Delta Moves China Eastern to SkyMiles Partner Group 1, Korean Still Relegated to Group 4

by Adam

Delta has moved China Eastern to its top tier partner earning level, “Group 1”, beginning in 2016. China Eastern will join Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, GOL, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia in the select group that earns the highest class bonuses, MQMs, MQDs, and Medallion mileage bonuses. Of course, you’ll note that Delta has a join venture or a stake in each of the carriers within the group…related see – Delta to Acquire Stake in China Eastern, “Solidify Partnership” & Aeromexico Board Reviewing Delta Offer.

Delta Group 1 Partners

You can see China Eastern’s old and new charts below – now with a Medallion mileage bonus and increased class bonus, MQMs, and MQDs:

China Eastern

Previous China Eastern

Meanwhile, SkyTeam partner Korean Air still earns no class bonus, MQMs, MQDs, or Medallion Mileage bonus:

Korean Air

See full earning details at Delta’s partner page here.

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