You've earned enough SkyMiles for an award ticket: 600K???

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  1. MSPeconomist
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    Just received an email from Delta that I have now earned enough miles for an (as in ONE) award ticket. it's sad but amusing that I currently have about 600,000 miles in my account. So officially DL thinks the requirement for an award ticket is THAT MANY miles? Yikes, this makes some of the reported outrageous prices in miles seem almost like relative bargains by comparison. For example, only 325K for a RT to Europe in BE with rotten domestic connections involving multiple flights instead of non-stops and either overnight connections or barely legal connecting times sounds good compared to 600K for a single award ticket.

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  2. JohnDeere19
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    Amazing!

    Further proof of skypesos (see signature)
     
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  3. SC Flier
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    I get the same type of message every month from Hertz with my monthly account summary email even if I haven't earned any additional points during the month:

    Subject: You've earned a Hertz Gold Plus Reward! Your August account summary​
    "Good news! You've earned enough points for a Gold Plus Reward. Redeem your points for Free Rental Days and more. Click here."​

    I have enough Hertz points to get rewards for more than a month of car rentals. I don't infer that Hertz thinks that I only have enough points for a single reward, though. Their worst offense is that it's a loose definition of "earned" since I bought nearly all of my Hertz points. More annoying to me, though, is that it sounds as if I've recently earned additional points when my balance actually hasn't changed at all.
     
  4. gleff
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    Well, I have managed to price awards at delta.com > 600k miles per person, when 'officially' per the award charts no such award should exist (for any legal routing).
     
  5. rwoman
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    I got a similar email...although there's only 160k or so in my account. For me, it's not necessarily the pesos needed for the ticket, it's the ex-UK fees! :confused:
     
  6. DLroads
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    Well, with nearly 800K pesos (yes... I feel bad) I can be really p!$$#D

    Well, I am seriously considering now the challenge. But, it's again-all about the team. "Where one go, we all go". If I move, it would be moving 10-12 people right away with me, and moving about 20 more over 12 months. It is a hard decision, and a planning decision. However, slowly delta convinces me it is a hard decision, but it might be the right one.
     
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    I'm at 7 digits, and I got one...be afraid, be very afraid :p.
     
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    I get those emails occasionally from United, but I only have a few hundred thousand miles, not 600,0000!
     
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    yep, gone one of those messages too. Only 300k in mine.
     
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    form letter
     
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