In our previous post we mentioned that adding a Delta-operated flight segment to an award ticket containing partner airlines would trigger the cheaper mileage prices. It appears that Delta has fixed it and the deal is dead. Congrats to those who were able to book before the loophole was closed! Need help with your Delta … Continue reading Delta Skymiles Devalution Work Around is DEAD
Update: This deal is dead. See our new post here. This past week Delta Skymiles performed a stealth devaluation. Long ago Delta decided to remove their Skymiles price award charts from their website. This was attempt to hide any price increases--such as the one they did last week. Fortunately we were smart enough to save … Continue reading Delta Skymiles Devalution Work Around
Just 2 days ago Delta used to charge 70,000 SkyMiles one way for a USA - India (or vice-versa) in business class. That price has now jumped to 97,500 SkyMiles one way for the same flight at the lowest level. That is a 40% increase with no warning. They still have not said anything since … Continue reading Delta Airlines make SkyMiles devaluation again without notice!
Delta recently announced that they will be switching to "dynamic pricing" for awards. This means they are no longer follow a set of award charts and can and will charge whatever they feel like in terms of miles required to redeem. This is effective immediately for flights booked and flown from June 1, 2016 and … Continue reading Delta Skymiles: NOW Is the time to redeem!
Delta Skymiles introduced the ability to redeem one way award tickets this year. This was great for many reasons but it also has some drawbacks. We are nearly 4 months into being able to book one way awards. Summer is upon us and we are getting requests for summer travel to Europe which is notoriously … Continue reading One Way Delta Award Tickets: The Downsides
Lately we have seen quite a bit of negative press surrounding the still unannounced changes to the Delta Skymiles program. This has caused many to start redeeming their Skymiles as soon as possible. These negative changes include: Complete removal of award charts from Delta.com No low Level 1 awards on Delta flights less than 21 … Continue reading Now is the time to redeem your Delta Skymiles!
Late last year I booked Delta Skymiles award tickets to fly to India in June 2014. It cost us 120,000 Skymiles plus around $180 in taxes per person. We flew business class both ways with a stopover in Amsterdam outbound to visit the city for a few days. Little did I know that this award … Continue reading How I got paid to fly my Delta award ticket to India!
There have been lots of blog posts, news stories, and general consensus in social media that the 2015 Delta Skymiles Program is going to be bad for travelers. With a 5-tier award chart (up from 3), earning miles based on your airfare price, and a very broken website I can understand people's frustration with Delta. … Continue reading Delta Skymiles Strategy 2015: One Way Award Tickets!