Woopsseee – where did July go? I really meant to pop up the July newsletter but I think summer life got in the way (it happens). We are now just 4 short months away from 2019 and I hope we all have decided what we are or are not going to do with Delta for next year. Heck, now that we can “beg” Delta to grant us a waiver it does open up new choices does it not? But on to the posts you may have missed these past summer months:
➥ Status Match (challenge) Delta TODAY for perks through January 31, 2020 – Welcome to Medallion status!
➥ MASSIVE Downgrade to Delta Premium Select Perks – No more “free” domestic 1st class seats
➥ Delta CS100 updates, Delta CEO says don’t overbuild 797, Airline collusion settlements (but not Delta)!
➥ SOLVED: Why sometimes the Regional / Global cert Delta Medallion show “shadow” flight and sometimes not. Also, does it really make any difference? Let’s find out!
➥ Rookie Sunday: I FINALLY did something I should have done YEARS ago. A wise travel move!
➥ Delta Comfort Plus seats will be GONE on all wide-body jets by 2021! (…and I am thrilled – you?)
➥ One of my favorite “No Fee” cards no one talks about (it is about more than just points – i.e. Cash)!
➥ My Irritating Amazon / Uber 20% Offer Quickly Resolved – Impressive Customer Service!
➥ NOT targeted for 1st Amazon 20% off offer? This CODE gets you 2nd round of 20% off!
➥ Taking a loan for vacations? Concrete airline arrows? Delta service dog ban fight! Smaller airline bathrooms = more cash (for the airlines)!
➥ “Subject: Your Delta SkyMiles Account will be closed” – The Latest Phishing Scam “looks” Really Authentic!
➥ Well that did not work out as expected – My Delta Regional Upgrade experiment surprise results!
➥ Rookie Sunday: How to gift Delta MQMs (elite points) to someone else. Can I gift new card bonus MQMs? What cards qualify?
➥ Swedish Air Force bombs Sweden, Delta CEO “Demand Strong”, Delta Connection fleet size, Alitalia to re-nationalize?!
➥ Review: Skyteam KLM / Air France / Priority Pass Lounge Chicago Ohare Airport ORD Terminal 5 (T5)
➥ Rookie Sunday: 15 Reasons to Apply for the Delta Amex BUSINESS Platinum Card
➥ NUTS! Out with the Delta almonds and in (again) with the peanuts – Why this really matters to some flyers!
➥ Rookie Sunday: Does griping on (Twitter / Facebook / etc. ) to Delta help? What about a RANT? What is the best way to get help with whatever!
➥ WARNING! Reg: AeroMexic Elite seats from Delta, ONE pilot jets? (no thanks), Delta testing “enhanced” coach meals!
➥ Don’t miss out the 2018 Chicago Seminars – Tickets on sale NOW – Impressive Speaker(s) List. Rooms at host hotel still OPEN!
➥ Delta (again) Brags About Second Place in US News “Best” Travel Rewards Program. Really?
➥ Mind blowing results from 2018 J.D. Powers Airline Loyalty Study (btw Delta ranked 4th)!
➥ Lamenting the death of removable cell phone batteries – Do you miss them or time to move on?
➥ Delta “local” Sky Club rules, Wifi more important than onboard drinks? TSA NOT dumping check points, Warren Buffett should buy this airline!
➥ Delta removes link to 1 hour “Schedule Change” rules – Just what allows “free” Delta ticket changes or cancellation?
➥ Oh Delta… Why must you HIDE everything useful and be so darn irritating and frustrating? (Reg: Schedule Change Rules)
➥ Why not go get your 2018/2019 FLU SHOT right now? It is not too early according to experts!
➥ Delta Jet Half Way to Europe Turns Back, Lawsuit targets Delta, Delta COO sells 35,000 Shares $DAL, Runway Incursion near miss!
➥ Is there anything you can do when Delta (people) make up “local rules” or don’t follow posted procedure?
Rumor: Delta is Granting Waivers for the $250,000 Delta Amex MQD Spend Requirement.
➥ Confirmed: Delta is, on a case by case basis, granting waivers for the $250,000 Amex MQD Diamond Elite spending requirement.
➥ The one thing Delta FAs hate, (evil) CRJ200s here to stay, Delta plans for A220s, Delta loves seat back screens!
➥ How to save over 50% off Delta One with SkyMiles to South Africa from Atlanta (hint: just fly the long way)!
➥ Would you ever buy / use a disposable airplane seat cover to avoid bed bugs? I just can’t see doing this – You?
➥ Interesting: Delta Is Asking for Job Well Done E-Mails vs. Sending More Medallion Certs.