Want to use SkyMiles to travel in the nice seats next summer? It’s going to cost you — in some cases a lot.
Delta Air Lines announced today it’s extending a host of benefits — including SkyMiles Amex perks, Sky Club memberships, and waiving certain award fees.Plus, the carrier addressed something they told us earlier this year about Choice Benefits.
Delta Air Lines is reportedly adding five routes from its LAX and Atlanta hubs.
American Express and Delta teamed up for an Amex Offer awarding targeted cardholders 500 bonus MQM and SkyMiles each time a user spends $1,000 in eligible transactions. (The offer is valid through December 31, 2020, and can be used up to 25,000 bonus MQM and 25,000 bonus SkyMiles).
People have asked me when the bonus MQM post to their SkyMiles accounts after accruing $1000 in purchases.
So let’s take a look — and see when you can expect your bonuses to hit!
Delta Air Lines announced yesterday it’s leveraging the SkyMiles loyalty program in order to secure $6.5 billion in funding.
The carrier crated an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary named “SkyMiles IP Ltd., a newly formed Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability.” (This might explain why Delta chose the Caymans — in addition to it being a beautiful destination, of course.)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Kelly Yamanouchi reported the move allows Delta to turn down a CARES Act federal loan. This way, Delta “(avoids) surrendering more control in return for new federal money. It also highlights the airline’s ability to tap capital markets and the continued popularity of credit cards offering frequent flier miles despite a steep drop in air travel.”
Should we worry about SkyMiles?
Delta Air Lines made a few interesting announcements this morning regarding social distancing and seating onboard their aircraft.
Middle seats on Delta Air Lines flights will probably remain open until the end of 2020 — and possibly into next year.
Delta Air Lines announced today it will reopen seven Sky Clubs throughout July. Plus, the lounges will feature several COVID-19 safety enhancements designed to reduce contact points and increase passenger safety.
On the heels of yesterday’s Orlando to Los Angeles Delta mileage run, we have another from the City Beautiful to a different West Coast destination!
Today, it’s to Seattle — at a very attractive 3.3 CPM in Main Cabin! In fact, it’s the same cost but yields almost 1,000 more MQM!
Delta Air Lines announced this morning it’s extending a change fee waiver originally set to expire today.
Orlando-area Delta travelers (or people who can get to MCO) might like this single day mileage run to Los Angeles (LAX) via Atlanta!
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said some (now former) passengers are banned from the carrier.
Delta will boost its schedule a bit in July.
And a woman without a ticket bypassed security and snuck onto a Delta flight — and tried using a selfie as her photo identity.
Those are some of today’s travel stories I thought you, too, may find interesting.