I need to fly from MCI to PDX 4/28 (tomorrow) or lateset 4/29 and would stay until 5/2.
Airline Captain with 25 years experience in domestic and international operations.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
First, the availability on the flights is much better tomorrow than today, but hang onto that Priceline bid for now.
Second, if you have the Delta Skymiles Amex card, there is a special program where you can pay for a portion of your ticket with Skymiles (at 10,000 per $100), but that won't get you below $250, just closer.
It looks like the cheapest fare today is around $668, but tomorrow there are some combos listed for $511.
If you can wait for tomorrow, the first three departures (6:05, 7:00, 9:15) have the best availability for both of the legs. There is another at 5:42 pm that is next best, and that one may give you the time you need to talk to a Starwood rep in person to see about combining the miles more quickly. Also, those first three tomorrow will also be your best bet for a Priceline bid.
I'm sorry I can't offer any better options, but your current strategy is a good one. Keep after Starwood to see if they can expedite the mileage combo.
Best of luck,
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I am a retired PURSER and LANGUAGE QUALIFIED FLIGHT ATTENDANT (Italian and French) I was in service for...
Dear Steven, I have no suggestions for the rules and regulations of Delta and starwood perferred . I would only suggest that you try to delay your flight until tomorrow to give them time to respond.
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You can do a transfer Starwood points using Points.com from loyalty programs to airlines but everything cost ... there's a cost to transfer miles. Points.com charges 30.00 for the transfer and 7.5% Federal tax.
If Delta's program is like American, if you are doing a mileage transfer,
AAdvantage Customer Service would allow the customer to place their account in the negative to book a flight before the miles were deposited. You need to make note of your confirmation number.
If you are traveling for a medical emergency or death, Delta may have a compassion fare as well.2 comments
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Maybe some of these sites will be able to help
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No. Your situation is very complicated and I agree that you are out of time. Don't stress anymore because I assume this won't be your last trip and you can use the benefits another time. Life is too short to let these companies control you. Best of luck!2 comments