Delta SkyMiles

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  • At Delta, We Don't Love Our Most Loyal Passengers, And It Shows...

    Nov 13, 2003 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good alliances, good mileage earning potential
    Cons: Industry leader -- in TICKING OFF frequent flyers!!

    Summary: Ah, the joys of maximizing miles in frequent flyer programs. What airline passenger these days doesn't try to concentrate as many flights with one airline as they can, in constant pursuit of the golden grail -- the free airline ticket and a complimentary ... read more

  • Where Can I Borrow the Cray Computer?

    Jul 14, 2013 by ulysses4 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: There are some award tickets out there.
    Cons: Finding them, and the miles needed, changes rapidly.

    Summary: This is not a dissertation on Delta's entire frequent flyer program, but an interesting example of consumer vulnerability. We all know that there are plenty of people pursuing frequent flyer miles. Also, it is fairly obvious that the airlines would ... read more

  • Skymiles miles are USELESS!!

    Mar 14, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: none, really, for international travel,  but it seems OK for travelling within USA.
    Cons: These miles are pretty much useless for international travellers.

    Summary: The Skymiles program used to be one of the best, many years ago. I don't know what happened to change it to one of the WORST around!! maybe some crafty, MBA manager came up with a bunch of tricks to boost revenue?In a nutshell, I live in Europe and ... read more

  • Why Delta Sky Miles is much better than AAdvantage

    Jan 17, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Miles don’t expire, many ways to earn miles, includes many airlines, nine bags, Delta Airlines.
    Cons: A little harder to redeem miles.

    Summary: Delta Sky Miles is the frequent flier program for Delta Airlines. However, you can earn Delta Sky Miles flying many other airlines including Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle, KLM, Air France, Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Hawaiian Airlines, and 23 other airlines. ... read more

  • worst mileage program ever

    Apr 23, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros:  miles never expires but no use if you are not elite member
    Cons: You have to be their elite member

    Summary: I used to fly united all the time but last year I had to fly delta because the person I was travelling with was a platinum medallion member and he booked a ticket for me too. After that I joined delta skymiles program. I have flown on delta since then ... read more

  • Delta Skymiles - I Sure Am Glad Miles Don't Expire

    Nov 25, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Miles don't expire, "cheap" international flights, easy to book.
    Cons: None come to mind.

    Summary: When I lived in the Chicago area, I flew out of the United Airlines hub and had accumlated quite a few MileagePlus points.  When I moved to South Carolina, I had to fly from a smaller airport that was serviced by Delta Airlines.  I accumulated ... read more

  • Our ruined family vacation by DELTA

    Jan 26, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: nothing that I see
    Cons: Worse customer sevice..
    treat like dogs...
    no refunds..
    no hotels
    no connecting flights

    Summary: We travelled on Delta Flight dated Dec 3 from Atlanta to Trivandrum (India) via Dubai with 2 Infants. The Flight got delayed and as a result of that we missed the connection flight (Emirates Airlines) as soon as we landed in Dubai. The Local Delta ... read more

  • Delta's Skymiles from Chicago? Forget about it!

    Jan 25, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None.  The worst airline-loyalty program I've ever joined and  nearly worthless from Chicago.
    Cons: Terrible program.  Most miles flights unavailable, sky-high costs and preposterous routings. 

    Summary: I got my 75 K Delta miles thru an AmExCo card I had years ago, cancelled the card as worthless and remain stuck here in one of the world's busiest gateways, Chicago, with my largely useless SkyMiles despite repeated attempts to use them ... read more

  • A great experience booking award travel.

    Nov 20, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The best Frequent Flier Program in my opinion.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: As I  have applied for the Delta Gold American Express Credit Card and paid my $80 fee which is a great credit card in itself as it gave me 35,000 miles in addition to the 35,000 miles I earned for Delta and it includes the first bag checked for ... read more

  • There are much better programs out there!

    Oct 17, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: They give away a lot of miles traveling certain routes, getting a credit card, etc.
    Cons: Very limited low-level availability--especially international
    Delta's website--terrible!
    Huge fees for change on award tickets

    Summary: I flew Northwest for years before the merger with Delta.  Since I lived in Asia, I arranged many award tickets to and from Asia at "saver" levels and saved tens of thousands of dollars in the process.  It took some effort but it was worth ... read more

  • Delta SkyMiles: Ready When You Are?

