262 Billion SkyMiles burned in 2012

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  1. MyTravels
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    www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/03/04/delta-frequent-fliers-complain-about-redeeming-miles/1963057
    Delta says its frequent fliers last year redeemed more than 262 billion miles for more than 11 million awards.
    =>Although the article is only about award tickets and says the miles were for awards (not merchandise), the math leads me to believe that the 262+ BN was the total redeemed for any type of product (award ticket, merchandise, donations, etc)
    "In 2012," the airline says, "8% of revenue miles flown on Delta were for award travel."
    =>Keep in mind that the 8% would include all three award levels (low, medium, high) and pay-with-points.
     
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    that means average price of award is 262000/11<25K. The math doesn't add up!
     
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    You can redeem for a toaster under 25k.
     
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    262 billion? That was me. My one way from Chicago to La Guardia. Hey, that was the price to get First confirmed ;)
     
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    You should have made it a roundtrip... Delta doesn't give one way awards, silly!
     
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    The last five SM awards I've redeemed have been accomplished at an average cost of under 4,000 SM.

    Four low-end hotel rooms in Asia and a one day car rental. So I'm helping Jeff's statistics :) Those of you attempting to FLY using DL SM, however....
     
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    I hate it when other members beat me to the punchline. :D
     
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    Looks like someone dropped a zero or two too many..... (???)
     
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    A toaster? But DL doesn't have any 787's.
     
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    Wow, you are getting great value for your sky miles. Now I understand why you are such a loyal delta fan.

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