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Title: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Miles+$
Post by: Dr Moose on January 27, 2016, 11:24:31 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/83451
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: yhaller14 on January 27, 2016, 11:29:59 PM
Repost JJ already posted

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32067.0
Notification Thread For Sizzling Flights (POST DEAL LINKS ONLY-NO DISCUSSION)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: grodnoking on January 27, 2016, 11:37:27 PM
Bump the main site discussion thread maybe. No clue where it is
Eta:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60121.0
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Lou Bob on January 27, 2016, 11:38:04 PM
Anyone have an acct for me to use?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Matovu on January 27, 2016, 11:46:50 PM
After an FR, a few months ago and thought that the Delta deal would work, however they get notified that card is cancelled.
So my question is anyone with data how long after a cancelled card would it take for them to find out ? Instant ?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: efflpetzel on January 28, 2016, 01:14:05 AM
Anyone have an acct for me to use?
Also looking for an account to use
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ckmk47 on January 28, 2016, 01:38:00 AM
Also looking for an account to use

and Lou Bob
pm me.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: sams on January 28, 2016, 03:04:26 AM
Still kicking?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: oiseli48 on January 28, 2016, 03:11:41 AM
Still showing up for me
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ckmk47 on January 28, 2016, 03:21:35 AM
Delta just had technical difficulties in the middle of my search. 
Just me? "You have exceeded the maximum number of active sessions."
Went incognito and it's working fine!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: yuneeq on January 28, 2016, 07:17:38 AM
What does http://kosherskitours.com/

Have to do with this deal?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: DP7 on January 28, 2016, 07:57:35 AM
If I book YYZ-JFK RT can I skip the first flight?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: oiseli48 on January 28, 2016, 08:00:51 AM

If I book YYZ-JFK RT can I skip the first flight?

No

Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: DP7 on January 28, 2016, 08:02:08 AM

No

Thanks.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Centurion on January 28, 2016, 08:22:33 AM
The day i need delta card! Please pm i need to tix from yul to nyc on feb 28th. One way is fine as well willing to pay of course..
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 09:18:37 AM
I keep getting this error now:

We're sorry, there was a problem processing your request. Please go back and try the entry again. If you continue to experience problems, please contact one of our representatives at 800-221-1212 or the number on the back of your membership card for assistance. #100810R

Any recent successes (since 9:00 AM EST?)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: shulemw on January 28, 2016, 09:19:51 AM
 i also keep getting it. but booked already a few tickets from this account.

anybody with a clean account still gets it without error?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: TimT on January 28, 2016, 09:25:23 AM
I keep getting this error now:

We're sorry, there was a problem processing your request. Please go back and try the entry again. If you continue to experience problems, please contact one of our representatives at 800-221-1212 or the number on the back of your membership card for assistance. #100810R

Any recent successes (since 9:00 AM EST?)
Might be over
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 09:27:42 AM
It doesn't error if you aren't signed into a SM account.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on January 28, 2016, 09:28:40 AM
I keep getting this error now:

We're sorry, there was a problem processing your request. Please go back and try the entry again. If you continue to experience problems, please contact one of our representatives at 800-221-1212 or the number on the back of your membership card for assistance. #100810R

Any recent successes (since 9:00 AM EST?)
was getting that error for about half hour last night, then it worked again
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: TimT on January 28, 2016, 09:29:40 AM
It doesn't error if you aren't signed into a SM account.
You're still able to do it now ?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 09:29:54 AM

was getting that error for about half hour last night, then it worked again

Did you use any pattern in terms of navigation through the site?

Or did same motions that errored out suddenly work?

Did dates have anything to do with it?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 09:30:50 AM

You're still able to do it now ?

Can only PWM if signed in.

I was trying to sign in at a later part of process but can't get the option of past that screen, and that screen errors out.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 09:33:36 AM
It does get the error even if you're signed in to an account that A) didn't book the deal and B) doesn't have the card linkage.

So it's Canadian originations that are signed in to a SM account that get the error
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: JDeals on January 28, 2016, 09:36:30 AM
Works perfectly without errors, i am just not getting the pay with miles option any more, even on a page before it says PWME
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: efflpetzel on January 28, 2016, 09:42:36 AM
delta's site is terrible now, I cant even get it to perform a simple search
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: emak on January 28, 2016, 09:59:44 AM
Officially dead? Not working at all for me. Error msg. Doesn't even show my previously booked flights now.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ckmk47 on January 28, 2016, 10:07:28 AM
The 'book flight' button doesn't work.
I think Delta's IT came in to work this morning.   :(
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: yhaller14 on January 28, 2016, 10:25:36 AM
What does http://kosherskitours.com/

Have to do with this deal?
I think that it's just the guy from the site don't think it actaully has anything to do with the site
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: oreo on January 28, 2016, 11:20:27 AM
Delta's website is so bad this morning that instead of the page telling you that they are doing tech maintenance, you just get a technical difficulties page instead...

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/advisories/tech-tune-up.html
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: emak on January 28, 2016, 02:11:25 PM
Do we know if these will be honored?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on January 28, 2016, 02:26:27 PM
If I pay for an upgrade, will that make it easier or harder for the to cancel?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: TimT on January 28, 2016, 02:31:37 PM
Do we know if these will be honored?
From DDMS:
"Time will tell, stay tuned!"
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ADG on January 28, 2016, 02:34:45 PM
How is one supposed to find a first class flight for under 284??
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: itsyehuda on January 28, 2016, 02:35:43 PM

How is one supposed to find a first class flight for under 284??

There were many YYZ-NYC
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: EJB on January 28, 2016, 02:35:54 PM
How is one supposed to find a first class flight for under 284??

