SkyWest: Director Didn’t Fly on Delta “Private Jet”

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Comfort Plus seats on a Delta Air Lines flight Embraer 175 operated by Delta Connection.

The viral travel story of the month apparently doesn’t fly. Film director Vincent Peone’s video depicting him as the lone traveler on a Delta Connection/SkyWest flight 3652 from Aspen to Salt Lake City may involve some Hollywood storytelling. Continue reading

How Can Delta Sweeten SkyMiles for — and Retain — Medallions?

Delta Diamond Medallion card cut up

  Delta’s increased success — a reported 90% load factor — means more SkyMiles elite Medallions jockeying for benefits and perks. Complimentary first class upgrades are harder to score — thanks to FCM (sometimes for just $2). And autumn is around the time of year we hear about Delta’s SkyMiles “enhancements,” which many of us know is code for “devaluations.” (Don’t forget Delta SkyMiles is consistently voted the first runner-up (not the winner) in a … Continue reading

Answering a Friend’s Questions About the Delta Amex Cash Back Credit Card Offer (OFFERS EXPIRED)

My best friend Rick wanted to take advantage of the Delta Amex cash back offers expiring Thursday, August 15. Before committing to the Delta business Platinum Amex (learn more), though, he had several questions about both the offer and card’s perks. OFFERS EXPIRED — PLEASE SEE CURRENT OFFERS In case you (or someone you know) has the same questions, here’s what we discussed — as well as some other points to consider.

Rookie Wednesday: What Are Some Rules and Tips About the Delta Amex Companion Passes?

Welcome to a regular feature on the Renés Points blog. This blog series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this featured topic.   The companion certificate awarded annually to Delta Amex Platinum and Reserve cardholders can be a great benefit. But a few restrictions, rules, … Continue reading

A Proud Tradition: SkyMiles Again Named Second Best Frequent Flyer Program. Congratulations, Delta?

U.S. News & World Report crowned Delta SkyMiles the first runner-up in the Best Airlines Rewards Programs survey — for the third consecutive year.