Dl mqd on mu and ke

Old Jan 6, 19, 2:27 pm
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Dl mqd on mu and ke

I am flying to DPS and am looking at a. business class itinerary on MU, and another on KE, When I fly business class, I take a 40% multiple of the total distance traveled to determine the MQD contribution to Skymiles?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 2:47 pm
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From what I can tell, your assessment appears to be correct. According to Delta.com in regards to China Eastern (MU) and Korean Airlines (KE):

(3) Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) apply to Medallion qualification. Flights marketed by the partner will earn MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid.

*For purposes of calculating mileage credit and MQDs, "distance flown" means the calculated distance between origin and destination, as determined by Delta in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight.
https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...-partners.html

I couldn't find the percentages on Delta.com, but as you mentioned, TPG is indicating that it's usually 40% for business class fares:

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/earn-...tner-airlines/
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Aviacentre View Post
From what I can tell, your assessment appears to be correct. According to Delta.com in regards to China Eastern (MU) and Korean Airlines (KE):

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...-partners.html
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:35 pm
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Thanks for the replies. So, while a negligible difference, based on that wording, it will be based on distance between ORD and DPS, not ORD-ICN-DPS OR ORD-PVG-DPS?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:53 pm
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It should be based on ORD-ICN-DPS or ORD-PVG-DPS assuming that you don't have direct flights (same flight number for multiple segments rather than a connection with a change of flight number in ICN or PVG).
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