I guess this really should come as a shock to no one. Delta has shown they hate Alaska and the partnership, if you can call it that, has been dying a slow death for a while. Take a look at the press release today:
- Delta and Alaska Airlines Will End Partnership in May 2017 – Delta to continue its investment and growth in the Pacific Northwest; Sea-Tac’s largest global carrier has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub since 2013 <-LINK
A few bits. Earning on the two airlines has been meh for a while now. Those who care about frequent flyer miles tend to credit to Alaska, but those who need elite points to Delta (or the other way if you are working for Alaska status).
The key part for many of us is the last day to spend points on awards for either airline – that is 30APRIL17. Well at least now Delta does not have to pretend anymore they like Alaska and go full out attack on them – I mean more than they already are. 😉
So what do you think of the AS-DL split? – René