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No More Free Travel Using SkyMiles From Delta Air Lines in the Future?

“‘We want people to be able to use those miles not to fly for free but to control your experience,’ says Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s incoming president and architect of the airline’s revenue plans. To do this, Delta plans to adjust the pricing of seats at the front of the plane so more are sold. While Delta currently sells just 57 percent of its first- and business-class cabins, the company said in December that it will boost the figure to 70 percent by 2018.”

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Award Sale: As Low as 5,000 Delta SkyMiles for Redemption

During a sale called The Great 48 Escape, as low as 5,000 Delta SkyMiles are needed for one-way award travel based on a required round-trip itinerary — meaning that this sale includes origins and destinations within the contiguous 48 United States for award travel — but you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance of your intended departure date by Thursday, August 6, 2015; and all travel must be completed by Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

If you prefer paying for your travel with money instead of SkyMiles, you are in luck as well: the sale also includes airfares as low as $74.00 each way in either Basic Economy or Main Cabin classes based on the purchase of a based on a required round-trip itinerary.

In both scenarios, taxes and fees are not included in the price; and most of the same rules and restrictions apply regardless of the method with which you use to pay for your trip. For example, your itinerary must include a Saturday night as a minimum requirement.

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Delta SkyMiles No Longer Expire

The announcement that Delta Eliminates SkyMiles Expiration may be cause for many members of the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program to cheer this news…

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Bonus Miles No Longer Awarded With Irregular Operations on Delta Air Lines Flights

Passengers of Delta Air Lines who experienced irregular operations, were voluntarily “bumped” from a flight or were confirmed on another flight on the same day used to have the chance to earn bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles and bonus Medallion Qualification Miles.

However, those days appear to be over according to the experiences posted by FlyerTalk members regarding reportedly The end of “bonus” MQM during IROPS/VDB/SDC. Apparently, there was no official announcement by Delta Air Lines, as this new policy appears to have been quietly implemented within the past couple of months.

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Double Miles When Delta and Alaska Flights are Part of Same Itinerary

Starting September 15, 2010, with Delta giving double miles on DL tickets with AS segments and Delta/Alaska Airlines – Double Miles, it appears that the partnership between both airlines is strengthening considerably — and it makes a lot of sense, as each airline bolsters the other with their route strengths, as Delta Air Lines is weak on the West Coast and Alaska Airlines is weak on the East Coast.

This promotion ends November 15, 2010 — but one must register to be eligible. Once registered, the flight itinerary taken during the promotion period must consist of at least one Delta Air Lines flight and one Alaska Airlines flight to earn double miles.

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Earn Up to 10,000 Delta Air Lines Medallion Qualification Miles with Hilton HHonors

With the Delta and Hilton MQM promo, one can earn up to a maximum of 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles in addition to earning bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles between now and December 10, 2010 by staying at any of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of properties for a minimum of two nights per stay, whether your earning of bonus miles in hour Hilton HHonors account is set to variable or fixed.

One must register before one’s first stay, so register as soon as possible. Other terms, conditions, rules and restrictions may apply.

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