For transcontinental it's hard but YYZ-NYC is easy.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 28, 2016, 02:56:06 PM
Booked 23 flights :D

Mostly YYZ-JFk but threw in a couple YYZ-MIA
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: avibrooklyn on January 28, 2016, 03:04:17 PM
now ?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 28, 2016, 03:07:46 PM
now ?

No last night
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: DMYD on January 28, 2016, 03:19:03 PM
Booked 23 flights :D

Mostly YYZ-JFk but threw in a couple YYZ-MIA
What are the dates that you booked?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 28, 2016, 03:38:44 PM
What are the dates that you booked?

Lots and lots of dates. But YYZ-MIA was in May
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Jimgotkp on January 28, 2016, 03:55:45 PM
Speculatively purchased a few tickets but they might not work out for me... with the 24 hr marker approaching I might CXL the reservations.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 28, 2016, 04:04:52 PM
Booked 23 flights :D

Mostly YYZ-JFk but threw in a couple YYZ-MIA
31 total :P
Tried YYZ-MIA in end of December but nothing under $284 :(
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 28, 2016, 04:09:55 PM
Booked 20 reservations last night (some Cancun and Miami "gifts" for my in-laws as consideration for them watching our kids while we travel + 4 seats for every conceivable yom-tov/holiday weekend that we might travel to Toronto through Erev Chanukah)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: EJB on January 28, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
Speculatively purchased a few tickets but they might not work out for me... with the 24 hr marker approaching I might CXL the reservations.

Unless you're sure they won't work out, why cancel? Delta changes flights often - If they honor this you may be able to change dates if they change flight times on you.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: lubaby on January 28, 2016, 04:19:45 PM
Unless you're sure they won't work out, why cancel? Delta changes flights often - If they honor this you may be able to change dates if they change flight times on you.
+1

Plus, the reservations were only 250 SkyPesos each. Even if you have 10, that's only 2,500 Pesos, or approximately $0 value  ;D


OK fine, it's worth a few $$. But even if you fly on 1 from the speculative, you got your monies worth and then some.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on January 28, 2016, 04:21:34 PM
Speculatively purchased a few tickets but they might not work out for me... with the 24 hr marker approaching I might CXL the reservations.
What dates and airports? Maybe they'll be nice about changing info within 24 hours. (Yeah, right.)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Jimgotkp on January 28, 2016, 09:56:15 PM
Unless you're sure they won't work out, why cancel? Delta changes flights often - If they honor this you may be able to change dates if they change flight times on you.

Realized two of them would cost just as much than just starting the trip from my home airport. The other four were booked for a date that wouldn't work for my family. Prefer just starting from my home airport as well...
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Jimgotkp on January 28, 2016, 09:56:52 PM
What dates and airports? Maybe they'll be nice about changing info within 24 hours. (Yeah, right.)
6/7 and 6/8: YVR-IND
12/7: YVR-SJD
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 28, 2016, 10:36:17 PM
The suspense is killing me
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: DP7 on January 29, 2016, 12:00:46 AM
How long of a wait is average to hear if this will be honored?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Mocha on January 29, 2016, 01:27:47 AM
How long of a wait is average to hear if this will be honored?
I believe it will be sometime in the near future.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: oreo on January 29, 2016, 10:49:25 AM
I conservatively got myself three options:

5/13 YVR-LAX (return from my $10 LAX YVR on 5/11  :) )
5/18 YVR-PHL
5/18 YYC-PHL

All for two people. Ended up canceling YYC-PHL. Need to be in LA 5/13-5/15 so the question is just whether to spend two days in YVR before or after. With these prices, I can keep my options open for now, and AS flights are refundable until 60 days before. Opened a Fairmont credit card so we'll have somewhere nice to stay in YVR.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 29, 2016, 02:33:50 PM
I conservatively got myself three options:

5/13 YVR-LAX (return from my $10 LAX YVR on 5/11  :) )
5/18 YVR-PHL
5/18 YYC-PHL

All for two people. Ended up canceling YYC-PHL. Need to be in LA 5/13-5/15 so the question is just whether to spend two days in YVR before or after. With these prices, I can keep my options open for now, and AS flights are refundable until 60 days before. Opened a Fairmont credit card so we'll have somewhere nice to stay in YVR.
Nice find on the YYC/YVR - PHL. For my dates, everything transcon was above the threshold.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Tex on January 29, 2016, 02:38:28 PM
My trips are showing up on Delta and look ticketed. I can even change seats and upgrade. I think it is working.
I bought the inbound tickets today so I'm counting on the return tickets from Canada working.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Jimgotkp on January 29, 2016, 03:17:09 PM
Nice find on the YYC/YVR - PHL. For my dates, everything transcon was above the threshold.
Alot of transcons from YVR were available in Feb/Mar including to places like Florida. Travel on/after April increased the airfare.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jmw on January 29, 2016, 03:24:10 PM
A single late bag (>20 minutes) is 2500 miles. I have several of these gifts from Delta for late bags. I'm not going to bother with getting a refund for any of these. There is a 100% chance I won't take all of these trips.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 29, 2016, 03:35:35 PM
From my itinerary
Quote
Pay with Miles
This itinerary is not eligible for mileage accrual and may not be eligible for upgrades.
@Dan, I demand a refund
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on January 29, 2016, 03:44:11 PM
From my itinerary@Dan, I demand a refund
Sure. Just send us an envelope with prepaid postage and we'll send you the $0.17 that 250 pesos are worth. (I know, I know, they're not THAT bad yet. Still one deval to go before we hit that.)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 29, 2016, 03:53:16 PM
From my itinerary@Dan, I demand a refund

Sooo I assume this means they are being honored
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2016, 05:14:03 PM
Never said it would earn miles, said it would earn medallion qualifying miles.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on January 30, 2016, 07:35:41 PM
Is not saying anything a sign that this is being honored?
According to the new DOT rules, till when can they cancel?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on January 30, 2016, 07:58:41 PM
I would imagine extremely few people knew about this, and even fewer took advantage, compared to a normal well publicized mistake. I'd assume they'll say nothing.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 30, 2016, 09:27:21 PM
Never said it would earn miles, said it would earn medallion qualifying miles.
It's weird, only some of my reservations say this
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 30, 2016, 11:06:00 PM
According to the new DOT rules, till when can they cancel?

