Category: Delta Airlines

American and Delta to end interline agreement

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Some bad news, travelers: effective September 15th, American and Delta will end their “interline” agreement, meaning that neither carrier will be able to book you on the other. Why would an airline book you on one of its (non-partner) competitors? (more…)

Delta SkyMiles devaluations continue

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Delta recently announced a new twist on redeeming its SkyMiles, and you’re not going to like it.

SkyMiles are notoriously difficult to redeem at the “saver” level as it is. Sure, you can spend 360,000 miles for a roundtrip ticket to Europe in business class, but you could spend less than half that on American/Oneworld or United/Star Alliance. I don’t have a scientific study to back me up on this, but I do spend a lot of time helping clients redeem their frequent flyer miles for the best value, and finding saver level awards on Delta is usually a challenge. (more…)

Good and bad ways to redeem airline miles

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Things used to be simpler: you’d earn miles, find availability for a ticket to Hawaii or Key West, book it an enjoy free flights starting at 25,000 miles roundtrip inside the U.S. As technology continues to improve our lives and make things simpler, airlines have chosen the opposite path, making their loyalty programs so complex that experts like me are needed to make the most of them.

A classic case in point is using your miles for flights. (more…)

The 2015 American Airlines AAdvantage program

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2014 saw substantive (and mostly negative) changes to the frequent flyer programs of two of American’s main competitors: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. These changes took two primary forms: (more…)