Since Delta moved to a dynamic award pricing in its SkyMiles program by aligning award prices to revenue fares, the chase for awards has become quite a gamble. Sometimes you can find excellent, but more often – especially in Business Class – rather catastrophic value. Partner programs were still kind of a secure fallback option for flight awards on Delta, although these awards were obviously capacity controlled. Delta’s main European partners, Air France KLM and Virgin Atlantic, have now though adopted that dynamic award pricing for Delta flights in their programs Flying Blue and Flying Club as well – what does not mean that you should expect the same award pricing. Test bookings for the same flight show often considerable differences in mileage levels between the three programs – with different rankings depending on the flight. Flying Blue usually also applies much higher tax portions, while Virgin aligns the amounts to those applied by Delta itself. So, if your intention is to save miles towards that family trip on Delta in 2024 – impossible to tell you today which of the programs you should use. Probably neither of them and rather work with more predictable traditional award approaches with the constraints of capacity restrictions we are used to.