A job change change in 2004 gave me the opportunity to start flying internationally for work. Fifteen years later, I finally hit the million mile mark with Delta Airlines flying only in Economy class.
Achieving million miler status gives you lifetime Silver Status plus a prize.
We’re going to celebrate together by having a contest to give away my prize from Delta Airlines from Samsonite, Tumi, or Tiffany & Company – you get to choose. But first – let’s look back on some of my favorite trips along the way – both on paid tickets and redeeming Skymiles:
We stayed at Conrad Rangali Island for 40,000 Hilton points a night for 9 nights with Hilton Diamond status. There’s something about being simple folk from Utah and rubbing shoulders with Russian oligarchs. There was also a strike by the workforce on the island that shut the whole place down for 36 hours. We were granted an upgrade because of it.
It also meant that we got to eat at the underwater restaurant, Ithaa, all by ourselves because everyone had cancelled their reservations.
Going to Nigeria during the Ebola crisis and forgetting your yellow fever card
The trip had started off so well – I got a complimentary upgrade to business class from Atlanta to Lagos. About an hour before landing, I realized I had failed to bring my yellow fever card. A stressful conversation happened where I ultimately paid a “facilitation fee” to enter the country.
Stranded in Tahiti because of plane issues
As I waited at the airport to fly back to the US from Tahiti, the delays were longer and longer. Out on the tarmac, there was a huge pile of liquid underneath the plane. It turned out to be fuel and therefore I was “forced” to stay in Tahiti for 2 more days with a complimentary stay at Le Meridian that was granted for all Platinum and higher members with Delta.
Let’s get to the contest! Delta gives out a gift for hitting million miler status and now I’m giving that gift to you! The winner of the contest (US based only – I love all of you international folks but I’m not shipping luggage overseas) will get to choose a gift of their choice. Choose from Samsonite luggage, Tiffany necklaces or Tumi items.
To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure and put your email address in to the form so that I can contact the winner.For an extra entry, follow me on twitter @questformiles and send me a tweet that says “@questformiles, I want to win the Million Miler prize”.
The contest is open from Saturday February 29th at 7:30 am MST to Tuesday March 3rd at 12:00 pm MST. Winner must be from the United States.