Attain Elite Status Twice as Fast on Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines

In an apparent response to the offers by United Airlines for Mileage Plus frequent flier members to earn double elite qualification miles on United Airlines flights and Continental Airlines for OnePass frequent flier members to earn double elite qualification miles on Continental Airlines flights as reported by The Gate, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are offering a similar promotion with notable differences as compared to the United Airlines and Continental Airlines offers: higher fare classes will count towards the earning of of up to triple Medallion Qualification Miles, or MQMs, for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines flights worldwide…

…but are Northwest WorldPerks and Delta Air Lines SkyMIles members really earning up to triple Medallion Qualification Miles? Please read the How many flights will you book if Delta rolls out a 2X MQM Bonus right now? and Will NW/DL match AA/UA double EQM? threads for details, as well as some controversy and confusion.

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Free Miles on Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines

If you are both a Delta Air Lines SkyMiles member and a Northwest Airlines WorldPerks member, here is your chance to earn a quick and easy 500 miles when you Link NW and DL accounts.

Not only can you earn 500 free miles as a result of a minute or two of effort on your part, but once your accounts are linked, you are free to transfer miles between accounts as often as you like, free of charge.

Details of this offer may also be found in the Linking WorldPerks With Skymiles? [500 Mile Bonus after Link] thread.

Additionally, if you are interested in being matriculated for some higher education, how about a “degree” where you can earn hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Northwest WorldPerks miles? Pack your trunk and head on over to the Master WorldPerks University Thread [Merged Threads] where enrolling, participating in the courses and taking the final exams may be worth your while, and each course requires only mere minutes of your time. The WorldPerks miles immediately post to your Northwest Airlines WorldPerks account upon completion of each test. Dormitory facilities are not available, but at least there are no heavy textbooks to carry.

Keep in mind that both the Northwest Airlines WorldPerks and Delta Air Lines SkyMiles promotions are included here due to the recently announced merger between the two airlines, and it is expected that when the merger is finally completed, the miles from both programs will be combined.

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Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines Merger Has Been Officially Approved

The following breaking news just came in to The Gate:

The Department of Justice of the United States of America officially approved the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines.

Find out about how FlyerTalk members feel about the official approval in the following threads:

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February 29 travel delays – Y2K reincarnated!

Amazing that some travellers on at least a couple of airlines have reported travel delays due to February 29 computer bugs.  Check out these threads on the United and BMI forums.  Northwest hasn’t escaped either but seems to only affect the flight status information.

If I was CIO of any of these airlines I’d expect some stiff questioning.  It isn’t like February 29 sneaked up on us.

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What Exactly is the Purpose of an Elite Boarding Lane?

Is it primarily for early priority boarding of elite members of frequent flier programs, or is it also a convenience for elite members to arrive at any time at their leisure and not have to wait in line to board an aircraft?

You decide and see if you get the red carpet treatment should you decide to post your opinion:

Boarding Lane Etiquette

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Boeing 747-400 Aircraft on Northwest Airlines

Would you care to speculate on what will eventually replace the Boeing 747-400 aircraft once they are eventually phased out from the fleet of Northwest Airlines in the NWA’s 744 replacements? thread?

Is the plane truth being posted in this thread, or are FlyerTalk members simply winging it? Will what has been posted in this thread actually fly?

Please read the thread and find out.

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