+1 wonder if this as well

For someone who actually plans on using about 20 of the flgihts I booked this is keeping me quite on edge
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on January 31, 2016, 02:24:38 AM
Looking for some advice here with a lap-child on one of these flights.

Booked 1st class Tix for parents etc. wanted to book another ticket for all babies, not enough seats were available at eligible price. International flight so lap-child needs some kind of ticket. booked last ticket (child under 2) on a coach ticket on same flight.
[to be sure, booked a 2nd ticket on same flight for 1 parent in coach as well]

Should I:
A) Just cancel parent coach ticket? will they allow family on with parents in 1st and lap child ticketed in coach? (lap child request is 'listed' on parent ticket).
B) call up to purchase a normal child fare? (10% of cash price). ticket (1st) is now running about $300, but about $100 of it is taxes and fees. will a child booking cost $30 $120 somewhere in between?
C) pay about $90-100 to upgrade child's coach ticket to 1st.

Anyone with experience? or should I better move to the 'infant' thread?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: a mirrer on January 31, 2016, 03:16:36 AM
Looking for some advice here with a lap-child on one of these flights.

Booked 1st class Tix for parents etc. wanted to book another ticket for all babies, not enough seats were available at eligible price. International flight so lap-child needs some kind of ticket. booked last ticket (child under 2) on a coach ticket on same flight.
[to be sure, booked a 2nd ticket on same flight for 1 parent in coach as well]

Should I:
A) Just cancel parent coach ticket? will they allow family on with parents in 1st and lap child ticketed in coach? (lap child request is 'listed' on parent ticket).
B) call up to purchase a normal child fare? (10% of cash price). ticket (1st) is now running about $300, but about $100 of it is taxes and fees. will a child booking cost $30 $120 somewhere in between?
C) pay about $90-100 to upgrade child's coach ticket to 1st.

Anyone with experience? or should I better move to the 'infant' thread?
was it international or canada-us because canada-us lap infants only pay taxes
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on January 31, 2016, 03:18:48 AM
was it international or canada-us because canada-us lap infants only pay taxes
Canada - US.
Pay taxes at check-in? Or need to call up in advance to book?
How much should that come to?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: a mirrer on January 31, 2016, 05:10:06 AM
Canada - US.
Pay taxes at check-in? Or need to call up in advance to book?
How much should that come to?
that
in another thread someone mentioned US$17
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2016, 10:28:26 AM
that
in another thread someone mentioned US$17
Yup. Leave extra time for this. I'd get there 90+ minutes before departure
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2016, 10:28:43 AM
Already had my first schedule change on this. LOL
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zow on January 31, 2016, 12:25:25 PM
Already had my first schedule change on this. LOL
Pardon the noob question, but do you mean they changed their flight schedule, and that gave you an opportunity to change or refund or what?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2016, 01:36:34 PM
Pardon the noob question, but do you mean they changed their flight schedule, and that gave you an opportunity to change or refund or what?
Yes, they changed the flight schedule (actually canceled the flight I was on). Haven't attempted to change yet (why would I cancel). New flight is not good for me, but this isn't until December so not worked about it yet.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zow on January 31, 2016, 02:07:33 PM

Yes, they changed the flight schedule (actually canceled the flight I was on). Haven't attempted to change yet (why would I cancel). New flight is not good for me, but this isn't until December so not worked about it yet.
Got it. So, you are capitalizing on their cancellation to give you broad flexibility to use that ticket for essentially any future date, so long as city pairs remain unchanged. Nice. Thanks.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 31, 2016, 03:36:16 PM
Already had my first schedule change on this. LOL
Me too. They changed a December flight number and aircraft to no longer have Premium Economy.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 31, 2016, 04:32:00 PM
About 5 of mine had departure changes. Would they allow me to change to whenever I want now?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 31, 2016, 05:45:31 PM
About 5 of mine had departure changes. Would they allow me to change to whenever I want now?
personally, I'd avoid calling a live rep to discuss any of these unless 1) there are no other "250" reservations on the account and 2) you won't use the flight in question unless you get it changed.

If you do call, let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on January 31, 2016, 05:47:56 PM
personally, I'd avoid calling a live rep to discuss any of these unless 1) there are no other "250" reservations on the account and 2) you won't use the flight in question unless you get it changed.

If you do call, let us know how it goes!

Yeah my thoughts too. Not gonna call unless they "officially" honor these
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 31, 2016, 06:33:29 PM
personally, I'd avoid calling a live rep to discuss any of these unless 1) there are no other "250" reservations on the account and 2) you won't use the flight in question unless you get it changed.

If you do call, let us know how it goes!
And even so I'd wait it out a little bit
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Jimgotkp on January 31, 2016, 07:20:31 PM
Yeah my thoughts too. Not gonna call unless they "officially" honor these
At this rate, I'm going to guess that they will honor these reservations since they've been quiet for a few days.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: SearchGuy on January 31, 2016, 07:56:57 PM
How about someone asks on Twitter?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: teetle on February 01, 2016, 03:04:33 PM
I just called delta and they told me that they know about the glitch and they will be honoring it,
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on February 01, 2016, 03:11:05 PM
Looking for some advice here with a lap-child on one of these flights.

