1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Delta Changing Frequent Flier Program

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by vegasvic, Feb 26, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,526
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    Not unexpected

     
  2. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,411
    Location:
    SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    88
    I've been able to fly a one way trip award flight at Delta for a while now.

    From what I recall, the changes to the Medallion/frequent flyer program were in place in early December.

    May I ask the source for this info? Not questioning the content, just the source. Thanks.
     
  3. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    771
    Location:
    MSP
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
  4. TRN

    TRN High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    23
  5. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,526
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
  6. saintpauljeff

    saintpauljeff VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,780
    Location:
    Saint Paul, MN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    999
    they should stop calling them "miles" then
     
  7. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,411
    Location:
    SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    88
    Thanks, vegasvic.
    I knew about the other changes as I'm a Delta frequent flyer,
    just not about the one-way award ticket redemption.
    Maybe I'm misinterpreting, so I'll go catch up now.
     
  8. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,669
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Also be aware, I read somewhere that many of the major air carriers (Delta also) will raise their award amounts, I think on July 1 so many of the international flights will cost more miles. I have Delta miles and right now I can use 55k to go to asia or even Europe from Hawaii but after July 1 it might be closer to 100k miles.
     
  9. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,412
    Location:
    Pergatory
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    I'm more concerned about their rising ticket prices.

    It's getting harder for me to justify taking so many trips to Vegas every year when the plane tickets are costing almost $400.
     
  10. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,669
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Wish that it would only cost $400 to get from Hawaii to Vegas. :poke: Right now it is around $750 for my June trip. Hope that they have a spring sale soon and drop prices.
     
  11. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    19,131
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    Yeah, the MQDs were new for 2014 but the change to RDMs based on $ instead of miles is new for 2015. Flyertalk Delta forum is blowing up today:peace:
     
  12. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,698
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Rewards are getting cut across industries.
     
  13. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,412
    Location:
    Pergatory
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Speaking of Hawaii, I'd love to visit there, but it's at least $1100 from here in Detroit for a coach seat. I saw that I could get a US Airways first class seat for $1790, which is what I'd do if I ever bite the bullet and book a trip.
     
  14. xizor

    xizor Tourist

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,045
    Location:
    Nashville
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    I do kind of agree that the elite programs are overcrowded. I had a flight from Dallas to Las Vegas once during a big convention and no lie there were only 3 of us that did not pre-board with a status.
     
  15. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,669
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Check the Hawaiian airlines web site regularly, every so often they lower their prices for things like "spring" special. This only lasts a day or two up to a week and you have to book quickly before the price goes back up. Unfortunately the closest place that Hawaiian flies (to Detroit) is NY or chicago so you have to pay to get there. Usually I find Hawaiian's prices to be the lowest to Hawaii (compared to United and the other major carriers). Of course Allegiant has low prices but you have to add in the extra fees and take into consideration their flight record (delays, cancellations) before taking a chance with them, usually most of us locals avoid Allegiant unless we really have to use them. Hawaiian also has a charge card program, on new charge cards if you spend $1000 in the first 3 months you get 35k miles and free first bags (should be easy with flights to your area over $1000 already). They may also have a 5% discount on your initial purchase of a Hawaiian flight (but that may have changed, check their web site for more details).
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.