Delta Air Lines introduced some cool (and spendy) additions during the past several months.
We saw new terminals at New York-LaGuardia and LAX in Los Angeles. Plus, both locations opened fantastic Sky Club lounges. (Here’s LAX’s and you can read about LGA’s here.) The airline launched a fleet of A321neos — complete with a resigned First Class seat. Lastly (and certainly least?), Delta acquired nearly three dozen used 737-900ER planes from the Lion Air Group — and plans to retrofit them to current specifications.
But now there may be news for some of Delta’s most loyal customers: refreshed gifts for newly minted Million Milers. And we suspect one of the selections might include an expensive typo. (But certainly hope not!) Here’s what’s up.
UPDATE: If you received a Million Miler gift earlier this year from Delta, you might be able to select something of your choosing. Read more here.
New Million Miler Gifts?
FlyerTalk member “bobf” posted something to celebrate: crossing the Two Million Miler threshold. (Congratulations, bobf!)
Delta offers gifts to SkyMiles members whenever they accumulate a million miles. (Plus, there are other benefits: for example, you receive yearly Diamond Medallion status after raking in 6 million miles during your life.)
bobf included a screenshot of the gift options presented by Delta:
Again, remember bobf earned Two Million Miler status (not to be confused with Medallion elite status). So, these gifts might be uniform across all Million Miler tiers. (Case in point: the Delta Heritage Logos include a “Two Million Miler” inscription. That item would be a hard pass for me. You can probably make your own logo board with Delta items on eBay.)
The Million Miler wine set has two tumblers that look sort of cool. But I’m not sure what brands of wine are included. The model A350 is cool, but no. The ROYCE Executive Overnight Duffel with Delta branding looks nice. But it appears you can have it monogrammed. I wonder if that’s to discourage reselling. (You may call that when René crossed a million miles, he opted for a Tumi bag — then flipped it.)
But here’s where it gets interesting.
A $1250 Delta eGift Card. $1250?! Really? Color me impressed, Delta!
During the pandemic, Delta sent gift cards to new Million Milers. A 1 Million Miler received a $250 Delta eGift Card. A Two Million Miler got a $350 card. We heard a Three Million Miler scored a $500 card.
So, we wonder if that gift card should read “$250.” Or if Delta is getting generous and offering $1250 Delta gift cards. But remember that most Million Milers are probably business travelers with millions of redeemable SkyMiles. Not to mention, a bunch don’t want to get on a plane unless they absolutely must.
We have a message into Delta about the Million Miler gifts and will update this post accordingly with a reply.
Updated: A reader sent us some more detail about their gift selections.
It appears Delta Air Lines refreshed the gift offerings for its Million Miler travelers who cross a(nother) seven-digit threshold. The $1250 Delta eGift card is certainly an intriguing option (at least for Two Million Milers).
Other flyers crossing a Million Million tier this year: what were your choices?
Everyone: which gift do you think is the best?
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