Category Archives: Delta

SkyMiles Shopping: Earn Up To 5,500 Bonus Miles

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 2.00.42 PMWith all of the hotel and airline program devaluations going on it’s always best to earn as much as possible for all of your purchases.

I just came across an offer from Delta SkyMiles Shopping where you can “Shop, Earn Miles And Be Merry”.

If you shop through SkyMiles Shopping from now until December 5 you will earn 500 miles for every $125 that you spend.

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Delta Tap The App To Win Giveaway (For iPad)

Delta is running the Tap the App Giveaway to spread the word about their new Fly Delta App for iPad. I downloaded the app and took a few minutes to check it out. The app looks really nice and has a bunch of cool, new features.

Some info from the Tap the App Delta page:

  • Fly Delta App: book and manage travel, enjoy entertainment and destination guides & explore with Glass Bottom Jet
  • Explore Destinations: spin the globe to discover destination info, fare specials and more
  • Glass Bottom Jet: explore what’s below while you’re flying high in the sky
Entering the contest is simple:
  1. Download the app for iPad
  2. Log in with your SkyMiles account during the giveaway up until July 31, 2013
  3. Make sure to log in every day to get the most chances possible to win
If you don’t have an iPad you can enter by mailing in an entry once per day. This sounds like a pain to me and not really worth the effort but if you’d like to do this find out more at the link below.

The Prizes:

  • 25 Winners: 1 year of in-flight WiFi
  • 100 Winners: Full day of in-flight WiFi
  • 250 Winners: $50 iTunes gift

The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the United States & D.C.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age as of 6/5/13
  • Taxes are the responsibility of winners
  • Limit one prize per person
Find out more about the Tap The App Giveaway by Clicking HERE.

On another note:
Enter my contest to win 2 United Club Passes & A United Luggage Handle Cover HERE

The Winner of the Delta 10% Off Cert. & Drink Voucher Is

Last week I got to attend a couple of awesome Delta events before going away over the holiday weekend.

The Giveaway:

Earlier in the month I was able to get some extra Delta 10% Off Certificates and Drink Vouchers during my visit to T4X. I had asked for them to share with my readers!.
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Delta T4X Closing Concert With Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran
T4X SoHo, NYC

Last week I was excited to attend the Delta T4X closing party and concert in New York City. I had visited T4X previously and had a great time. (Read about my visit HERE.)

T4X was set to close on Wednesday, May, 22, two days before Terminal 4 (T4) opened at JFK Airport.

The concert featured Ed Sheeran, a singer that I had never heard of before. Based on the line of fans waiting to get a glimpse of him just outside the theater (made up of mostly young girls) I could tell that he was definitely a known performer. Continue reading Delta T4X Closing Concert With Ed Sheeran

An Unlikely Encounter: Richard Branson at Delta T4 Opening

Michael W. with Richard Branson
It’s been a very busy last couple of days over here at Michael W Travels.
I’m currently in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Memorial Day Weekend. Instead of packing and planning my trip, I was attending a couple of Delta events.
I went to:
  • Thursday- T4X closing concert  Ed Sheeran in NYC
  • Friday- The opening of Terminal 4 at JFK Airport.

Check back for detailed posts about each of those events very soon.

I was hoping to get some posts done tonight but my flight to Milwaukee took off over an hour late and when we got to our hotel, Lucas decided to get a second wind and play for a while!
The new Sky Club entrance at T4, JFK Airport
While checking out Terminal 4 (T4), my brother and I decided to head over to the new Delta Sky Club. As we got on the escalator I saw a girl coming down holding a Virgin Airlines plane model. Following just up the escalator was Sir Richard Branson! Continue reading An Unlikely Encounter: Richard Branson at Delta T4 Opening

Giveaway: Win A Delta 10% Off Flight Certificate and Drink Voucher

In honor of the opening of Delta’s Terminal 4 (T4) at JFK Airport I wanted to do a little giveaway today.

While visiting Delta T4X, I was able to get a bunch of 10% off flight coupons and drink vouchers from the friendly staff. I was originally given one flight certificate and two drink vouchers. While chatting with the staff I decided to ask for a few extras to share with my readers. They were happy to oblige so here is the first giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive:

  • 1- 10% OFF Your Next Trip On Delta Certificate
  • 1- Have One On Us Voucher

A Visit to Delta’s T4X in SoHo, NYC

Last month I wrote about a unique way to experience Delta’s new Terminal 4 before it opens at a unique pop-up location in New York City called T4X.

T4X opened on May 1 and I had been wanting to stop by but hadn’t had the time. Yesterday I finally got an opportunity to check it out. I had a great time and also picked up some very nice Delta goodies, some of which I would like to share!

Just a little refresher about T4X:

  • T4X is located at 376 West Broadway at Broome Street in SoHo
  • It’s open Tuesdays- Sundays until May 22, from 11AM- 3PM
  • Preview the new T4, book a reservation, relax, enjoy $4 lunches and random giveaways.
Here is a little about my visit to Delta T4X:

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Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs # 6- Mile Run- Pennsylvania

I recently received an e-mail from Nina (aka Delta Gold Lass on Milepoint) with a pretty funny sign. While the average person might not see the humor, most of us in the mileage collecting hobby should see the humor here!

Nina is a speech language pathologist working with children ages 0-5. Most of them have autism spectrum disorders (I happen to work in the same field as a special educator). 
She was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, living directly across from the Atlantic Ocean. She is still not back in her condo yet but her saving grace is travel.

I wanted to find out a little more about this sign and sent Nina a few questions.

Here they are:
MW: Where did you spot the sign?
Nina: I spotted the sign along Route 80 in rural central Pennsylvania.

MW: When did you spot it?
Nina: I saw it on April 19 & 21. I was on the way to a gymnastics event at Penn State with some friends that love gymnastics.

MW: What was your reaction when you saw it?
Nina: I had to stop and pull over to take a picture because it was hilarious. To me it was hysterical in the eyes of a flying freak. I deliberately wait for Delta fares to drop and then take flights to no where just to accumulate MQMs. 

MW: How did your friends feel when you decided to pull over?
Nina: My companions are accustomed to my lunacy and some have reaped the benefits. They also laughed, seeing my perspective but also rolled their eyes and grinned to bear the detour!

I want to thank Nina for sending in this sign and sharing a little about it with us!

***For those that don’t know, a mileage run (according to Wikipedia) is “an airline trip designed and taken solely to gain maximum frequent- flyer miles, points or status”.



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Virtually Explore Delta’s New T4 At A Pop-Up Space in NYC

Last month I wrote about Shake Shack And Other Impressive Food Options coming to Delta’s Terminal 4. (The post was also featured on Boarding Area blog Delta Points)

The new T4 will feature the largest Sky Club including the first Sky Deck, a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace, more check-in counters, new powered seating to charge your gadgets and some great dining options. I’d love to check out the new T4 when it opens but I’m not sure when I will be flying through there again.

Here is another way to get a sneak peek into Delta’s T4 before it opens on May 24.

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Earn 500 Bonus Delta SkyMiles For Shopping Online

Here is an easy way to earn 500 Bonus Delta Miles for shopping online at the SkyMiles Shopping Mall.

This week only, you can receive a bonus of 500 miles when you spend $150 (cumulative) or more at SkyMilesShopping.com.

Some Rules:

  • Offer is good now through April 29, 2013 11:59 PM EDT
  • Returns, shipping, taxes, gift card purchases are not eligible
  • Bonus miles should post in 8-10 weeks 
To take advantage of this offer head over to SkyMiles Shopping HERE