Delta – Oops Did It Again! Program Changes Posted on Delta.com & Then Removed

1 Comment

In March 2012, I wrote about coming changes to Delta’s SkyMile program. I was going to update the article at some point, but the deployment of the changes has been delayed by Delta many times.

delta-changes

UPDATE: We should learn more about these Delta changes at 9AM EST on Thursday unless there is last minute change in plans.

Now, Delta mistakenly or on purpose put up some program change information on Delta.com and shortly removed it. FlyerTalk member DLroads was able to copy/paste the information that Delta had changed and that now has been removed. There is a lively discussion on FlyerTalk about this forthcoming change and, if you are delta flier, you should certainly check it out.

Marriott Rewards 1000 Bonus Delta or US Airways Miles per Stay

1 Comment

Marriott Rewards has an offer for US Airways and Delta Air Lines frequent fliers for 1000 bonus miles per stay between November 15 and February 15, 2013, for stays that are booked by January 15, 2013.

marriott-delta-promo

You need to register for airline specific promotion, choose airline miles instead of Marriott rewards points as your earning preference and stay at participating property in order to receive the bonus miles that are capped at 10K (10 stays).

Delta Buys Singapore Airlines’ Share of Virgin Atlantic

There have been rumors around for some time that Delta was in discussion with Singapore Airlines to buy its share of Virgin Atlantic. Today, the deal was announced. Delta is buying the 49% share of Virgin Atlantic for $360 million. Singapore Airlines paid $968 million for its share of Virgin Atlantic back in 1998.

delta-virgin-atlantic-walsh

The deal is expected to close at the end of 2013 after US and European Union competition regulators have reviewed the deal.  The airlines are planning to form a transatlantic joint venture for flights between the United Kingdom. Most likely nothing is going to happen interim to the frequent flyer programs of both airlines.

delta-buys-share-of-virgin-atlantic

There has also been speculation on the UK press that Air France-KLM would buy part of the 51% share that Sir Richard Branson owns/controls.

Sir Richard has also been very vocal lately that the airline is likely to join an alliance soon. If this purchase by Delta goes through and Air France-KLM buys part of the share owned by Sir Richard, it is very unlikely that the alliance of choice would be anything else than SkyTeam.

virgin-atlantic-flying-club-partners

Currently, Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club doesn’t have a single SkyTeam airline on its partner folio. It has seven Star Alliance carriers (Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways & US Airways) and one Oneworld carrier Malaysia Airlines (joining Oneworld in February of 2013).

Conclusion

From my personal perspective, I would rather see Virgin Atlantic joining Star Alliance than SkyTeam that I consider being a tertiary alliance compared to Star and Oneworld.

Delta’s Very Short Holiday Bonus of Up To 2500 SkyMiles for Online Purchases

Delta has an offer for online purchases on their SkyMiles Shopping website. You can earn 250 bonus miles for every $125 you spend for up to 2500 bonus miles. This offer is valid only until November 22, 2012.

delta-sky-miles-holiday-offer-2012-3

You can access this offer here.

Conclusion

This is probably the worst of the current online bonuses that tend to be valid until the late December. Delta’s offer, however, is over this coming Friday.

Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles Purchase Offer

Delta is repeating the offer they had in 2011 for selling up to 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s) that count towards the 2012 qualification in the Sky Miles program. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

delta-mqm-offer-2012

Note that these MQM’s that you buy are not award miles. They are used entirely to determine the 2013 status that you will have with Delta’s SkyMiles program.

delta-mqm-offer-2012-price

If you are short of qualifying for Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond status, it can make sense to purchase some MQM’s. Note that there is a separate offer for joining Delta’s Sky Club and earning 1,500 MQM’s through that purchase.

Right now, I am sitting at 67K MQM’s on Delta’s program for the year. None of these came from Delta flights. I could purchase the required MQM’s to hit the 75K Platinum level, but all I would get is the Economy Comfort on KL flights, if ticketed in economy, and one Choice benefit for hitting 75K level.

If I don’t buy the MQM’s, all the MQM’s over 50K would roll over to the 2013 and count towards 2014 requalification. The main benefit that I get from SkyMiles is the SkyTeam Elite Plus status for business class check in and lounge access on SkyTeam international flights ticketed in economy.

Conclusion

You have to make a decision whether it would make sense for you to buy some MQM’s under this offer if it allows you to hit higher status with Delta.

