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Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:22:21 PM »
Just saw this post on Live and Let's Fly. Delta have started allowing first class Skymiles redemption on China Eastern. While I don't agree that this alone makes Delta is the best mileage program, if they start allowing first class redemption on more airlines, they could possibly be the best program.

https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2018/08/21/delta-skyteam-first-class-awards/
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
340K+YQ is exciting?
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 01:35:18 PM »
Options are better than no options. This is a big development.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 01:35:56 PM »
Options are better than no options. This is a big development.
Sure, but a leading loyalty program?
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 01:40:56 PM »
No, but given the context of DL's failure to previously allow, this is a step in right direction, particularly if they ever offer one of their now famous flash sales. Big if.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 02:57:16 PM »
If they opened first class bookings to KE, AF, and GA, that would definitely be a huge.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 03:02:25 PM »
GA likely won't happen, AF definitely won't. Only hope is KE, CZ, MU, and SV.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 09:14:47 PM »
GA likely won't happen, AF definitely won't. Only hope is KE, CZ, MU, and SV.
And some of those airlines gave great f availability

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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 11:28:10 PM »
GA likely won't happen, AF definitely won't. Only hope is KE, CZ, MU, and SV.
All true, I was just pointing out the best they could possibly do. In all likelihood we won't see anything else added at all.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »
Is AF F even open to partners?

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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 11:42:19 PM »
Is AF F even open to partners?
No, not even for their own program, just for elites.

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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 11:52:49 PM »
No, not even for their own program, just for elites.
Yea, was wondering if elites could book it through a different program.

Otherwise, AF F should not included in 'the best they could possibly do' @mmgfarb , because they can't.

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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 11:55:02 PM »
Yea, was wondering if elites could book it through a different program.

Otherwise, AF F should not included in 'the best they could possibly do' @mmgfarb , because they can't.
They're in the same alliance, it's technically possible for then to work something out. It's not going to happen but it is something that is possible for them to do.
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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 11:58:51 PM »
That would require convincing the french, far from easy.. although they're getting a new canadian ceo.

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Re: Delta to Start Allowing Skymiles First Class Redemptions
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2019, 04:00:17 PM »
What would be the cheapest award options One Way China Eastern JFK-PVG in F?