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Does Delta FF Points required change?
Background: I booked two round trip saver awards coach seats on Korean air via the Delta site in early January using my husband’s miles from LAX to BKK in May. He is a Platinum Elite. We do not have any wiggle room on dates as we fly from BKK to Bali the next morning via Thai Air and then back again a week later. To change this flight would be costly as I snatched a great price, plus my husband’s schedule is not flexible.
Question: I have noticed that the LAX-NRT-BKK and back again on our desired dates are wide open in Business class and Delta One (most seats are empty) but mileage required are high. Does Delta reduce points required for these seats as the date get’s closer, if they have not booked? If yes, can we make the switch from Korean to Delta flight? Or book one way on Delta flight and the other on Korean. It appears that our Korean flight is being completely managed by Delta.
Thank you. I have been studying the blogs etc. to try to get the most of our FF miles on Delta. I am trying to understand all the options….
Welcome [USER=1546]@Jnita[/USER] – with absolutely no wiggle room, personally I’d sit pat. I doubt Delta will drop the price (but who can ever tell?!) and at least with this you know what you’ve got. But there may be other opinions out there… 🙂
[USER=1546]@Jnita[/USER], in general what you are doing is the best use of DL miles–use them on premium cabins on partner flights at saver award levels. When pricing their own flights DL seems to be moving towards a revenue model where awards are priced close to revenue prices. In that scenario it is unlikely that the prices will go down since cash prices usually rise closer to departure but can’t hurt to monitor them.