Had my priority been domestic upgrades on Delta, buying up to Platinum would have made sense.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Please allow 24 hours for the MQMs purchased under the Buy MQMs Program to be posted to a SkyMiles account. The Buy MQMs program is a limited-time offer and will be available 12:00 a.m. CST November 15, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. CST December 31, 2012. All Buy MQMs transactions are final and non-refundable.

Purchaser may not purchase more than 10,000 MQMs for posting to his or her own account during any one calendar year. Purchaser must purchase the minimum transaction amount per transaction of 2,500 MQMs. Purchased MQMs through the Buy MQMs program will only be deposited toward a member’s 2012 MQM balance. Purchased MQMs will count toward qualifications for SkyMiles Medallion and Million Miler status and will not count toward a member’s available mileage balance for Award Travel.

Buy MQMs may only be received into SkyMiles accounts that have been established for at least 10 days and have earned at least one automatically posted mile since enrolling in the SkyMiles program.

Medallion Complimentary Upgrades are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Complimentary Upgrades are not available in markets that are serviced with BusinessElite® product. Offers and benefits subject to change without notice.

Rollover benefit means Medallion Qualification Miles earned in 2012 above a member’s earned Medallion threshold level will roll over to 2013 and count toward 2014 Medallion status qualification.

Baggage fee waiver applies to up to 9 people traveling in the eligible member’s reservation. Excess, oversize, and/or overweight baggage fees may apply.

Economy Comfort seating is limited and may not be available on all flights. Economy Comfort seats are offered to a companion of Economy Comfort complimentary-eligible customers at no charge.

PointsHound 100 Free Miles Update: Seems to Be Posting Just Fine

On October 29, I wrote about a new hotel booking engine PointsHound that awards frequent flier miles for bookings. For getting new members to sign up, the site was (and still is) offering 100 free Delta, United, Hawaiian, or AeroMexico miles to sign up for their service (no purchase required).

pointshound-sign-up

I did the sign up on that date and the 100 free miles posted to my United account on September 4.

pointshound-united-credit

If you haven’t signed up for the service yet and would like to receive the free miles, it would probably be the right time.

This is an excellent way to extend the validity of the miles that is trickered by any account activity. Also, you never know when even a small amount like 100 miles can come handy.

Conclusion

Very easy way to collect 100 miles and doesn’t even require purchase. Just for registering to their website is enough. You may want to have a look at their hotel booking engine at the same time as well.

Delta Sky Club Holiday Purchase Offer- 1500 MQM’s or 2 Months Free

1 Comment

Delta’s holiday offer for joining on renewing the Sky Club membership is back. You can get 1500 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s) or 2 months added to your membership for renewing between November 1 and December 31, 2012. You can access this offer here.

delta-sky-club-mqm

You can use promotional code SC2MO to get 2 free months or SCMQM to get the 1500 MQM’s.

delta-sky-club-membership-fees

The price of the membership depends the status that you have with Delta SkyMiles. Note that Diamond members get a complimentary Sky Club status based on their status.

The paid Sky Club membership gives you an access to all Delta’s lounges and some partner ones as well. You can access the lounge list here. Make sure that you choose Delta Sky Club membership on that page to see the lounges that the membership allows you to access.

delta-sky-club-partners

delta-sky-club

If you are short of qualifying to Medallion status at Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level, it might make sense to purchase the paid lounge membership just for the extra MQM’s. Please note that Delta is most likely going to launch a program to buy MQM’s before the end of the year just like they did in 2011.

Conclusion

If you fly a lot with Delta and doesn’t have access to the Sky Club based on the status or the credit card you have, it makes sense to buy the Club membership. I have done it in the past with Delta, United, and American.

Club access gives you a place to sit down (hopefully) and an adult beverage or two.  The clubs normally have customer service personnel that can help you with rebookings etc. in case of irregular operations.

The Economist Magazine 1 Year Subscription for 1700 American, Delta, United or US Miles

18 Comments

The Economist weekly magazine is by far my favorite news magazine. It is THE magazine for world politics, business & finance, economics etc. Now, you can get it for only 1700 miles for a year through MagsForMiles.  You can access this offer here.

magazines-for-miles

The 1700 miles offer is valid for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent flier members. They have higher rate available for Alaska, Frontier & Hawaiian miles, although still a stellar deal compared to the cash price of the subscription. The regular subscription to The Economist usually costs from $70 to $100 year depending of the deal that you can find.

magsformiles-economist

Reading the Economist is my favorite activity on the plane. There is no need to store it or turned it off during take-off and landing as is the case with all electronic devices. The print subscription also gives you the access to the electronic versions of the magazine. Once you subscribe through MagsForMiles, you can expect to receive the first issue in 3 to 4 weeks.

