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Good Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to the Caribbean and Florida!

It’s sometimes entertaining to make fun of Delta SkyMiles, and they absolutely can and do make no-notice changes to their non-existent award chart, but I actually kind of like them, and today I got to put the Delta miles I have earned from the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and similar to really good use!   Delta has somewhat regular ‘flash sales’ where they discount the regular award prices for flights to certain rotating regions. If the dates and…

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The Real FAA Car Seat Rules…Not the Delta Version

I’m in the middle right now of dealing with either totally gnarly food poisoning or the plague. It’s so bad it would be almost comical if it weren’t so miserable and causing me to be a serious party pooper for Josh’s birthday. Anyway, I’m not sure if it is my actual food poisoning/plague that has me feeling sick to my stomach, or the new round of airline passengers getting the boot. Since I’m running at least a half day behind right now (thanks…

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Delta Increases Price of Several Awards Without Notice

I seriously doubt that Delta is a favorite among very many travelers today as they have had several days of very serious operational issues (aka cancellations and delays) kicked off by nasty storms in the Atlanta area earlier this week. At the same time that is/was going on they have also made some pretty big unannounced changes to their (non-published) award chart in terms of how they price awards, especially partner awards.   To give some context for these changes, just…

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Earn 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles With Each Delta Partner!

Delta has a pretty fun new promo that is available to all SkyMiles members (except those living in the APAC Region) that awards bonus miles for new partner transaction that you credit to SkyMiles! For each new participating partner you earn miles with during the promo, you’ll get 1,000 bonus miles on top of the regular miles earned for that transaction. They define “new” as a partner you have not earned Delta miles with since March 24, 2016.   You…

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Last Chance: Save 30,000 SkyMiles on Business Class Awards to Europe

In case you have missed it otherwise, note that today is the last day to book Delta award tickets to Europe at a reduced rate via their current “flash sale”. Through 11:59PM EDT on 3/15/17, you can book a round trip award to Europe from 50,000 miles in the Main Cabin, or 110,00 miles in Delta One (business class). Given how low economy fares to Europe can be, business class is likely the much better, and more comfortable, deal here.…

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Four Impressions from My First Delta Flight in Years

2017 is the year that I become, or more accurately, return to being a bit of a free agent when it comes to booking air travel. For the last several years I had a high level of United elite status that was both a cause and a reason to book with United whenever possible, even when it wasn’t the most economical option. However, my current travel patterns aren’t consistent with earning or maintaining a high airline elite status, and frankly I…

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Two Day Delta Award Flash Sale: Flights From 5,000 Miles!

Delta SkyMiles is currently running a flash sale on awards between Los Angeles and many cities within the 48 states starting at just 5,000 miles each way. You need to book by 11:59 EST on February 15, 2017 for travel from April 19 through May 24, 2017.   Delta has a great calendar flexible date search where you can easily see the cheapest award travel dates for roughly a month at a time, so that is how I would search for these…

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The Day That Delta SkyMiles Overtook American AAdvantage Miles for Award Travel

Now that the girls are both back in school and 2017 has arrived in full force, I’ve been doing a bunch of airline award and paid ticket searches this week. I mean, a bunch. In a perfect world, I’d like to get all of our 2017 airline tickets fully booked and squared away as soon as possible. Okay, maybe not all of them, but at least the ones for family trips that already have set dates and are 99% going…

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Do Crying Babies Get You Kicked Out of First Class?

A few Mommy Points readers recently alerted me to an unfortunate story of a mom and her baby who were traveling across the country from New York to Los Angeles in first class on a Delta flight. This was the mom’s first time flying with her baby, Ruby, and the mom and her husband had booked first class seats so they could lay down with the little one for the several hour journey. A quick look back at her previous…

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New: Book Awards to Hawaii Online for Just 25,000 Miles RT!

Grand Hyatt Kauai or St. Regis Princeville

Hawaii is a very popular award travel destination, and of course families are always looking for the best way to stretch their airline miles to get everyone there in as economical a way as possible. For a few years now one of the cheapest airline awards to Hawaii from the rest of the United States has been available via Korean Air. As is often the case with theses sort of things, you don’t actually fly on Korean Air to Hawaii…

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