Double Miles from Revenue-Based Delta and Finally Fixing American’s Business Class

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  1. Just to clarify on the Delta promotion that it is only double miles for non-elite members. If you are an elite member you get the same 5 extra points which translates in less than double the mileage.

  2. Santastico – it’s always base miles that earn double miles in a double miles promotion. Delta base members earn 5 miles per dollar. Top tier elites earn 5 base miles + 120% bonus (no matter what marketing language Delta uses)

  3. @Santastico, to be more precise, it’s double base miles, right?
    Gary noted, that it means 5 extra miles per dollar. It’s exactly the same as hotel programs do it.
    When SPG says, double points, it doesn’t mean 8 points per dollar for 75-night Platinums, but 2*2+2=6 points per dollar.
    Double, triple, whateveriple of something always means, double, triple, whateveriple base points/miles.
    I know, whateveriple is no word, but I thought it looked funny …

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