Category Archives: Delta Airlines

Delta: How Many Biscoffs Tall Are the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

Over the years Kim and I have stopped by many tall skyscrapers to visit observation decks on their higher-up floors. It’s definitely an interesting and different way to see & view a city.

We’ve visited observation decks in places like Auckland, Bratislava, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and many others. 

When flying Delta, Kim and I along with many other people love getting Biscoff cookies in Sky Clubs and on flights. I’d guess that most people associate Biscoff with Delta in a similar way that a warm chocolate chip cookie makes me think of DoubleTree Hotels.

You might be wondering why I am talking about tall buildings and cookies? Continue reading Delta: How Many Biscoffs Tall Are the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

The Easiest 5,000 Delta Miles I’ve Ever Earned

Back in October, I posted about an upcoming promotion from Delta called Nonstop NYC.
In this promo 40 lucky winners won a trip from NYC to LA. The promotion went on for six weeks with various online games and a scavenger hunt around NYC called Find the Red Coat.

I wasn’t one of the lucky winners of Nonstop NYC and I haven’t thought about the promo since it ended in mid December.

That was until today. I received an e-mail from Delta Airlines with the subject:

  • Delta Nonstop NYC- 5,000 Miles Just for Playing

I initially figured the e-mail was letting me know about another shot at winning some Skymiles but I was wrong. Delta was giving me 5,000 bonus miles just for participating in Nonstop NYC!

Sorry for the impossible to read image

Here is part of the e-mail:

Thank you for playing Delta Nonstop NYC.

Even though Delta Nonstop NYC is officially over, we want to thank you for finding our Red Coats, completing missions and spending time with us. We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we enjoyed seeing your posts, Tweets and check-ins from all over the city.

And as a special thank you, we’d like to reward you for your participation with a bonus of 5,000 miles, good toward one of our hundreds of destinations worldwide. Please visit www.skymilesincentives.com/claim and enter your award code ____ .

It’s a good thing that I read through this message or I could’ve missed out on 5,000 of the easiest miles that I’ve ever earned! (The miles didn’t post directly to my account, I had to claim them at the link above.)

Once I claimed my miles, I received an e-mail confirmation and the miles were added to my Delta account by the time I got home from work.

If you participated in Delta Nonstop NYC and didn’t receive an e-mail thanking you for playing, you should check your spam folder. Maybe you‘ll also have a nice surprise of 5,000 miles to claim too!  

Delta: Kick It In NYC- Win A Trip for 4

Delta Airlines is sponsoring the Kick It In NYC- Very Merry New York Holiday Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes is being run through Facebook with Delta giving away a very nice trip to NYC over the holidays in 2013. The prize includes a private tour of Radio City Music Hall and tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.


The Prize: 2013 Holiday Spectacular Grand Prize Package

  • 4 round trip tickets to NYC
  • $2000 gift card for hotel and dining
  • Private, guided Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour for 4
  • 4 tickets to see the RCCS
  • 4 Gray Line NYC tour passes

The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry 
  • Enter by 12/23
Enter for a chance to win the holiday trip to NYC HERE

Win A Trip To The UK To See the Chelsea Football Club

Delta’s Chelsea Football Club Contest gives you the chance to win a trip for two to London to attend the season opened for Chelsea FC.

The contest is being run through Facebook. To enter you need to fill out some basic information and let them know why you should win.
The Prize:
  • 2 tickets to the Chelsea FC home opener on August 25, 2012
  • Round trip economy airfare for 2 from the U.S. to London
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations
  • $500 American Express gift card

Contest open to legal residents of the United States

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter
Enter by July 28, 2012 11:59 p.m. ET
Enter for your chance to win HERE

Delta: One Bite At A Time Bonus- Earn Up to 3,000 Bonus Miles

Delta SkyMiles Dining is running a promo called One Bite At A Time
You can earn 300 bonus miles each time you spend $100 (in any combination of dines) and also complete a review for each qualifying dine.
The fine print says that this offer is by invitation only for select SkyMiles Dining members.

Check your inbox for an e-mail of this offer or give it a shot by trying to sign up HERE.

Rules for the bonus offer:

  • Register for the One Bite At A Time Bonus
  • Spend $100 dining at participating locations through 12/31/12
  • Complete dining reviews within 30 days of each dine
  • You can earn the bonus up to 10 times, earning 3,000 miles

If you don’t have a SkyMiles Dining account, you can register and earn 1,200 bonus miles after your first dine. Spend $25 or more and complete a review within 30 days of dining.

Sign up for SkyMiles Dining HERE

TSA Pre-Check Program Coming to JFK Airport

How would you like to go through a speedier screening process at the airport??? I am sure that we all would. The TSA’s Pre-Check Program will be coming to JFK Airport in NY this year.
(no exact date was announced) 
It is already being used at several other airports as a pilot program and open to select individuals.

The program includes no longer removing items like:

  • Shoes
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry on
  • Laptops
  • Light jackets
  • Belts

It is currently available at:

  • Atlanta: T-South Checkpoint (Delta only)
  • Dallas: Terminal C, Checkpoint C30 (American only)
  • Detroit: Checkpoint 2 on the ticketing level (Delta only)
  • Miami: D2 Checkpoint (American only)
  • Las Vegas: D Gates First Class Checkpoint (American and Delta

The program is currently open to:

  • Frequent Flyers: Delta Air Lines and American Airlines (AA) have contacted eligible frequent flyers with an invitation to opt-in. Once the passenger opts in, the airline identifies the individual as a TSA Pre-Check participant when submitting passenger reservation information to TSA’s Secure Flight system.
  • Custom and Border Protection Trusted Travelers (Current members of CBP’s Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS Trusted Traveler programs are automatically eligible to participate in TSA Pre-Check)

Find out more about the TSA Pre-Check program here

Behind The Scenes: Your Bag’s Journey on Delta & Track My Bags App.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage once it hits the conveyor belt after checking in for your flight??? I always thought it was pretty impressive that more bags did not get lost every day.

Personally I’ve had luggage issues a few times. Three times my luggage did not get to me until much later in the day after arriving from a flight. One time my luggage did not make it home with me. We had to head home from the airport in freezing weather without a winter jacket. But it got returned the following day!
Delta made a really interesting video to show what happens to luggage when it goes behind the rubber flaps:
They took one bag and  added six cameras to it and showed the journey it took from check-in in Atlanta to getting loaded onto the plane to getting picked up in NY.
Check out the video here:

Delta has also added a Track My Bags feature to the Fly Delta App! Pretty cool if you ask me.
Check it out here: