No longer able to rent cars with Delta miles?

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  1. royce242

    royce242 Silver Member

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    About 6 months ago I was able to use my DELTA miles to rent a car for a week. I found this to be a convenient way to use my Delta miles when blackouts were all I could see when searching for a possible flight.

    I just spent about 10 minutes on their site looking for that same offer, I can't seem to find it.

    Did they do away with this possibility?

    I also noticed that they redesigned their website and that the possibility to use miles to buy products is only available if you're a Delta cardholder. Are these all new changes?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hmmmm, I don't know where you went to find that portion of the website, but I guess maybe their web redesign threw me off. I stand corrected. Thanks!
     
  4. redtailshark

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    I will, say car rental with DL SM is one of the very few good value options available from the program.
     
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    I completely agree. I was surprised at how many days I got to rent a premium car for so little miles.
     
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    @OP do you have status with Delta or a Delta AMEX? If not I am not sure if you can access the Skymiles Marketplace
     
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    Everyone can access the SM Marketplace. That was changed years ago; the rates are just horribly inflated for those without status.

    Yes you can still rent cars in the marketplace. Just did this last week. And amazingly, I agree with RTS. Good use of miles, IMHO.
     
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    As of a year ago, it was restricted to GM/PM/DM and SkyMiles AmEx cardholders. Have they changed things back? I can't find any documentation of it reverting to being open to all SkyMiles members.
     

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