This has been a bizarre week with a strange Delta partner award booking bug (still not fixed?). My blog was also the first to break the news about the amazing Delta award fare sale to Europe. It turned out the unannounced day one was just for Medallions, but Delta did not tell them (us). Very strange.
Delta has now opened it up to everyone and the T&C of the sale can be found on Delta.com HERE. But now I have another question.
Notice the screenshot from Delta.com at the opening of this post. We all should know by now that Delta changed the rules that elites who are logged in to Delta.com get more LEVEL 1 award space. Now sure they did have that little issue of charging elites, their most loyal customers, MORE points than everyone else, but they say they fixed that little bug.
But with this latest one day pre-sale sale for elites, you only saw the better award space if you were logged in with your Medallion number (or if you have the Delta AMEX card you saw better prices too).
Thus there is still something going on behind the scenes. I really want to know why in the world this “I am traveling” box is still on Delta.com if it does not matter if you check it or do not check it. Does that not seem strange to you?
I have not reached out to Delta about this but I would love to know your thoughts on this. Why do you think the little box is still on Delta.com? – Rene
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