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SkyMiles Program Makes Unexpected Changes to Mileage Earnings on Aeroméxico Flights

Are you a frequent Aeroméxico flyer who credits flights to the Delta SkyMiles program? If so, keep reading. Delta Air Lines is changing some mileage earnings for Aeroméxico-operated flights as of April 1.

Medallion Qualification Miles seem to take the biggest hit in business class cabin booked under certain fare codes. For example, Aeroméxico’s business fares booked under fare codes J, C, D and I all earn 200 percent Delta MQMs through March 31. However, as you can see in the charts below, fare codes C, D and I will earn just 150 percent Delta MQMs on flights flown or after April 1.

The number of redeemable miles and Medallion Qualification Dollars earned will remain the same on all business-class fares.

Additionally, the discounted economy fare class W is moving up to full economy and will earn 100 percent base miles (calculated as per flight distance) instead of the 25 percent it currently earns. MQMs earnings are going up from 100 percent to 150 percent in fare class W.

All other fare classes seem to be unaffected by the new earnings chart.

At this point it is unclear whether Delta would honor the mileage earnings announced prior to publication of the new chart. Some FlyerTalk members mentioned that Delta has honored expected earnings in the past in this thread dedicated to the change in Aeroméxico earnings. If you’re affected by this change, you might want to contact Delta to voice your concern.

Do Delta’s new mileage earnings on Aeroméxico-operated flights affect you and your travel plans?

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choklit April 3, 2018

Delta WILL honor the MQMs if you bought your ticket before the change.

LAXRuss April 3, 2018

I really don't see how this alignment can be viewed as unexpected. Delta offers 200% MQM only in J class on its own flights and 150% MQM on all so-called discounted business class fares. It stands to reason they would not encourage high revenue business class flyers on discounted biz fares to jump to Aeromexico just to gain the 200% MQM, which Delta does not offer on its own metal. Now Aeromexico flights are on par with Delta and there is no advantage to flying business in one or the other carrier's J cabins when collecting miles.

schmined March 30, 2018

Delta continues to whittle down the once terrific Skymiles program. This still does not change my favorite (sic) change this year: Upping the minimum spend on the Delta Amex Card from $25k to $250k for highest status. I doubt anyone spending $250k on an Amex is using the Delta version, probably a Black Amex card. Why don't hey just send an email saying "FU" ? Quicker, less games, message received.