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Why Delta Shouldn’t Lower 2021 Medallion Qualifications

No, Delta SkyMiles update for 2021 didn’t get lost in the mail, in fact the airline has taken many steps to make earning status next year easier, plus they a “secret weapon” that neither American nor United offers. For context, American Airlines lowered requirements for next year by 20% and United Airlines has lowered Premier requirements roughly…

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How Delta Should Enrich SkyMiles Medallion Program

We saw American Airlines announce American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Choice Rewards, as a way to reward Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum flyers who earn the status. It’s likely we’ll see Delta make some temporary additions to Choice Benefits for 2021, such as giving both Platinum and Diamond Medallions for those who qualify. As a result…

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Delta Eliminates International Change Fees

Delta has announced more positive news for travelers in terms of permanent fee waivers. Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines is eliminating change fees on international flights that begin in North America. This news comes weeks after Delta Eliminates Change Fees on Domestic Flights as well as Delta Permanently Eliminates Award Redeposit Fees. Delta’s Flexibility Promise: No…

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Delta Cancelled 300+ Thanksgiving Day Flights Due to Pilot Staffing

Delta Air Lines has cancelled over 300 flights today on Thanksgiving Day so far as the airline is having massive pilot staffing challenges this week. Delta is being forced to cancel hundreds of flights due to not having enough pilots available. Earlier this week, Delta pilots agreed to a 5% reduction in guaranteed hours per month…

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Delta Blocking Middle Seats through March 30, 2021

Delta has announced they’ll be extending its seating capacity for passengers by continuing to block middle seats onboard both mainline and connection carriers through March 30, 2021. This applies to Main Cabin, Comfort + and First Class cabins. Delta previously was blocking middle seats on all flights through January 6th, so this latest announcement extends…

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Delta’s Latest Status Match Promotion

Now through October 31, 2020, Delta Air Lines is offering its most generous Medallion Status Match and Challenge, where you’ll receive a higher tier level of status than you’re matching from including up to Diamond Medallion status. If you hold elite status on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines then you’re…

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Delta Permanently Eliminates Award Redeposit Fees

Delta has announced its permanently eliminating award redeposit fees for all SkyMiles members on domestic flights. Previously, the airline charged a $150 redeposit fee to make any changes or to cancel an award booking, however not anymore. This news comes weeks after Delta Eliminates Change Fees on Domestic Flights on paid tickets, so the same rules…

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Delta Eliminates Change Fees on Domestic Flights

Yesterday we shared United Airlines Permanently Eliminates Domestic Change Fees, and today Delta Air Lines has announced it will be eliminating change fees on flights within the United States, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. A couple months back I wrote Should Delta Waive Change Fees Indefinitely and clearly their team felt the same way. Unlike United…

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Delta Blocking Middle Seats through January 6th, 2021

Delta has announced they’ll be extending its seating capacity for passengers in all cabins including Main Cabin, Comfort + and First Class onboard both mainline and connection carriers through January 6, 2021. Delta previously was blocking middle seats on all flights through September 30th, so this latest announcement extends for an additional three months. One…

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Delta Blocking Middle Seats through September 30th

Delta has announced they’ll be extending its seating capacity for passengers in all cabins including Main Cabin, Comfort +, First Class, and Delta One onboard both mainline and connection carriers through September 30th. Delta previously was blocking middle seats on all flights through June 30th, so this latest announcement extends for an additional three months.…

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Delta Restricting Comfort Plus Seating for Platinum and Diamond Medallions

We shared how Delta Suspends Automatic Complimentary Medallion Upgrades, however it seems like Delta is not only suspending First Class upgrades, but they’re not allowing Platinum or Diamond Medallions to select Comfort + seats at booking, as previously allowed. This is due to COVID-19, with Delta reducing the capacity onboard all their flights to 50%…

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