What's the Catch? Delta FF miles

Old Mar 26th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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What's the Catch? Delta FF miles

I have received an offer to allow me to transfer my ff miles to another person's account. Delta's message says 20% bonus will be added to the mileage transfer. Neither DH nor I has many miles in the account right now and it would bump one of us up to free ticket land (admittedly not an easy thing with DL). What's the catch?
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Old Mar 26th, 2008, 09:28 AM
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It has a pretty high cost for doing it. Even with 20% bonus, it probably still won't make sense for most.
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Old Mar 26th, 2008, 09:33 AM
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I hadn't read the fine print and didn't know there was a cost. Thank you. That does clear up the catch!
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Apparently, most are smart to see that 20% bonus is not worth the $0.01/mile transfer cost.

So, now, they're making it 100% bonus, from an email I just got.

For example, deduct 30,000 miles from your account, pay $300, and a different account can get 60,000 miles.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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100% might be worthwhile to consolidate my in-laws orphan miles into my husband's account
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Well, be careful. I don't see it mentioned on dl.com. Maybe this is targeted, I'm not sure.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 11:51 AM
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Forgot to say, I got the email too.

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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 11:52 AM
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I mean we.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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hummm...this might be worth it to transfer from dh's into mine. I have not recieved "the email" though.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Unless it's targetted, what's the difference between this and selling miles outright?

For example, suppose I need 15,000 miles. I could transfer 5000 miles to my dog Fido's account (giving him 10,000), then Fido could transfer those 10,000 back to my account. Voila, I've got my 15k miles.

I dunno what DL charges to buy the miles through reg purchase, but the comparison would be interesting.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 02:17 PM
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It is a form of selling miles. Just like the post I just read about AA letting people "revive" their expired miles, again at $0.01/mile rate.

BTW, all these offers carry an additional $30 service fee.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Oh wait, I didn't read the email too carefully the first time. It appears to be a targeted offer to transfer out so it seems I need to find out if my in-laws were targeted not the other way around.
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so the 100% bonus wasn't offered across the board?
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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On my email it says "Only members that receive the original email from Delta are eligible for the promotion. Offer is not transferable."
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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 08:02 AM
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bummer Patty - I wanted to transfer dh's 15,000 miles - giving me 30,000 more - I am still chasing a number of miles to try to get two business tickets next spring. Looking for all sorts of ways to get them...

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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 09:53 AM
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I got the email - I am not premium, but have some miles. The rest of the family are members and have very few miles, maybe that's why I was targeted.
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