Category Archives: Delta Skymiles

Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.


Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Earn 5,000 Bonus Delta Miles With the Delta AMEX Cards (Targeted)

If you have one of the Delta AMEX cards, check your email!

A commenter on Reddit was targeted to earn 5,000 bonus Delta miles after spending $2,000 with the AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles Business card by October 15, 2016.

Earn 5,000 Bonus Delta Miles With The Delta AMEX Cards Targeted

Use Your Delta Miles to Visit the Beautiful City of Madrid, Spain!

Here’s more about this targeted offer and other ways to earn more Delta miles.

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2 Cards for Beginners to Get $1,100 Off Delta Flights WITHOUT Searching for Award Tickets

Searching for award seats can sometimes be a frustrating process, especially for folks who are new to our hobby!

Learning to squeeze the best value from your miles and points (even which cards to apply for first!) takes time.  But you can still get Big Travel with Small Money without knowing all the tips and tricks.

2 Cards For Beginners To Get 1,100 Off Delta Flights WITHOUT Searching For Award Tickets

Take Your Vacation Sooner With an $1,100 Flight Discount

I’ll show you 2 credit card sign-up bonuses that will get you $1,100 in Delta flights without searching for award seats.  And without hurting your chances for getting other valuable cards!

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Won’t Last! $442+ Round-Trip to Europe From 4 Cities

Via Loyalty Traveler, you can fly round-trip to cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, London, Madrid, and Zurich from Charlotte, Dallas, and Philadelphia for between $442 and $578.  I checked and also found cheap flights from Newark!

For instance, you can fly round-trip Newark to Amsterdam non-stop for ~$507 on Delta October 6, 2016, to October 13, 2016.

Loyalty Traveler is reporting these cheap Delta fares for September and October 2016 travel, and again in December through May 2017.  This includes fares starting at ~$450 round-trip from Charlotte and Dallas to Spain.  And ~$525 to Amsterdam, Brussels, London, and more.

Won't Last 442 Round Trip To Europe From 4 Cities

You Can Experience Beautiful Amsterdam With Its Great Museums and Delicious Food in October 2016 for Just $507 Non-Stop Round-Trip From Newark!

Here’s how to find the deal.

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60,000 Delta Miles Bonus for Easy $600 Flight Versus a ~$6,597 Business Class Flight

When you have an American Express Delta card you can book Delta flights with miles WITHOUT having to search for award tickets by using Pay With Miles.  It’s simple!

You’ll get a rate of 1 cent per mile.  But you can potentially get much more Big Travel by redeeming your miles for award flights, especially in Business and First Class.  It takes more effort but it can be worth it!

I’ll help you decide which method makes more sense for the kind of travel you’d like to do.

Because this is a great time to think about Delta miles seeing as the sign-up bonuses on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles personal and small business cards, and American Express Platinum personal and small business cards are increased until July 6, 2016.

60,000 Delta Miles Bonus For Easy 600 Flight Versus A 6,597 Business Class Flight

Pay With Miles Is Easy, but Your Delta Miles Are Often Worth Much More When You Redeem Them for Business or First Class Tickets

Let’s look at a few examples!

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