Delta significantly improves Global Upgrade Certificates on partners

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Each year, top-tier Diamond Medallions get a pick from an exclusive collection of Choice Benefits. The options range from 25,000 bonus SkyMiles to a Sky Club membership to a $200 travel voucher and more. Here at TPG, one of our favorite Choice Benefits are Global Upgrade Certificates (GUCs). These upgrade vouchers are valid on Delta …

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Here’s Delta’s new (unofficial) award chart for partner redemptions – and you’re not going to like it

Written by Andrew Kunesh Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Although Delta doesn’t publish an award chart, and the amount of SkyMiles you need to book a Delta flight can fluctuate wildly, partner redemptions have relatively fixed prices. That being said, without award charts, Delta can choose to raise these rates at any time. And unfortunately, that’s exactly what it just did. Delta has quietly …

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$120 back on $300 at Delta with new Amex Offer out tonight

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

For years, most Amex Offers have come out in the very early morning hours. However, over the past few days we have seen some offers getting released in the evening hours, with the targeted Amex spending offers we posted earlier having been released last night sometime after I had updated our Current Amex Offers page at […]

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5 times it makes sense to transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Delta SkyMiles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Delta is my favorite domestic airline, and American Express Membership Rewards are my favorite transferrable points. Coincidentally, Amex and Delta are transfer partners, so I can transfer points from my favorite credit cards to my favorite airline. This isn’t usually recommended, though — Delta SkyMiles have been notoriously devalued and are worth just 1.2 cents …

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Deals of the week: Amtrak kids travel free, $40 transcon flights and more

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. As travel begins to pick back up, …

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US signs off on Delta and WestJet partnership, if they give up LaGuardia slots

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

U.S. officials have signed off on a long-planned partnership between Delta Air Lines and WestJet on flights between the U.S. and Canada. Two years after the airlines applied for government approval, the Department of Transportation OK’d the pact with minimal conditions on Friday. Delta and WestJet must divest eight slot pairs — one slot is …

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Delta status match challenge

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Earlier this week, Delta came out with an incredibly generous status match challenge offer. It isn’t entirely clear whether or not it is targeted, but many will find it worth a shot even if they aren’t sure they are targeted for it. If you have elite status with Alaska, American, JetBlue, or Southwest Airlines and […]

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Delta status match challenge

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Earlier this week, Delta came out with an incredibly generous status match challenge offer. It isn’t entirely clear whether or not it is targeted, but many will find it worth a shot even if they aren’t sure they are targeted for it. If you have elite status with Alaska, American, JetBlue, or Southwest Airlines and […]

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Southwest Will Stop Blocking Middle Seats On December 1, 2020

Written by William Charles @ Doctor Of Credit

Update 10/22/20: Southwest will stop blocking middle seats starting on December 1, 2020. Southwest says this decision was made due to scientific findings that state seat blocking is not necessary. Update 9/16/20: Southwest will continue to block middle seats through at least November 30, 2020.  Update 8/20/20: Delta will continue to block middle seats through at […]

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Airbus delivers its first U.S.-assembled A220 from Mobile, Alabama

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

The first of Airbus’ A220 aircraft assembled in the United States has just been delivered to Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest A220 customer. This marks a significant milestone for Airbus, which purchased majority ownership of the A220 program, formerly known as CSeries, from the Canada-based Bombardier in 2018. For more TPG news delivered each morning …

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How the pandemic changed my award redemption priorities

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

At the beginning of 2020, I had lofty expectations of how I would use my points and miles this year.  In 2019, I earned over 150,000 points and miles from sign-up bonuses on cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and my American Express® Gold Card, as well as targeted promotions on cards like the …

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Delta SkyMiles Elevated Status Match Through October 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Today, Delta Air Lines launched an elevated limited-time status match campaign for tier members from competing US airlines. You can get equal or higher Medallion status with Delta through March 31, 2021, and a fast track offer to keep it until January 31, 2022. You can access this offer on Delta’s website here. Matched Airlines: […]

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Check your email: Delta offering targeted status challenges up to Diamond Medallion

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Airlines are doing their best to lure travelers back on to their planes and encourage them to build loyalty. Last week, American Airlines announced that it would be making it easier to earn elite status in 2021. Now, Delta is making it easier to earn status through an elevated status match challenge. For a limited …

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How Delta’s stake in the private jet industry could be a lifeline for the airline

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

There’s no doubt that airlines are struggling and recent earnings reports have only reaffirmed that. Many airlines are now leaning on ancillary businesses to help navigate through these challenging times. While loyalty programs are a popular one, for Delta, its stake in the private jet industry is another big revenue source. For more TPG news …

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My top 5 American Express Membership Rewards redemptions of all time

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

American Express Membership Rewards points are by far my favorite type of miles and points. Over the years, I’ve redeemed them for well over $100,000 worth of flights. Some of my best redemptions include a $12,000 first-class ticket from Europe to the U.S., a round-the-world trip, and many other high-end redemptions. These points were earned …

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Deal alert: Flights to newly reopened Costa Rica, Panama and Grenada from $171 round trip

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Countries continue to reopen to U.S. travelers, including several Caribbean and Central American destinations within a four-hour flight of the United States: Costa Rica, Panama and Grenada. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here. We’ve published multiple reopening guides for these destinations in …

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60K biz class to Japan widely available during Olympics

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

I’ll kick this post off by acknowledging the fact that nobody knows if/when borders will reopen for travel and when it will feel safe/advisable/enjoyable to be in a crowd as large as one would find at an Olympic Event, but this seemed well worth reporting for those with a large stash of Virgin Atlantic miles […]

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