Delta Air Lines has announced an end to those mighty annoying fees for booking award travel at the last minute.  However, they will charge a $150 dollar fee for changes to award tickets effective today.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s a decent trade.  I can’t think of any time I’ve ever changed an award ticket….but that’s not to say this won’t be an issue for many.  Other changes (some positive, some negative) include:

  • Platinum Medallions can now make unlimited fee-free award changes and redeposits
  • The award redeposit fee rises to $150 dollars, but is waived for Platinum and Medallion members
  • And low and behold, Delta is going to re-engineer the award travel and booking process and calendar on  (They admit it’s screwed up!!!!)
  • Delta will implement an upgrade policy for Gold Medallion and higher members with Alaska Airlines.

In my opinion these are positive changes to the SkyMiles program.  There’s quite a bit more than the items I highlighted.  Read the entire summary here.