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Where to credit DL FC after AS and DL split
I have been flying more DL paid FC in the past year and crediting to AS, which has been great. Just when my flying on DL (and account balance on AS) is increasing, they are cutting ties. I understand, but trying to figure out what to do from here.
I don’t want to try to get status on DL, it really will not do me any good, other than getting a better phone agent for those few times a year I call in.
I am EXP with AA and will keep that. I am 75K with AS and will keep that. Just getting into various cc, so really only have the Citi Prestige at this point (and the points that go with that).
I fly all over, have been around the world a few times last year and will do again this year. I am open to different airlines, but nice FC and great lounges are the most important part.
Last year flew CX FC twice, EY FC twice, QR BC a few times.
Any suggestions on where to put DL miles knowing all this? I know nothing about SkyTeam and could use some suggestions!
Where are you based? Korean’s program comes to mind. You earn miles for DL based on this chart [URL]https://www.koreanair.com/global/en/skypass/earn.html#cta-medium=/content/koreanair/global/en/skypass/earn/partner-ailrlines/delta-airlines[/URL]
The miles have a hard expiration date of 10 years from when they’re earned. However, you can only redeem miles for yourself or confirmed family members. SkyTeam doesnt make it easy to redeem for First Class but KE has access to First on a few airlines and certain partners are bookable online. Their routing rules can be a bit restrictive though – not allowing one-way redemptions.
You might also consider DL itself. Mileage earning on paid FC should be robust and miles don’t expire.