Shadow Passenger is the ultimate SkyMiles playbook written by Delta’s top-tier Medallion frequent flyers. This information is compiled through years of flying and leaning ways to optimize your elite earnings and benefits. Delta Air Lines publishes the official record of what to expect; however, it’s is (intentionally) hard to understand; What you’ll find here is pretty damn accurate and updated regularly. If you see incorrect information, please feel free to reach out to me (Sean Brown) on Facebook DDMF/ODD groups or through my social media channels.

What’s my thoughts on the SkyMiles freqeuent flyer program?

I’ve been flying with Delta Air Lines and the Skyteam Partners since 2009’ish, and have logged 40+ countries across six continents. I can say that overall Delta has had a solid program; however the entire industry has been on a tear to devalue the benefits provided to its most frequent, highest revenue customers.

The Shadow Passenger playbook was developed out of necessity to combat the consistent devaluations that airlines are enforcing on their frequent flyers.

We control the future of the airline loyalty programs with our cash. Spend it wisely, earn and redeem as much as you can without spending any more than you have to – it’s that simple.

Delta Diamond Medallion, 1 Million Miler and Shadow Passenger author

What are some perceived and actual devaluations