If you fly as a passenger in a seat in the Business Elite cabin of a Boeing 767-300ER on a domestic flight operated by Delta Air Lines, you will be required to pay 10,000 additional SkyMiles on a peak redemption — but you could pay as much as 25,000 fewer SkyMiles on certain international flights on a peak redemption. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

2015 Delta SkyMiles Award Charts Released Today

The SkyMiles awards redemption chart effective as of January 1, 2015 for travel from the continental United States, Alaska and Canada was released today by Delta Air Lines — and FlyerTalk members are already currently discussing it. The highlights of the award charts for the redemption of SkyMiles in all classes include no price increases to the lowest award redemption levels, as previously reported here at The Gate — and of the 44 award level pricing changes…

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

Once Again: Increased Cost of SkyMiles for Additional Award Destinations by Delta

“This afternoon, you’ll be able to see some updates to our Award Ticket charts on delta.com”, posted FlyerTalk member DwayneSkyMiles — one of the official company representatives of Delta Air Lines on FlyerTalk. “To balance continued investments in products and services, we regularly evaluate Award pricing and adjust it periodically. Select redemption levels are changing for Award Tickets booked on or after November 8, 2013, for travel on or after February 1, 2014. You can continue to book Award Tickets for travel before February 1, 2014, at the current Award redemption levels.” In other words…

This Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines taxis towards the runway in preparation to take off on October 7, 2013 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where Delta Air Lines has been steadily increasing its presence. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

Double Delta SkyMiles and Double Medallion Qualification Miles on Select Flights To and From Seattle

Travel between Seattle and six airports along the west coast of the United States on Delta Air Lines by October 31, 2014 and you will earn double bonus SkyMiles and double Medallion Qualification Miles towards elite level status for the next year — but you must book your trips by December 31, 2013 at the latest to take advantage of this offer. The six cities valid for this promotion to or from Seattle are as follows…

This Boeing 767-300ER aircraft which operated as Delta Air Lines flight 581 from Seattle had just completed the inaugural flight to Haneda Airport — one of the airports which serves Tokyo — on June 2, 2013. Photograph by FlyerTalk member ChiefNWA. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by ChiefNWA.

Earn Double SkyMiles and 250 Medallion Qualification Miles with Hilton HHonors — Yet Again

Hilton HHonors members who book a two-night stay from now through December 13, 2013 at select participating Hilton HHonors hotel or resort properties worldwide will earn 250 Medallion Qualification Miles on Delta Air Lines, plus double SkyMiles. Hilton HHonors members who want to take advantage of this promotion need to ensure to…

This Boeing 757-200 aircraft parked on the tarmac in Salt Lake City on May 1, 2007 is the first to sport the then-new livery of Delta Air Lines. Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

Increase Cost of SkyMiles for International Business Class; Award Hold Discontinued by Delta

An award ticket in the business class cabin on an international flight will cost you more SkyMiles if you travel on certain routes on June 1, 2014 or thereafter, according to FlyerTalk member DwayneSkyMiles — one of the official company representatives of Delta Air Lines on FlyerTalk. The increased redemption amounts for “low” awards for a seat in what is considered the “true” international BusinessElite cabin include the following…

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