Delta Is Offering Discounted International Business Class Awards

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    While I still consider Delta SkyMiles to be incredibly valuable, there's no denying that the management at SkyMiles is doing everything they can to make the program as un-aspirational as possible. Earlier in the year Delta eliminated award charts altogether, claiming that award charts are outdated, and that members don't really care how much award tickets cost. Long term, Delta's goal is to switch to a more or less completely revenue based frequent flyer program. And in the meantime they're making it really tough to keep tabs on what miles can be redeemed for, and at what cost. They've thrown us some "bones," or at least redemptions which look good on the surface. Delta announced last month that award redemptions now start at just 5,000-7,500 miles one-way. And those awards sound great in theory, except they're almost always directly tied to the cost of a ticket. So while it's nice to pay 5,000 miles rather than 12,500 miles for a one-way domestic ticket, when that same ticket would only cost $60-70, it starts to look like less of a value for anyone who is good at valuing their miles. The post Delta Is Offering Discounted International Business Class Awards appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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