Delta SkyBonus Double Points Promos

by on April 9, 2012 · 15 comments

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Back in February, I wrote about maximizing airlines’ business frequent flyer programs, and it just so happens that Delta’s SkyBonus program is currently running several double points promotion to boost traffic as it builds its new domestic hub at LaGuardia, and its SkyTeam partners launch seasonal services between select destinations.

SkyBonus members can earn double points by flying on over a dozen Delta-marketed and operated  non-stop routes between LGA and the following cities between now and June 30, 2012:

  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Washington-Dulles (IAD)
  • Manchester, NH (MHT)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Birmingham, AL (BHM)
  • Charleston, SC (CHS)
  • Greensboro, NC (GSO)
  • Norfolk, VA (ORF)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Savannah, GA (SAV)
  • Louisville, KY (SDF)
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Ft. Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)

Just make sure you log on to the SkyBonus page, click the “Your SkyBonus” tab and then the link to “Promotions” to register for the new route bonuses before you make your ticket purchases. Bonus points will be credited to your account between 3-12 weeks after qualifying travel is completed.

Double Points on Transatlantic Travel
In addition to the LGA-based promo, SkyBonus is also offering double points for all transatlantic travel purchased and flown in premium classes before June 30, 2012 (travel must commence by that date), and one-way tickets also qualify for the bonus.

Double Points DFW-AMS on KLM

KLM is beginning AMS-DFW non-stop service five times a week beginning April 30 and running through October 26, and companies with SkyBonus accounts will not only get double points for all purchased tickets in premium classes, but coach passengers will also have the opportunity to earn a bonus of 1,500 bonus points for economy tickets on this route. The bonus is available for one-way tickets, and tickets that include segments beyond DFW and AMS. To be eligible, tickets must be purchased between April 30, 2012 and August 31, 2012, with travel commencing by August 31.

1,500 Point Bonus to Paris
SkyBonus accounts are also eligible for 1,500 bonus points for travel in coach between Boston, Houston and Washington Dulles and Paris Charles de Gaulle on Delta-coded non-stop flights through May 31, 2012 (travel must commence by May 31). One-way travel will also qualify for bonus points, no word in the T&C about whether these itineraries can include travel beyond CDG and the three US hubs.

SkyBonus Basics
Just as a reminder, Delta SkyBonus is free to sign up and they don’t actually require any proof of your business. You can earn and redeem points on Delta and partners including Air France, KLM and Alitalia. Use promo code SB2012NEW for 25,000 points just for signing up!

Businesses can earn up to 30 SkyBonus points per dollar on purchased business class fares or 6 points on all other fares, but only 10 SkyBonus points per dollar on business fares or 3 points on other fares to/from Delta hubs ATL, CVG, DTW, MEM, MSP and SLC.

You can then redeem earned points on things as small as 10 drinks coupons (10,000 points), a Delta SkyClub one-visit pass (30,000 points) or a free coach roundtrip ticket in the US (85,000) and even Silver Medallion Status (100,000 points)

Opening a SkyBonus membership could be a great way to double dip on Delta SkyMiles for tickets you’re already purchasing and crediting toward your individual SkyMiles account, plus you can then use those points for additional perks and travel.

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  • Xu_ziheng

    this reminds me of the earlier rumor about delta turning into a revenue-based program, perhaps this is a test drive?

  • Dallas

    It looks like the signup page requires a Federal Tax ID or VAT number. Do they check these to verify business ownership?

  • PJ

    doulbe points is better than nothing; many of us are still praying for the transfer 50K MRs get back 20K promotion :) hopefully soon or 50 % bonus as avios

  • Guest

    I would caution people against signing up for this without actually having a business and only entering their business related tickets.

    I had/have a legitimate business, but I was foolish and entered in tickets for my family members and a few friends occasionally and I got called 2 months ago and was told my account had been shut down and all of my awards reclaimed.

    Tried and tried to get it changed. No dice. Their service people were incredibly rude too

  • thepointsguy

    I know a lot of people have signed up with Social Security Numbers since thats what you use if you are a sole proprietership

  • thepointsguy

    This program has been around for a while. But yes, it is revenue based and the rumored changes to SkyMiles are that it will become revenue based. We shall see

  • FS

    A question about using this signup bonus. I theoretically freelance on the side, though I have no legal entity and haven’t pulled in any work lately.

    If I was to sign up for this bonus, and then transfer the SkyBonus signup bonus miles to my personal Skymiles account, have you ever heard of Delta reclaiming those miles after the fact? Is that even legal / possible?

  • thepointsguy

    You can’t transfer skybonus to Skymiles- 2 totally separate programs. Worst case is they close your skybonus account but if you have your own business it shouldn’t be an issue

  • Muhammad Jahid Hasan

    This is a great delta sky bonus business program. It’s really nice post and very helpful information. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  • [email protected]

    Sky miles are sky miles, sky bonus you get points. One has nothing to do with the other.

  • Yourmoney248

    Is there any risk of signing up with a business I have but entering the code when I am doing non business travel?

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  • penncomm

    I’m a little confused about the differences between SkyBonus and SkyMiles. Are they completely separate programs? Or can they benefit each other? Am I able combine points that I earn with SkyBonus with my SkyMiles? Thanks!

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    SkyBonus is most not trustworthy and worthless. Our company opened the Skybonus account in 2012. Our travel coordinator noticed that our company account became inactive even we use the Skybonus account. They do not communicate with us when they expired the account even our employees and managers flew 10 -12 trips to Australia, Holland, France, Sweden, and among nationwide using the Skybonus account. The company’s account remains ZERO points balance despite of many business trips. The Sky Bonus program management is very poor in communication with companies and points management. Their system is very lousy! Do not trust SkyBonus!

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