Delta announces new SkyMiles policy
Posted on Friday 18 February 2011
Members of Delta Air Lines frequent flier program no longer need to worry about redeeming their SkyMiles in a timely manner, as the carrier recently announced that they are eradicating their expiration polices, according to CNN.
Indian travelers who have used the American airline in the past don't need to stress about planning another trip within the 24-month window anymore. As of January 1, all points will be preserved forever and Delta is the first U.S. carrier to implement this new policy.
"This is an excellent move by Delta - totally unexpected, though," Randy Peterson, editor and publisher of Inside Flyer magazine, told the news source. "This looks good for the program and helps them become a friendlier program."
The business strategy will likely catch on to other flight providers in America, which means extra perks for travelers who use the company's services regularly. With Delta's SkyMiles, members can build and redeem points for free tickets or upgrades, giving Indians an extra incentive to fly with the airline on an American holiday.
"Most people fly at least once every two or three years," Peterson told CNN. While the change may not affect a certain population, travelers are no longer faced with the threat of expiration if they are unable to plan another trip in the allotted amount of time.
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