As Profits Soar, Delta Plans International Flight Cuts

As the dollar continues to soar against foreign currencies and the price of oil continues to slump, Delta Air Lines has announced it is significantly scaling back its international network during the fourth quarter of 2015. Certain regions will be impacted more than others, with some areas being cut by as much as 20% and other…

Is Delta’s Miles + Cash Option a Deal or a Dud?

This year Delta unveiled Miles + Cash awards, which (unsurprisingly) allow you to redeem a mix of both SkyMiles and dollars to book tickets. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr examines whether this new redemption option is worth using. Delta SkyMiles had a busy 2014, and hasn’t slowed down much this year. The program announced multiple changes, sometimes…

Starwood Giveaway, Delta Australia Fare Sale, Bonus AA Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  SPG Launches “Hear The Music” Concerts & Contests Register for the “Hear The Music” promotion and you could win prizes like concert tickets, 50,000 Starpoints, or free trips. Earn one entry for every two nights booked through spg.com or the…

Delta Gold Medallion Status with a Round-trip in Delta One (Targeted)

I used to be a Delta Diamond Medallion, but have switched my loyalty over to American, where I am an American Executive Platinum member. However, Delta must have noticed that I’ve dropped my status, since I just got this targeted email from Delta offering me Gold Medallion status plus 15,000 bonus SkyMiles after one transoceanic round-trip in Delta…

Win a Scotland Adventure, Visit Hawaii & Curacao

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning a trip around Scotland, a gourmet getaway to Atlanta, an island escape to Curacao, airfare for two on Delta to your choice of destination, or a beach vacation to Hawaii. Win a Dream Vacation to Scotland From Walker’s You can win…

Most Airlines Have No Idea Where Your Bags Are

Lost or misplaced baggage is an unfortunate rite of passage for every airline passenger. Today, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains why airlines can and should do better, and how you can keep your own luggage from disappearing. Order a package, and the shipping company will tell you where it was last scanned along every…

How I Scored 50,000 AAdvantage Miles with Fidelity, Again

For years, Fidelity Investments has run lucrative promotions offering sign-up bonuses of up to 50,000 miles when you open and fund a new brokerage account. You can earn miles with American, Delta, or United, and the funding requirements are the same for each: Deposit $25,000 or more, earn 15,000 miles Deposit $50,000 or more, earn 25,000 miles…

Should I Give My Loyalty to American Instead of Delta?

TPG reader Darcy asked me at a recent TPG reader meetup: “I’m based in the Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale area and I currently have over 100,000 Delta SkyMiles. Should I go ahead and use those miles since I’m now based in Miami, or should I hold on to them and continue to earn more with my Amex Delta…

Is Delta’s E Fare Class Driving Medallion Members Away?

TPG reader Anette asked me at a recent TPG reader meetup: “My question is regarding the new Delta E Fare Class that’s meant to compete with Spirit Airlines. Those of us who travel for work are often forced to book through our company and can’t select our fare class. Do you feel that is driving a lot of Medallion…