Please note that this offer is valid for new subscriptions (they cannot just extend your existing one) for addresses in the United States. You may be able to switch it to an international address once you have subscribed it with the US address first and the delivery has started.

You can also use it to extend your existing subscription but you need to call The Economist subscription department once the new subscription has been processed/started and request them to merge your subscriptions.

Conclusion

I have used miles for magazines and especially subscribing for the Economist several times. If you have orphaned miles in any of these programs, it is great way to both use them and to have activity in your account so that the miles don’t expire.

The Economist really is a world class magazine. You can easily spend couple of hours per week reading through the articles that you are interested in.

Hilton HHonors: Third Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

2 Comments

Hilton HHonors is running number of airline related offers for double and triple miles during the months of November & December. None of these promotions are listed on Hilton’s own website, but rather were targeted for frequent flier members of participating airlines.

If I have missed any Hilton (or any other hotel or airline related promo), you can always just send me an email to john@loyaltylobby.com. Just forward the promo email that you received from the program.

These are normally called airline acquisition promotions. Frequent fliers tend to stay quite a few nights hotels as well and they are thus very important group for hotel programs to attract.

Note that you need to change your Hilton earnings preference to Points + Fixed Miles or Points + Variable Miles. The preferable option is dependent of the airlines program, hotel brand you are staying at, and the folio amount.

My personal favorite that I have already maxed out is the  Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter. Five stays earns 15K bonus + 5K base Virgin miles. I will transfer these back to Hilton for 40K Hilton HHonors points.

hilton-hhonors-virgin-atlantic-4th-quarter-offer

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012. This offer is available at select hotels.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

Hilton is offering double points for Air Canada Aeroplan members until the end of December, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Hilton is offering triple miles for number of Asian airlines frequent flier members. They have variation of the offer for Thai, Singapore, Korean, Asiana, Malaysia, and Cathay Pacific.

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Triple Asiana Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles for Hilton Stays Worldwide

Triple Korean Air Skypass Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

Triple Cathay Pacific Asia Miles with Hilton HHonors

You can earn up to 3000 bonus Avios (for BA Gold member) for a Hilton stay by December 31, 2013.

Up To 3000 Bonus Avios (British Airways) for a Hilton Family Hotel Stay

Conclusion

Make sure that you have chosen the correct double dip option (fixed vs variable) and have the airline as your preferred double dip airline partner.

Some airlines don’t participate to both fixed and variable miles. Also, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites don’t always earn fixed miles at the full level. Home2 Suites brand earns even less. You have to check these by the airline.

I have already done the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways versions of these airline promotions. I am not planning to have more Hilton stays this quarter.

Get 100 FREE United, Delta, Hawaiian or AeroMexico Miles for PointsHound Sign Up

11 Comments

PointsHound has a very good signup offer for 100 free United, Delta, Hawaiian or Aeromexico miles.

pointshound-sign-up-bonus

All you need to do is to sign up and add one of these airlines as your program. You then need to choose the account where you would like PointsHound to send your sign up bonus.

pointshound-sign-up

PointsHound is a new hotel booking engine that awards miles instead of cashback for hotels booked through their service.

pointshound-grid

You just choose the city and the date. You will be then presented the price and number of miles you would earn by making the reservation through PointsHound. Seems to be rather easy.

Note that you won’t usually earn stay credit or hotel points for bookings made via third party. Some chains like Hyatt and Hilton do honor the status level benefits even on third party bookings. Starwood is very strict on this matter. No status benefits are honored on non-direct bookings.

Conclusion

This is an easy way to get 100 miles in any of the four programs mentioned above. It is also a good way to keep your airline frequent flier account active. I already signed up and waiting for my 100 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles to show up.

Personally, I would only use this service for cities that doesn’t have any of the hotels from the chains that I participate to and I couldn’t get cashback (in cash) from any of the cashback sites that I use. I believe that I may end up using this service couple of times a year. Please note that if you sign up using the link above, I will get 100 miles for referring you.

Delta Stops Checking Through Bags on Separate Tickets

5 Comments

Delta and most of the other US network carriers have checked in bags to the final destinations even when the passengers have had separate tickets. This practice is coming to an end on Delta starting on January 15, 2013. Delta has issued the following statement, although it is not publicly available on Delta.com.

