8 Responses

  1. David Conklin
    David Conklin at |

    So I think this says that if you are mostly seeking economy redemptions you will not feel too badly about this program?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Also, mostly on shorter flights that weren’t all that expensive initially. But that’s where most redemption happens, not in long-haul, premium cabin seats.

    2. David Conklin
      David Conklin at |

      For me I’m only looking for saver level premium cabin long haul. Loyalty is not for me these days. I don’t want to redeem points for awards that are usually cheap enough with cash.

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      With that target you should focus on sale/mistake fares and otherwise just buy cheapest or cash-back CCs. Much more likely to be successful with that approach IME.

    4. David Conklin
      David Conklin at |

      agreed. Sale fares have been good especially repositioning to YYZ for some long hauls at great prices

  2. Nick
    Nick at |

    Except this is what you would expect them to say since they have a vested interest in this becoming the dominant paradigm in loyalty. Relatively, they will suck less then and everyone will be happy spending 375K points to go to Australia. OK.

  3. flyer
    flyer at |

    i stopped flying delta once they instituted the no last minute changes / cancellations to award policy. that’s aprogram level showstopper for me.