How Did This Happen? I Self-Upgraded to Delta First Class Before My Window Opened!

This was a fun surprise. The Accidental Upgrade? First off, my Delta Medallion first class upgrade window opens 120 hours/five days prior to a flight’s departure time. Keep that in mind.

Delta SkyMiles Prices Are Crazy – Other Programs to the Rescue!

Delta Skymiles Pricing Insanity – Why We Must Hold Many (all) Points Program!

How I’m Using my Amex Platinum Card Statement Credits (How About You?) 2021

The Platinum Card® from American Express underwent a major refresh earlier this year. The annual fee jumped from $550 to $695 — but several statement credit opportunities were also added. (See rates and fees) The card was already fairly expensive — but nearly $700? Yikes. (See rates and fees) But many of us can leverage […]

$200 Monthly Surcharge Mandate is Apparently Motivating Delta Employees to Get Vaccinated. World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel Will Open Next Month.

It appears Delta’s $200 fine insurance surcharge for employees to get the COVID-19 is inspiring workers to get the shot. This one makes my hands sweat: an 820-foot tall Ferris wheel is set to open in just a few weeks.

The National Guard F-16 Kamikaze Mission That Almost Happened on 9/11

Two F-16s were sent to take town United 93 on September 11, 2001. But they weren’t armed with ammo — and the pilots were tasked with a kamikaze mission.

Save 50% on This 65W USB Travel Wall Charger!

Need a new USB wall charger? Then check out this 65W, three-port unit from FEEYOO. (Or if you want to start stocking up on holiday gifts, this is a great idea for fellow travelers you know!) It sells for $33.99 on Amazon. But you’ll save 50% when applying promo code NR6FUXWT. This looks like a […]

Delizioso! Delta One Marinara Braised Meatballs [Review]

I hit a jackpot last week: I scored a Delta One upgrade on my Los Angeles to New York-Kennedy flight and enjoyed my favorite Delta One meal: Jon & Vinny’s Marinara Braised Meatballs.

Baby, It’s Not Perfect (But Definitely Good): the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel [Review]

My wife and I recently stayed someplace we always wanted to experience: the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel.

Flying Into (or Out of) a Big City? You Might Be Able to Change Airports for Free. Let’s Talk About Co-Terminals! [Rookie Wednesday]

Welcome to a regular feature on Eye of the Flyer! This blog series covers “rookie” topics pertaining to either a Delta or other travel-related theme (sometimes both!) and attempts to break down each topic to a basic level. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this featured subject! Most major […]

Delta Mileage Run — Los Angeles (LAX) to New York-Kennedy (JFK): 7,426 MQM at 2.5 CPM!

If you live in the Los Angeles area — or can get there — you might be interested in this fantastic Delta mileage run we found from LAX to New York’s JFK airport.

Which Cards Do I Keep in My Delta Virtual Wallet?

Delta Air Lines allows SkyMiles members to keep up to four credit (or charge) cards in their virtual wallets. This speeds up airfare purchases and, overall, makes the process pretty convenient. Plus, certain Delta American Express credit card benefits are available only if the cards are part of your Delta wallet. Because not all credit […]

To Bulkhead or Not to Bulkhead: That is the Question!

Rookie Wednesday: To Delta bulkhead (seat) or not to bulkhead, that is the question! Should you choose the bulkhead seat or avoid it at all cost?

Selfie Stations Coming to US National Parks — To Help Prevent People Accidentally Killing Themselves Taking Pictures

US national parks are reportedly installing selfie stations where guests can safely pose for pictures. There are a couple of reasons why — but one of the prime causes? People have fallen to their deaths while trying to get that perfect selfie.

CovidWhile – I Purchased Something I Would Never Have Considered in the Past – MedJets Membership!

Anyone reading this blog loves to travel (maybe even more than me). They love this simply amazing big blue marble called “Earth” and the stunning features that were gifted to us to enjoy. From warm to cold to highest to depths our earth is unique in the universe. I miss seeing it. I want to […]

WATCH: The LAX Gate 24B Experience (Our First YouTube Video!)

Delta Air Lines is operating a pretty busy schedule out of LAX — but with a minimal number of gates. You know what that means: fire up the buses! Check it out in our first YouTube video! (<- Open on YouTube)

Does Having Lots of Travel Credit Cards Hurt Your Credit Score? [Rookie Wednesday]

Welcome to a regular feature on Eye of the Flyer! This blog series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel-related theme and attempts to break down each topic to a basic level topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this featured subject. I have around 21 […]

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