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Frequent Traveler University Dallas is approaching, April 17-19. Some tickets still available I hear from the organizers, good for those like me that try to plan in advance and then each month end up redoing their travel plans as life and business intervene.
I was managing my travel reservations today and when I put my Korean Air SkyPass number on a Korean Air flight, I remembered that I was the one who volunteered to give a talked called All About Delta SkyMiles.
It seemed a good idea for FTU to have its first-ever Delta session. I have been a long-time Northwest/Delta flyer, still a Diamond Medallion/Million Miler, yet have been so disgusted by Delta’s arrogance the past few months that have taken off the luggage tags and not flown them this year.
Instead this year I had one SkyTeam trip, booked last year, on Alitalia and Middle East Airlines that I got hosed on Delta’s new partner earning. Rest so far has been Star Alliance (United, EgyptAir, and TAP) and OneWorld (Iberia and, tomorrow, BA), plus Binter. Having good trips without feeling the airline will pull a fast one on me.
It is more fun to cringe at Delta’s every move when I don’t feel associated with the brand, like when they agreed to attempt to refund elites who overpayed for awards due to a specific website glitch, without ever acknowledging or refunding the millions (billions?) of miles that customers have unwittingly overpaid through years of a deceptive website.
Readers, so what the heck should I do about the Delta talk?
- Make it a SkyTeam talk?
- Re-title to something like ‘How to Get Hosed Less as a Delta Customer?’
- What should I cover? What still of use to the miles and points community from SkyMiles? I do live my Economist subscription, but I don’t think that’s why you come to FTU for!
I am sure not going to prepare it until the last minute, by then who knows what SkyMiles looks like!