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Old Nov 14, 11, 12:39 pm   #1
 
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Delta Skymiles 1/2 Price

Just got an email from Delta. 100% bonus when buying miles with a Delta Amex. Makes them 1.75 cents per mile.
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Old Nov 14, 11, 12:42 pm   #2
 
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Amazing what they think can be passed as a deal isn't it?
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Old Nov 14, 11, 12:57 pm   #3
 
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Not a great deal, but if they post instantly it's not bad if the situation warrants.

IE: Chicago<>Brazil is $2,000 cash over christmas of 80,000 miles in coach.
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Old Nov 14, 11, 1:10 pm   #4
 
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I got a different offer

Mine was transfer miles and get 100% back.
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Old Nov 14, 11, 2:20 pm   #5
 
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Got this same email today as well and am tempted to top off to 50K (account a little depleted after a BE redemption this summer and two coach TATL last month) just in case....

But then again, I have MR points that can be transferred with a 30% rebate...
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Old Nov 14, 11, 7:17 pm   #6
 
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Mine was transfer miles and get 100% back.
If you don't mind, could you please share the link, if there is one?
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Old Nov 14, 11, 9:07 pm   #7
 
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Weak I only got the 50% bonus!
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Old Nov 14, 11, 9:13 pm   #8
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Not a great deal, but if they post instantly it's not bad if the situation warrants.
IE: Chicago<>Brazil is $2,000 cash over christmas of 80,000 miles in coach.
Or SFO-CDG RT Business on AF for $1,750 or 100K.
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Old Nov 14, 11, 9:28 pm   #9
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Good luck redeeming the Skypesos before they devalue them again....
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Old Nov 15, 11, 3:06 am   #10
 
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Maybe it did not specify the currency. If it was in Zimbabwe dollars, it still might be a good deal!
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Old Nov 15, 11, 3:24 am   #11
 
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Can you put an award ticket on hold with DL, pending a mileage purchase/transfer?

If it is possible to secure availability of an award before purchasing, this could be a good deal.
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Old Nov 15, 11, 8:33 am   #12
 
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Or SFO-CDG RT Business on AF for $1,750 or 100K.
Very true.... some are a rip off..

Takes the right circumstances though (high demand period redemption or last-minute redemption), due to last seat availability.
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Old Nov 15, 11, 10:02 am   #13
 
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Or SFO-CDG RT Business on AF for $1,750 or 100K.
Tickets are only $1750 for non stop? I can't seem to find anything around this price.
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Old Nov 15, 11, 12:40 pm   #14
 
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Can you put an award ticket on hold with DL, pending a mileage purchase/transfer?

If it is possible to secure availability of an award before purchasing, this could be a good deal.
Yes, if done online. On the phone, the agents will not hold a reservation. However, the purchase will post immediately, so if you find availability, open up a second browser window, purchase the miles and then go back and complete the reservation.
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Old Nov 15, 11, 3:20 pm   #15
 
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Buy only with a Delta AMEX to average the cost lower. That said we aren't backing up the truck over here like we did on the transfer Skymiles promotion.

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Just got an email from Delta. 100% bonus when buying miles with a Delta Amex. Makes them 1.75 cents per mile.
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