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Delta’s Email About Hilton Honors Program Changes

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On Monday, Hilton Honors announced (read more here) changes to its loyalty program that will start taking place this April. One of the changes was the ending of the popular Double Dip program where members could earn both Hilton Honors points and airline miles for their stays.

Delta Hilton Honors Email

Today, Delta sent out the email above to members of its SkyMiles program that had previously credited Hilton stays there.

Delta January 2018 Caribbean & Central America Award Flash Sale For Travel April 8 – June 1, 2018 (Book By January 10)

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Delta Air Lines has launched their January 2018 SkyMiles award flash sale for travel between April 8 – June 1, 2018.

Delta SkyMiles January 2018 Award Flash Sale

SkyMiles members can travel between the contiguous 48 States and Central America or Caribbean starting at just 16,000 miles in economy on round-trip bases. The travel must be booked by January 10.

Delta Cancels 400 Atlanta Flights On Monday & Updated Travel Waiver

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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport was shutdown on Sunday due to catastrophic power failure that started at 1PM ET.

Reader Question Delta Flight Delays

Delta has canceled 400 flights now for Monday when trying to return normal operations and released an updated travel waiver for those traveling to/from/through Atlanta.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Power Meltdown (Check Your Flight Schedules)

Atlanta Hartsfeld-Jackson the worlds busiest airport has been experiencing power outage that started at 1PM ET on Sunday that has lead to ground stop and international flights have been diverted to other airports.

Delta has issued travel waiver because it is unlikely at this point that any significant traffic will get through the airport today even if it gets reopened at some point this evening.

Delta SkyMiles December Delta One Europe Flash Sale For February 1 – May 21, 2018-Travel (Book By December 14)

Delta SkyMiles has launched their December 2017 award Flash Sale that this time is for their business class cabin from US 48 States to Europe.

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles December Flash Sale Europe

SkyMiles members can book Delta One starting at 98,000 SkyMiles for travel between February 1 – May 21, 2018 (if they can find any availability). The offer ends on December 14.

Delta Elevate Your Medallion Status For 2018 Now Live (Silver, Gold & Diamond)


Delta Air Lines has now activated program members’ ability to buy bundles of Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs), Miles (MQMs) or Dollars (MQDs) that count towards 2018 status with the program.

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Evelta Your Status 2017 2018

You must have minimum of 15,000 MQMs in your account that has been open for 10 days to participate.

Delta Complimentary Upgrades To Include Domestic Delta One Routes Including Hawaii Effective April 1, 2018


Delta today announced that Medallion complimentary upgrades would expand to include domestic Delta One routes including Hawaii effective April 1, 2018. Upgrades would be processed day of departure instead of the usual elite upgrade windows.

DL One

Delta has been rolling out their Delta One product to more transcontinental routes and making these eligible (at least theoretically) to complimentary Medallion upgrades and those using certificates makes sense.

Delta & Korea Air Trans-Pacific Joint Venture Approved DOT

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (usually referred to as DOT) approved the proposed trans-Pacific joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.

Korean Air Pilot Strike October 1 – 7, 2017

The airlines, if also approved by the Korean authorities, will share the cost and revenues of the flights covered by the agreement and extend the codeshares they already have in place. Delta could start by making Korean Air flights elite qualifying (currently they are not).

Delta Sky Club Access Policy Changes Effective January 1, 2019


Delta is changing access rules to its Sky Club locations effective on January 1, 2019 (yes – this notice was given more than a year in advance).

DL Sky Club

Having a quick read of the note that I received (cannot print it in verbatim) seems that they try to limit the number of travelers accessing the Sky Clubs in 2019.

Delta SkyMiles Bonus Miles Or Medallion Status Offer For Select Corporate Travelers (Sign Up By October 31, 2018)


Delta SkyMiles has launched new promotion where they are targeting select corporate travelers and sign up date is set until October 31, 2018!

Delta SkyMiles Fly Seamlessly Offer

Members who can sign up for offer can choose between bonus SkyMiles or Medallion (Silver/Gold) status after set number of one-way flights.

Delta SkyMiles Partner Airline Earning Changes Effective January 1, 2018

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Delta is changing the number of SkyMiles its frequent fliers earn on many partner airlines effective January 1, 2018.

Delta has published an updated earning chart on October 26, 2017, and those that have ticketed before this date can choose to earn under the current chart if is is more beneficial for them come January 1. They need to contact SkyMiles after they have flown and ask for adjustment, however.

Delta SkyMiles Up To 25,000 Bonus SkyMiles For Partner Transactions October 16 – December 31, 2017

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Delta has launched new targeted SkyMiles promotion to get members to credit partner transactions to the program that they haven’t done earlier this year.

Delta SkyMiles Partner Promo Up To 25,000 SkyMiles

Members can earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles per partner for up to 25,000 bonus SkyMiles total.

Delta SkyMiles October Flash Sale New York For Travel November 1 – December 14, 2017 (Book By October 12)

Delta has launched their latest SkyMiles award Flash Sale and this time their destination is New York.

Delta SkyMiles October Flash Sale New York

The sale is valid for travel between November 1 – December 14, 2017 (blackout dates November 17-19, 21-22, 26-28), and must be booked by October 12.

Delta Diamond MQD Waiver Changing From $25K To $250K Effective January 1, 2018


Delta is again tinkering with the Diamond Medallion requirements and is now significantly changing the MQD waiver for those that have met this with the credit card spend.

Delta SkyMiles Diamond MQD Waiver Changing To $250K

Come January 1, 2018, and the Diamond MQD waiver will change from $25,000 spend to $250,000 in a calendar year that is rather significant change.

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