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Quirky Bonus if Delta Raises the Medallion Bar

According to The Points Guy, Delta Air Lines will increase the amount of Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) needed to maintain status for the 2016 year. Disclosure: I am not aware of any announcement from Delta confirming this. Update: Delta’s official announcement has been made on 10.October.2014. See 2015 / 2016 Medallion Qualification Dollars. If correct, it…

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Data Mining: Are Airlines Going Too Far?

It was reported a while ago on FlyerTalk that Delta Air Lines was collecting personal information about their passengers. Some commenters objected to the airline policy, saying it invaded their privacy. Others were pleased that the airline was using targeted information to address their needs and concerns. There were those who noted that the reported…

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Are Delta’s Systemwide Upgrades Still Worth It Or is this Just Wishin’ and Hopin’?

Last week, Delta Air Lines (DL) made some lasting changes to their international use of Systemwide Upgrades (SWU). These are upgrade certificates that their Platinum and Diamond Medallion elites may use for most flights. They are elected as an annual Choice Benefit – four as a Platinum, six more for a Diamond. Generally, each SWU…

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