A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted last night — reportedly because a passenger died during the trip.
American Express and Delta Air Lines just dropped some massive limited-time welcome offers for their cobranded SkyMiles credit cards.
Both flavors of the Delta Reserve card — the personal and business — offer a huge 20,000 MQM bonus and 80,000 bonus SkyMiles after spending $5,000 on purchases within three months of being approved for the card.
Even the Delta Gold Amexes got into the act! The personal and business both offer a generous 70,000 bonus SkyMiles after new cardholders spend $2,000 on eligible purchases within three months of being approved.
Considering that award travel is possibly better for some Platinum and Diamond Medallions, these bonuses could help make some trips become a reality.
The business cards’ welcome offers also include statement credits.
These offers expire on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Let’s check out each card’s welcome offer in a little more detail!
In addition to yesterday’s great news that Delta is extending all active/unused Upgrade Certificates through December 31, 2021, and giving us the ability to check on Delta.com GUC and RUC availability, there are two more #KeepClimbing additions:
One of our readers received a very pleasant surprise: his Diamond Medallion status was somehow extended into January 2023.
During one of my many visits to the Delta mothership in Atlanta, I was in the office where EOS (what Delta called the “Evolution of Skymiles”) was born. Many of us think of EOS as the “End of Skymiles” or “Evil of (the) Snake”! Yes, EOS slithered in with the lie that we would get more value out of our Skymiles.
I got an interesting e-mail from a reader the other day that his 2021 Medallion Credentials had just arrived and they were back to the 2018/2019 cheap plastic version of the bag tag.
Just two days after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to make an emergency landing because of engine failure, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 flight was diverted — reportedly because of trouble with its left engine.
Delta Air Lines is apparently hiring someone whose job is to get the SkyMiles program to the top of frequent flyer lists.
As Winter 2021 continues its assault on the US, Delta keeps issuing weather waivers to help travelers who may be impacted by the storms.
My wife, in-laws, and I were all just invited to a wedding during fall 2021. We’ll likely bring our young daughter and another relative to keep an eye on her while we enjoy a couple of nights celebrating the lovely couple.
And, wow, the Delta Amex Companion Certificates will come in handy for that trip. We’ll save a bunch of money on flights — but which card will we use to buy the paid portion of each reservation?
After all, you don’t need to use a Delta American Express card when booking a Companion Certificate trip.
“Will Delta extend status in 2022?” is a question we’re frequently asked. And the honest answer is, we don’t know. But something interesting happened Tuesday.
After Delta’s most recent SkyMiles devaluation, it seems the airline is inching closer toward points being worth about a cent each — at least when it comes to booking travel, award trips be damned.
I wrote the other day about Pay With Miles tickets being almost as appealing as some award bookings. Those are trips where SkyMiles can be redeemed for a penny each (in 5,000-point/$50 increments) toward the purchase of an eligible flight. Plus, they earn full MQM and MQS.
Reader Mike, though, opined something interesting.
After news dropped last Friday that Delta again decimated their partner redemptions for business class award trips, some people might wonder if it’s even worth getting a Delta American Express card.
I’m starting to think some Delta award trips should be called Delta punishment trips.
We’re only a couple of weeks into 2021. But with the slow roll-out of the COVID vaccine and uncertain stability in the US, should Delta now extend some benefits and perks into 2022?