So I'm spending Thanksgiving in New York with Mark and I'm looking for a mileage flight back for him for Sunday night after Thanksgiving. Sure, it's a busy flight time, but paying double miles means never having to say "there are no award seats on this flight" so I just had to decide which airline had the better times and better availability.
Here is how it shook down between American, United and Delta, all for NYC-LAX for Business or Business/First:
And that is one of the many reasons I don't fly SkyTeam/Delta. I like being able to use my miles and get some reasonably good value out of them. Delta is not where that value is.