Delta and Alaska Cut Reciprocal Elite Benefits

Elite updates

Several readers messaged me this morning that Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines have agreed to limit the reciprocal benefits they provide to elite customers traveling on the other's flights (HT to Paul). These changes are effective on May 1 and indicate a continuing deterioration in the … [Read more...]

Reciprocal Lounge Access Policies for Alaska Airlines Customers

SEA Board Room Downstairs

If you're an Alaska Airlines customer thinking about purchasing a membership to the Board Room airport lounge, you may be put off by the limited number of locations. Alaska operates its own Board Rooms in just five airports, and there is a report that the San Francisco location will be … [Read more...]

Delta Pisses Off Seattle Customers

Delta bag tags

FlyerTalk is abuzz with news that Delta has started attaching extra tags to ALL of its customers' bags as they come off the baggage carousel in Seattle, according to user bjohnsonmn. These tags remind customers that they could check their bags for free if they had the Delta Gold … [Read more...]

Save 5% with Alaska Airlines Insider Extra Discount

Alaska Weekly Specials

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Alaska Airlines offers discounted fares to members of its Club 49 program for Alaska State residents, but anyone can save money on Alaska's flights by signing up for the regular Insider newsletter. In my email this morning there was a small ad in the … [Read more...]

Which Companion Fares Save You Money?

Calculating Taxes and Fees

Many airline-branded credit cards come with discounted companion fares. These can be one-off coupons you earn each year or ongoing benefits anytime you book a ticket. However, individual circumstances are extremely important if you expect to save money. Most offers are not as generous as … [Read more...]

Alaska and Delta Cut Codeshares, Start Competing in Other Ways

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The competition between Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines for the Seattle market is past the point of amusement and starting to get annoying. One carrier announces new routes so the other carrier announces new routes. One carrier announces double miles so the other carrier announces … [Read more...]