Booked 1st class Tix for parents etc. wanted to book another ticket for all babies, not enough seats were available at eligible price. International flight so lap-child needs some kind of ticket. booked last ticket (child under 2) on a coach ticket on same flight.
[to be sure, booked a 2nd ticket on same flight for 1 parent in coach as well]

Should I:
A) Just cancel parent coach ticket? will they allow family on with parents in 1st and lap child ticketed in coach? (lap child request is 'listed' on parent ticket).
B) call up to purchase a normal child fare? (10% of cash price). ticket (1st) is now running about $300, but about $100 of it is taxes and fees. will a child booking cost $30 $120 somewhere in between?
C) pay about $90-100 to upgrade child's coach ticket to 1st.

Anyone with experience? or should I better move to the 'infant' thread?
was it international or canada-us because canada-us lap infants only pay taxes
So I guess that I should definitely cancel the adult/coach ticket, to prevent confusion? should probably do the same for the baby/coach ticket?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 03:11:36 PM
I just called delta and they told me that they know about the glitch and they will be honoring it,
Why did you do that?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:12:18 PM
So I guess that I should definitely cancel the adult/coach ticket, to prevent confusion? should probably do the same for the baby/coach ticket?
You could. But I'd prefer to sit in coach with a baby seat then up front without
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on February 01, 2016, 03:14:37 PM
You could. But I'd prefer to sit in coach with a baby seat then up front without
baby is 9mo, gonna spend most of his time in lap anyway...
(another 2yo along as well. currently have 3 1st between 4 of us. otherwise would be 2/2)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:15:29 PM
baby is 9mo, gonna spend most of his time in lap anyway...
(another 2yo along as well. currently have 3 1st between 4 of us. otherwise would be 2/2)
Unless the baby is sleeping and will stay in the car seat the whole time, allowing you to have your hands free...
I would sit in coach. Just my personal opinion
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2016, 03:16:12 PM
How about someone asks on Twitter?
Go for it.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: teetle on February 01, 2016, 03:18:17 PM
Go for it.
I did and they gave a number to call so when i called they said they are honoring them
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: teetle on February 01, 2016, 03:18:56 PM
Thanx dan i got 40 tickets.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:19:09 PM
Why did you do that?
Because you think that they didn't notice this?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:19:34 PM
Thanx dan i got 40 tickets.
Nice. I got 31, thought I had the most :(
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dealfinder85 on February 01, 2016, 03:26:05 PM
Nice. I got 31, thought I had the most :(
how often are your trips?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:28:32 PM
how often are your trips?
Unfortunately already had President's day and Pesach booked (although President's day with TYP and Pesach with WS $104 deal). So I have summer, Succos, Thanksgiving and end of December X5, plus a trip to ORD in the summer X5, plus booked for some family to come to us in the summer X6
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dealfinder85 on February 01, 2016, 03:29:34 PM
Unfortunately already had President's day and Pesach booked (although President's day with TYP and Pesach with WS $104 deal). So I have summer, Succos, Thanksgiving and end of December X5, plus a trip to ORD in the summer X5, plus booked for some family to come to us in the summer X6
thats all?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 03:30:44 PM
thats all?
I know, right
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 01, 2016, 07:50:20 PM
Unfortunately already had President's day and Pesach booked (although President's day with TYP and Pesach with WS $104 deal). So I have summer, Succos, Thanksgiving and end of December X5, plus a trip to ORD in the summer X5, plus booked for some family to come to us in the summer X6

I feel selfish. I booked myself a YYZ-JFK every weekend for the next ~6 months.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 07:57:46 PM
I feel selfish. I booked myself a YYZ-JFK every weekend for the next ~6 months.
For what purpose?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 01, 2016, 09:52:50 PM
For what purpose?

I study in NY but live in TO
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 01, 2016, 11:31:15 PM
I study in NY but live in TO
And you're really gonna come back every shabbos? Or just want the possibility
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 11:39:53 PM
And you're really gonna come back every shabbos? Or just want the possibility
That would be pretty expensive, being as you still have to fly in (and avios are up to 7.5k).
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on February 01, 2016, 11:41:24 PM
That would be pretty expensive, being as you still have to fly in (and avios are up to 7.5k).
National one-way rental is pretty cheap..
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 11:41:52 PM
National one-way rental is pretty cheap..
PITA
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 02, 2016, 12:20:32 AM
And you're really gonna come back every shabbos? Or just want the possibility

Every second Shabbos?

I've been doing it for a while. I have too many Avios for my own good.

Tentatively booked every Thursday for the next few months, even though most was only available in J... The way I look at it, I will likely never be able to swallow 15k for a 1-way flight to YYZ J or not, so might as well enjoy it until the end of the era. Which is tonight... And ofc, the fact that if E opens up for any of these flights I'll just refund the points pay $7 and get back 1.5k Avios  8)

So I can basically justify flying J by asking myself: would I cough up 1.5k for a biz class upgrade? yes.

Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: oreo on February 02, 2016, 10:07:10 AM
Alot of transcons from YVR were available in Feb/Mar including to places like Florida. Travel on/after April increased the airfare.

Yes, I was very lucky to find them to PHL in May. It's tempting to get a free transcon but price-wise it may actually end up being more.

I've already paid $10 pp for LAX-YVR on 5/11 and 250 miles each for YVR-LAX on 5/13 and YVR-PHL on 5/18. Need to be in LA 5/13-5/15. So the options are:
$93 BWI-LAX on 5/11 and $93 LAX-BWI on 5/16, going to YVR before LAX. Problem here is very early morning drives between PHL and BWI, one right after a redeye. Also a 1 hr 15 min connection in LAX from Alaska to WestJet, which are in different terminals and may not even check bags through.
OR
~$150 EWR-LAX or BWI-LAX on 5/13 and $92 LAX-YVR, hoping for AA economy saver space to open up for PHL-LAX on 5/13 (12.5k avios is more than $150 but it's worth it to fly out of PHL), going to YVR after LAX.

