When it comes to Delta and changes to their SkyMiles program, we all know they like to make changes to “enhance” their program. This latest change comes to their Million Miler program in regards to the gift that members receive upon qualifying.
Previously, you were able to choose a gift such as a piece of luggage, a piece of jewelry, or a gift of 40,000 bonus miles (fellow Boarding Area RenesPoints discusses the old Million Miler gifts), however Delta has now discontinued the ability to choose the miles as a gift, which has been confirmed with a Diamond Medallion representative.
However, Delta is updating the Million Miler Member gift options and will no longer offer bonus miles to those Million Miler Members who live in the U.S. 50, Puerto Rico, or Guam. However, all other international members will still be able to select bonus miles as an option.
Previously, Million Milers were able to select 40,000 bonus SkyMiles after hitting each level, however this option will be going away.
This latest unannounced change from Delta really just confirms that the airline can make changes to their program including Million Miler program at anytime. I wouldn’t be surprised, if at some point, they remove the annual Medallion status perk or change that even.
What are your thoughts on this latest change to Delta’s Million Miler program?