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It’s Happening – Korean And Delta Make Big Changes To “Partnership” Codeshare Flights

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In March, Delta changed the way Skymiles members earn Medallion Qualifying Miles on partner airlines. This change slashed the MQM accrual option with Korean Airlines just as Korean Air announced it was expanding service to the US with an A380. First it was MQM accrual and now it’s codeshare agreement changes.

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The bright side to the Delta MQM accrual changes, if you could call it that, was that members could still book a Korean operated flight with a Delta codeshare agreement with Delta to earn the regular amount of MQMs. But even that is now changing according to one site.

According to airlineroute net, as of August 28, Delta and Korean Airlines will no longer codeshare on the following routes for Korean Air service:

    • Seoul Incheon and Seattle
    • Seoul Incheon and San Francisco
    • Seoul Incheon and Las Vegas
    • Seoul Incheon and Los Angeles

In addition, the following routes are no longer appearing as Korean Airlines codeshare routes:

  • Atlanta – Asheville
  • Atlanta – Augusta GA
  • Atlanta – Baltimore
  • Atlanta – Birmingham AL
  • Atlanta – Boston
  • Atlanta – Buffalo
  • Atlanta – Charleston SC
  • Atlanta – Charlotte
  • Atlanta – Chattanooga
  • Atlanta – Chicago O’Hare
  • Atlanta – Cincinnati
  • Atlanta – Columbia SC
  • Atlanta – Columbus GA
  • Atlanta – Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Atlanta – Daytona Beach
  • Atlanta – Detroit
  • Atlanta – Fayetteville NC
  • Atlanta – Ft. Lauderdale
  • Atlanta – Ft. Myers
  • Atlanta – Ft. Walton Beach
  • Atlanta – Gainesville
  • Atlanta – Greensboro
  • Atlanta – Greenville
  • Atlanta – Honolulu
  • Atlanta – Houston
  • Atlanta – Huntsville
  • Atlanta – Jacksonville
  • Atlanta – Knoxville
  • Atlanta – Las Vegas
  • Atlanta – Lexington
  • Atlanta – Little Rock
  • Atlanta – Los Angeles
  • Atlanta – Louisville
  • Atlanta – Memphis
  • Atlanta – Miami
  • Atlanta – Mobile
  • Atlanta – Montgomery
  • Atlanta – Montreal
  • Atlanta – Nashville
  • Atlanta – New Orleans
  • Atlanta – New York JFK
  • Atlanta – Norfolk
  • Atlanta – Orlando
  • Atlanta – Panama City FL
  • Atlanta – Pensacola
  • Atlanta – Philadelphia
  • Atlanta – Raleigh
  • Atlanta – Richmond
  • Atlanta – Sao Paulo Guarulhos
  • …You can go here for the full list, it is a long one

This could impact business travelers who would like to accrue status miles on either airline.

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  • Skwok August 26, 2013, 7:34 pm

    Any thoughts about Korean Air joining another alliance? Sounds as if they are on the way out of Skyteam.

  • naif August 26, 2013, 8:34 pm

    Yeah looks like it..may be they are planning to join oneworld..
    Also I think there will be a few changes to the alliances going forward.. I am expecting 3-4 airlines changing their alliances in next couple of years

  • Nic August 26, 2013, 8:41 pm

    Hmm let’s do the math, out of skyteam and star has Asiana….and the winner is…

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