New Delta award chart Feb 1 change summary

by on Fri November 8, 2013 • 4 Comments
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Delta, which over the summer announced a new award chart effective for travel June 1, 2014 and later, announced today yet another change to its award chart here. This takes effect immediately – for  awards with travel dates of Feb 1, 2014 and later. Dates of travel prior to February 1 are unchanged.

Here’s a quick rundown for travel to/from the Continental U.S.:

Continental U.S.

  • First Class Saver +5,000 RT to 50,000 miles
  • Biz Elite Saver +5,000 RT to 65,000 miles
  • Biz Elite Standard +10,000 RT to 120,000 miles
  • Biz Elite Peak +10,000 RT to 150,000 miles

Hawaii

  • Coach Saver +5,000 RT to 45,000 miles
  • First Class Saver +5,000 RT to 80,000 miles
  • Biz Elite Saver +5,000 RT to 90,000 miles
  • Biz Elite Standard +15,000 RT to 160,000 miles

Africa

  • Coach Peak +20,000 RT to 180,000 miles
  • Business Peak +10,000 RT to 360,000 miles

Middle East

  • Coach Saver +5,000 RT to 85,000 miles
  • Coach Peak +10,000 RT to 170,000 miles

South Asia

  • Coach Saver +5,000 RT to 85,000 miles
  • Coach Standard +5,000 RT to 135,000 miles
  • Coach Peak +10,000 RT to 170,000 miles
  • Business Saver +20,000 RT to 140,000 miles

Northern Asia

  • Business Standard +20,000 RT to 240,000 miles
  • Business Peak +10,000 RT to 350,000 miles

The above are in addition to changes announced last summer that already apply for awards with travel dates of June 1, 2014 and later. These changes (previously announced) are:

Southern South America

  • Business Saver +25,000 RT to 125,000 miles

Europe

  • Business Saver +25,000 RT to 125,000 miles

 Africa

  • Business Saver +2o,000 RT to 140,000 miles

Middle East

  • Business Saver +2o,000 RT to 140,000 miles

Northern Asia

  • Business Saver +2o,000 RT to 140,000 miles

Southeast Asia

  • Business Saver +20,000 RT to 140,000 miles

Southwest Pacific

  • Business Saver +10,000 RT to 160,000 miles

South Africa

  • Business Saver +20,000 RT to 160,000 miles

Overall it looks like United’s award increases announced last week precipitated some fine tuning here, and that’s more bad news for consumers.

Source: Delta award charts to/from United States lower 48

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on New Delta award chart Feb 1 change summary

  1. Nathan

    So the size of the changes themselves isn’t that large. What is so off putting here is that they are giving no notice whatsoever. Most of us are in the period where the tickets we want to book are in February or later so this gives us no ability to plan. I have been flying Delta more recently and will give them the credit that they run a great airline in itself. Friendly crews, on time flights, just a good operation. But things like this just go so against the goodwill they have created from so many other areas.

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  2. Don Robinson

    The management of Delta Airlines has lost my trust. The last increase they justified by saying all of their planes have lie flat seats. And they gave almost a years notice.

    Now….4 months and effective immediately?

    This is a complete lack of ethics or respect for a loyalty program.

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  3. Mark

    I’m done with SkyMiles…this is the 2nd change with no notice whatsoever. Was planning to book a ticket for next summer and now that’s been jacked up. American are you listening?

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