Thanks for joining us during such a busy week! Can you believe it’s Labor Day weekend already?! Before time goes by any faster, let’s see what happened this week!
A reader and his companion flying on a Basic Economy ticket were upgraded to first class — leaving several Medallions with (presumably) upgradable fares in the back of the plane. Plenty of readers were upset about first class seats flying empty.
Delta told me that, unequivocally, Basic Economy seats aren’t upgrade-eligible — even on award tickets.
Delta’s “Dream It –> Live It” Promotion
Some of these promotions are still valid through August 31st if you’re interested.
We began the week talking about mileage runs and what you’re looking for in terms of MQM and MQD. (Voice your opinion if you haven’t yet already!) If you can’t find any runs from your home airport, here’s how you can position (for low to no cost) to and from a mileage run.
For those needing MQD, we posted ten — TEN! — MQD runs. A few dates here and there may be available.
MQM lovers: we hear you and will work hard the next few weeks to find good stuff.
Everyone: Now would be a good time to have your passports and Global Entry up to date. 😉
What do you think about airlines wanting to book tickets via text messaging?
Ironically, not long after I wrote about MacBook Pros being restricted on airline flights, some of my hardware from a certain Cupertino-based company rolled a seven. I found myself racking up spend on my brand-spankin’-new Chase Ink Business Preferred.
Other News Pertaining To Travel…
Just a heads-up that a measles patient apparently visited several California destinations recently. If you or people you know visited the area the same time she did, keep an eye out for symptoms, just in case.
Delta has, in my opinion, been good about helping people affected by Hurricane Dorian get out of dodge. #KeepClimbing
How Do YOU Use YOUR Points and Miles?
Have you shared yet how you use your points and miles? Tell us!
Other Delta News
Some other Delta tidbits on the wire this week were:
More Travel News
Some more stories that pinged our radar this week included:
Have a great weekend! People in the southeast US: be safe. We’re thinking about you!
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