No change in 180/280k Delta RTW awards

Old Aug 22, 14, 9:01 pm
  #1  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Look up - On a ✈ DELTA ✈ jet NOW!
Programs: Blogger & Delta Diamond Medallion Million Miler
Posts: 4,178
No change in 180/280k Delta RTW awards

Just cuz we know how sneaky Delta is the "most trusted air line in the world" I thought I would put out a fire that could flare up. The good news is, and confirmed with DL PR folks and RTW desk, that RTW tickets have NOT changed even though then no longer show up on Delta.dumb! [photo of old screen shot of what was on the site before]

Renes Points is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 1:51 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bye Delta
Programs: AA EXP, HH Diamond, IHG Plat, Hyatt Plat, SPG Gold, MR Gold, Nat'l Exec Elite, Avis Presidents Club
Posts: 15,377
Soon enough, my friend. Soon enough.
javabytes is online now  
Old Aug 23, 14, 3:34 am
  #3  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 91,094
Are these the only rules for RTW award tickets?
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 9:28 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: TUL
Programs: AA Plat, DL FO/1MM, UA Silver, Marriott Titanium, National Exec Elite
Posts: 2,089
Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
Soon enough, my friend. Soon enough.


This is why we are doing our (likely final) RTW next month. It's not ideal with a 10-month old, but I genuinely have zero confidence that this great value award will be around much longer.

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Are these the only rules for RTW award tickets?
Yes. Although "the most direct routing applies" rule is never enforced, IME.
jjglaze77 is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 11:49 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CHA, MAN;
Programs: Delta DM 1 MM; HH Diam,Hz PC,
Posts: 11,088
Originally Posted by Delta Points View Post
Just cuz we know how sneaky Delta is the "most trusted air line in the world" I thought I would put out a fire that could flare up. The good news is, and confirmed with DL PR folks and RTW desk, that RTW tickets have NOT changed even though then no longer show up on Delta.dumb
OK so I have >400K miles in my account and could do an RTW in December. Leave Friday 19th? and finish January 4th? HOw do I go about booking -do I have to use the Skyteam RTW planner which I struggle with - or other? How do I go about it please?
GRALISTAIR is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 12:05 pm
  #6  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 91,094
Originally Posted by jjglaze77 View Post


This is why we are doing our (likely final) RTW next month. It's not ideal with a 10-month old, but I genuinely have zero confidence that this great value award will be around much longer.



Yes. Although "the most direct routing applies" rule is never enforced, IME.
There's no MPM rule like RTW revenue tickets have?
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 12:21 pm
  #7  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Look up - On a ✈ DELTA ✈ jet NOW!
Programs: Blogger & Delta Diamond Medallion Million Miler
Posts: 4,178
Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
OK so I have >400K miles in my account and could do an RTW in December. Leave Friday 19th? and finish January 4th? HOw do I go about booking -do I have to use the Skyteam RTW planner which I struggle with - or other? How do I go about it please?
Keeping is simple, east to west or west to east and 6 stops. Just call the RTW desk (if I recall right 9-8ET M-F) and have many city's as choices that you want along the route.

Get comfortable it can take a LONG time but reps happy to work with you.

PointMeToThePlane has a good post on them too:

http://pointmetotheplane.boardingare...es-how-to-rtw/
Renes Points is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 12:56 pm
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CHA, MAN;
Programs: Delta DM 1 MM; HH Diam,Hz PC,
Posts: 11,088
Originally Posted by Delta Points View Post
Keeping is simple, east to west or west to east and 6 stops. Just call the RTW desk (if I recall right 9-8ET M-F) and have many city's as choices that you want along the route.

Get comfortable it can take a LONG time but reps happy to work with you.

PointMeToThePlane has a good post on them too:

http://pointmetotheplane.boardingare...es-how-to-rtw/
Thanks - going to try and make it happen this xmas
GRALISTAIR is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 1:04 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Programs: DL Gold, Marriott Titanium, IHG Plat, Hilton Gold, UA Silver
Posts: 602
I've been flying the past 18 hours. Was there concern this was changing? Why?

I'm siting at 540k give or take and have another TATL in two weeks. Almost there. Just need to decide who I would like to take with me now.
tmontemb is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 1:21 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: TUL
Programs: AA Plat, DL FO/1MM, UA Silver, Marriott Titanium, National Exec Elite
Posts: 2,089
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
There's no MPM rule like RTW revenue tickets have?
No. Rules are completely different.

My upcoming trip exceeds the MPM of the highest paid RTW (38,000 miles) and I found this out the hard way. When calculating the price of my infant ticket, they couldn't use the paid RTW fare because of this. As a result, I had to pay 10% of of the one-way J fare in each market... just under $2,000!
jjglaze77 is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 1:44 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: PVD
Programs: Delta PM, HHonors Diamond (Aspire)
Posts: 294
Is it as difficult to get RTW availability as to get a regular mileage award?
Delta Dude is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 2:31 pm
  #12  
Used to be 'flymanbeast'
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: Delta silver/marriot platinum
Posts: 2,772
Yes but the rtw desk is smarter
howtofreetravel is offline  
Old Aug 23, 14, 3:02 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,576
I was away for the last part of July and most of August, and am now catching up on my reading.

There was a very good article on the three alliances, and their RTW offerings in a recent edition of The WSJ by Scott McCartney (The Middle Seat). I don't believe that you need a subscription to the on-line edition to view the article, if you visit the site infrequently or never.
SCEflyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: