No mileage expiration on Delta

Feb 15th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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No mileage expiration on Delta

I don't know how long it will last. I have a decent number of miles with Delta but it has been impossible to use them.
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Feb 15th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Yea, this is great news. Not sure why they would do this but hopefully other airlines follow suit. Will they instead try to "inflate" the miles away?
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Feb 15th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Good question k. Most of the time I don't see a domestic roundtrip for less than 60K.
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Feb 15th, 2011, 12:02 PM
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Some people do refer to Delta's Sky Miles program as "Sky Pesos," given how difficult it's become to use the miles for anything except awards with highest mileage requirements.
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Feb 15th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Well last month I got a pair of J tickets in October to BOM at the lowest level. Took a couple of weeks of monitoring daily but not all that difficult to accomplish.
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Feb 16th, 2011, 03:59 AM
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You can also get hotels with them

Recently got several nites at the Bauer

on the Grand Canal in Venice

reg $500/nt at a great price with them.

So they can also be used for hotels and rental cars

Do this a lot with all my FF programs save a tonne.

The key for me is to use them B4 you lose them.

AA has me po'd right now offering to sell me back

my expired miles I screwed up by not using for $50/5000 miles

How generous of them to take them away then sell them back.

Just picked up 40000 AA miles on their new CC instead.
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Feb 16th, 2011, 06:31 AM
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I'm with American's AAdvantage program, so I have no personal experience with Delta. My concern if I were a Delta flier would be that here's a program already notoriously difficult for redeeming low-level mileage awards. (Or so people say.) Now there are going to be a lot more miles floating around out there competing with mine to search for those limited awards.
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Feb 28th, 2011, 05:35 PM
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That is a very good point, Jeff. I enjoyed the sarcasm, NoFlyZone.

Once upon a time getting an award flight was like buying a full fare ticket.
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Feb 28th, 2011, 06:55 PM
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I just booked a reward ticket rt from SFO to Saigon on United, where there was lots of availability for 65K miles. On Delta, the lowest award level is 80K, and there was nothing at that level, nor at 130K, on the dates I wanted. I realize that's just one instance, but it really didn't endear me to SkyMiles.
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Mar 6th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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One has to wonder why Delta would rather fly the plane empty.
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Mar 6th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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But are they flying planes empty because of this? If they're selling seats for money rather than FF miles, then the strategy is working for them.
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