Tell me you hate giving freebies to frequent fliers without telling me you hate giving freebies. Well, the airline with one of the worst frequent flyer programs around did just that as Delta SkyMiles goes revenue-based. SkyPesos was already partially so before this, but now they've gone for the jugular. … [Read more...] about Delta SkyMiles Goes Revenue-Based
When will it end?! Even more credit card news came out the other day with a mix of bad and good. But, the biggest question I have from it all is so this is how Amex fixes crowding issues? … [Read more...] about So This is How Amex Fixes Crowding Issues?
2014 has been a year of transition for me. From my threats to leave the state of Minnesota to avoid an airline to actually moving to San Francisco, life has been one great adventure in 2014. I successfully challenged to United Platinum status, only to realize that I don’t really love flying United. While I thought that United Platinum status would come at the expense of … [Read more...] about How I am Re-qualifying for Delta Platinum Status in 2015 the Cheapest Way Possible
I have been a Delta Platinum Medallion for the past several years, reaching the 75,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles threshold for Platinum status fairly painlessly along the way. Usually I am somewhere between 25k to 40k short of reaching Diamond Medallion status, but elect not to go out of my way to earn the 125,000 MQM’s needed to reach Diamond status. Instead, I have decided … [Read more...] about The Case for Delta Diamond Medallion Just Became More Convincing With Global Upgrades
As you read this, I am making my way from MYR to JFK via ATL in DL First Class. After a long layover, I will then take a redeye flight to MXP in AZ Business Class. Got that? I will explain what that means in a moment. In the past week I have been treated to an unprecedented lucky streak of clearing upgrades on 6 of 6 Delta flights and having Mrs. Jeffsetter clear upgrades on … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving Upgrade Season to All!
At this point in the year I have a choice between remaining a Platinum Medallion with Delta in 2014 or going for Diamond Medallion status. Like each of the past several years, I am going to choose to stay Platinum and let any miles I receive over the 75,000 mile platinum Threshold roll-over for earning status next year. This means that instead of accepting the 15,000 MQM bonus … [Read more...] about Delta Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) and Rollover Miles Don’t Mix
I probably violated about 10 of my own rules by booking a trip to Milan for a day-after-thanksgiving Alitalia/Delta Mileage Run bonanza, and you know what? I don't care one bit! While I don't have time right now to get into a full explanation of why I booked this trip, talk about the mileage earned or even get into the list of rules I have broken, I did want to share the … [Read more...] about MQM Mileage Run to Milan! Recovering from Thanksgiving in Style
Hot off the Presses - Delta just announced a Summer Business Class fare "sale" from several departure points in the United States to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris, France. You can book from now through July 21st. It appears that travel must occur from July 25-September 5, 2013. … [Read more...] about Delta Summer Business Class Fare Sale From USA to Paris, Not Really a Sale
In what may have been the worst kept secret in the Frequent Flyer Miles/Travel Points ecosystem, Delta announced earlier this week that they would be shifting the Skymiles elite status earning rules from a miles-only system to a miles + revenue-based system beginning in 2014. This is the long rumored Delta Revenue Based Frequent Flyer Program. Delta Revenue Based Frequent … [Read more...] about Delta Shifting to a Miles + Delta Revenue Based Frequent Flyer Program