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From free checked bags to confirmed international upgrades, Delta’s pretty clear about which perks you’ll receive as a Medallion elite member. This week, the carrier appears to be in “surprise and delight” mode, however, following in Amex’s footsteps by sending out gifts in the mail — seemingly at random.
TPG reader Kyle R. let us know about a gift that arrived yesterday, and it sounds like a few other Delta elites have received some perishable recognition as well, as outlined in this FlyerTalk thread “Snack gift box for no reason?”
Judging from those reports and Kyle’s own record with the airline, this unsolicited gift thing is quite the mystery. For example, Kyle recently status matched to United and hasn’t been flying Delta much. Several Gold Medallion members reported receiving similar gifts, although from the spend they’re reporting, it doesn’t sound like these travelers come anywhere close to meeting the usual “top customer” criteria.
So, what’d they get? Candy!
Specifically, Dean & DeLuca’s “Snacks on the Run” 6 pack, which retails for $40 and includes six tins stuffed with Mixed Nuts, Sonoma Mix, Milk Chocolate Maltballs, Black Forest Caramels, Gummi Bears and Gourmet Jelly Beans.
Kyle received the above note as well, with handwritten signatures of several Delta employees, including Sandeep Dube, the carrier’s loyalty head. Good call, Sandeep!
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