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Delta Skymiles
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:53:39 AM »
Hey all,

I booked award tickets with Delta to SJU for September with the 50% bonus transfer from Amex MR (still kicking myself over not doing enough research, because JetBlue would have been just another 1500 Amex points roundtrip :( ). I know Delta charges $25 per bag, per person each way so it would total $100 for myself and my husband round-trip. I am eligible for the Delta Gold Skymiles Amex card, with a bonus of 30k miles after $500 spent, first year free. I know we would both get 1 free checked bag with that credit card and am wondering if it is worth it for me to get the card and close it before my first year free is up, or not worth the credit pull...

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 01:48:37 PM »
Hey all,

I booked award tickets with Delta to SJU for September with the 50% bonus transfer from Amex MR (still kicking myself over not doing enough research, because JetBlue would have been just another 1500 Amex points roundtrip :( ). I know Delta charges $25 per bag, per person each way so it would total $100 for myself and my husband round-trip. I am eligible for the Delta Gold Skymiles Amex card, with a bonus of 30k miles after $500 spent, first year free. I know we would both get 1 free checked bag with that credit card and am wondering if it is worth it for me to get the card and close it before my first year free is up, or not worth the credit pull...

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
If you did the 50% bonus transfer for 100K or 50K for the previous promo, you should be now a Silver status, that gets you 2 bags free anyway.
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 01:50:32 PM »
I only transferred 47k because it was 35k round-trip per person.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 12:12:24 PM »
Im short 10k skymiles and i need it ASAP, is there anyway to get them (purchase from delta is not an option)??

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 12:14:13 PM »
Im short 10k skymiles and i need it ASAP, is there anyway to get them (purchase from delta is not an option)??
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 12:15:57 PM »
Amex MR points
I'm short 10K MR...

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 04:59:54 PM »
my wife got a letter that her sky miles are expiring. any easy thing to do to keep them alive?
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 06:33:26 PM »
my wife got a letter that her sky miles are expiring. any easy thing to do to keep them alive?
Transfer 1000 Amex MR in.

Or buy some magazines (looks like cheapest is Cigar Aficionado or Sunset for 400 miles):
https://www2.magsformiles.com/10024818/splash.html?utm_campaign=201&utm_source=200006&utm_medium=10024818
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 08:50:15 PM »
Or buy some magazines (looks like cheapest is Cigar Aficionado or Sunset for 400 miles):
https://www2.magsformiles.com/10024818/splash.html?utm_campaign=201&utm_source=200006&utm_medium=10024818
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buying mags keeps them alive?
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 08:55:36 PM »
Or buy some magazines (looks like cheapest is Cigar Aficionado or Sunset for 400 miles):
https://www2.magsformiles.com/10024818/splash.html?utm_campaign=201&utm_source=200006&utm_medium=10024818

buying mags keeps them alive?
Through their website, yes.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2014, 09:19:51 PM »
buying mags keeps them alive?
Normally yes. But I just remembered that Delta Skymiles don't expire- how are yours expiring?

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/program-rules-conditions.html
Under the SkyMiles Mileage Expiration policy, miles do not expire.
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 11:04:00 PM »
Normally yes. But I just remembered that Delta Skymiles don't expire- how are yours expiring?
oh shoot totally read the letter wrong. ur right. thanks for that
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 11:04:36 PM »
oh shoot ur right. totally read the letter wrong. thanks for that
So what did the letter say ?

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 11:57:31 PM »
So what did the letter say ?
it said don't let your miles remain unused. for some reason i took that to mean that they're expiring. stupid me!
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2014, 12:23:23 AM »
it said don't let your miles remain unused. for some reason i took that to mean that they're expiring. stupid me!

Stupid me is when you let your miles expire... You're good  ;)
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