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Earn 500 Bonus SkyMiles When You Spend $25 — October 2020

You can earn 500 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles when you download and install the button into your browser and use the button to spend a minimum of $25.00 in qualifying purchases at greater than 1,000 merchants at the official Internet web site of the Delta SkyMiles Shopping Mall portal…

…but your purchase using the Delta SkyMiles Shopping Mall button must…

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Domestic Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Fees Eliminated For All SkyMiles Members Permanently — Plus More

A slew of new and extended benefits for members of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program were announced yesterday, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from Delta Air Lines — including the extension of select benefits for members of the Delta SkyMiles American Express Card and members of Delta Sky Club; the permanent elimination of change fees and cancellation fees for domestic award tickets for all SkyMiles members; and no deadline of 72 hours prior to departure to change or cancel a domestic award tickets for all SkyMiles members.

The following changes for travel within the United States — including Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands — are now in effect permanently on almost all tickets, with the exception of…

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Comparison At a Glance of Change Fees and Standby Fees of Legacy Airlines in the United States

Four airlines officially announced during the past few days radical changes pertaining to the elimination of change fees, standby fees, and same-day confirmed fees — as well as other changes — but what exactly does that mean when comparing those airlines?

First are some definitions of what each of those terms generally mean — they can vary from airline to airline — as the following fees are imposed when you change the flight you originally purchased on your ticket…

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Delta Air Lines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently — But…

Change fees have been eliminated on a permanent basis on all standard economy class tickets and premium class tickets for travel within the United States — including Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands but not including other territories of the United States — on all flights operated by Delta Air Lines effective as of today, Monday, August 31, 2020; and no limit exists as to how many times customers adjust their flights…

…but Delta Air Lines strangely threw a curve ball by…

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Delta Air Lines Not Gushing About Its Oil Refinery Lately?

The price of crude oil has been substantially depressed in recent months as a result of the reaction to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as a variety of factors — including the decreased usage of motorized vehicles and jet airplanes — contributed to lower demand for processed fuel.

One example of the decreased demand for fuel is the price of gasoline, which bottomed out in April of 2020, as the price for a barrel of crude oil dipped to historic low prices during that same month. As an example, the price for a gallon of gasoline was as low as 84 cents per gallon in Michigan — although the time when the price of as low as 79 cents for a gallon of gasoline was so brief that a timely article to highlight it here at The Gate was not possible.

Cheap fuel may be good news in the short term to the consumer who is conscious about cost — especially if he or she is one of the tens of millions of people who are currently unemployed in the United States — but it seems to not be good news for the oil refinery industry.

Delta Air Lines invested…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles by Shopping for Back to School 2020

Effective through Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the Back to School 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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Face Mask Policies Further Restricted by Marriott and Delta Air Lines

Masks or coverings for the nose and mouth are already required by most airlines and lodging companies — as well as many rental car companies — for both employees and customers; but two companies in particular have further restricted the policies pertaining to wearing them.

In order to promote the health and safety of its communities, face coverings are now required for guests and associates in all indoor public areas of the hotel and resort properties of…

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Stricter Requirements for Wearing Masks By Delta Air Lines

“Any false claims of a disability or health condition to obtain an exemption from wearing a mask or face covering may result in the suspension of travel privileges on any Delta flight for the duration of the mask/face covering requirement.”

The paragraph you just read was an excerpt from…

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