You may remember my post back on May 4th titled Did I Really Just Book 2 Low Delta Business Tix to Europe for Summer Travel? YES!… well in that post I was simply happy to find my parents two low level business class tickets to Europe on the exact dates that they had requested. Granted, the flight to Madrid was perfect, but the direct return from Barcelona was unavailable. Instead, I booked them on a Dublin flight the same day with a planned connection..no big deal. As tends to happen with Delta, there were at least five different time changes to each flight, though none of them more than a few minutes. Nonetheless, the online itinerary continuously noted the changes and had a statement that flights changes might be possible due to the new times. Well, I called Delta yesterday and asked to switch to the direct BCN flight. I was told it was available, but only at the high award level. I mentioned that the website noted that a free change might be possible and wondered if the agent might be able to “see what happens”. She was willing to try and responded with “WOW the computer let me do it, your parents are both now in business on the direct flight and will receive a .50 refund per person.” SUCCESS! Now, this has happened to me before , you just need the perfect combination – an agent willing to try and the system accepting the change! Doesn’t get better than that – direct flights to their exact cities on their exact dates at the low award level during prime summer travel!
SkyPesos have been really useful for me this year…with a little effort and flexibility . In addition to the two tickets above, I recently returned from my First Virgin-Atlantic Upper Class Business Flight Booked with SkyMiles, secured two seats on partner Virgin Australia in Business to Sydney and Melbourne during Australia’s high-season (post coming soon), and utilized the China Southern partnership to leverage A380 flights from LAX-CAN and onto select points in Southeast Asia.
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