Currently I have the first option booked on AS, refundable until 60 days before, so there is plenty of time to wait for other options to arise. That's the best part about these glitch tickets, they are basically free!!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: emak on February 04, 2016, 09:19:42 AM
In case anyone was wondering...
http://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2016/02/delta-to-honor-0-fares-and-250-skymiles-from-canada/
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ckmk47 on February 04, 2016, 09:42:56 AM
In case anyone was wondering...
http://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2016/02/delta-to-honor-0-fares-and-250-skymiles-from-canada/ (http://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2016/02/delta-to-honor-0-fares-and-250-skymiles-from-canada/)
I actually wasn't.  I trust DDFers.
I just called delta and they told me that they know about the glitch and they will be honoring it,
Why did you do that?
How about someone asks on Twitter?
Go for it.
I did and they gave a number to call so when i called they said they are honoring them

Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2016, 01:05:46 PM
Anyone fly yet?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Yaalili on February 05, 2016, 07:36:58 AM
My friends got 7 tickets from Montreal to Miami for Pesach. Now just need a glitch for the return flights :)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 05, 2016, 09:45:40 AM
Anyone fly yet?

3 weeks till my first one
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 05, 2016, 10:44:03 AM
Anyone fly yet?
My first is for Monday the 15th out of YYZ.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on February 07, 2016, 09:34:15 PM
On the ticket receipt, it shows the full price, as if it was a reg ticket booked, only in the email it does $0 charged.
#justsaying
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovg on February 08, 2016, 10:06:17 AM
4 tickets flying this Friday (Feb 12) YYZ-JFK.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jungarmtl on February 08, 2016, 10:28:31 AM
flying tomorrow iyh
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: thejerseyguy on February 08, 2016, 01:21:54 PM
Just got off my flight yyz to jfk 7 tickets
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 08, 2016, 01:49:19 PM
Just got off my flight yyz to jfk 7 tickets

Nice!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jbla on February 08, 2016, 10:22:07 PM
If I am flying NYC – YYZ – SLC, do I need to clear customs in YYZ if not checking bags? I have only 45 minute connection within terminal 3
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: iAm on February 08, 2016, 10:55:01 PM
If I am flying NYC – YYZ – SLC, do I need to clear customs in YYZ if not checking bags? I have only 45 minute connection within terminal 3

Did you book that on one itinerary? That's considered cabbatoge, and isn't a valid routing.

To answer your question, they will make you clear Canadian BP and reclear American BP...run!!!

Edit: see this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/canada/1676194-us-us-connection-yyz.html

Apparently, someone managed to bypass Canadian BP but still had to do US immigration.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on February 08, 2016, 10:59:42 PM
Did you book that on one itinerary? That's considered cabbatoge, and isn't a valid routing.

I doubt it seeing as he posted in this thread
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: D93 on February 10, 2016, 04:20:22 AM
Just got off my flight yyz to jfk 7 tickets

Did you earn any miles?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 15, 2016, 06:58:24 PM
Our YYZ-JFK flight was cancelled tonight. Though there was a weather travel advisory in effect since Saturday night, they refused to rebook me on Westjet earlier today excuse it wasn't "pay with miles eligible". Go figure that they ended up rebooking me on the first available flight tomorrow with is Westjet at 4:30 pm. Gave each of the four of us a $50 travel voucher, which I thought was generous.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: D93 on February 16, 2016, 12:16:32 AM
Our YYZ-JFK flight was cancelled tonight. Though there was a weather travel advisory in effect since Saturday night, they refused to rebook me on Westjet earlier today excuse it wasn't "pay with miles eligible". Go figure that they ended up rebooking me on the first available flight tomorrow with is Westjet at 4:30 pm. Gave each of the four of us a $50 travel voucher, which I thought was generous.