    Jun 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of ways to earn and redeem; Plenty of partner airlines
    Cons: Hard to find available seats

    Summary: If you take to the friendly skies, chances are you have established frequent flyer accounts with one or more airlines. Each airline has its own unique name for its program and while most of the rules, redemptions, and ways to earn miles are similar, ... read more


    May 11, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: When there are no flight problems---you are treated like everyone else.
    Cons: When there are connecting flight problems--no help getting you on any other flights

    Summary: LETTER TO DELTA---RESULTED IN AN APOLOGY AND 4 $50.00 VOUCHERS---STILL WON'T FLY DELTA AGAIN--BUT SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR TICKETS ARE MARKED FOR FREQUENT FLYERS: May 3, 2010 ATTN:  Delta Airlines First of all let me say that I have flown ... read more

  • SkyMiles Program

    Jul 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: FAST Tickets
    Cons: frequent stops when using the tickets

    Summary: I LOVE the SkyMiles program. This is the easiest one of all to earn miles with when you use their other programs. is one of the fastest ways to earn miles. There are many, many stores to shop at online and you earn miles depending ... read more

  • SkyMiles American Express Card Stinks

    Jun 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Loss of $50 and a whole lot of wasted time.

    Summary: If you are flying on a Delta flight and they offer you some amount of free SkyMiles for getting their American Express card, don't do it. I was attracted to this card because they said at the end of your first year, they would send you a companion ... read more

  • Rewards? What a joke!

    Mar 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Delta Song had nice seats and color scheme
    Cons: Seems like Delta will do everything they can think of to NOT reward you.

    Summary: Logged into my SkyMiles account and discovered that Delta had taken away my accumulated frequent flyer miles. I carefully record all transactions so knew my SkyMiles should not have expired for another 2 years. So I called Delta. Surprise -! those miles ... read more

  • A Complete Guide to Delta SkyMiles

    Jun 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large network, international coverage, many partner options
    Cons: Hard to book an award with Delta itself, higher ticket prices compared to other airlines

    Summary: Miles, miles, miles... more and more people are using frequent flyer miles to get their "free" tickets and, obviously, it is getting harder and harder to redeem them. I became Delta SkyMiles member in 2001 and made Silver Medallion last year and ... read more

  • Free Flights and Upgrades? Advice on Getting There with Delta SkyMiles (Updated: OCT 2007)

    Jan 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The more you fly, the better the perks
    Cons: Miles expire after only one year without activity

    Summary: I am all about free travel and first class upgrades. If you aspire to these things too, then head right to and sign up for their SkyMiles program. It may take some time and effort, but this program will allow you to get free trips and ... read more

  • A travel program for... who?

    Jun 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of ways to earn miles, large partner program, many flights
    Cons: Difficult to redeem flights, confusing structure, Medallion program useless

    Summary: There must have been a time when frequent flyer programs were simple: those customers who stayed loyal to an airline earned enough points to get free flights, and really loyal customers were given special perks that kept them coming back. Well, ... read more

  • The ups and downs of using Delta Skymiles

    Mar 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to acquire miles
    Cons: It can be difficult to redeem miles.

    Summary: From my perspective I have always believed there is no such thing as a free lunch. That being said I don't think frequent flyer programs allow someone to fly for free but instead allow someone to fly cheaper than regular price (sometimes a lot cheaper ... read more

  • Should have seen it coming...

    Oct 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Getting your Skymiles statement each month and thinking "Hey, I have a lot of miles"
    Cons: Telling four people they aren't going to Vegas next month because Delta stinks!

    Summary: We have used our Amex to make high end purchases for a couple of years and have accumulated gobs of Delta Skymiles. Problem is that when we wanted to take a fun trip to Vegas, flying 1st class, we find out that 1. Not only do they not even offer ... read more

  • Delta SkyMiles: You May Want To Rethink This

    Nov 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I found two tickets to Cyprus!
    Cons: It takes forever to earn the miles, can almost never get a seat

    Summary: Frequent flier programs are the most confusing things that you’ll ever learn about. Some airlines like having the program because it lures customers onto their planes and gets them more money from credit card companies that they team up with. Others ... read more

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