Tag Archives: Delta

We Made it to Barcelona!

This trip started when I asked my wife whether she’d consider a quick Thanksgiving trip abroad instead of visiting family (sorry family!). With only 10 vacation days a year, a 4-day holiday is a rare opportunity to travel further than Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, or New York for a weekend!  Reluctantly, she said Barcelona… Advertisements

New Orleans – Flight Award Strategies

There are many reasons to visit New Orleans, LA (NOLA) however airfare can be challenging at times. This post examines the routes and alternative options that may help you find that difficult to find flight.

10k (or 30k?) Delta SkyBonus for a Survey – Check your email

Just got an email from Delta’s SkyBonus program offering 10k Skybonus points for taking a 15 minute survey and it appears that at least one person at FT got a 30k offer. Definitely appears worthwhile to check your email if you participate in SkyBonus.

A (nearly) perfect low holiday award to Europe with Skymiles that I may just cancel

When I talk to people just starting to get into this, I always tell them not to go in expecting that they’ll be able to book that holiday trip to their #1 high-demand location for multiple people with an efficient route in the low/saver level, in their preferred class of service, especially without significant advance planning and hard work […]

Car rentals gone mad – Fighting back!

In a couple of weeks, we have a quick trip to Milwaukee again (yes, just 3 weeks after the last one). I’ve had pretty good luck with rentals there so I didn’t bother checking rates in advance. They were initially $300+ for a Friday night to Monday night rental. I thought they surely would go […]

Delta Skymiles for Car Rentals

One relatively little known use of frequent flyer miles is to book hotels and cars. This is available to Delta Gold, Platinum, and Diamond medallion members or those who hold a Delta branded American Express. It seems ridiculous to me that silver medallions are excluded.

Northern lights in Alaska – Travel booking lessons learned

I’m following up on this post with some additional travel information on our weekend trip to Fairbanks to check out the northern lights.