EddieDude
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DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:55 am

I have a question. If I travel with AV, SQ, MH, SA, EK, LY, VS et al (i.e., carriers who are DL's mileage accrual and redemption partners), will my accrued SkyMiles count towards Medallion status?

Thanks a lot,


Eddie
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deltairlines
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:07 am

Only SkyTeam, Alaska and according to a thread on the Delta forum at FlyerTalk, Virgin Atlantic all earn MQMs. Other partners won't earn DL MQMs, unless you're booked on a DL-coded ticket (e.g. booking LY's JFK-TLV flight under a Delta codeshare).

Jeff
 
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:24 am

Wow! When I flew VS a year and half ago, I didn't get MQMs. Good to know - I like to fly the airline, but I am an MQM whore and that takes priority!!
 
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:32 am

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Reply 2):
Wow! When I flew VS a year and half ago, I didn't get MQMs. Good to know - I like to fly the airline, but I am an MQM whore and that takes priority!!

It's a real weird partnership...I vaguely remember reading the thread on FlyerTalk...basically, it used to be you could earn SkyMiles but not MQMs, now it appears you can earn miles and MQMs, but you cannot redeem miles on VS anymore...

Jeff
 
jr
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:43 am

Are you sure about MQMs on virgin atlantic? The Delta Website still does not list that.

http://www.delta.com/skymiles/about_skymiles/benefits_at_glance/mqm_calculations/index.jsp

Is there an official link? I would almost certainly give VS a shot this year if this is right.
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
jr
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:49 am

I guess this is the flyertalk link you were talking about  Smile

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493920
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
deltairlines
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:50 am

Here's the link to the thread on FlyerTalk: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...read.php?t=493920&highlight=virgin

I haven't read the thread for about a month now, so my memory might be a little hazy and I didn't really feel like re-reading the 8 pages on that thread...

Jeff
 
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RE: DL's Non-SkyTeam Mileage Partners

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:04 am

Thanks. In other words, if I book a ticket with DL and my flight is DL XXXX operated by SQ, AV, etcetera, I will get MQM's, right?

I appreciate this info!
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