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Delta or FlyingBlue - help me choose

Old Sep 30, 18, 9:27 am
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Delta or FlyingBlue - help me choose

Hi there

I'm going to have a few SkyTeam flights over the next few years. Not many (my primary FFP is OW, secondary *A), but a few, so I need somewhere to put them.

There won't be enough flying to make status relevant, I'm interested in awards. Not just redemption rates, but also ease of finding availability and booking (on partners as well as home airline). I'm most likely to top-up miles with American Express reward points, hence narrowing the selection to Delta and FlyingBlue (I suppose I could consider Alitalia too...). Delta seems to have the edge there with a 30min transfer time from Amex, which would be useful in terms of securing reward availability I imagine.

A mechanism to either "pool" miles or at least transfer them between family members would be useful too.

I'd appreciate all and any advice!
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Old Sep 30, 18, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Wingnut View Post
I'm going to have a few SkyTeam flights over the next few years. Not many (my primary FFP is OW, secondary *A), but a few, so I need somewhere to put them.

There won't be enough flying to make status relevant, I'm interested in awards. Not just redemption rates, but also ease of finding availability and booking (on partners as well as home airline). I'm most likely to top-up miles with American Express reward points, hence narrowing the selection to Delta and FlyingBlue (I suppose I could consider Alitalia too...). Delta seems to have the edge there with a 30min transfer time from Amex, which would be useful in terms of securing reward availability I imagine.

A mechanism to either "pool" miles or at least transfer them between family members would be useful too.
DL ff miles do not (currently) expire, but are referred to as sky pesos. DL do not publish an award chart. The number of DL ff miles for an award can be high.

FF miles are not 1 to 1 to earn or burn

www.wheretocredit.com gives a guide for redeemable ff miles
You may be flying an airlines that also has non - alliance partners.
AS ffp was good for this, but sadly no longer. DL & AF/KLM were AS ff partners

Skyteam:-> Which SkyTeam program should I sign up for?
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