Jody found out that Delta is revamping it’s SkyMiles program. No longer will you be rewarded as much for long cheap flights. They are rewarding now based on what you paid for airfare. This will take effect January 1, 2015. They say the new “structure will create more flexibility and expand on ways to use miles.” Members will get more benefit from more tickets without requiring as many miles. There will be new one-way awards as well as additional miles + cash award options.
Members can earn between 5 and 11 miles per dollar spent based on their member status, plus up to an additional 2 miles per dollar when using the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. Delta is the only major airline that offers unlimited complimentary upgrades, no mileage expiration, and no award fees.