It's been some time since I redeemed SM but it seems thanks to my cache of BE RGN flying some of which I didn't somehow get credited to AS (in spite of my pre-departure requests @ NRT SC to change the FFP number to AS), I have accumulated some. If we believed DL's publicity, we might even think that it was enough to do something useful with. True, I'm the shark and - surprise! - I believe no such thing. I could however actually use a published SM partner possibility....so later this week, I'm going to try it and see what happens. I expect any and all responses - from "XX isn't a SkyMiles partner [in spite of the fact DL.COM proudly states so] all the way to "Yes, Mr. Shark, available at LOW level for your choice of days, on all services operated by our partner.." [I don't expect this, <1% chance but you never know until you try]. I can obtain this same itin using UA MP - I already checked and it's open for reasonable redemption on their regional partner. But why use ultra-valuable MP when I could substitute SM? I need some time and fortitude to engage in combat with SM agents so it must wait until later this week. Stay tuned, it might be amusing.