Delta “Enhances” Same-day Confirmed And Not For The Better

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Delta just made an announcement about the changes to the Same-day Confirmed-program that will take effect on April 23, 2013, and not for the better. You can read more about this on Delta’s website here.

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Same-day confirmed has allowed Gold or higher SkyMiles members to confirm to a flight that is on the same date as the originally ticketed flight and to do this without any charges if done within 3 hours of the scheduled departure time of the new flight.

Hilton HHonors Las Vegas Offer For Triple Airline Miles

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Hilton HHonors has an offer for triple miles at participating Las Vegas properties for stays between April 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access and register for this offer here.

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The participating airline for this offer are Aeroplan, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America.

Hilton HHonors Delta SkyMiles Offer: 2013 Bonus Miles For Stays Of 2 Nights Or Longer

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Hilton has a new offer for 2013 bonus Delta SkyMiles for stays of two nights or longer between April 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access Hilton’s web page and register for this promotion here.

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This bonus can be earned maximum of seven times during the promotion period for a total of 14091 miles. You need to have Delta as your fixed or variable miles partner.

New Delta.com Feature: Upgrade To First Class Using Miles

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Delta Air Lines is now testing new feature on its Delta.com website. During the booking process you are presented an option to upgrade to first class using cash or miles. The value attached to a SkyMile under this upgrade program is one cent.

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On the positive side you will earn Medallion Qualifying (MQM’s) and award miles based on the upgraded fare class.

Virgin Atlantic Not Joining (For Now) SkyTeam

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Delta is in the process of buying 49% of the Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines and this deal is expected to close later this year.

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When this announcement was done back in December, it was expected that the airline would also shortly join the SkyTeam alliance. You can read more about this on Bloomberg article that you can access here.

Delta’s Policy Change About Death & SkyMiles

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Delta representative made a post yesterday on FlyerTalk that they had updated the SkyMiles member guide and that there had been a change of policy about death & SkyMiles. Unfortunately, he didn’t elaborate this further.

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Until now, Delta had allowed transfer of SkyMiles upon death by filling out an affidavit and sending it to Delta.

Alaska Partner Oneway Awards Now Bookable Online (AA Only) & Mixed Carrier Itineraries

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One-way partner awards have been coming to Alaska already for some time and now American Airlines ones are bookable online.

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Both American and Delta awards are online for one-way travel, but booking Delta makes no sense, as you are charged for return travel anyway.

Get Your 6 to 12 Months Regus Businessworld Gold Membership For Free

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Just last week, I visited one of the Regus locations in Bangkok and wrote a piece about it that you can access here. Regus offers temporarily office space in 95 countries and has more than 1500 locations. I have received Regus Businessworld Gold offer few times for being an elite member with airline frequent flier program, but that is not a requirement to get this access for free, however.

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I just used Google and searched the airlines that offer complimentary Businessworld Gold membership for their frequent fliers. You can get 6 months free membership via Enrich (not even required to join the program) and 12 months free via Lufthansa’s Miles & More (need membership number).

SPG & Delta Crossover Rewards Registration Now Open

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The registration for linking your SPG and Delta SkyMiles accounts to benefit of the Crossover Rewards is now open at either SPG’s website here or Delta’s website here. You only have to link your accounts once. If you have Delta flights coming in on early March or SPG stays, you should register now to start earning extra SkyMiles and Starpoints.

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When I tried to link my accounts on SPG’s website, I got the following error message quite a few times.

Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding Coming To Delta’s BusinessElite

Delta and Starwood are announcing later today their partnership of bringing Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding to BusinessElite flights starting this summer. There was interesting article on NY Times about this that you can access here.

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This is likely part of the greater partnership between Starwood and Delta that started with the Crossover Rewards announcement earlier this month. I first broke the story about this new type of partnership with Delta and Starwood on February 5. You can read more about Crossover Rewards here that is starting on March 1.

Delta Offering Double SkyMiles On Flights To Asia (Targeted)

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Delta has been sending out targeted offers for double miles on flights between United States and Delta’s Asian destinations. This offer is targeted and you need to register using the link in Delta’s email. This offer is valid for trips all the way to December 31, 2013. You can access Delta’s webpage for this promotion here.

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Bonus Offer: Purchase and fly on Delta marketed and operated flights to or from the U.S. and the following cities in Asia: Beijing/PEK, Shanghai/PVG, Guam/GUM, Hong Kong/HKG, Narita/NRT, Osaka/KIX, Fukuoka/FUK, Haneda/HND, Nagoya/NGO, Saipan/SPN, Palau/ROR, Manila/MNL, Singapore/SIN, Seoul Incheon/ICN, Taipei/TPE, Bangkok/BKK, between February 15, 2013, and December 31, 2013, and earn double bonus miles on all flight segments purchased with a published fare that earns full mileage accrual. Codeshare flights operated by carriers other than Delta are excluded from this offer. There is no limit to the bonus miles that can be earned within the qualification period. Travel may originate or terminate in any city; however, bonus miles will only be earned based on travel flown on Delta operated flights to or from the U.S. 50 and the eligible cities listed. 

Quadruple Delta SkyMiles At Accor Hotels

Le Club Accorhotels has a promotion for quadruple (4x) Delta SkyMiles for stays worldwide between February 5 and April 15, 2013. There is also an odder for some discount, breakfast and or upgrade for Sofitel hotels in United States and for Novotel hotels in Canada. You can access this offer here.

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There is no need to register for this offer but you need to have your Le Club Accorhotels account set to convert your hotel points directly to Delta SkyMiles. There is a reservation deadline of February 28, 2013. I am not sure if this is only for the possible discount or for the quadruple miles as well. The terms and conditions refer to participating hotels, but the graphics indicate that this offer would be valid practically at all Accor hotels.

Le Club Accorhotels Promotion For Triple Delta SkyMiles

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Le Club Accohotels has a new promotion for triple Delta SkyMiles for stays between February 1 and April 15, 2013. The offer is valid at all Accor hotels worldwide. You can read more about this promotion here.

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There is no need to register for this promotion, but you need to change your Le Club Accorhotels earning preference to Delta SkyMiles and use the auto deposit option. Le Club Accorhotels will automatically convert your hotel stay earnings to SkyMiles and triple them before transfer.

SPG & Delta Crossover Rewards

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Delta announced today the Crossover Rewards that SPG elite members can take advantage of when flying on Delta and Delta Medallion benefits when staying at Starwood hotels. I originally wrote about the Crossover Rewards on January 21 and almost a complete review of the benefits the other day.

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