That's more than the flight cost itself :)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: myi on February 16, 2016, 02:55:11 AM
Is there any such deals from NYC to toronto still going on? When I need there is never, but when I don't need a flight there is always to be found..if anyone hears about a deal or so...please post back here thanks a million.....need it for around March 22-29 area.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: TimT on February 16, 2016, 08:50:02 AM
Is there any such deals from NYC to toronto still going on? When I need there is never, but when I don't need a flight there is always to be found..if anyone hears about a deal or so...please post back here thanks a million.....need it for around March 22-29 area.
Follow DDMS. Sometimes you just gotta take what's available.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 16, 2016, 11:41:02 AM
Our YYZ-JFK flight was cancelled tonight. Though there was a weather travel advisory in effect since Saturday night, they refused to rebook me on Westjet earlier today excuse it wasn't "pay with miles eligible". Go figure that they ended up rebooking me on the first available flight tomorrow with is Westjet at 4:30 pm. Gave each of the four of us a $50 travel voucher, which I thought was generous.
now today's flight is cancelled too!  Getting rebooked SYR-LGA and rented a car.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 16, 2016, 03:18:17 PM
now today's flight is cancelled too!  Getting rebooked SYR-LGA and rented a car.
can only comment that they were willing to rebook me on three separate occasions for this reservations. Will be driving to Brooklyn instead as the flight out of SYR was just cancelled too.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: myb821 on February 16, 2016, 04:14:51 PM
can only comment that they were willing to rebook me on three separate occasions for this reservations. Will be driving to Brooklyn instead as the flight out of SYR was just cancelled too.
ouch Good luck getting them to cover your car rental.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 16, 2016, 11:48:39 PM
ouch Good luck getting them to cover your car rental.
I don't expect any compensation from delta for the rental car (reserved full size at Avis for $84 USD one way and was upgraded to BMW 5 as President's Circle) because the cancellations were all weather related. However, instead of asking for a straight up refund on the phone just now (because who needs 1000 sky miles (250x4)), the rep was kind enough to hold each ticket open for a year with no change fees and ability to change routes entirely ($256.94CAD x4).
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on February 17, 2016, 01:01:29 AM
I don't expect any compensation from delta for the rental car (reserved full size at Avis for $84 USD one way and was upgraded to BMW 5 as President's Circle) because the cancellations were all weather related. However, instead of asking for a straight up refund on the phone just now (because who needs 1000 sky miles (250x4)), the rep was kind enough to hold each ticket open for a year with no change fees and ability to change routes entirely ($256.94CAD x4).
As I mentioned earlier, that's how much it comes up on their system
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on February 17, 2016, 01:02:28 AM
In actually planning on "missing" my flights, then asking for the value for the next year.
Done than with delta on the past..
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 17, 2016, 07:14:36 AM
As I mentioned earlier, that's how much it comes up on their system
has anyone actually been refunded that amount to a credit card? Would be very surprised if that got through the refunds/audit dept.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: dovy2 on February 17, 2016, 07:18:18 AM
has anyone actually been refunded that amount to a credit card? Would be very surprised if that got through the refunds/audit dept.
That for sure won't work
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 17, 2016, 02:41:20 PM
I don't expect any compensation from delta for the rental car (reserved full size at Avis for $84 USD one way and was upgraded to BMW 5 as President's Circle) because the cancellations were all weather related. However, instead of asking for a straight up refund on the phone just now (because who needs 1000 sky miles (250x4)), the rep was kind enough to hold each ticket open for a year with no change fees and ability to change routes entirely ($256.94CAD x4).
Awesome.
How was the drive?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 17, 2016, 03:47:03 PM
Awesome.
How was the drive?
Was a little slow through Syracuse due to the snowy weather, then all clear to New York. We got notification that the alternative flight from SYR was cancelled about 30 miles west of SYR and made it home at about the same time that the flight from SYR would have landed in any event had it been on time. Paid $27 for fuel for the entire trip.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on February 17, 2016, 06:16:09 PM
Was a little slow through Syracuse due to the snowy weather, then all clear to New York. We got notification that the alternative flight from SYR was cancelled about 30 miles west of SYR and made it home at about the same time that the flight from SYR would have landed in any event had it been on time. Paid $27 for fuel for the entire trip.
No way that it could ever be worth it to fly from Syracuse
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on February 17, 2016, 10:47:07 PM
No way that it could ever be worth it to fly from Syracuse
Agree, though all flights out of YYZ, BUF and ROC were cancelled or sold out. Just figured I'd keep the option open in case the driving got rough.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2016, 12:00:53 AM
Have a ticket for the summer which had a small change and want to change the origin from YYZ to ORD (and change the date a few days). Any chance I can pull this off?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 09, 2016, 12:35:52 AM
Have a ticket for the summer which had a small change and want to change the origin from YYZ to ORD (and change the date a few days). Any chance I can pull this off?
Just did this today. One of my many YYZ-JFK flights was moved up by 10 minutes. I politely told the rep that I didn't care for the new time and was able to move the reservation up by three weeks to a flight in a different class of service with a negotiated change fee of $100 CAD (vs the usual $200CAD) and even pocket the residual $50 as a voucher for future use. The rep was initially nervous that he would get in trouble, so I suggested he loop in one of his colleagues with a more "supervisory role", who made the offer.

What's the change in your reservation?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2016, 06:32:00 AM
What's the change in your reservation?

Moved back 20 minutes

Did you pay the change fee or they just deducted it from the value of the ticket?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 09, 2016, 08:09:39 AM

Moved back 20 minutes

Did you pay the change fee or they just deducted it from the value of the ticket?
I think it's worth a try, but I was sure to be extra polite and acknowledge that it wasn't an entitlement. They deducted the change fee from the value of the ticket. Since my be ticket was more than $100 cheaper than the old, I netted a refund voucher too.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2016, 08:43:05 AM
I think it's worth a try, but I was sure to be extra polite and acknowledge that it wasn't an entitlement. They deducted the change fee from the value of the ticket. Since my be ticket was more than $100 cheaper than the old, I netted a refund voucher too.
I should've booked 50 sets of these and just paid the $200 CAD change fee and traded 250 sky pesos for $84CAD
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: emak on March 09, 2016, 08:45:00 AM

