SkyMiles Marketplace Closed

Old Feb 18, 12, 5:46 pm
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SkyMiles Marketplace Closed

Delta SkyMiles Marketplace now closed for anyone below Gold Medallion/ CC Holder. Silver's can't even redeem miles for anything there now...

http://t.co/XAgkb7TD
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Old Feb 18, 12, 6:08 pm
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Seems like the rules of admission to the SM Marketplace change just about as much as they do for who can use the Sky Club on different types of tickets
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Old Feb 18, 12, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kylep1256 View Post
Delta SkyMiles Marketplace now closed for anyone below Gold Medallion/ CC Holder. Silver's can't even redeem miles for anything there now...

http://t.co/XAgkb7TD
I can't wait for this to be announced as an enhancement to the 2012 SkyMiles program.

What a load of steaming crap, IMHO.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 6:50 pm
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does it really matter?
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:12 pm
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No big loss. The redemption levels were insane!

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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:15 pm
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Exactly. Who cares?
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by james318 View Post
I can't wait for this to be announced as an enhancement to the 2012 SkyMiles program.
Inddeed, it IS a "benefit" for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond medallion members - lol


Originally Posted by kylep1256 View Post
Delta SkyMiles Marketplace now closed for anyone
Had you stopped there, I'd say this is great news
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:19 pm
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I noticed this today as well. Sad because the marketplace was the only use for my miles. My miles aren't MQMs, and I have no need for reward tickets.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kylep1256 View Post
Delta SkyMiles Marketplace now closed for anyone below Gold Medallion/ CC Holder. Silver's can't even redeem miles for anything there now...

http://t.co/XAgkb7TD
According to your screen picture also ANYONE who has a DL AMEX card!



Yet one more reason to have a DL AMEX. You can have one year after year after year for free btw by churing the BIZ and personal cards!
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:35 pm
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What a bizarre decision - I don't know how any sane person with a half a brain could see access to Sky Miles Marketplace access as a benefit in today's configuration. As far as I know they've gutted every decent redemption value there was one by one in the last couple of years with the last move that turned me off from them permanently being the overnight massive devaluation in redemptions for gift cards.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by GrizShel View Post
What a bizarre decision - I don't know how any sane person with a half a brain could see access to Sky Miles Marketplace access as a benefit in today's configuration. As far as I know they've gutted every decent redemption value there was one by one in the last couple of years with the last move that turned me off from them permanently being the overnight massive devaluation in redemptions for gift cards.
@GrizShel - if, again if, you value a skymile at 1 cent per mile the redemption for car rents can be a good value.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 7:52 pm
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I give it a week until this is advertised as some sort of "exclusive" Amex benefit. Now there's one fewer way for me to spend my remaining 35 miles.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 8:14 pm
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This is an enhancement... Those excluded are spared a milage fleecing by Delta...
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Old Feb 18, 12, 8:19 pm
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Only an idiot would redeem in the Marketplace, but doesn't DL want idiots to redeem in the Marketplace and burn off their SM balances in stupid non-flying ways? This is demented.
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Old Feb 18, 12, 8:42 pm
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It might as well have been closed to non-Medallions or Amex cardholders before, since if you weren't one of those the redemption costs were at least doubled.
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