Effective for travel on or after January 15, 2013, Delta Air Lines policy will be to check a passenger’s baggage between the origin and destination points that are indicated on a single or conjuncted ticket exclusively. If a second ticket is presented for travel on another airline beyond the destination of the first ticket, the passenger will be advised that Delta will only check the bag to the destination on the first ticket(s). The passenger must collect the baggage at baggage claim for their first ticketed destination, and then re-check their baggage with the down-line carrier for the next flight.

Previously, in cases where a passenger presented more than one ticket to a Delta airport agent at the origination point, Delta would offer to check the baggage from the origin on one Delta ticket to the final destination on the second ticket, collecting both Delta’s and the other airline’s fees. This was done on a courtesy basis but has never been part of an official policy.

The policy update does not apply to interline itineraries, wherein the passenger has an entire journey on one ticket. In these situations, Delta will continue to check baggage through to the ticketed destination as normal policy.

This clarification of policy helps Delta ensure that checked baggage service is consistent for all customers.

Below are examples of a single-ticket and multi-ticket scenarios.

Single ticket example:
Ticket 1 – ATL-LAX on a Delta flight connecting to another airline operating LAX-NRT.
Delta Policy: Delta will check the baggage from ATL to LAX to NRT.

Multi ticket example:
Ticket 1 – ATL-LAX on a Delta flight
Ticket 2 – LAX-NRT on a different airline
Delta Policy: Delta will check the baggage for the ATL to LAX flight only. Upon the flight’s arrival at LAX, the passenger must collect the baggage at the Delta baggage claim and then proceed to check it with the down-line carrier for the next flight LAX to NRT.

There are often discounted air fares that do not allow end-to-end ticketing i.e. using Delta filed fare to Los Angeles and Cathay Pacific filed fare from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Until January 15, 2012, Delta can (or could) check your baggage through to Hong Kong. After January 15, you need to collect your bag(s) in Los Angeles and recheck with Cathay Pacific.

Conclusion

There is no need for Delta to do this. Sometimes having separate tickets is the only sensible solutions. Passengers must reserve lot of extra time for picking up bags, considering how long it usually takes for US carriers to deliver them, and then rechecking them with other carriers.

There are airlines that dot not through check bags with other carriers if on separate tickets unless they are on the same alliance. Delta won’t even do this.

The reason behind this customer unfriendly move has to be the goal of collecting more checked bag fees. There really isn’t any other reason behind this dumb move.

Delta Lowers MQM & Mileage Credit on Number of Unpublished Fares

Delta made a change to its SkyMiles program starting on September 1, 2012, that has largely gone unnoticed and is just starting to affect flyers.

delta-skymiles-consolidator-fares

Delta significantly lowered both the Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s) and redeemable miles (RDM’s) on most so called consolidator, package and student fares that were purchases on or after September 1, 2012.

delta-skymiles-consolidator-fares-table

You will most likely come across one of these fares if you are buying a package that includes both air and hotel and/or car component from an online travel agent like Expedia or Travelocity. Most of the airlines publish so called package/tour fares that can be sold in conjunction of hotel or car rental and are discounted. Now, these fares earn less on Delta.

Also, if you buy discounted air fare in conjunction with a cruise, you are most likely affected as well.  Cruise companies have negotiated air fares that are affected this change as well.

Students have long enjoyed lower air fares. These now have lower MQM and RDM earning too.

delta-skymiles-consolidator-fares-exclusions

Then there is one more fare type that is affected and these are something called consolidator fares. These are fares that are usually offered through specialized travel agencies that often has a certain ethnic clientele. These consolidator fares, however, are eligible for the usual MQM’s/RDM’s, if the ticket has been issued in Asia.

American Samoa, Australia, Belau, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Cozcos (Keeling) Islands, East Timor, Ebeye, Fiji, French Polynesia, Futuna Islands, Gilbert Island, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kampuchea, Kiribati, Laos, Macau, Majuro, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Island, Pacific Island Trust, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Rota, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and Wallis.

Conclusion

Delta is slowly chipping away benefits of its SkyMiles program. This change is slowly starting to affect flyers, whose tickets were issued after September 1, 2012.  There is no way of knowing for sure, if the package fare offered by online travel agent uses tour/package airfare or not. To be on the safe side, you should always expect that you won’t earn full MQM/RDM credit on these flights

Note that this change won’t affect regular fares that you buy using the normal air fare search on online travel agent like Expedia.

Hilton HHonors: Second Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

I have never seen so many different airline related bonus promotions that Hilton would have run simultaneously. You cannot find any of these listed on Hilton.com as they were targeted to various frequent flier groups. These promotions are, however, open to anyone.

