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Delta Devalues SkyMiles with More Price Increases

Delta Devalues SkyMiles with More Price Increases

Likely hoping the story would be overlooked during the long weekend, Delta, on the Friday evening before Veterans Day, announced price increases for a range of SkyMiles award flights.

The increases apply to award flights booked on or after November 8, for travel between February 1, 2014, and May 31, 2014. Delta had already announced a separate set of award-price increases to take effect on June 1, 2014.

Among the latest changes:

  • U.S./Canada Business/First Class Saver – increases from 22,500 to 25,000 miles
  • U.S./Canada Business/First Class Standard – increases from 55,000 to 60,000 miles
  • U.S./Canada Business/First Class Peak – increases from 70,000 to 75,000 miles
  • Hawaii Economy Class Saver – increases from 20,000 to 22,500 miles

Even by the standards of loyalty programs, where playing fast and loose with rules and policies is the norm, Delta’s sneaky no-notice change is notable for its sheer nastiness.

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  • Shankar/Selina

    Speaks so much about their Airlines.. Cheapskates!! Switching loyalty.

  • pcpeeps

    Live in a Delta hub city so have flown Delta extensively and have really come to hate their arrogant attitude towards the flying public. With the merger of American and US Air I will have more options and intend to use them. Delta will become my last choice.

  • carang_da_buggahz

    I believe that this newly approved merger will NOT serve the cause of lower airfares for American consumers. Things are already bad enough as it is. We’re already packed in there consistently with fewer and fewer “award” seats available. What was the DOJ thinking?

  • Robert Brazil

    And so American civil aviation has fallen even lower…….and still declining. How sad. Adieu, noble legacy airlines of the past and excellent customer service…..Pan Am, Braniff International, TWA, National, etc……..all gone for the sake of “garbage” carriers like American, United, and Delta.