Great News for Delta Mileage Runners: Vietnamese Airlines Can Now Fly to the US

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Vietnam Airlines voiced its support for a nonstop flight to Los Angeles (LAX) back in 2016. The only problem? International carriers need the Federal Aviation Administration’s blessing to fly from their home nation into the United States. This week the FAA announced that “Vietnam complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 …

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Delta’s Upgrade with Miles Earns MQM Bonus — Here’s How it Works

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

In late 2018, Delta CEO Ed Bastian got his wish as SkyMiles seat upgrades went live. He’s been on a steady march to give Delta passengers more ways to burn their miles, though many of those offer a poor value compared to exchanging SkyMiles for a free award seat. I’ve seen Delta offer upgrades from …

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Delta’s $1.3 Billion Profit Sharing Payout Breaks Hearts at American and United

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta employees don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. Instead, they celebrate Profit Sharing Day. Thursday is a particularly impressive one, with a cool $1.3 billion being distributed across the company’s 86,000+ full-time employees. Said another way, it’s a whopping 14% bonus on an employee’s base pay. It’s the second largest profit sharing pool in the airline’s …

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You Only Get One First: How to Make Your Baby’s First Flight Special

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

You can only have your first flight once, so it’s worth doing everything you can to make it as memorable as possible. Of course, if it’s your newborn’s first flight that burden of responsibility shifts to the adult in charge. With more than 900 flights under my belt and a million (and counting) miles flown on …

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The Real Reason You’re Flying on a United Regional Jet With a Bar

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Imagine this: you’re sitting in a direct-aisle-access, first-class seat with a lovely view over Chicago. You’ve got legroom for days. There’s fast Wi-Fi, and the plane is so fancy your roll-aboard is stashed in a closet rather than an overhead bin. Flight attendants are bending over backward to bring you snacks and drinks, but you’re …

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Maximizing Delta’s Award Routing Rules

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Delta was the first US legacy carrier to shift to a revenue based frequent flyer program back in 2015, including the introduction (and then increase) of spending thresholds for elite status. The airline followed that by eliminating round-the-world awards and instituting major award-chart devaluations. Then even further devaluations, plus more devaluations and price hikes. All …

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When Coach is Actually Comfy: A Review of Comfort+ on Delta’s Airbus A220, NYC to Dallas

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Last week, Delta became the first North American airline to begin passenger service on the Airbus A220. According to the airline, it’s the most fuel-efficient and quietest aircraft in the fleet. It also features the airline’s widest main-cabin seating . At 18.6 inches wide, Comfort+ and economy seats on this aircraft are over 8% wider …

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Link Your Amex Platinum to Delta Wallet for Faster Sky Club Access

Written by Ross Binkley @ The Points Guy

While Delta tightened restrictions for accessing its Sky Club lounges for some travelers this year, it’s also making some positive changes. Though access to Sky Clubs for holders of the Platinum Card® from American Express remains unchanged, American Express and Delta have made it easier for Platinum Card members to check in to the lounges. Platinum …

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Why America’s Best Airline Is Eyeing to Buy One of Europe’s Most-Troubled Airlines

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

Alitalia’s financial troubles have seen the airline file for bankruptcy twice — the first back in 2008 and most recently in 2017. Despite Etihad securing a partnership through a 49% stake in Alitalia in 2014, the state of the Italian carrier’s finances has remained turbulent. Since then, airlines, including Lufthansa, have gallantly entered bids for the …

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Delta & Easyjet Preparing For A Combined Alitalia Bid?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Alitalia Running Out Of CashAlitalia, Rome based SkyTeam member airline that filed for bankruptcy in May 2017, has been looking for a new owner soon for close to two years. There were reports over the weekend that Air France-KLM had not submitted their bid after spat between the French and Italian governments. Delta is now looking to invest into […]

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10 Best Rewards Credit Cards for Baby Boomers in 2019

Written by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. It took a while to get my parents, who are baby boomers — now in their late 60s and early 70s — into the rewards credit card game. They …

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Delta Up To 10,000 Bonus SkyMiles For Select Partner Transactions January 28 – February 28, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Partner Bonus 2019Delta Air Lines has launched SkyMiles promotion trying to get members in the US to credit transactions from partners into the program between January 28 – February 28, 2019. Members earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles for each select partner from which they haven’t earned miles since January 1, 2018. You can access this offer on Delta’s […]

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Airfare of the Day: Delta Air Lines / Virgin Atlantic BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Portland OR (PDX), United States from £1,575 Round Trip

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their business class excursion round trip fares between London and Portland. This fare allows routing on Virgin Atlantic codeshare flights. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: Delta (DL) ZKUP5SMN LON to PDX. Booking […]

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Delta Upgrade Improvement: No More Automatic Comfort+ Middle Seats… For Some

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Delta’s been making small steps to improve its SkyMiles program, and recently introduced the ability to upgrade with miles. On Wednesday it rolled out the ability to upgrade with miles via its mobile app, but what’s even more intriguing is a significant improvement to the upgrade process the carrier has quietly been testing since September. …

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Review: Delta Sky Club Salt Lake City

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Salt Lake City is a Delta hub, so I wanted to check out their Sky Club there to compare it to the Honolulu one.  And, I ended up having a ton of time at SLC, so I did get to spend time in the Delta Sky Club Salt Lake City. On my departure day from […]

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