My personal favorite that I will take advantage of is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter so 15K VS points that I will transfer along with the base miles to Hilton for 40K HH for 5 stays.

hilton-hhonors-virgin-atlantic-4th-quarter-offer

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Here’s list of Hilton’s airline related bonus offer for the 4th quarter of 2012.

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Double Air Canada Aaeroplan miles until the end of 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Conclusion

Hilton has numerous airline related promotions this quarter. You have to choose carefully the one that gives out the best return. In my personal case, it is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I will later transfer the points back to Hilton.

Hertz Delta SkyMiles Offers: 250 MQM’s + Bonus Miles per 3 Day Rental OR 2000 Bonus Miles for Rental of 5 Days+

There are two different car rental offers from Hertz that earn you bonus miles + MQM’s or just bonus miles.

250 MQM’s + 250 Bonus Miles

hertz-delta-skymiles-mqm-offer

You can now earn 250 Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s), 250 bonus SkyMiles, and 100 miles (200 for Medallion members) when you rent from Hertz Airport locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico between now and November 30, 2012. You can access this offer here.

hertz-delta-skymiles-mqm-offer-details

You need to use discount code CDP# 165385 and PC 175512 to be eligible for this offer.

Up To 2000 Bonus Miles

hertz-delta-skymiles-bonus-miles-offer

Hertz has different offer for earning bonus SkyMiles without MQM’s. You can earn up to 2000 bonus miles on rentals of 5 days of longer at Hertz airport locations in United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom for reservations that are made by November 20, 2012 and picked up by January 31, 2013. You can access this offer here.

hertz-delta-skymiles-bonus-miles-offer-details

The bonus miles are dependent of the number of days that you earn. There is a separate offer for other locations for just double miles.

hertz-delta-skymiles-bonus-miles-offer-details-codes

Conclusion

First you really need to check how much the rental would be using other discount codes. Sometimes rates using these airlines related offers are quite frankly inflated, although they do promise a set discount that doesn’t seem to always materialize.

If you need some extra MQM’s for Delta SkyMiles status, the first offer could be worthwhile doing. The second offer is better for redeemable bonus miles.

Here are the terms and conditions of the 250 MQM offer:

Advance reservation required.  This offer is valid at participating airport locations in the US, PR, MX & CA; CDP 165385 and PC 175512 must be included in the reservation. These offers have no cash value, may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement Rates and cannot be combined with any other certificate, voucher, offer or promotion. Hertz age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included. The CDP savings of up to 40% applies to time and mileage charges only, discounts vary by rental date, location and vehicle type. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. Miles will not be awarded on travel industry rates, wholesale tour packages, insurance/dealer replacement, other promotional rates or group travel. Hertz standard rental qualifications, rental period and return restrictions apply.Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) are used as a counter to determine SkyMiles Medallion status.

Offer  valid for pickup through November 30, 2012. MQMs cannot be earned on bonus miles. MQMs are used for Medallion Status qualification, and are based on calendar-year activity.  For 2012 Silver Medallion status, members must earn 25,000 MQMs; 50,000 MQMs for Gold Medallion status; and 75,000 MQMs for Platinum Medallion status.  All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.

Here are the terms and conditions of the bonus miles offer:

Advance reservation required. This offer is valid at participating airport locations in the US, CA, MX & PR; CDP 165385 and PC 170166 must be included in the reservation. These offers have no cash value, may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement Rates and cannot be combined with any other certificate, voucher, offer or promotion. Hertz age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included. The CDP savings of up to 40% applies to time and mileage charges only, discounts vary by rental date, location and vehicle type. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. Miles will not be awarded on travel industry rates, wholesale tour packages, insurance/dealer replacement, other promotional rates or group travel. Hertz standard rental qualifications, rental period and return restrictions apply.

PC 170424 is available at participating airport locations in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Reservations must be made at least 8 hours prior to vehicle pickup. Minimum rental period is one day. Offer is valid on all car classes. Normal Hertz Affordable Rate rules and restrictions apply. Minimum rental age is 25 (exceptions apply). All taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser. Cars may be manual transmission only, however, exceptions do apply.

PC 123841 is available at participating airport locations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Latin and South America. Reservations must be made at least 8 hours prior to vehicle pickup. Minimum rental period is one day. Offer is valid on all car classes. Normal Hertz Affordable Rate rules and restrictions apply. Minimum rental age is 25 (exceptions apply). All taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser. Cars may be manual transmission only, however, exceptions do apply.

Offers valid for pickup through January 31, 2013. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.

Trending Posts