AF Flying Blue or DL Skymiles?

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  1. LAXtraveler
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    Flying in J on AF this summer. US based flier. Is there any reason to credit the miles to AF over DL (or vice versa)?
     
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    Unlikely unless you plan to spend a lot of time on AF metal.. With Delta status you get free upgrades, etc. As a US flyer this is likely best for you.
     
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    You should double-check the crediting rules for your precise fare class for both programs, but for anyone who takes domestic flights, crediting to DL and becoming a DL elite gives you a chance at upgrades. The main AF benefits of status seem to be elite lines and lounge access. DL has rollover of status miles for elites and earning 50K MQMs on DL now gives you SkyTeam Elite Plus, including lounge access when (roughly, check the rules) flying international and SkyPriority (elite lines), in addition to nonexpiring redeemable miles. Silver at 25K MQMs gives a free checked bag, special lines, and zone 2 boarding.
     
  4. ShopAround
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    If you're US-based, why would you want to credit the miles to AF, unless you fly them frequently?
     
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    credit to DL, there is no reason to go with AF in this case. F-class is a different story.
     
  6. GUWonder
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    AF-KL is just about the only SkyTeam airlines program I use that makes DL's lousy program to earn miles from flights for flights look generous in comparison.
     

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