Programs: DL PM, UA 1K, AF PE, BA Gold, HH Gold, MR Gold, some Amex
It would be nice to get VS back. Can you imagine to use the VS lounge @ LHR with your SM card With the BMI deal going to BA and a long road into joining *A it might be the best for SQ to sell. With the Delta network in the US and the KL/AF network in Europe it might work out just fine.
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
I loved redeeming on SQ right after the merger. Five RTs to Asia, although one technically was a RTW of sorts for the same mileage, all but one using IFC with the last in business class throughout. It was the best value for DL miles I ever expected to see. To make it better, DL had better award inventory than SQ gave to its *A partners.
It's a dream, but I would love to see SQ join SkyTeam or renew a partnership of some sort with DL.
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Programs: DL DM/SkyClub, UA Premier Platinum (from CM), LANPASS Premium Silver
Originally Posted by NYBanker
Having VS as a JV between DL and AF could actually be interesting. Hopefully change #1 would be discontinuing Delta service to LHR and instead have VS be the sole operator from LHR to the States.
Ok that would never happen. The JV makes flights metal neutral but also equally divides up the flying between the carriers. So no chance VS would get all the LHR-USA flights....sorry. However, I would bet that DL would be quick to drop BOS-LHR and possibly some others if this deal goes through. This would really help with the New York expansion too, DL/VS would be a real player vs AA/BA in the NYC-LHR market