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After 5 years with Delta I tried to book my first award ticket.

After 5 years with Delta I tried to book my first award ticket.

Old Apr 30, 13, 11:47 pm
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After 5 years with Delta I tried to book my first award ticket.

4 tickets LAX-OGG 7/29-8/5

Y was 79000 miles each, First 130,000. I thought it seemed high.

I went to United just to take a peek and found First Saver awards for 45000 miles.

Somethings wrong or rotten. I'm not exactly sure.
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Old Apr 30, 13, 11:52 pm
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Yeah very hard to get domestic awards with delta International is where it's at.
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Old May 1, 13, 12:01 am
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Also you cant compare the miles from one to another FF program
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Old May 1, 13, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
4 tickets LAX-OGG 7/29-8/5

Y was 79000 miles each, First 130,000. I thought it seemed high.

I went to United just to take a peek and found First Saver awards for 45000 miles.

Somethings wrong or rotten. I'm not exactly sure.
Maybe you just need to do some research...? Read this thread for a similar story:
"Sky Pesos" comparison sob story
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Old May 1, 13, 12:09 am
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Surely you saw this day coming, Deadtail. I hit the concrete wall trying to book their awards three years ago.

Originally Posted by flymanbeast View Post
Yeah very hard to get domestic awards with delta International is where it's at.
OGG is not "international", unless perhaps you're one of those TSA employees who thinks that Hawaii is not a state.

Originally Posted by InsUW2 View Post
Also you cant compare the miles from one to another FF program
Sure we can.

Are Delta & AMEX still hawking Scamex cards on Delta planes and concourses, promising enough (25, 000 ) bonus miles for a "free" ticket?

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Old May 1, 13, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by InsUW2 View Post
Also you cant compare the miles from one to another FF program
Nonsense
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Old May 1, 13, 5:30 am
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Yeah very hard to get domestic awards with delta International is where it's at.
Originally Posted by MikeMpls View Post
OGG is not "international", unless perhaps you're one of those TSA employees who thinks that Hawaii is not a state.
I think he agrees; there's just some punctuation missing.
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Old May 1, 13, 6:27 am
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Correction hmm Business awards are where it's at
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Old May 1, 13, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by InsUW2 View Post
Also you cant compare the miles from one to another FF program
Why not?
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Old May 1, 13, 11:52 am
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Jump to UA

Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
4 tickets LAX-OGG 7/29-8/5

Y was 79000 miles each, First 130,000. I thought it seemed high.

I went to United just to take a peek and found First Saver awards for 45000 miles.

Somethings wrong or rotten. I'm not exactly sure.
Seems like time for you to jump to UA.
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Old May 1, 13, 11:57 am
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In my personal opinion, it is a waste to spend miles on domestic tickets. Even if you get the 25,000 mile ticket. Consider how much time and money it takes to earn those 25,000 miles. Is it really worth burning them on a ticket that probably costs $300-$400? I'm saving my miles for an F ticket to Japan.
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Old May 1, 13, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
Somethings wrong or rotten.
Both....
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Old May 1, 13, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by DLdweeb View Post
Why not?
Miles are easier or harder to earn on different programs. Between credit cards, promos, bonuses, and hotel/air partners, SkyMiles tend to be much easier to earn than other airline miles.
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Old May 1, 13, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by realjd View Post
Miles are easier or harder to earn on different programs. Between credit cards, promos, bonuses, and hotel/air partners, SkyMiles tend to be much easier to earn than other airline miles.
I don't know about other airlines but I agree about SkyMiles being easy to earn. Starting June I will be banking 30,000 miles a month. The SkyMiles account will sound like a pinball machine :-)
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Old May 1, 13, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by realjd View Post
Miles are easier or harder to earn on different programs. Between credit cards, promos, bonuses, and hotel/air partners, SkyMiles tend to be much easier to earn than other airline miles.
Again, nonsense. All the US legacies offer credit cards with sign up bonuses and fairly standard earning rates, promotions, and partner earning opportunities. The only area in which DL seems more generous than others is miles thrown at complaining pax by customer care.

I can't help but notice DL is the only airline program listed on your profile.
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