December 31st, 2013
Thousands upon thousands of folks have glitch tickets booked with Delta. I’m not fan of Delta as they run a very stingy mileage program but I have to stand up applaud their class-act behavior in honoring glitch tickets even from people who weren’t ticketed this past Thursday. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty and their agents have been working around the clock to make everyone happy. So first off, kudos to Delta!
While I’m no fan of their Skypesos program, if you are traveling with your family it can definitely make sense to open the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.
You get 30K miles for spending $1,000 in 3 months. You’ll also get a $50 statement credit for making a Delta purchase. The annual fee is waived for the first year.
But perhaps the biggest benefit is that you’ll get a free bag for up to 8 people traveling with the primary cardholder. That’s a massive savings even on just a single family vacation.
You’ll also get priority boarding so that there will be space in the overhead for your carryons. Plus you get 20% off In-flight food, drink, headphone, TV, and movie discounts.
So it’s a nice card for the fringe benefits, but even if you collect Delta miles it’s not a good card for spending. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is far superior as those points have better uses and they give a 25% bonus, so that 20K Starpoints can transfer into 25K Delta miles. Though there are far better mileage currencies out there for you to transfer your Starpoints to rather than Delta.