta’s rule that selling an elite perk or a SkyMiles ticket could get you kicked out of the program? Or are you, like me, appreciative of what you worked hard to earn and dislike when people like “ady52282” abuse the program? Let’s get a discussion going this weekend! – René