Moved back 20 minutes
Same idea, my flight was moved up a half hour, I will try switching my stopover flight (Ex- YYZ) to a direct.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2016, 09:28:25 AM
Just called and no luck. Said it was only a difference of 15 minutes so no changes allowed.
Not sure if I'll wait till closer to and just pay the full $200CAD and have the change and hope for a change, or if I should do that now...
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 09, 2016, 09:34:34 AM
Just called and no luck. Said it was only a difference of 15 minutes so no changes allowed.
Not sure if I'll wait till closer to and just pay the full $200CAD and have the change and hope for a change, or if I should do that now...
their webpage lays out the rules pretty clearly (has to be an hour later than origins itinerary and new flight has to be between on the same day and between the same cities), so not surprised. You may have better luck with a HUCA and spinning it a bit with a friendly rep, but this is definitely YMMV.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 09, 2016, 09:51:08 AM
their webpage lays out the rules pretty clearly (has to be an hour later than origins itinerary and new flight has to be between on the same day and between the same cities), so not surprised. You may have better luck with a HUCA and spinning it a bit with a friendly rep, but this is definitely YMMV.
Yeah. I'll just wait for a big change. This way you have more of a case (15 minutes is kind of silly).
And if it doesn't come I'll just take the $84 CAD.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on March 09, 2016, 02:31:34 PM
can you change after the flight (skipped)?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 09, 2016, 03:09:09 PM
can you change after the flight (skipped)?
Do you know if there were any IRROPS on the ticket? If not, doubtful.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: gozalim on March 09, 2016, 03:16:53 PM
Do you know if there were any IRROPS on the ticket? If not, doubtful.
There were
(multi-hour delays during snowstorm 2 weeks ago)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 09, 2016, 03:23:09 PM
There were
(multi-hour delays during snowstorm 2 weeks ago)
Worth a try then, I'd think.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: emak on March 29, 2016, 03:51:29 PM
I had two of these tickets booked from YYZ to west coast. Got email that flight was moved up by 20 min. Called and convinced rep to switch flight over to be ex-NYC direct flights the evening before at no extra charge.  8)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on March 29, 2016, 03:55:54 PM
What!!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 29, 2016, 04:06:07 PM
I had two of these tickets booked from YYZ to west coast. Got email that flight was moved up by 20 min. Called and convinced rep to switch flight over to be ex-NYC direct flights the evening before at no extra charge.  8)
nice!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jewdkoff on March 30, 2016, 01:43:49 AM
I have 9x tickets (3 itineraries for 3 people) that I don't think I'll be using. Think the best way to get the credit is by not showing up to the flights? Seems a bit risky
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on March 30, 2016, 10:23:14 AM
I have 9x tickets (3 itineraries for 3 people) that I don't think I'll be using. Think the best way to get the credit is by not showing up to the flights? Seems a bit risky
Wait/hope for a schedule change. See the posts above.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on April 11, 2016, 10:30:52 AM
On one of my 23 Delta flights now. Bumped to first class because "the ticket was booked with delta skymiles"

Whatever that means :D
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on April 11, 2016, 02:12:28 PM
On one of my 23 Delta flights now. Bumped to first class because "the ticket was booked with delta skymiles"

Whatever that means :D
LOL. The tickets expressly state that they're not supposed to be upgrade eligible. Do you have DL or skyteam elite status?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: zer0k1 on April 12, 2016, 12:43:13 AM
LOL. The tickets expressly state that they're not supposed to be upgrade eligible. Do you have DL or skyteam elite status?

No status at all!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: sbbi on May 12, 2016, 11:31:47 PM
If I cancel a ticket bought through this deal (error), will I get delta credit after cancellation fee? has anyone tried?

i tried to cancel online but it did not allow me, and it asked me to fill contact info and Delta customer service would call me back

thanks.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jewdkoff on May 12, 2016, 11:40:54 PM
If I cancel a ticket bought through this deal (error), will I get delta credit after cancellation fee? has anyone tried?

i tried to cancel online but it did not allow me, and it asked me to fill contact info and Delta customer service would call me back

thanks.
Yes. They keep the cancellation fee unless you have a reason
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: sbbi on May 12, 2016, 11:47:40 PM
Yes. They keep the cancellation fee unless you have a reason
there was a 15-minute fight change...

so i will receive delta credit in Canadian dollar? can i use it in US domestic flight?

Also the reservation has 3 tickets (3 people), can I pool the 3 credits in one future delta ticket purchase?

thanks
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 13, 2016, 01:04:27 AM
YMMV whether with a 15 minute change they'll waive the fee. I did not have any success. If not, you'll get the vouchers for ~$70/each
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 11:52:26 AM
Had a2 hour schedule change. I want to go on a westjet flight leaving closer to my original departure. Will I be able to do that? The fare is considerable cheaper, any chance I can get a voucher for the difference
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on May 15, 2016, 01:20:24 PM
Had a2 hour schedule change. I want to go on a westjet flight leaving closer to my original departure. Will I be able to do that? The fare is considerable cheaper, any chance I can get a voucher for the difference
YMMV. In circumstances where I've canceled the ticket outright due to weather delays and/or schedule change, I had no problem reissuing the ticket later for a WS operated flight (and pocket the difference for future travel). As an initial matter, however, they were unwilling to switch me to a WS flight in advance of IROPS when a weather advisory had already been issued, which was frustrating.

Received my latest "schedule change" email from delta today for a trip I doubt I would have taken, so all in all, have been getting great value from these this year. Was yours for a DL 4126 flight moved up a couple of hours?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 01:45:26 PM
Indeed. If I would've known the possible value of food u shouldn't booked 100 flights
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 09:12:08 PM
They agreed to refund me (unfortunately, tickets were only $192 CAD). But they aren't sure how the refund would process. Waiting on hold with the refund department...
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 09:25:20 PM
The lady from refunds assured me the refund would be issued in the form of a check delivered to my house.
6 x $192 CAD
I love this game
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2016, 09:28:09 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on May 15, 2016, 09:28:44 PM
Just canceled out a $278 CAD YYZ-CUN trip x 4 and they're happy, due to Zika, to allow a free non-transferable reissue within a year of original ticketing.

The lady from refunds assured me the refund would be issued in the form of a check delivered to my house.
6 x $192 CAD
I love this game
Nice- let us know when you receive the check. Until I hear confirmation, I'm going the route of reissues.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 09:41:49 PM
Just canceled out a $278 CAD YYZ-CUN trip x 4 and they're happy, due to Zika, to allow a free non-transferable reissue within a year of original ticketing.
 Nice- let us know when you receive the check. Until I hear confirmation, I'm going the route of reissues.
I said you're sure I'll get refunded via check. She said she was positive. I'll keep you posted
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 15, 2016, 09:42:57 PM
I'll rebook 5*150 and pocket $400
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2016, 09:49:43 AM
Looks like this backfired :(
On the phone now sorting this out
ETA: This is a disaster
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on May 20, 2016, 11:47:13 AM
Looks like this backfired :(
On the phone now sorting this out
ETA: This is a disaster
no refund check I gather?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2016, 12:15:36 PM
Quote from: Delta Email
I’m happy to help with your request regarding a refund.
 
