Goodbye Delta Gold Elite Status!

Goodbye Delta Gold Elite Status!

Today is my last day as a Delta Airlines Gold Medallion elite, I gave up on Delta after moving to Washington, D.C. for several reasons, the final push came when the Skymiles program became revenue based. And when I say that, I don’t mean when they implemented the MQDs, I’m okay with that, but I’m not okay with earning 8 miles per $1 USD.

Five reasons why I divorced Delta:

  1. Non-stop flights between DCA and MIA;
  2. Earning miles is more fair;
  3. Better upgrade success rate;
  4. Better award flight availability; and
  5. Better small business program.

I’ve been pretty happy with my Executive Platinum status on American, and yes, I know I can’t compare AA EXP to DL Gold but American just fits my travel needs a lot better.

I’m not discounting that American will eventually cave in and adopt a program like United and Delta, but I can remain hopeful that they won’t, and if they do, I’ll probably ditch flying an airline exclusively and just fly whoever gets me from point A to B the cheapest.

For all of those being bumped down a tier or just losing elite status all together, what was the reasoning behind it?

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