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Delta and Alaska Airlines are ending their long standing partnership, which dates back to Northwest Airlines, which Delta acquired in 2008.
And as of May 1st, Delta and Alaska will end their partnership altogether.
The Rapid Travel Chai blog reminds that means Sunday, April 30, is the last day you can use Delta miles to book Alaska flights.
This was announced well in advance, back in December, so there’s been plenty of time to book. But if you’re trying to plan far ahead, the last days to book are here.
Alaska Airlines flights within the U.S. cost 15,000 miles one way in Economy Class and 30,000 miles in Business Class, which unless you’re booking a long haul flight like Newark to San Jose, is often more than Delta charges for the same routes on its own flights.
To Mexico, you’ll pay 20,000 miles for Economy Class versus 17,500 miles on the lowest priced trips that use a Delta flight.
Flights to Hawaii in Economy are the same 22,500 miles you’d normally pay for Delta’s own flights.
While Delta has persistently raised award prices to Europe, Asia, and beyond without notice, it’s reduced a lot of award prices for flights within the U.S., so losing Alaska Airlines options isn’t as much of a problem as it would have been a couple of years ago.
But if you have an Alaska route in mind and want to use Delta miles, now is the time to act.
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