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Delta & Alaska Air to terminate partnership

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by SH0CK, Dec 21, 2016.

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  1. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    The carriers have confirmed on Monday what many thought had become inevitable. Delta and Alaska airlines will officially terminate their frequent-flier and codeshare partnerships at the end of April.

    In announcing the end of its tie-up with Delta, Alaska Air also touted several upgrades to its frequent-flier program, already one of the most flexible among U.S. airlines.

    In that announcement, Alaska Air reminded customers that -- starting Monday (Dec. 19) -- they can now earn Alaska Air mileage for flights on merger partner Virgin America and vice versa. Alaska Air closed on its acquisition of California-based Virgin America just last week in a deal that will make Alaska Air one of the dominant carriers on the West Coast.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/12/19/frenemies-no-more-delta-alaska-air-terminate-partnership/95605050/
     
  2. Richard Alpert

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    Another airline marriage on the rocks!
    I heard Delta gets to keep the house in Atlanta. Alaska Air gets the cabin.

    RICHARD
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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  4. abraxis

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    I feel like an Alaska-virgin marriage is better for my personal interests than an alaska-delta marriage, so I'm glad about this
     
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    tatterdema VIP Whale

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    With the new lower distance based redemption chart, its a definite win for me. I see trips to Reno in my future again, and possibly Palm Springs. Las Vegas flights are still usually cheaper just to purchase.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Used Virgin America for the first time because they started to go to Maui and not only was it the cheapest in the package but it was a nice flight. I've stopped flying anything Boeing as Airbus is so much nicer.
     
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