Nearly all of the co-branded Delta American Express cards offer various travel benefits. One of them is “Priority Boarding.”
The perk can be quite valuable to some people for those with elite status. It’s even more beneficial for folks without elite status and who fly on Basic Economy tickets.
Some folks think “Priority Boarding” means “Sky Priority” (it doesn’t).
So let’s examine the benefit in a little more detail — especially because of the Delta Amex welcome offers expiring soon.
The Companion Certificate benefit that comes with four Delta Amex cards is an excellent way to save money on trips you take with someone.
But I know plenty of people whose Companion Certificates go unused every year. Maybe they’re too busy to use the certs, don’t have a large circle of family or friends with whom they can travel, or they just plain ole forget.
However, there are few ways that may help you — and others — use a Companion Certificate.
London Heathrow airport and some nearby airspace will be affected by Prince Philip’s funeral today.
Plus, an app is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the movie Bridesmaids (ten years already?!) — but holding a contest awarding free upgrades to first class for Vegas-bound flights.
MQM bonuses earned through credit card spend are a big perk of four Delta American Express cards.
Considering two Delta Amexes currently offer 20,000 MQM for new cardholders and all Delta Platinum and Reserve members are eligible for 25% bonuses during 2021, now is a good time to revisit go over some MQM FAQ.
News broke yesterday that Plaza Premium airport lounges will no longer accept Priority Pass memberships.
But the timing of when this kicks in is rather interesting.
Ah, Daytona Beach. The sun, surf, beaches — and a crazy driver who thought it was a good idea to charge through a barricade and try to cross a draw bridge that was parting for a boat.
Don’t worry — it was all caught on video.
Plus, it looks like there’s a new US city from which we can take SkyTeam partner mileage runs!
We came across another good Delta mileage run from New York’s JFK. It’s a quick trip to Las Vegas in Main Cabin — and projected to earn 9,861 MQM for just under $285.
Someone’s rather upset about Delta (and other airlines) going to contactless/cashless payment systems.
The path has been cleared for Las Vegas to fully open up just in time for summer.
Plus, police are having to be called to London Heathrow — because passengers are cranky with the six-hour immigration lines.
It appears Delta Reserve Amex Companion Certificates can no longer be used for Delta One reservations.
We’ve used Companion Certificates to book Delta One tickets in the past. But that doesn’t seem to be an option anymore.
Here’s what happened when we tried to book a flight the other day.
Only two weeks remain for the limited-time welcome offers available for the American Express and Delta Air Lines cobranded SkyMiles credit cards.
And given the recent, temporary changes Delta announced to the SkyMiles program, now might be the perfect time to get a new Delta Amex card — and load up on points.
Consider that award travel — including SkyMiles redemptions and Miles+Cash bookings — earns up to 175% MQM, MQS, and MQD through the rest of 2021.
That’s potentially even juicier for Platinum and Diamond Medallions. Why? Delta Air Lines now allows Medallions to redeem Upgrade Certificates on both Award Travel and Miles + Cash tickets on Delta-operated flights. Plus, there’s no limit as to how many travelers you can upgrade with your certificates. (Read more here.)
Clap along if you feel like you want a (hotel) room with a roof — not far from South Beach. Pharrell Williams just launched a hotel in Miami!
Plus, France suspended all flights between that country and Brazil.
A number of big credit card offers were announced during the past several weeks — and a bunch expire during the next few weeks.
My research reminded me just how many big offers are out there — including a few that were announced a few months ago but are still available!
So here’s a quick roundup of a bunch of great welcome offers waiting to be had.
People looking to upgrade their travel tech accessories might be interested in a couple of deals we spotted today.
Is this Minneapolis or Mos Eisley? Either way, a food delivery robot at MSP could be the droid you’re looking for.
Plus, the US government is advising against travel to Canada — even for fully vaccinated people?