February 20, 2009

Miles and Miles

I just returned from a business trip to the East Coast and earned another 9,944 Delta SkyMiles. My Gold Medallion status provides me doubles the miles for each trip, so they add up quickly. I now have a whopping total of 127,083 SkyMiles. My wife and I plan to use the frequent flyer miles for a trip to Hawaii, but my wife needs to get settled into her new job first (see starts on Monday).


WorkHomePlay said...

I use NWA for miles and wonder how the transition will be with the merger. Right now I have only about 20K miles, which would only get me one way somewhere. How many miles with Delta would it take to get to Hawaii?

1MansMoney said...

I believe 75,000 SkyMiles gets you a free ticket to Hawaii, but with a limited time frame. They do offer a more flexible time frame, but I think it's about twice the miles.


Kristy @ Master Your Card said...

Apparently I'm in the wrong card because none of my trips to LA every quarter rack up nearly as many miles! And I'd like a free airline ticket once in a while! I got one airline mile for every eligible dollar I spend on trips, hotels, car rental, and grocery stores. But, with traveling once a quarter and not really using the card when I go grocery shopping, the miles just aren't adding up. I've got maybe 20k at best.

1MansMoney said...


Hang in there. With Delta, mine did not start to add up until I hit Silver Medallion status and received bonus miles every trip. Now, we Gold Medallion status, it's like getting miles for two trips each time I fly.