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Interesting: DL MQM's Reduced On Partners  
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 926 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Whilst booking many European and African flights for this month, I noticed on the Delta SkyMiles site that beginning March 1, 2013, many classes (even Business Class) of service will earn fewer and fewer MQM's.

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...-miles-with-partners/airlines.html

In each scenario even with its SkyTeam partners, most carriers will see a reduction...in some cases from earning 150% to only 75% of MQM's.

Is this something that has been announced and I may have missed this. In each airline, DL lists a comparison of their DL coded flights. Here are some examples:

SU:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...nes/aeroflot-russian-airlines.html

KE:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...-partners/airlines/korean-air.html

KQ:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...rtners/airlines/kenya-airways.html

VN:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...ers/airlines/vietnam-airlines.html

Yet interestingly, AZ, AF, KL and AM will see an increase!!!

Does this mean DL does not value its partners equally?


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20552 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Thread starter):
Yet interestingly, AZ, AF, KL and AM will see an increase!!!

Does this mean DL does not value its partners equally?

Delta wants its passengers to fly on Delta metal or that of their JV partners or on airlines where they've a direct investment. An incentive via SkyMiles is certainly one way of accomplishing that goal. UA does about the same.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25168 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Yes part of the changes announced last month.

Thread on it
Rumor: DL Skymiles To Add Revenue Requirement (by LAXintl Jan 16 2013 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
An incentive via SkyMiles is certainly one way of accomplishing that goal. UA does about the same.

Yes, UA does this to a degree, but not nearly to the same degree as DL is implementing.
UA has always had a preference to flying UA. That was inherent in the Million Miler program where it is BIS based not earned base, ie partners never qualified. (Now Copa is the lone exception, but we can argue if they are really a partner or a fake subsidiary of UA.)

I think this will be interesting to see what the other majors do in response to DL.


User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Delta wants its passengers to fly on Delta metal or that of their JV partners or on airlines where they've a direct investment.

As I have mentioned both here and on FlyerTalk, tell that to DL's Asian Skymiles members. With no JV here in this part of the world, we're effectively constrained to earning 100% MQMs only on flights to NRT, or on long-haul operated by DL/AF/AZ/KL/AM. Talk about loyalty.  


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

As far as I can see in cheap coach classes on European Carriers (AF/KL/AZ/OK...) it's still 100%. I believe this is mostly a bad thing for premium class passengers?

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