- Jun 23, 2016
Back to the future... UA was the partner before DL
Interesting that the miles earn was only on the UA end, but this looks like it was set pre-Velocity.
Not at this stage, although that could probably change with DL influence if they bought a considerable stake that gets them a 'say' at the 'Bonza!' boardroom tableBonza have no plans for capital city markets though have they?
DL are going to need to enter a deal to get their passengers from SYD to MEL, PER, ADL, BNE etc
Well VA is out, QF is tied up with AA, I guess that leaves Rex or they'll just sell add on flights without a codeshare however this does put them at a disadvantage compared to their competitors UA/VA and AA/QF.The other question however is where to now for DL in Australia after April 2022?
The partnership does include access to domestic United Clubs (which is probably the one benefit of the UA partnership over DL).This looks like great news.
As I currently have Gold status with both Velocity and United, I'm now wondering what the point of maintaining Velocity status is though. If I can get lounge access and earn United miles/status on VA flights, I would just credit to United.
The only reason I would consider maintaining Velocity status is if it got you lounge access on UA domestic itineraries (which United status does not).