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NW/DL Elite Upgrades?  
User currently offlineSwissair4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 130 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

hey guys,

so do insiders know when NW Elites and DL Elites will be able to start getting upgrades on each other!!!?!?!??! its about time this happens.

NW Elites already get Elite upgrades on CO and vice-versa.

Hope this happens soon!

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

I'd guess that it will happen once the merger is finalized and the computers are programmed to allow for such a thing to happen (maybe 1-2 months after all the papers have been signed). Would probably be the first step in consolidating the FF programs.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1797 times:

There has been no official work on how the combined Worldperks / Skymiles program will operate.

Apparently some details will be announced in mid-August, but nothing will likely take effect until the 2009 program year begins on March 1, 2009.

Right now there a number of significant differences between the two programs, it will be interesting to see how the combined program is implemented. It could be mostly based off of Skymiles, but they (hopefully) will combine the best of both programs (doubtful).


User currently offlineSwissair4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1782 times:

What would you say is better about Worldperks compared with Skymiles?

User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

For one, 5-day automatic upgrade for Platinum, 3-day for Gold and 1-day for silver elites, is way better than on SkyMiles. The companion upgrade is nice (for Plat and Gold), and I am not sure if SkyMiles awards the same EQM no matter what the fare basis is.... I do hope that they retain these better qualities on to the new "SkyPerks" or "WorldMiles" or "PerkMiles" or whatever.... I appreciate the reciprocal upgrades on CO for NW members, which DL does not have. I try to avoid DL as much as I can due to this mis-perk.

I would think that once merged, the new program would be spun off like AirCanada did with AeroPlan and cash in on the equity, and "sell" miles to that program.


User currently offlineEnilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7138 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1636 times:



Quoting Mptpa (Reply 4):

I would think that once merged, the new program would be spun off like AirCanada did with AeroPlan and cash in on the equity, and "sell" miles to that program.

I think they will only do that if they are desperate for cash. Imagine if Aeroplan ever decided to partner with WestJet rather than Air Canada in 10 years or whenever the contract between the two is up. What a disaster that would be for Air Canada. It really would have little effect on Aeroplan if the new carrier had enough routes to cover the customer base. That's even easier in the U.S. where most of the majors can get you anywhere with a connection.

I remember I signed up for an airline credit card a long time ago. I think it was with Chase or a predecessor company. One day they broke up and sent me a new card. I still have the Chase card, but I didn't sign up for a new airline credit card with their new vendor. Basically, as a customer I was sold/transferred.

The brand and the frequent flyer program are tightly linked. If Sony sold their brand to LG for billions of dollars and then continued selling products under a new brand name they'd lose a huge portion of their business to the new Sony. Same issue...


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