McCown and I are working on researching a trip to Myanmar for sometime in 2015 and have been scouring the internet trying to learn all that we can about how to get there, what to see, where to stay, etc… We’ll have a few points related to our Myanmar trip planning over the next few weeks, but, first of all: What’s the best way to get to Myanmar using miles or points from North America?
There are essentially 3 major international entry points for Myanmar: [...]
Our first flight of the trip was Delta flight # 1543 from Charleston-CHS to Atlanta-ATL; Delta Gold Medallion status doesn’t often get me too much, but in this case it did get me an upgrade on the short, 41 minute flight. The only issue is that McCown, for some reason, wasn’t grouped with me for the upgrade pool so I ran over to the gate counter and tried my best to get an additional upgrade. We almost had one of these situations on our hands: Damnit Delta, why are you trying screw me?!
The gate agent was nice enough to add McCown to the list…here’s a note we had jotted down mid-flight:
Well, off to a good start. When leaving Charleston, we both [...]
As reported here on Flyertalk, you can book fares from select Pennsylvania airports to Bali, Indonesia for around $532 roundtrip, all-in.
The DealActive departure airports: Philadelphia-PHL, Allentown-ABE, Harrisburg-MDT or Scranton-AVP Destination: Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia-DPS. Minimum stay: 14 days for the cheapest fares Active dates: October 22, 2014 (earliest departure date) to May 24, 2014 (latest return date). Price range: $532-582 depending on the dates and the carriers with a 14-day minimum stay in Bali (sounds horrible, I know!). Price jumps to the ~$750 range when the stay is less [...]
We booked our trip to Chile and Argentina using Delta SkyMiles which worked out fine for the flights to/from the US but making the best use of our miles intra-Argentina required some research.
We’ll start with a quick recap from our post on booking the itinerary (Delta SkyMiles to Argentina: How to book Aerolineas Argentinas Award Space). If you want to get from the U.S. to Argentina (and you’re using Delta SkyMiles, KLM/Air France Flying Blue points or other SkyTeam currency), you’ll have the following choices for the long-haul flights:Aerolineas Argentinas: 1x daily from New York-JFK to Buenos Aires-EZE Aerolineas Argentinas: 2x daily from Miami-MIA [...]
My sister was studying abroad in Argentina this past semester, so McCown and I planned a trip to go and visit her. We both had a decent stockpile of Delta SkyMiles and, with the impending changes to the 2015 SkyMiles program, I really wanted to burn all of the miles that we had in the event that Delta renders them all but worthless next year.
By using Delta Skymiles, we were able to take advantage of their routing rules to have 1 free stopover and 1 free open-jaw. It looked like this:Depart Charleston-CHS, fly to Atlanta-ATL to connect to Delta 147 from ATL to Santiago, Chile-SCL. This was the beginning of our open-jaw. After 2 nights in Santiago, we purchased [...]
Hurry and book now for some awesome fares to Hawaii! The Fare Deal Alert is reporting that Delta has dropped their prices by 40% to 53% off to fly to Hawaii!
Fly from Charlotte-CLT to Kauai, Hawaii-LIH for $517.90 from now until June 2015.
How to Get ItHead to Google.com/Flights Search for flights from Charlotte-CLT to Kauai-LIH Play around with the calendar to select your desired dates: From Google Flights you can click to book on Delta directly Booking through Delta.com will allow you to cancel within 24 hours for free
Don’t Forget!Book fast! These fares could disappear at any [...]
My sister, Elizabeth, is studying abroad in Argentina this semester and we just finished up booking a trip to visit her soon. I needed to book 2 tickets, one for me and one for McCown, and wanted to use either Delta SkyMiles or United MileagePlus miles. I really preferred to burn my Delta SkyMiles first, given their impending devaluation/restructuring in 2015:
I quickly ruled out United– they’re down to only 1 daily flight from the U.S. to Buenos Aires-EZE out of Houston-IAH and the award availability is pathetic, even in economy. The only other choice is to connect in Panama City-PTY using their Star Alliance partner, Copa Airlines, but that got pretty [...]
For those of you saying, “Enough already! How do you get started?” here’s a quick crash course on racking up the points required for a free trip. This is written from the perspective of someone with no frequent traveler points that is starting from scratch.1. Understand your credit score
This is imperative to getting in on the free miles game. Start by reading our Credit Score Crash Course post here. This will give you an idea of what is behind your credit score.2. Look up your credit score
Before going any further, figure out what you’re working with. Please don’t go to just any website for a credit report– there’s a reason [...]
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Earlier this morning, Delta sent out a press release announcing changes that will be made to the SkyMiles program starting January 1, 2015, that they claim will make earning and redeeming easier for [...]
I was browsing Wikipedia the other day looking for a ranking of the top US Domestic airlines based on passengers carried and came across this:
I had no idea that Delta was the largest airline in the world as of 2012! This got me thinking: what are Delta’s longest non-stop routes? This installment joins the others I’ve compiled including:Top 7: Longest domestic US flights Top 10: Longest Domestic Flights in the World Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights Top 12 Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights Johannesburg-JNB –> Atlanta-ATL comes in to take the lead with an 8,439 mile journey on a Boeing [...]