Delta - new way to use your FF miles

Feb 7th, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Delta - new way to use your FF miles

While talking to Delta rep. earlier tonight, she told me that effective 2/12/08 you will be able to use your FF miles towards a purchased ticket as a price reduction [for Gold and Platinum AMEX Skymile cardholders]. If I understood her correctly: if you are buying a ticket for, let's say, $400 you can reduce the cost of your ticket at the rate of 10,000 miles worth $100. So with 10,000 miles and $300 you get the ticket.

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Feb 8th, 2008, 03:12 AM
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Morning Deb -

So this is good for only AmEx cardholders or for all that have FF miles? That would be a great change, for once!
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Feb 8th, 2008, 03:38 AM
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Nice of Delta to come up with SOME way to use your FF miles. I am so frustrated with Delta. The fact that you need to buy a MUCH higher fare COACH ticket to even be allowed to use your miles to upgrade makes me so upset. I mean really, to spend $900 on a $300 ticket just to be granted the right to use miles to upgrade is insulting.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 04:00 AM
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So let me see. If I were buying a $7000 business class ticket to Europe, I could give them 90,000 miles and it would reduce my cost to $6100 for the ticket, instead of getting the entire ticket for free like I do with American Airlines FF miles? This is a good thing?

I guess it's better than not letting you use them at all, but wow!
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Feb 8th, 2008, 04:57 AM
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Well Patrick, I just gave Delta 90,000 miles two weeks ago and they gave me my March roundtrip to Pisa for free.

I guess it's all about availability . . .
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Feb 8th, 2008, 05:25 AM
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This topic is dealt with today in some detail on Flyertalk.com by RealDLInsider.
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Feb 8th, 2008, 06:00 AM
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It is for Gold or Paltinum AMerican Express Delta Skymiles cards.

It is far from perfect, but at least it may help you to lower purchase price of a ticket that you can't get as an award ticket.

Sure, it's great IF you can score that $7000 ticket in Business to Europe but it is getting increasingly difficult to do that, even with 330 days advance.

I found this out because I called to fix my award tickets which had been changed for the second time in 2 months so that on 2 legs I arrived AFTER my next leg had DEPARTED!

This won't be the last time either. I was told to check my itinery monthly online to watch for other changes. They do not email any changes to you unless it is within one month of departure.

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Feb 8th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Forgot to mention that my ticket is Business/First. In mid-January, there were plenty of awards seats available for the entire month of March for JFK/Pisa in both coach and business. Between March travel dates and being a single traveler, I think that's how I could find tickets on such short notice.
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