Potential Delta Skymiles changes…

Well this would be a big deal/problem if it happened.  Via The Points Guy, there’s rumors floating around of Delta switching to a revenue based model for their mileage program.  What this means is that you accrue “miles” based on how much you spend on a flight, and when you redeem miles, they essentially convert into a fixed value.  Typically this means you will get less value for your miles, and for a non-business traveler, there’s not much you can do to get a great value out of it.

I’m not really a Delta flyer though, but I do have a large stash of Delta miles earned through various transfers and promotions.  So if this is at all true, I maybe need to start looking into burning down some Delta miles.  Delta Skymiles are already considered a pretty poor value by most people, although there are some redemption options that are gems (Air France to Europe, V Australia).