Readers are reporting that Delta has rolled out notification for those who made the cut to join the Delta 360* club that is those who spent a boatload of money flying Delta. This invite only Medallion level is a step above Diamond but unlike United and American’s invite only top level, the Delta benefits are less guaranteed. Also interesting, per a FlyerTalk thread, users are reporting “reasonably” low yearly spend numbers depending on where you live (45k-100k+).
I spent a lot of time in the air last week in and out of New York. I have always signed up for Delta notifications about flight delays and have found them reliable and very useful. Between emails and the Fly Delta App I am never in the dark about where my incoming flight is, what gate it arrives at and the status of my flights. This year is the first time I received email notice when there was not an issue – just that my flight was on-time and the gate. Nice Delta!
Next up Delta has a spend with partners bonus offer (up to 10k max bonus points) to start 2019. It looks like it is non-targeted and all can sigh up for the promotion. Having said that, I would not actively chase this one. Yes, I will enjoy some bonus miles when I do use Lyft, I may selectively use SkyMiles Shopping portal here and there but there are so many other amazing offers via TCB or BeFrugal right now that they will be my Q1 focus.
Lastly today, the Delta Amex spend bar has updated with the new Medallion year across all your Delta Amex co-branded cards. Last month it was stubbornly stuck at 25k but now is showing all your spend for the year (including creative spending) up to the max 250k number. Each year I always try to get my 25k spend in ASAP as yes it does have an impact on free upgrades and I am all about getting as many of those as I can (fyi I am 100% on upgrades this year as a Diamond).
This is going to be a busy week of posts and you will NOT want to miss this week’s Rookie Wednesday post as I will share info that so many get wrong! – René