Delta drastically changes mileage earning for 2015

Today, Delta announced some HUGE changes to its SkyMiles program. Since I don’t blog during my client’s time, this post has to be super-short. Expect a more detailed post in a few days with my take on this change. This post contains the high-level overview. Instead of earning miles based on mileage flown, customers will…

Reminder to select your Delta Medallion Choice Benefits

One of Delta’s less-publicized perks of high-level status is their Choice Benefits. Platinum and Diamond medallion members can select a choice benefit each year from among the following: System-wide upgrades Delta SkyClub one-day passes Bonus miles Travel gift card Retail gift card Gifting status to a friend If you earned Platinum or Diamond status on…

Friday blog roundup

It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta get down on Friday! Let’s see what’s up in the frequent flyer blogosphere…. Rapid Travel Chai writes about some expansions to the TSA PreCheck program, including new participation by Virgin America and the Philadelphia airport. Also, it appears that PreCheck is now working on some international itineraries. Cool. Lucky writes about…

United Promotion: Up to 40% off purchased miles

Last Thursday, I arrived home to find a postcard in my mailbox advertising a United promotion offering up to 40% off purchased miles until June 20, 2013. At these prices, I wouldn’t purchase tons of United miles speculatively, but if I were topping off my United MileagePlus account with a specific award redemption in mind,…