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Yesterday, 10:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By LBJ

Given the Sat to Sun flights OP is looking at, I...

Given the Sat to Sun flights OP is looking at, I would doubt they will come down much, if at all. The airlines are well aware of the historical demand profiles for such weekend departures around...
Yesterday, 9:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By LBJ

Your times are slightly off -- On flights...

Your times are slightly off --

On flights ranging from 900-1,399 miles, enjoy a full chef-curated meal service. Find breakfast and lunch items on flights departing from 5 AM to 1:30 PM, dinner for...
Yesterday, 10:56 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By LBJ

The Plat/Reserve MQM Boosts also include an equal...

The Plat/Reserve MQM Boosts also include an equal amount RDM boost (10K RDM for Plat for each $25K spend, and 15K RDM for each $30K spend on Reserve). Then there are the other benefits you didn't...
Yesterday, 1:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By LBJ

Pretty easy to find flights on DL where the lower...

Pretty easy to find flights on DL where the lower fare buckets are zeroed out and there is only J/F inventory and hence full F/J fares. To say you can't find this on competitors is silly.
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Feb 17, 19, 11:55 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 22,536
Posted By LBJ

It will be just be the FCM offer paid with miles....

It will be just be the FCM offer paid with miles. It could be worse or better than the awards were. Had a $250/25K miles offer for SFO-DTW prior to getting upgraded. It was on a V fare, so it...
Feb 17, 19, 8:32 am
Replies: 145
Views: 12,914
Posted By LBJ

Yes. Didn't you see Up in the Air? :) ...

Yes. Didn't you see Up in the Air? :)

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage-pre-consolidation-usair/687154-archive-concierge-key-aa-premium-service.html
Feb 16, 19, 11:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By LBJ

It's very difficult to put a specific value on...

It's very difficult to put a specific value on status. I do MR's for my DM status because I find significant value from higher priority for domestic upgrades to the choice benefits. You can also do...
Feb 16, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 22,536
Posted By LBJ

Charts have been gone for like two years. This is...

Charts have been gone for like two years. This is not exactly news. The mileage upgrade awards are still based on regions (they don't vary based on individual routes/flights). Sounds like the blog...
Feb 16, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 22,536
Posted By LBJ

There are several recent posts on Mileage upgrade...

There are several recent posts on Mileage upgrade award thread which contradicts this assertion. K is higher than LUT by the way. K+ is required for international upgrades and T+ for domestic.
Feb 16, 19, 6:14 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,675
Posted By LBJ

Looks like this is just an Elevate Your Status...

Looks like this is just an Elevate Your Status offer which has been going on for many years now. The buy-up program runs through February 28th. These offers have been widely discussed here and there...
Feb 15, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By LBJ

Earnings is based on marketing carrier, not...

Earnings is based on marketing carrier, not ticketing carrier. If the flight you are booked on carries a DL flight number, it is DL marketed and that's all that matters to the system. Whether it's an...
Feb 15, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By LBJ

Got the auto-upgrade for return flight without...

Got the auto-upgrade for return flight without doing anything, so couldn't test. Processor seems to have run early as it's not quite T-120 yet.
Feb 15, 19, 2:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By LBJ

Current SJD-LAX fare filings do not permit DFW...

Current SJD-LAX fare filings do not permit DFW connections (only PHX is allowed). It's simply a broken fare combination where you have to upfare to full-Y fares to combine on a single ticket due to...
Feb 15, 19, 1:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By LBJ

Your window opens at 72 hours as a GM. As a DM,...

Your window opens at 72 hours as a GM. As a DM, I would expect to be to select for free at 120 hours.
Feb 15, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By LBJ

I was able to upgrade companion and myself...

I was able to upgrade companion and myself yesterday for DTW-SFO flight on Saturday. I did this on the website, so its seems pretty clear it's not specific to the App. FC was not very full, so...
Feb 15, 19, 12:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By LBJ

The 128K summer D1 deal I mentioned above is...

The 128K summer D1 deal I mentioned above is about 2.5 - 3 CPM compared to Z fares from most cities. If you don't understand the nuances of Skymiles program (like advance purchase and RT requirements...
Feb 15, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By LBJ

By the way, there's currently an unannounced...

By the way, there's currently an unannounced summer D1 sale on for Europe gateways (AMS/LHR/CDG) from hubs. 128K RT (normally cheapest option is 172K RT). RT booking required with Sat night stay and...
Feb 15, 19, 12:18 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By LBJ

DL no longer has reduced rate awards for...

DL no longer has reduced rate awards for Medallions and they pretty much never have last-minute award deals. If you look at the fare rules on the cheapest levels, you will see they mostly have 21-day...
Feb 15, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By LBJ

https://www.delta.com/profile/notificationsAction....

https://www.delta.com/profile/notificationsAction.action

Not sure which specific one of the notifications it is (most likely Fare Sale & Last-Minute Deals). I just have all of them selected.
Feb 15, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By LBJ

MQM's are based on distance flown (150% for...

MQM's are based on distance flown (150% for discount J) whether DL or AF/KL marketed. It made no difference at all. The question is how you managed to earn 90K RDM when DL has published max of 75K on...
Feb 15, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By LBJ

Like Email? I'm signed up for Delta promotions...

Like Email? I'm signed up for Delta promotions and get notified of the 48-hour flash sales on a monthly basis. They are sent on the second Tue/Wed of the month. If you use Gmail, you can create a...
Feb 15, 19, 10:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By LBJ

Delta has had awards (at lower levels) that...

Delta has had awards (at lower levels) that require a roundtrip purchase since about October, 2017. This is nothing new. Numerous threads on this topic. There are also award levels that are specific...
Feb 15, 19, 9:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By LBJ

I suspect availability would have been limited on...

I suspect availability would have been limited on peak weekend departure dates. I see availability in late April for 19K-20K RT from LGA/JFK. 4/5 - 4/8 is available for 28K - 33K RT from JFK...
Feb 15, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By LBJ

Ah, my mistake. Not sure how I counted 6. Didn't...

Ah, my mistake. Not sure how I counted 6. Didn't have my reading glasses on at the time I guess.
Feb 15, 19, 7:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By LBJ

The spend threshold for Diamond status is $15,000...

The spend threshold for Diamond status is $15,000 per year, not $25,000. You are looking at the DL Amex spend threshold to get an MQD exemption (for Plat or lower status). United also exempts...
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