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Earn Up to 75 Percent More Towards SkyMiles Medallion Elite Status in 2022 — Including Award Travel

Effective as of today, Thursday, April 1, 2021 through the remainder of this year, you can earn up to 75 percent more Medallion Qualification Miles, Medallion Qualification Segments, and Medallion Qualification Dollars towards Medallion elite status for next year on most flights which are operated by Delta Air Lines — and that includes award travel as well as revenue travel.

As part of these new program offers — which apply to…

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Earn 250 SkyMiles For $5 Donation to Lyft Vaccine Access For All Program

Earn 250 Delta Air Lines SkyMiles simply by donating a minimum of five United States dollars to the Vaccine Access for all Program by Lyft, which was created to provide access for people to rides by the ridesharing company to and from vaccination sites in the fight against the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic…

…but you must…

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Earn 500 Bonus SkyMiles March 2021: Install the SkyMiles Shopping Button and Spend $25 Shopping

Effective through Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn 500 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the March 2021 Button Install Bonus Offer campaign at the SkyMiles Shopping portal by installing the SkyMiles Shopping button and spending a minimum of $25.00 shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Passenger Data Indeed Compromised by “Highly Sophisticated” Cyber Attack 2021

You may have never heard of Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques; but the multinational information technology company provides information and telecommunication services to approximately 90 percent of the commercial aviation industry industry worldwide…

…which means that it holds the sensitive data of passengers on its servers, which were compromised by “cyber-criminals” on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 — and the information pertaining to you may be among the breach.

The company…

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Delta Air Lines Proactively Refunding Air Passenger Duty Tax for Children Who Traveled From the United Kingdom: Reader Report

A reader of The Gate reported that Delta Air Lines is proactively refunding the Air Passenger Duty tax for children who are younger than the age of 16 and have traveled as passengers in the economy class cabin when they departed from the United Kingdom on or after Friday, May 1, 2015 because the levying of the Air Passenger Duty tax has since been discontinued.

The reader — who wishes to remain anonymous but is a reliable source — wrote…

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EXCLUSIVE: Historic DC-7B Airplane “That Ushered Delta Into the Jet Age” Comes Home to Delta Air Lines

The temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit felt colder due to the blustery wind which was blowing at a sustained speed of 14 miles per hour, whose chill penetrated down to the marrow — and emerging from the shadows of this dark and dreary early Saturday morning was a sight which had not been seen in years at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area: a Douglas DC-7B airplane, which finally returned home to the airline it once served back in the 1950s for approximately ten years.

The silhouettes of the unmistakable four large propellers broke through what was otherwise the gloom of the early morning — the clock had not yet read 7:00 yet — and despite…

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My First Pandemic Flight — With a Basic Economy Fare

I cannot remember the last year in which I did not travel as a passenger aboard an airplane, and the year 2020 almost became the first year in which I did not travel by airplane in years.

Almost.

The reason was not because of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic itself. Rather, the reason was because of how human beings and society in general have responded to it — as well as the uncertainty with how the reaction has been handled — including but not limited to…

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Delta Air Lines Eliminates ALL Change Fees — Well…ALMOST All…Plus…

Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines has eliminated change fees for all long-haul international flying when travel originates in North America or South America — and this new policy includes passengers who purchased tickets with Delta One, First Class, Comfort+ and Main Cabin fares — which matches the previous announcement from Delta Air Lines to get rid of change fees on most domestic flights and follows the lead of American Airlines…

…but the new policy does not include…

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Get a $50 Gift Card Made From a DC-9 Airplane November 2020 When You Purchase $500 in Delta Gift Cards

You can get a limited edition gift card worth $50.00 from Delta Air Lines which was made from aircraft aluminum cut from a retired McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft — whose registration number was N401EA — when you purchase a minimum of $500.00 worth of qualifying gift cards from Delta Air Lines starting today, Monday, November 9, 2020…

…but this offer is only…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles by Shopping for the Holidays 2020

Effective through Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the Holiday Bonus campaign at the SkyMiles Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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