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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #225 on: January 01, 2019, 04:21:41 PM »
Crazy question. I have two tickets to Florida for Purim week (thanks to Dansdeals, of course). BH my granddaughter is getting married that week and I have to cancel my flight. I bought insurance, but I understand that's really for illness. Does anyone have any idea how I can cancel and not lose the money (a credit would be fine as well).
Usually Delta offers a full credit to be used till a year on your name.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #226 on: January 02, 2019, 01:26:55 PM »
Usually Delta offers a full credit to be used till a year on your name.
Thanks. Is it better to call now or closer to Purim (the tickets are for that week)?
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #227 on: January 02, 2019, 01:43:26 PM »
Thanks. Is it better to call now or closer to Purim (the tickets are for that week)?
No difference.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #228 on: January 02, 2019, 01:44:22 PM »
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #229 on: January 03, 2019, 01:13:28 PM »
We had an 80 minute schedule change on an award ticket in April that will get us in at 11 pm and wreak havoc on my young daughter's sleep schedule (she's not a good sleeper).  Only other option Delta is offering me is to overnight in Atlanta and take the connecting flight out the next day.  I'd much prefer to cancel and book a more reasonable American Airlines flight that gets in at 7:30 pm, but a phone call and twitter DM have both responded that they can't refund unless it's at least a 90 minute schedule change.  Any chance that HUCA would work or is Delta pretty strict about the 90+ minute rule for refunds/redeposit fee waivers?

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #230 on: January 14, 2019, 04:11:56 PM »
Got a delta award booked for 16K that I won't be able to use.
The redeposit fee is $150, which is almost a wash with the value of the miles, and must be done at least 72 hrs before flight.
There's a chance they change schedule, weather delay, etc. on the flight.
Would they redeposit the miles if the flight is changed/delayed >1hr?
Any other options here?

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #231 on: January 15, 2019, 01:29:14 PM »
Got a delta award booked for 16K that I won't be able to use.
The redeposit fee is $150, which is almost a wash with the value of the miles, and must be done at least 72 hrs before flight.
There's a chance they change schedule, weather delay, etc. on the flight.
Would they redeposit the miles if the flight is changed/delayed >1hr?
Any other options here?
what was the itinerary, just curious...

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #232 on: January 15, 2019, 01:53:26 PM »
Usually Delta offers a full credit to be used till a year on your name.
They said no. They'll charge 100 per ticket which leaves me with $10. I'll call again I guess.
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #233 on: January 15, 2019, 01:55:45 PM »
what was the itinerary, just curious...

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #234 on: January 24, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »
Got a delta award booked for 16K that I won't be able to use.
The redeposit fee is $150, which is almost a wash with the value of the miles, and must be done at least 72 hrs before flight.
There's a chance they change schedule, weather delay, etc. on the flight.
Would they redeposit the miles if the flight is changed/delayed >1hr?
Any other options here?

In the end there was a very helpful storm on Jan 19-20 that Delta issued a weather waiver for.
Even though the website does not let you cancel awards within 72 hours, the phone rep was able to cancel and redeposit the miles with no problems.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #235 on: January 24, 2019, 10:36:00 PM »
In the end there was a very helpful storm on Jan 19-20 that Delta issued a weather waiver for.
Even though the website does not let you cancel awards within 72 hours, the phone rep was able to cancel and redeposit the miles with no problems.
Helpful storm right when needed :)
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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #236 on: January 25, 2019, 03:27:51 AM »
Helpful storm right when needed :)
Last year I had a ticket for the day of a snow storm, but they didn't issue waivers until right before or until flights where canceled shortly before. I got lucky and had a 20 minute schedule change a few days before, so the day before the storm I changed my ticket to that day. By the time I showed up to my flight 4 hours later the cancellations already came in and there where people where running into the airport crying at the check in desk that they needed to be on a flight.

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #237 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:09 PM »
I'm 13 miles short for an award.
Any quick way to get 13 miles as I'd rather not transfer 1,000 Amex points?

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #238 on: February 12, 2019, 08:45:01 PM »
I'm 13 miles short for an award.
Any quick way to get 13 miles as I'd rather not transfer 1,000 Amex points?
You can transfer from relatives that has a Delta sky miles account But you might need to pay one cent per one mile you transfer
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/how-to-use-miles/buy-gift-transfer-donate-miles.html/#transfer

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Re: Delta Skymiles
« Reply #239 on: February 12, 2019, 08:55:35 PM »
You can transfer from relatives that has a Delta sky miles account But you might need to pay one cent per one mile you transfer
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/how-to-use-miles/buy-gift-transfer-donate-miles.html/#transfer
Plus $30 transfer fee with minimum of 1,000 miles.