If you’re a fan of luxury airlines and flying in first class, get ready to celebrate. If you’ve never flown first class, and tough-it-out in coach like most travelers, prepare to roll your eyes at Delta’s newest flight upgrade scheme, which will enable those with 2.5 million frequent flier miles to travel in their own private Delta jets.
According to Bloomberg Business, the airline is offering SkyMiles members the chance to cash in a minimum of 2.5 million miles for a $25,000 jet card, which roughly equates to the price of renting a smaller private jet for about a four hour flight. This mainly applies to business people who spend a majority of their working weeks traversing the skies, although you don’t have to be a corporate executive to cash in -- all you need is the appropriate number of miles.
Although accruing 2.5 million seems like spending an eternity in the sky, it’s actually not that crazy, according to Karen Zachary, the managing director of Delta’s SkyMiles program. She told Bloomberg that the airline has thousands of members with 1 million or more miles earned.