Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
Delta 767-300 domestic seat review – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
Final thoughts & impressions about the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run
Ending this trip report with a review of what this trip was all about really is fitting for 2015. This year DeltaMileageRunning is just weird. I mean the game is the same, the fun of travel is the same, the great Delta people and product are the same – but is still just “feels” different now. It is so hard to describe the shift. I still get giddy every time I see a 747 parked in DTW and think how fun it would be to be upstairs in BE (Sorry Delta ONE) where ever in the world it may be going!
My upgrades were very good for this run. I burned an expiring RU cert that I really did not need to as I would have upgraded on those legs anyway (it really can be such a guessing game just when to burn these things).
It was looking like our red-eye from Vegas was going to be just empty. I mean think about a 757 with only a few folks on it. It would have been so kool.
We ended up going out with 1st class, with the new slim line seats installed, 100% full but coach was just about empty and I am sure everyone got “flat bed” with 3 seats each in back. Not bad even if stuck in coach.
I know it sounds like a broken record for me but I am just constantly impressed with the quality of Delta food (still hate the ugly trays). Maybe because the airline is DESTROYING so much else and cutting till we bleed that I expect to wake up one day and see food “enhanced” to dog food.
One thing I am seeing as a #KeepDescending thing more and more is just how filthy Delta jets are becoming. I mean it does not matter if we are talking mainline or regional jets – they are all just getting NASTY dirty and need more attention and cleaning. Time to start bringing towels and 3 oz bottles of alcohol to wipe my seat down each flight. Yuck!
I continue to be impressed with Dallas (hello Love Field – do you miss Delta). The DFW airport, the Centurion, the SPG hotels in the area (wish more were cheaper on SPG points). If I ever have to change over to AA connecting via DFW is not something I will ever get sick of!
I also will say that I am less and less impressed with Skyclubs visiting other domestic lounges like “The Club” ones (see review at top of post). With 1MARCH15 meaning the end to +1’s I will keep actually looking at other choices. Plus the bad snacks, cheap drinks and sub-par wifi just does not make me long to visit any Skyclub. Period.
So what’s next for Delta runs this year? I have said no to some REALLY good ones in the past few weeks. I am way too afraid just what Delta is going to dump on us next (without advance warning or notice as usual). If they don’t “enhance” the 2016 program I can once again book a few more trips here and there. I do already have one next week, and two in April. I also have trips all over the world booked on points.
Overall it is a strange new year and all I can do is wait for Delta to make the next move. Do I want 2016 to be my last Diamond year or push for one more to see if Delta ends the current insanity. Honestly – I just have no idea yet! – René
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