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My Summer Vacation Planning and Why I Love Being a Delta Diamond

February 11, 2011

Sure, I love a nice first class upgrade or “bend over backwards” customer service, but one of my favorite benefits of Delta Diamond (and Platinum) status is the ability to change award tickets for free. Delta Skymiles are pretty difficult to redeem, but luckily I’ve mastered the system as best I can. I can usually […]

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My Experience Using Delta Systemwide Upgrades on Air France

February 9, 2011

In October I wrote about the ability to use your Delta miles or systemwide upgrades to upgrade Air France Premium Economy to Business class. This is a great value because Air France Premium Economy can be purchased for as low as $1,200 roundtrip from the US (offpeak) and around $2,000 (peak). Alternatively, if you wanted to upgrade […]

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Flying Blue 50% Discount Awards

January 16, 2011

Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program of Air France, KLM, Air Europa, Aircalin, Kenya Airways and Tarom, runs frequent award redemption promotions. These flights can be extraordinary values, especially since Flying Blue is an American Express Membership Rewards direct transfer partner. This means anyone with Amex points can take advantage since Amex to Flying Blue […]

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Kudos of the Day: Delta Technology

December 10, 2010

I read the Cranky Flier post “Is Delta the Airline Passenger Technology Leader?” yesterday and it got me thinking that Delta does have some pretty good technology in comparison to the other US legacy airlines. Delta certainly has its share of IT blind spots (online award booking calendar and a buggy website), but from a passenger […]

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Delta to Give SkyTeam Elite Plus to Gold Medallions Plus More Planned Enhancements

October 25, 2010

Delta recently hosted a bunch of frequent flyers to their Atlanta headquarters for a weekend of fun. Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to a family wedding, but I heard Delta really pulled out all the stops- including speeches by the CEO and VP of SkyMiles. They also gave away 1 million SkyMiles to […]

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Delta System-Wide Upgrades Now Available for Use on Air France

October 16, 2010

As a Delta frequent flyer, you can choose an array of benefits when hitting the 75,000 and 125,000 Medallion Qualifying Mile marks. System-Wide Upgrades (SWUs) are an option, but they have always been a sore point with Delta elites because they require booking into expensive fare classes (Y,B,M) when flying internationally. Many times, these fares are more […]

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Air France- CDG-JFK Business Class Report- Service with a “Sourire”

July 22, 2010

Our last night in Paris was a memorable one- meeting a close friend in Le Marais for dinner and then watching the World Cup championship at a local bar. I was rooting for Spain, but it was interesting to see the 50/50 split of Spain/Dutch fans at each establishment- all of whom were getting along […]

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Air France Business Class JFK-CDG

July 13, 2010

We quickly made our way down the empty jet bridge and boarded the 777-300 aircraft. Friendly flight attendants greeted us in French and English upon boarding and directed us to our seats. We enviously walked through an empty first class cabin with big, plush leather seats. I would have redeemed for first class, except that […]

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JFK Terminal 1: Check-in and Lounges

July 13, 2010

Getting to the airport: The day had finally come for my show stopping vacation of the year: Paris and Seychelles (details here on how I used points to fund almost all of this trip). Since I had more than enough time and I wanted to keep costs down so I could spend more on food […]

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My Paris/ Seychelles Trip (Intro)

July 3, 2010

When planning my vacations, I always let the miles decide where I go.  When planning this year’s summer trip, I had a boatload of Delta miles to use and every time I tried to book a flight on Delta.com in business class, it was giving me their “medium” level or 200,000 miles. Being the spendthrift […]

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