SkyTeam - Skymiles best use or transfer
May 15, 12, 11:14 am
I have a few hundred SM that are worth pennies on Delta bookings. is there any way to transfer them to any partner miles that has better redemption option.
Delta is so pathetic, it almost has "NO Saver " availability, even to hub cities like AtL or DTW.
i want out of SM if there is a way without giving them away for charity.
May 15, 12, 4:18 pm
They don't expire, so there's no real loss or harm in keeping them; eventually you'll probably get more.
Some have reported OK values in redeeming for magazines, but some of the options for using miles require a DL AmEx card.
There is a nontrivial minimum threshold (depending on ticket cost) for using pay with miles; this might require a DL AmEx too, at least for USA residents. For the record, tickets using pay with miles even for a tiny amount of money saved cannot earn miles or companion upgrades; they are treated as award tickets.
May 17, 12, 9:08 pm
Honestly, I wouldn't worry about a few hundred miles. Using the most generous valuations, you could say a mile is worth about $0.04, or $10 for a few hundred miles. Realistically they are worth a couple of bucks. I'd just hang on to them, as they don't expire. Not worth the effort or hassle to try to find a way to get a few bucks.