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World’s worst use of miles. ever
My dad used to be loyal to Delta but, because of the change in where he goes for work, he now flies American. He still has a decent stash of Delta miles but, has no intention of using them. Is using them for a 32.5k per person RT Y ticket from DCA-SEA as terrible as it sounds?
Not at all. Typical domestic carrier is 25K RT. DL has 25K as well, maybe adjust dates or times you are looking at to get the 25K. But 32.5K is not a horrible deal, especially if you aren’t going to use them elsewhere.
Fully agree with Mark S.
Even though DL miles don’t expire, I wouldn’t bank them for extended periods – miles depreciate. The 32K sounds good, may even sound better after another round of devaluations.
Based on the title of the thread I thought you were going to say he exchanged them for merchandise. I agree with Mark & Daniel that it’s not the worst deal at all.
On the dates he needed, if paid prices were very high then this might be a very good deal. I’ve paid that much for domestic tickets especially when I fly into small airports during high-demand season and a paid ticket would cost $500+.
If by any chance he has a DL credit card there is an option to pay with miles at 1c/mile. Not a great value but worth it to check the cost of a paid ticket if it can save some miles.
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER]: That is interesting (having a Delta credit card allowing you to pay with miles). I did not know that. Do you just use it like a currency, or are there limits as to how many points you can use? Where can I read more about it (on Delta’s website)?
Here’s the link: [URL]http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/use-miles/pay-with-miles.html[/URL]
[QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 21876, member: 184″]Here’s the link: [URL]http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/use-miles/pay-with-miles.html[/URL][/QUOTE]
Thank you! Good to know.