A Delta Enhancement That Is Actually an Enhancement, Air France/KLM V Fares = Mileage Earning

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In April, we posted that fare alignment between Delta, Air France and KLM’s meant that Air France and KLM’s cheapest fares were not mileage earning. These fares were in the V and X bucket.

Here are the screenshots from Delta’s mileage earning charts from April:

Air France:

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KLM:

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Now:

Looks like Delta’s mileage earning charts were updated in the last few days and now V class fares are 100% MILEAGE earning!

Air France:

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KLM:

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This is the first positive news from Delta in a very long time! It is also been a while since we actually see positive enhancement to mileage earning via airline partners. Couple with Delta earning 100% with its new partner Virgin Atlantic, we are seeing significant positive enhancements with Delta’s tier 1 partners (tier 1 = those partners that Delta has an equity or joint venture relationship).

The downside? X fares continues to be non-mileage earning.

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8 Responses to "A Delta Enhancement That Is Actually an Enhancement, Air France/KLM V Fares = Mileage Earning"

  1. Kevin says:

    Any advice for those of us who flew on V-fares in between April and today? I just got back from a trip 2 weeks ago and was denied mileage due to the V-fares. Unfortunately at the time I booked, I had no idea, so I found out after the fact upon my return and the flights posted but without mileage.

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    • TFD says:

      @Kevin, you can always email customer service and ask. The chart does not have a start or end date.

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      • Kevin says:

        Thanks! I will give them a try and see what happens.

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        • rene says:

          @Kevin – I have had readers reporting success that Delta is willing to submit flights like yours for Skymiles credit. If they say no, email again or try @DeltaAssist and mention others are getting credit for this time period when they were aligning fare classes with the partners.

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