Perks of Recession

One of the perks of recession that I have received is 10,000 complimentary qualification miles from Delta’s SkyMiles program to keep my Silver Medallion status.  I earned my Silver Medallion status two years ago but haven’t traveled much since last November (not as a result of the economy), so it was due to expire.  I was surprised by Delta’s generosity, however – without any prompting, I recently got an email from them telling me they were giving me those extra qualification miles to ensure that I get to keep my Silver Medallion status until the end of next year.  This status allows me to earn a 25% mileage bonus on flights with Delta or any of its airline partners (such as Northwest, Continental, and Delta) and gives me priority  in boarding and waiting lists.  The only downside is that I don’t get to redeem these miles for future flights.

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