Delta American Express 45,000 Mile Bonus Offer

Delta isn’t one of the programs I keep a close eye on, but a 45,000 mile bonus always perks up my ears. has the offer through their CardMatch service.  The nuts and bolts are you’ll earn 25,000 miles after your first purchase and an additional 20,000 miles after you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months.  There’s no annual fee for the first year and if you fly Delta, the card comes with some other perks you might not already get: 2 miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases. […]

A Million Points? Why Stop There?

A million points can go a long way to traveling in style for quite some time.  Is there anyone who wouldn’t want a million points? Didn’t think so. I was just informed that is giving away 3 million points.  They’re giving away 1 million points to a winner in 3 of the following loyalty programs: Aeroplan Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan American Airlines AAdvantage Program Audience Rewards Best Buy Reward Zone Delta SkyMiles Esso Extra Frontier Early Returns Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles Icelandair Jet Blue True Blue Priority Club Speedway United Mileage […]

I Guess It’s Good I Waited To Extoll The Virtues Of Starwood Preferred Guest’s New Crossover Rewards

There’s been a bunch of buzz in the blogsphere about a new program Starwood Preferred Guest had coming out called “Crossover Rewards”.  Now, I’m a Platinum member of Starwood Preferred Guest so these discussions perked up my ears. The rumors flying around yesterday were people who were announcing they had confirmed reports upgrades on Delta were part of the benefit package.  And, these were very credible members of the travel writing community. But, things were made official today by SPG, and as View From the Wing pointed out, that upgrade benefit […]

You Can’t Believe Everything You Read Online

I actually came across this article in the print version, but here’s a digital copy of an article in last month’s Travel & Leisure magazine. Where to start? “The generally accepted street value per mile is more like 1.4 cents” I have no idea what street they’re on.  The value of different airline miles is so divergent that throwing out a number like this seems no use to me at all.  Using the average airfare ($361) doesn’t really help a lot here, IMO.  For example, Delta doesn’t do one-way awards, […]