Following the massive changes announced last year, including some that impacted co-brand credit cards, it's hardly unexpected to see yet more SkyMiles-related changes. This time, though, they impact just the cards and Amex Remixes Delta cards with new benefits but also higher annual fees. … [Read more...] about Amex Remixes Delta Cards
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 it comes to redeeming your hard earned miles for flights, conventional wisdom is that you will get the most value for your points by booking flights in premium international class. This is true in most cases when redeeming miles for saver award tickets, because you can get anywhere from 2 to 10+ cents in value for each mile you redeem. … [Read more...] about When is it Appropriate to Use Miles for a Domestic Award?
Last month I was in Hungary, speaking at an Internet marketing conference with attendees and speakers from no less than 15 countries in Europe, Asia and North America (and yes, I still need to post trip reports). As is customary with speaking at conferences in my industry, I received a small stipend for speaking and my hotel charges were covered, but I needed to pay my own way … [Read more...] about Another Example of Why I Love Points and Miles!
If you are a frequent accumulator of Delta Skymiles or a frequent visitor to the Delta website, you may have noticed that in the most current version of Delta's website they give you a handy little graph of how you are earning your miles. As a Delta Platinum Medallion member, I am often on the Delta.com site looking over my upcoming flights and occasionally peeking at my … [Read more...] about How I Earn Delta Skymiles: Credit Cards, Flights and Hotel Stays