Flying Blue Platinum V Delta Platiunm?

Old May 28, 11, 10:12 am
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Flying Blue Platinum V Delta Platiunm?

I've been a Delta Platinum for 7 years in a row and should qualify again this year.

However I'm Ireland based and get clobbered with high charges on award tickets, and really only get to use them with Delta flying wife to New York each year which cost $200 in charges!! The charges on an award Business class ticket with Air France are even higher $300+.

I earn half my miles with Delta (M Class using certs to upgrade) and Half with Air france flying in Business class. Flying about 50,000 actual miles which is about 75,000MQM.
I have 650,000 Delta miles in the Bank

Is there a status match system?

Would I earn Platinum with just 50,000 actual miles flown next with AF?

Are the charges for award tickets on Air France as High?
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Old May 28, 11, 12:48 pm
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AF's fare classes tend to be very stingy for Y (many classes earning just 25% and 50%); tend to be OK for C.

PE threshold is 70,000 miles

There's no status matching for Delta's FFP; there is currently for LH Miles and More.
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Old May 28, 11, 12:52 pm
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I can only answer part of your questions but am sure others will cover that.

There is no status match program by FB (there was a one time match 2 months ago).

If you don't have any current EQMs in the FB program, you'll have to start from the bottom of the ladder and have to acrue 70.000 EQM in one calendar year for Plat.

The surcharges for FB award tickets are very high, certainly compared to US programs.
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Old May 28, 11, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph View Post
The surcharges for FB award tickets are very high, certainly compared to US programs.
Except for domestic award in US...if you find one

NYC-SFO RT 25000 miles +10$ (on Delta in eco)

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Old May 29, 11, 4:31 am
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I have both cards, though the DL is comped. I would use the DL only if I were based in the US. Being based in Europe and flying AF/KL I think you would be better served with FB Plat.
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Old May 29, 11, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
I have both cards, though the DL is comped.
By comped, do you mean from a status match and was it a match to your FB status? I have been wondering if DL will match FB since they are both part of SkyTeam.
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Old May 29, 11, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Richard1148 View Post
I have been wondering if DL will match FB since they are both part of SkyTeam.
No - this is the very reason they will not match. Not possible to do inter-alliance matches. They are meant to be partners, so do not steal each others elites.
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Old May 29, 11, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Richard1148 View Post
By comped, do you mean from a status match and was it a match to your FB status?
No, US Amex Centurion members get comped to DL Platinum.
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Old May 29, 11, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by soy View Post
No - this is the very reason they will not match. Not possible to do inter-alliance matches. They are meant to be partners, so do not steal each others elites.
Not truth. I got SkyMiles Gold matched from Flying Blue Gold this year.
Took about 6 week. Faxed my request, FB card, statement with 6 month history.
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Old May 30, 11, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by soy View Post
No - this is the very reason they will not match. Not possible to do inter-alliance matches. They are meant to be partners, so do not steal each others elites.
Surely the other way around? It would benifit Delta if I switched to AF. I'd still fly the same flights but would accumulate miles with AF rather than DL.

Originally Posted by xmurphy View Post
Not truth. I got SkyMiles Gold matched from Flying Blue Gold this year.
Took about 6 week. Faxed my request, FB card, statement with 6 month history.
Why did you switch?

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Old May 31, 11, 12:36 am
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I am closing this thread as you have cross posted in the DL-forum.

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