Since you used both miles and cash to purchase your ticket I’ve taken the following action.
 
About your Mileage
All mileage has been returned to the SkyMiles account from which the miles were deducted.   Miles redeposited to your account will appear within 7 business days.

Quote from: My response
On the phone they advised me that I would receive the cash value of my ticket back. I did not want to cancel if I was to receive my miles back. Please reinstate my ticket.

Quote from: Delta Email
I appreciate the opportunity to further review your request of xxxx.
 
When a ticket is purchased it can only be refunded to the original form of payment. Once the miles have been redeposited there is no way to reinstate those tickets. The most effective option is to call our reservations team to use the miles that have been redeposit towards a new purchase.
 
Please contact our Reservations team at 800-221-1212 for assistance and provide the ticket numbers listed above.
 

Quote from: my response
That is not possible. The price has gone up on these tickets. I can no longer get the tickets I need. I explicitly said on the call that I do not want to cancel the tickets if I will be refunded the miles. You can pull up the phone records to look this up. Please reinstate my tickets add requested.


I guess we'll see what happens. Think I'll win a DOT claim?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on May 20, 2016, 12:45:58 PM

I guess we'll see what happens. Think I'll win a DOT claim?
no- pretty standard for tickets to be refunded to the original form of payment,
regardless of what a CS rep says. Also, what do you think the DOT will make of your claim that "I'm entitled to $250 cash refund for the ticket I paid 250 miles for."?

 Consider also that refunds have to flow through a separate department that ensures such matters are properly accounted for. That's why my approach has always been to just get the tickets canceled, pending reissue, rather than try to process a refund. In fact, I just landed this morning on such a reissued ticket.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on May 20, 2016, 01:23:42 PM
no- pretty standard for tickets to be refunded to the original form of payment,
regardless of what a CS rep says. Also, what do you think the DOT will make of your claim that "I'm entitled to $250 cash refund for the ticket I paid 250 miles for."?

 Consider also that refunds have to flow through a separate department that ensures such matters are properly accounted for. That's why my approach has always been to just get the tickets canceled, pending reissue, rather than try to process a refund. In fact, I just landed this morning on such a reissued ticket.
I just want my ticket reinstated at this point.
The only form of refund they offered me was this
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on December 15, 2016, 09:20:14 PM
Anyone know if I cancel for rebook can I use the credit for a WS flight? Agent is insisting it won't work
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on December 21, 2016, 05:19:24 PM
Anyone know if I cancel for rebook can I use the credit for a WS flight? Agent is insisting it won't work
I've successfully canceled these tickets (schedule change) and rebooked onto a DL codeshare on WS.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on December 21, 2016, 05:41:51 PM
I figured. Too late now though. Will just leave work early tomorrow.

Have yyz-jfk-phx-jfk all coming up in the next week from this glitch. Good times
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on December 21, 2016, 06:51:37 PM
I figured. Too late now though. Will just leave work early tomorrow.

Have yyz-jfk-phx-jfk all coming up in the next week from this glitch. Good times
Good times indeed! The last date I was able to get on the calendar as I recall was around December 25th, 2016. Validity of the tickets times out Feb. 26th. Have used approximately $5,600 worth of tickets for myself and family in the last year from this deal and, so far, have not forfeited any of them.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on December 21, 2016, 06:55:48 PM
Yeah. One of the flights that I was giving up on (I had me+4 reservations, only I was going to fly) got delayed while I was in the airport. Called and got myself protect onto a westjet flight and the other four cancelled for rebook.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: ah giten on December 21, 2016, 08:23:49 PM
Does this still work?
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: nobiggy on December 21, 2016, 08:33:53 PM
Does this still work?
no.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: jmw on December 25, 2016, 05:46:57 PM
The cancellation fee is huge if you can't use the Zika excuse, but I still should have booked many more of these so that I can use them on non-Canadian flights well into 2017 for just 250 miles. For me, it was very difficult to use these ex-Canadian tickets as intended since I know almost nobody in Canada. Much better to use residual value ex-US even with the big cancellation penalty.

I tried getting a refund on one of these, and it ended up being a refund of 250 miles. I'll just keep the credits instead.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 22, 2017, 11:53:09 PM
The cancellation fee is huge if you can't use the Zika excuse, but I still should have booked many more of these so that I can use them on non-Canadian flights well into 2017 for just 250 miles.
Even after the cancelation fee, the tickets can only be used until the 12 month expiration of the date the ticket was issued (roughly Jan 27, 2017). I had one agent make an exception to let me rebook for Feb 3rd, but that's not the norm.
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: Ergel on January 23, 2017, 12:39:47 AM
Even after the cancelation fee, the tickets can only be used until the 12 month expiration of the date the ticket was issued (roughly Jan 27, 2017). I had one agent make an exception to let me rebook for Feb 3rd, but that's not the norm.
So sad this is coming to an end. Need a new glitch!
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: lubaby on January 23, 2017, 07:37:37 AM
Need a new glitch!
Paging @Dan  ;)
Title: Re: SIZZLING! Delta Cardholders Can Book First Class Award Tickets From Canada To The US For 250 Mil
Post by: eliteflyer on January 24, 2017, 02:01:57 PM
So sad this is coming to an end. Need a new glitch!
taking our last flights next week with credits next week. The itinerary doesn't touch Canada.