Earn/Redeem Miles on Northwest Beginning April 1

 
Old Feb 28, 03, 3:48 am
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Earn/Redeem Miles on Northwest Beginning April 1

This hasnít been announced officially, but Northwest Airlines employees are reporting that DL/NW will begin their reciprocal mileage agreement beginning April 1. Similar discussion on this topic is occurring in the Northwest Airlines forum . Itís being reported there that the reciprocal lounge agreement will begin April 1 as well, but I havenít heard any further information on that, nor have I heard whether or not DL/CO agreement will begin that date as well. The codeshare between DL/NW will NOT begin April 1.
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Old Feb 28, 03, 6:37 am
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Hmmm - may have to take that $390 inc taxes NW flight CVG-LGW for a fun weekend in May then. Of course I can probably expect 0.5 MQM (or even lower ..... shudder ) from DL but I wonder if NW and CO will take the opportunity to apply fare class based multipliers to earning miles on DL flights.
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Old Feb 28, 03, 9:59 am
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Old Feb 28, 03, 11:42 am
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I hope that this goes though. Back in January NW had a HNL sale from ATL and CVG for $296.39 total. We are booked for early May. For that price we are taking my wife's parents on vacation.

Dumb question, I made FO for 2003 from leisure trips to Norway and Chile and my SM AmEx. Do you think that they will still only give me half credit towards MQM even if transfered from NW? Just curoius cause this may give me a chance to re-qualify for FO. BTW, FT has made for some great reading and I've learned alot from all the posts.

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Old Feb 28, 03, 9:13 pm
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CVGHostage,

Details of the reciprocal agreement haven't been announced, so I can only guess. NW's lowest fares - whether they're published, sale or price-matching a discounter, are "K" - no U/T to distinguish them from so unless DL only assigns .5MQM to ALL NW K fares, you should earn full MQM.

Many CO flights post to my NW account as "Y" fares, even though they're "T" (T = cheapest). Perhaps NW will
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Old Mar 1, 03, 4:52 pm
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There's a translation of cross-airline fare codes that I haven't figured out.

Before UA was nice enough to throw me some status, I used to use my DL# on UA flights. I'd fly UA in Y (actual class paid) and it would appear on my DL statement as D class.

D on Delta is discounted C (like A is to F or B is to Y). Now, rest assured, DL did not give me 125% miles credit (then the applicable bonus for C/D/I/J), nor did I get a 100% GM bonus.

A previous post talks about fares classes mixed up between NW and CO, too.

We'll see.
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Old Mar 1, 03, 9:29 pm
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When you fly UA with your SM#, you get "bonus miles" not "base miles." NW may be the same initially. Pure speculation on my part, BTW.

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