Delta Removes Change Fees From Some Awards, Extends Card Benefits and Lounge Memberships
Delta just announced several major SkyMiles program updates. And, that good news is it’s all positive. The airline is extending Sky Club memberships, Medallion status perks, and co-branded credit card benefits. In addition, Delta is permanently slashing fees and restrictions on many domestic award tickets. But, unfortunately, there are some notable exclusions.
Delta Credit Cards: New Bonus Spending Categories, Spend Towards Elite Status
Delta’s American Express cards are getting a bonus category makeover. Depending on which card you hold, you might be able to earn 4X miles on restaurant purchases, 5X miles on Delta purchases, or even spend your way towards Delta elite status. But before you reposition these cards in your wallet, there are a few things to consider first.
The Best Ways to Book Delta’s New Cape Town Route With Miles
Staring in October 2020, Delta will begin flying to Cape Town, South Africa! This route was announced in mid-May, but it was just put on sale today. So, we took a look at the cheapest mileage options to fly between the U.S. and South Africa on this newly-modified route — without having to pay 465,000 SkyMiles for business class.
What Award Travelers Should Do Now as LATAM Leaves Oneworld, Partners With Delta
LATAM is approaching its accelerated departure of the Oneworld airline alliance on May 1, 2020. However, its partnership with Delta began effective April 1, 2020. That makes now a great time to book a South American adventure since you can use either American Airlines AAdvantage miles or Delta SkyMiles to book your award flights. Here’s what you need to know now about this transitional time.
Delta Extends Elite Status, Sky Club Memberships, Credit Card Benefits Due to COVID-19
Delta just announced that it’s extending Medallion elite status, Sky Club memberships, credit card benefits, drink vouchers, and more in response to COVID-19 — becoming the first US-based airline to extend elite status.
Airline, Hotel Programs Begin Limiting Non-Travel Redemption Options
Three loyalty programs have now suspended the ability to redeem points for most non-travel-related rewards, blaming circumstances resulting from COVID-19. More airline and hotel loyalty programs may follow suit with similar restrictions in the coming days/weeks as travel companies try to preserve cash.
(Expired) Reminder: Limited-Time Delta Amex Offers Ending Soon
This offer expired on 4/2/2020. With travel at a standstill and the majority of fleets grounded due to Covid-19, collecting airline miles will have slipped down the priority list for many travelers. But, that doesn’t mean it needs to stop completely. The limited-time offers on Delta’s co-brand cards are set to expire on Wednesday, April 1, meaning Delta fans have just days left to apply and take advantage of some of the best offers we’ve ever seen on these cards.
EXPIRED: Increased Welcome Offers + New Benefits for Amex Delta Credit Cards
This offer has expired. If you’re looking to bank a serious balance of SkyMiles, American Express has increased the welcome bonus on all seven Delta co-brand credit cards, with four cards dishing up record offers for new cardmembers.
(Expired) Final Day for Increased Delta Amex Offers
New Delta Amex cardholders can earn up to 75,000 SkyMiles with these limited-time welcome bonuses. But, get in quick, as today is the last day to apply and receive the increased offer!