Question on new SM number format

Old Jul 19, 11, 2:25 pm
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Question on new SM number format

I did a search and didn't see anything about this. I know for 20+ years Delta issued FF/SM numbers that started with a 2 and were 10 digits (in my family we have numbers starting with 208, 217, 229, 255). And I've heard the early DL FF numbers started with a zero, and the carried over Pan Am ones started with 4000.

Today I enrolled two children in SM, and both got 10-digit numbers that start with 930. Anybody know when DL ended the 2 series and went to 9? I created an account for someone right around the time of the merger, and I recall it was still a 2-series number. Was this something that came from NW after the merger? Just curious.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by CEUflyer View Post
I did a search and didn't see anything about this. I know for 20+ years Delta issued FF/SM numbers that started with a 2 and were 10 digits (in my family we have numbers starting with 208, 217, 229, 255). And I've heard the early DL FF numbers started with a zero, and the carried over Pan Am ones started with 4000.

Today I enrolled two children in SM, and both got 10-digit numbers that start with 930. Anybody know when DL ended the 2 series and went to 9? I created an account for someone right around the time of the merger, and I recall it was still a 2-series number. Was this something that came from NW after the merger? Just curious.
I entered the SM program automatically having been a NW elite FF, and my DL number starts with a 2.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 3:39 pm
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When my NW account transferred to Delta, they added a 6 to the front of the number and changed the last digit to a 5. Same for everyone else in my family.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 3:57 pm
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A family member's new SM number created in mid-March of this year starts with 940.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by CEUflyer View Post
And I've heard the early DL FF numbers started with a zero, and the carried over Pan Am ones started with 4000.
I can confirm the above as my SM number is a ten digit one that starts with 06.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 6:27 pm
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How many folks have a 0 as a leading digit?

This dates back to when DL didn't give out cards. They sent you your number written in cuneiform on a clay tablet.

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Old Jul 19, 11, 9:32 pm
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A family member's new SM number created in mid-March of this year starts with 940.
Interesting. Based on this, it would seem that new accounts are counting down by chronological order now. Except that the second account I created today about 5 min later was about 150 numbers higher than the first.

I kind of miss the 2xxxxxxxxx format that counted up through the years. I could almost pinpoint the year that someone joined SM by the number.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 9:53 pm
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My wife is from last fall and she is 9001
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Old Jul 20, 11, 11:22 am
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My account carried over from NW also starts with a 6 and ends with a 5. They lopped off a few numbers at the end of my NW account number and replaced it with the 5 since I think my NW account number was 12 digits...?
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Old Jul 20, 11, 11:27 am
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Mine is 10 digits and starts with 22

I merged my old NW account with the Delta account. Pretty scary that I still remember my NW number.
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Old Jul 20, 11, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
How many folks have a 0 as a leading digit?

This dates back to when DL didn't give out cards. They sent you your number written in cuneiform on a clay tablet.

Actually I believe my first FF card was printed by Gutenberg's press.
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Old Jul 20, 11, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
How many folks have a 0 as a leading digit?
My number starts with 04.

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Old Jul 20, 11, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Mine is 10 digits and starts with 22

I merged my old NW account with the Delta account. Pretty scary that I still remember my NW number.
I did as well and also remember my NW number. My account begins 205.
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Old Jul 20, 11, 12:49 pm
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Original NW numbers, or maybe NC/Republic numbers were 9 digits and mine led with 022. My DL number is 10 digits and begins with 200 -- and it dates back many years. My NW miles just rolled into my old DL account
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Old Jul 20, 11, 12:52 pm
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My number starts with 100X, fairly certain I got it in the mid-80s. I think I also got one when they converted my PanAm account into a Delta account, but later merged the two Delta accounts into one.

Mrs. TrojanTraveler got hers in the 90s, and it starts 20X.
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