ALERT! Many Delta schedule changes today have loaded in 19JULY2014 – check your flights please!

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big delta schedule changes today 19july2014

I came home around lunch today and, as I often do, checked my current list of 12 upcoming flights on my at (must be logged in to see your list).

What I found was some flights had just tiny changes. Others had some massive changes; one flight had my departure, in a connecting city, leaving 2 hours before I got there. Medallion rep said, “well that will not work”. I agreed.

Now before you go calling or tweeting to Delta, please look over THIS post about the mighty schedule change. It really is worth its weight in GOLD. I LOVE me some Delta schedule changes. What you want to do, or at least what I do, is do a one way search on the day I want to change from point A to point B. That way, I KNOW I have all legal and approved routes that any Delta rep will be able to pull up.

I also check how many MQMs I would earn before and see if I can do any of the following:

1) Find better routes for MORE MQMs
2) Find better routes that offer a better product ie full flats
3) Find routes that have more Delta metal than partners
4) Find routes that have longer or shorter layovers
5) Add legs where I maybe only had 2 now I can have 3 or the other way round

BTW our friends at have great tool to check how many miles you get from whatever route! I could go on and on but the key thing is to check first before calling if you do qualify. If you don’t, it may be worth a call anyway as if there are enough changes many reps will acquiesce to reasonable requests.

Have fun! – René
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