Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their midweek business class promotional round trip fares between Madrid (MAD), Spain and Washington DC (IAD/DCA), USA.
Delta Air Lines today announced that it would extend member tiers by an additional year through January 31, 2023.
Also, all Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) earned in 2021 will roll over, for the second time, automatically to 2022 to count towards the status in 2023.
Another one bites the dust: GOL Smiles has just sent out an email to its members informing them that they are ending their miles redemption partnership with Delta Air Lines as per July 26, 2021.
Back in early June, GOL ceased their partnership with Qatar Airways and now it appears Delta is going away as well.
Delta SkyMiles & American Express Points To Miles Conversion Partnership Ends On August 31, 2021? (False According To Amex)
Delta Air Lines and American Express have had a partnership for years, and Amex has saved the airline a couple of times by extending billions to the airline to buy miles in the future. Amex also issues Delta’s co-branded credit cards. EDIT: See the update below.
Something is, however, changing on August 31, 2021, because select members are seeing a message of transfer partnership from Amex Membership Rewards Points to Delta SkyMiles ending on that date. But, again, it is unclear t which markets this change applies to.
Delta Air Lines and American Express have today launched limited-time offers for new co-branded cardholders.
These offers are only available for new members that apply between June 17 – July 28, 2021.
Delta has today launched a partnership with Cape Air that allows SkyMiles members to earn miles on their flights to/from Boston Logan (BOS).
SkyMiles members earn miles if the Cape Air flights are booked on Delta’s website or any authorized sales channel and ticketed on DL’s 006 ticket stock. These flights are Medallion Qualifying and earn miles as they do on Delta based on the fare.
US DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today downgraded Mexico’s aviation safety rating from 1 to 2, preventing US airlines codesharing with Mexican airlines who cannot launch new service to the United States (existing flights can continue).
The change from category 1 to 2 mainly affects Delta’s partnership with AeroMexico that codeshare flights between the United States and Mexico. Delta needs to remove their code and rebook passengers on AeroMexico’s code and flight numbers.
Reuters reported late Friday that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to downgrade Mexico’s air safety rating from 1 to 2, lumping the country with Thailand and Malaysia.
Airlines overseen by authorities in countries with safety level 2 rating cannot expand their operations in the United States. It also affects the extend that codesharing is allowed with US airlines.