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Guess What Delta Will Announce as 2016 "Enhancements"

Guess What Delta Will Announce as 2016 "Enhancements"

Old Oct 8, 14, 9:38 am
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Guess What Delta Will Announce as 2016 "Enhancements"

With Skymiles 2016 on the horizon, as a Diamond medallion here are my guesses as to the next round of "enhancements" to the Skymiles program.
  • All existing seat reservations for non-Diamonds will be changed automatically to middle seats.
  • American Express pay-with-points option will no longer be allowed
  • In the spirit of discontinuing around the world tickets, Delta will discontinue round trip tickets moving to a Southwest-esq one-way ticketing model.
  • Medallion complimentary upgrades will be disabled for any pax not traveling in a Y or B fare class.
  • Complimentary Skyclub membership rules will be changed - in addition to not being able to bring a guest to the Skyclub, flyers holding a complimentary membership will be asked to pay for the person standing behind them in line.
  • The luxury bar within the Skyclub will now include Coca-Cola and Water. No drinks will be given for free.
  • Delta will begin offering a Reverse VDBC program, where passengers will be required to pay for the privilege of being bumped from a flight.
  • All fare classes will earn reduced MQMs
  • All 747 routes are being replaced by a flock of modified MD-88s which can be refueled mid-air by US Air Force tankers. No meal service will be provided.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 9:43 am
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Why are you giving them ideas?! :P
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Old Oct 8, 14, 9:59 am
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:04 am
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The southwest one-way thing isn't too bad.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:36 am
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you forgot a few :
- no more complimentary EC for PM or DM, this will increase the availability of seats.
- 25$ phone charge for all customers, allowing our valued customers less hold times
- 10$ checked carry on bag fees to help insure more overhead bin space for our valued customers.
- paid meals in J so they can insure better quality of product
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:53 am
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Tweet "Delta is great!" and automatically receive DM plus 1 million miles. (Targeted only to NYC and SEA residents.)
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Old Oct 8, 14, 11:11 am
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Citing AA's new feature of shuttling elite passengers to transfer gates in Cadillac cars, DL will now allow its elite passengers the opportunity to rent a Cadillac and drive DL executives to and from the airport
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Old Oct 8, 14, 11:11 am
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Tweet "Delta is great!" and automatically receive DM plus 1 million miles. (Targeted only to NYC and SEA residents.)
ROFL (again)

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Old Oct 8, 14, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by BumpMeVoucherMeATL View Post
* All 747 routes are being replaced by a flock of modified MD-88s which can be refueled mid-air by US Air Force tankers.
I'd like to see a fleet of all J lie-flat CR2's! 1-1 seating. It'll feel like the B747 UD.














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Old Oct 8, 14, 11:56 am
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Carry on baggage that cannot fit underneath the seat in front of you will be charged at $40 per item. $50 if you have to gate check

In the event of a sudden change in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling above you. Pull towards you and insert $6.23, exact change only or you may use a Delta branded American Express card to start the flow of oxygen. After 68.2 seconds you will have to insert another $17.29 (exact change or Delta branded American Express) for an additional 38.43 seconds of oxygen
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:06 pm
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Tip jar for the pilot and first officer. Want a direct route avoiding turbulence? You know what to do.
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Tip envelopes on trays for FAs, like Marriott is doing for their housekeepers. DL wants to do it before some other airline (UA since they have a crossover type hook-up with Marriott). After all, we need to continue having UA copy DL rather than the other way around.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:21 pm
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Delta will introduce a copy and paste version of the legendary US ( Useless Air) service concept.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by nystateofmind View Post
Pull towards you and insert $6.23, exact change only or you may use a Delta branded American Express card to start the flow of oxygen. After 68.2 seconds you will have to insert another $17.29 (exact change or Delta branded American Express) for an additional 38.43 seconds of oxygen
Just so long as we get the standard onboard 20% discount!

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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by BumpMeVoucherMeATL View Post
With Skymiles 2016 on the horizon, as a Diamond medallion here are my guesses as to the next round of "enhancements" to the Skymiles program.
  • In the spirit of discontinuing around the world tickets, Delta will discontinue round trip tickets moving to a Southwest-esq one-way ticketing model.
As someone else pointed out, how would that be a bad thing? Right now you have to pay full fare in general for a one-way ticket.
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