Delta made the announcement of moving from distance flown to money spend frequent flier program last week (read more here). At the time Delta said that it would release the new award chart that has 5 tiers at the end of 2015.
Now, Delta has had a change of heart and released the new SkyMiles award chart yesterday that will be in effect for award flights booked on or after January 1, 2015.
You can access Delta’s web pages for all these changes here.
Delta SkyMiles 2015 Award Chart:
Delta has been proudly promoting that of the 44 changes 95% are decreases.
This award chart releases is only for trips starting from the United States. Delta has not released other award charts year.
Delta made a promise that it would release more awards at the lower level, but promised are so easy to break. Delta, according to many studies, has been the stingiest domestic US airline when it comes to award space. I truly doubt that we will see a huge difference next year.
Also, you have to bear in mind that most will earn a lot less miles for flying starting on January 1, 2015, effectively often doubling (or more) the true award cost.