Delta SkyMiles LATAM Miles Earning Chart April 1, 2020

Delta bought a stake in LATAM last year (read more here) that is now in the process of exiting the Oneworld Alliance on May 1 (read more here).

The frequent flier partnership between these two airlines begins on April 1, 2020, and Delta has now released miles earning chart for its SkyMiles members who fly on LATAM.

You can access Delta’s page for partner airlines here.

Here’s the earning chart:

And the small print:

Beginning on April 1, 2020, SkyMiles Members will be able to earn miles when flying on all LATAM flights.

LATAM-marketed flights (including all LATAM subsidiaries-marketed flights) in the following fare classes are eligible for accrual based on the percentages in the table below, multiplied by the flight distance (as determined in Delta or the partner carrier’s sole discretion).1

MILEAGE EARN ON/AFTER APRIL 1, 2020

Class Exclusions: If a class is not listed, no miles are earned. No miles are earned for Award Travel.

Other: Mileage earn is only eligible for flights operated by LATAM, Delta, Delta Shuttle® or Delta Connection®.

(1) Partner-marketed flights will earn miles based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid. Unless otherwise noted, mileage credit is only applicable to Delta partner flights that are marketed and operated by that partner or Delta.

(2) Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) are used as a counter to determine SkyMiles Medallion Status. Flights and itineraries eligible for MQMs will earn a minimum of 500 MQMs per segment.

(3) Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) apply to Medallion qualification. Flights marketed by the partner will earn MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid.

(4) Medallion Mileage Bonus is based on Base Miles earned: Diamond – 120%; Platinum – 80%; Gold – 60%; Silver – 40%

* For purposes of calculating mileage credit and MQDs, “distance flown” means the calculated distance between origin and destination, as determined by Delta in its sole discretion, regardless of the actual distance traveled on any individual flight.

Conclusion

LATAM frequent flier program members will also earn miles on Delta flights, but I don’t have access to that chart.

I still find it very unfortunate that Oneworld couldn’t keep LATAM within their alliance that would have been better for many than being merely a partner with a single airline.

LATAM, however, has communicated that they try to keep partnerships in place with all current Oneworld Airlines except American. Not how sure how feasible this is.

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