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…

Delta Extends New Bags On Time Guarantee Indefinitely

Earlier this year, Delta introduced a checked bag guarantee program for a limited trial period. The program was set to expire on March 31, but Delta has now confirmed that the program will become a permanent fixture. Delta spokesperson Morgan Durrant noted that, “customer response was positive and our employees are rallying to achieve the 20-minute mark,” so it seems as…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Delta Air Lines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, in celebration of Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announcing their new Summer Schedule, we are giving away a $500 Delta Air Lines Gift Card that can be used anywhere Delta flies including Europe! To enter to win, visit our Facebook Page. Remember, when you share it on your wall, tweet it out or send an invite, every time one of…

How to Use Airline Miles for Award Travel to Istanbul

Istanbul has been topping jetsetters’ hot lists for a few years now. With historic palaces and mosques, a beautiful waterfront, trendy neighborhoods and an up-and-coming restaurant scene, Turkey’s biggest city is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. So if you haven’t had a chance to visit Istanbul yet, now is the time…and it’s easier…

Alaska Airlines Launches Seattle to JFK Service

Once the closest of partners, Alaska Airlines and Delta seem to be on the brink of all-out war in their fight to dominate the Seattle market, Alaska’s traditional homeland. The latest salvo comes from Alaska, which announced in March that it would launch flights between Seattle SEA and New York’s JFK in September and award…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announce New Summer Schedule

Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced their new summer flying schedule, which calls for up to 39 daily transatlantic flights between the United Stated and the United Kingdom between the two carriers. A few years ago, the two airlines launched a partnership which includes frequent flier benefits, including the ability to redeem SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic flights, and they’ve…

Delta Increases Partner Award Bookings Through Site

Despite some huge changes to its mileage program including increasing award redemptions and switching both its Medallion elite program and mileage-earning to a revenue-based system, and overhauling its partner earning rates, Delta has made one major positive change: its online award search engine is much more versatile these days. Not only can you use advanced…