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  This fall I will be flying KLM and am stuck back in coach for this flight up from Amsterdam to Gothenburg since I could only use my Global Upgrade certs on Delta segments. Now I could have used them on KLM had I been in a very high fare class, but I am on a deeply discounted coach fare (thank you NAI) so coach it is. Delta has been working on upgrading how we can interact with Skyteam partners on Delta.com. However can you really trust what you are seeing on Delta.com? One positive change has been that we can now use our Delta PNR for reservation number to pull up flights on KLM when you have an Air France or KLM flight. But notice what happens when I look at that reservation and my seat choice. They are not the same. We just cannot trust that what is…

Most long time readers know I am not a fan of coach. For short trips, fine, but for longer than 3 hours I want to be in the comfy seats with “cool refreshing drinks” brought to me by smiling and attentive FAs. This is one of the reasons when I do book mileage runs I tend to stick domestic as much as I can; as a Delta Diamond Medallion my upgrades tend to run about 90%. However, the NAI price assault on flights to Scandinavia has caused the MR’er in me to go a bit nuts this year. One of them I fixed by using upgrade certs so no coach there (other than a short hop from Amsterdam up to Sweden). The next one, however, that I had to jump on will be quality time in coach. Not just this, but time on Air France and KLM coach. Ruh-Roh! Unless…

KLM has updated their news-blog to give us more information about when our KLM points are about to expire. Now I find out by tracking my KLM points on Award Wallet and I love it when I have a Delta flight included as I can then track those Delta Flights on Award Wallet thanks to this tie-in. However, it would be so much better if KLM were to just make their points like Delta’s that never expire. But that is just one more reason we love our airline, right? Points that never expire! Anther perk from Delta is if we have any of the Delta AMEX cards we do not need buy our Delta airline ticket with the Delta AMEX card to get a free bag perk unlike United that requires this. Buy I digress. One of the biggest perks about KLM points is being able to book one-way tickets…

E-Rewards now has a link that will give you 500 Flying Blue points for “new” members, that is a new e-mail, once you complete your first survey from this link (tip if you have issues try another browser to sign up): e-rewards.com/Enroll Not just that if you are willing to spend time doing surveys each month, after about 50 of them, some long, some very short, you will save up $100 in e-Rewards bucks. That will give you 2000 Flying Blue points. That is not a LOT of points but do keep in mind that with Flying Blue you can fly ONE-WAY tickets on Delta via points. Also there are other ways to score some free KLM points now and then. You can see there is reasonable available one-way from South Bend to Atlanta and I would be hard pressed to find space on Delta for most of these. Also…

I love fall in Sweden. The temps are 50-70 F and the trees were green when we arrived and exploding in color by the time we headed home. But I am jumping way ahead here. Let’s start with the trip to Sweden and a review of the Delta and KLM regional jets. We began the trip down, as always from South Bend, on a horrid CRJ200. I can not understand for the life of me why Delta, on a flight almost 1.5 hrs long, that they do not put in some kind of larger bird with business and economy comfort seats. After dinner in Atlanta with some of my fellow bloggers, my first ever UBERx ride, and an overnight at the Westin Atlanta, we headed over the pond. Pre flight we headed to the Skyclub in A, upstairs, near PF Chang and got to meet a very nice couple who…

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