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Old Jan 11, 12, 2:52 am
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AFKL or DL

It looks like some of my travel will have to go to ST as *A schedules don't suit. Lounge access isn't as important as I will be flying paid business so which program would suit? AF, AZ or DL seem to be suitable options but I find AFs earning chart really confusing. A sample trip would be LHR-CKY return.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 5:11 am
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For paid business, AF has a pretty good FFP, but I wonder what you find confusing about the earning charts.

If you fly DL most of the time, it might be best to choose DL's program. You typically get more perks with the program of your home airline.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 11:06 am
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AF has different earning rates for business class depending on business class.
Consider you earn at least 125% of the mileage, up to 175%. With DL, you will always earn 150%
But to redeem, AF is easier and has [email protected], a 50% reduction.

So, if you are mostly flying AFKL in J, go for FB!
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Old Jan 11, 12, 11:50 pm
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AF has different earning rates for business class depending on business class.
Consider you earn at least 125% of the mileage, up to 175%. With DL, you will always earn 150%
But to redeem, AF is easier and has [email protected], a 50% reduction.

So, if you are mostly flying AFKL in J, go for FB!
Exactly, there's business and then there's business My first flight is Feb 3 so I wonder if I should wait till then to open the account in order to max my year or do they work on calendar year in which case it wouldn't matter?
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:20 am
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They work on the calender year.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:24 am
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They work on the calender year.
In that case I may as well just sign up now.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 2:58 am
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Doesn't look like any promo codes for signup atm: http://www.airfrance.com/GB/en/local...onus_miles.htm
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