Flying Blue (Air France, KLM, and Other Partners) - Question regarding level/award miles on Delta
Aug 30, 12, 5:45 am
Good day everyone -- I just wanted to double check that *any* Delta flight on a fare class FlyingBlue lists as earning miles (http://partnersearch.ehn.klm.com/us_en/partner.jsp?pid=275252&cid=273574&o=10&l=5&p=10&eb=all) (even at a reduced percentage) will earn one segment credit with FlyingBlue.
Aug 30, 12, 6:19 am
The answer is yes. Any flight on Delta that earns Award Miles in Flying Blue also earns Level Miles, and therefore counts as a level segment. It doesn't matter what the earning rate is - even if it is just 25% - if it earns miles, it's counted as a level segment.
I may be wrong, but I think that ALL Delta flights earn something on Flying Blue, even if it is just the minimum 25%. BUT, if there are in fact Delta fare classes that are not listed on the page you linked to, then such a sector would not earn miles in Flying Blue, and would therefore not count as a level segment.
Also edited to say: any flight on Delta metal but booked under a KL or AF codeshare flight number will definitely earn miles and therefore definitely count as a level segment.
Aug 30, 12, 10:45 pm
The answer is yes.Thanks irishguy28!
Can one also assume the DL minimums post back to FB at whatever percentage the underlying booking class is set at?
Aug 31, 12, 2:08 am
If the flights in question are booked as DL-coded flights and you give them your Flying Blue number, then the earning rates will be as per the table you linked to in the first post. So the minimum earning rate is 25% for the T and U classes.
If you book a Delta-operated flight under a KL or AF code share number, then the relevant table (for KL or AF) would instead apply.
Sep 12, 12, 8:23 am
If the flights in question are booked as DL-coded flights and you give them your Flying Blue number, then the earning rates will be as per the table you linked to in the first post. So the minimum earning rate is 25% for the T and U classes.Thanks again irishguy28 -- I can confirm this is exactly what happened for my account.
Mileage posted back at 25% of the base , I received a 100% bonus based on what was posted, and I received four flight sector credits for my four flights.
So for example my DEN > SLC flight posted as 125 miles (500 mile minimum @ 25% = 125 miles) and then the Plat 100% bonus of 125 miles was posted.
Sep 12, 12, 9:09 am
I'm guessing you're not a relation of this Jedward (http://www.planetjedward.net/), by the way? :D
Sep 16, 12, 2:18 pm
Be careful about DL's new booking class E on a few leisure routes, primarily Florida to/from DTW currently. So far it still earns miles on DL but not certain other privileges such as the ability to pick or change a seat assignment. Folks expect that it soon will nit earn 100% miles on DL and it sounds like it already might not earn any miles in partner FF programs (where it's nit on the list of fare classes for miles).