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.
Just a quick reminder that February’s a short month and only a few days remain to take advantage of your monthly card benefits.
American Express this year announced both temporary and permanent statement credits and cash deposits across 15 cards. (Remember that these statement credits and cash deposits expire if they’re not used.) And it could be a shame if you let them go to waste.
So let’s run down what’s out there.
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.
Delta Air Lines is apparently hiring someone whose job is to get the SkyMiles program to the top of frequent flyer lists.
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?
Are you a Delta Diamond or Platinum Medallion status holder but haven’t yet picked your Choice Benefits for the 2020 year?
This year was difficult for almost everyone — and the travel industry was no exception.
Delta Air Lines is the preferred carrier of most of this blog’s readers. While Delta certainly is not perfect, there are reasons most of us keep doing business with them.
With that in mind, let’s take a look back at this past year from a customer’s perspective and see where the mothership truly excelled — and other instances that weren’t so great.
A year-end tradition is fully underway here at the blog.
We’re hearing from readers who are concerned about reaching their Delta Amex Status Boost/bonus MQM thresholds before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Even if you didn’t qualify for status this year (or last, I guess), you might still be chasing MQM because all of them roll over to next year — regardless of Delta status level.
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 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?