50K business class to/from Europe on Delta w/ Virgin Atlantic

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Delta SkyMiles is out with another flash sale, offering business class flights to Europe on a number of routes from August into September for 128,000 SkyMiles round trip. While that’s a good deal for Delta SkyMiles if you’re flush with those miles and itching for a trip to Europe, this flash sale also means there is good availability to book the same flights for 50K Virgin Atlantic miles each way. Since Virgin is a Chase transfer partner,…

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How to Trek the Himalayas for $30 a Day

Written by Brian Biros @ The Points Guy

The Points & Miles Backpacker is a weekly column appearing every Monday. TPG Contributor Brian Biros, who has backpacked the globe for the past 15 years, discusses how to fund this adventurous, budgeted and increasingly popular form of travel with points and miles. He’ll also explore all things backpacking-related. Read his story here and his high-level approach here. There are mountains, …

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Your Advanced Guide to Maximizing Delta SkyMiles Award Tickets

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

For as much as Delta has done to improve its on-time performance, up-level its business class product with Delta One Suites and expand its Sky Club lounge network, the SkyMiles program has taken its fair share of knocks over the years. TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, ranking behind the 1.4 cents apiece he assigns …

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Delta’s Record Quarter Includes Big Boost in Premium Ticket Revenue

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta just recorded its best-ever March quarter in terms of revenue. With adjusted operating revenue of $10.4 billion excluding refinery sales, the 7.5% year-over-year uptick led to $220 million being set aside for next Valentine’s Day. That day, known to Delta employees as profit sharing day, saw a staggering $1.3 billion handed out earlier this …

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Snakes on a Plane (for Real!) And Other Things I Learned at Delta’s Cargo Hub

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

We may well be living in the golden age of air travel. Business class suites with sliding doors, onboard showers in first class cabins, self-serve bars on regional jets and memory foam seat cushions in (gasp!) economy. As important as those things are, they represent just a subsection of an aircraft. In airline parlance, this …

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How This TPG Reader Pulled Off His First Backpacking Trip Across the South Pacific With Points

Written by Brian Biros @ The Points Guy

The Points & Miles Backpacker is a weekly column appearing every Monday. TPG Contributor Brian Biros, who has backpacked the globe for the past 15 years, discusses how to fund this adventurous, budgeted and increasingly popular form of travel with points and miles. He’ll also explore all things backpacking-related. Read his story here and his high-level approach here. People respond …

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Earn Delta SkyMiles Flying to the Greek Isles Via New Sky Express Partnership

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

As we’ve discussed before, Air France-KLM route expansions are great news for Delta flyers. Now, Air France and KLM, SkyTeam partners of Delta, have announced an agreement with regional Greek airline Sky Express that will make it easier for passengers to book travel to Greece. The new partnership will allow passengers to book a single …

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Delta President Wants You To Skip Baggage Claim, Deliver Bags Directly To Hotels

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Traveling on Delta in 2025 is going to look and feel a lot different than it does today. According to Delta Air Lines President Glen Hauenstein, Delta is aiming to become less airline and more transportation company, eventually absorbing parts of the travel journey that it currently leaves to outside vendors and to passengers. In …

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A Year of Empty-Leg Private Jet Travel Up For Grabs in Delta SkyMiles Auction

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

A one-year Delta Private Jets Sky Access membership usually runs $8,500, but the winner of a SkyMiles Experience auction now underway will get to up their travel game by cashing out SkyMiles instead. The auction concludes on April 15, with the current top bid standing at 376,000 SkyMiles. TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, which …

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Delta Will Fly From New York and Boston to London-Gatwick

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta is betting on London by announcing two new nonstop options from the United States. Beginning in 2020, Delta will become the lone US-based airline to fly into London-Gatwick (LGW), with daily trips between New York JFK and Boston. Gatwick will be the eighth nonstop transatlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, which …

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Delta Now Flying Business Class Suites Between US and Australia

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta is now flying its swankiest business class product, Delta One Suites, between the United States and Australia. The airline’s daily trip between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD) is being served by a refreshed Boeing 777, which offers all four of Delta’s branded seating products. In addition to those four options, passengers can expect …

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Moorea or Bora Bora — Which Island Paradise Is Right For You?

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Perhaps you hopped on a recent fare sale to Tahiti, or maybe you’re springing for business class on a Dreamliner flown by Air Tahiti Nui or United. Whatever takes you to French Polynesia, there’s a good chance you won’t be spending the bulk of your time on the island of Tahiti. Although Tahiti is home …

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Off the Beaten Path: Tips on Visiting and Exploring Lanai, Hawaii

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

While the term “Hawaii” generally conjures up images of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, there’s more to the island chain than those four. I recently shared my top tips for exploring and enjoying Molokai — The Friendly Isle — and now I’m back with recommendations to make the most of your stay on Lanai. Lanai is very …

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Huge Delta Flash Sale With Awards as Low as 11,000 Miles

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Delta’s decision to use variable pricing in place of a fixed award chart means that it’s often hard to redeem SkyMiles at a (consistently) good value. The saving grace is Delta’s frequent flash award sales, which let you book awards to select destinations at very low prices. We’ve seen sales recently to every corner of …

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Korean Air Eliminates Free Stopovers in Korea on Award Bookings

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Korean Air has become the latest carrier to end free stopovers, halting complimentary visits to Korea on award reservations for flights on July 1, 2020 and beyond. In a short bulletin posted on the carrier’s website, Korean Air said the policy applies to flights in either direction. Currently, one stopover is permitted per each one-way …

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Here’s How to Earn 5x Delta SkyMiles on Hotel Reservations

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

It’s the season for bonuses when it comes to hotel stays. Delta’s latest offer will grant you 5x SkyMiles on all reservations made through Delta.com/Hotels between March 25, 2019 and April 8, 2019. You can book any hotel through the portal, add your SkyMiles number and you’ll earn 5 SkyMiles per $1 spent. TPG‘s latest …

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New Puerto Rico Service Brings Delta One Lie-Flat Seats to The Caribbean

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta’s adding a rather unusual route this coming winter. Beginning Dec. 21, 2019, it will use an Airbus A330-300 between its home base in Atlanta (ATL) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). It’s noteworthy for a couple of reasons, one being that it gives sun-starved flyers an opportunity to experience a lie-flat Delta One seat …

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Delta Adds Another A350 With Delta One Suites to Europe

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta is phasing in yet another of its highly rated Airbus A350s on a European route through its headquarters in Atlanta. According to Routes Online, Delta will slot in an A350-900XWB on one of its three daily flights between Atlanta (ATL) and Amsterdam (AMS) beginning on Sept. 1, 2019. Since launching its business-class Delta One …

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