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Is there a mileage program that will allow me to earn and redeem miles on Delta and Alaska airlines?

  • What's your question? – Michael Apr 7 '17 at 20:54
  • Thank you. I have edited the question for clarity and hopefully to enable an objective answer. – Jonathan C Apr 8 '17 at 21:52
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    Alaska Mileage Plan and Delta SkyMiles are ending their relationship effective May 1 and as Alaska continues their relationship with OneWorld, you options to combine travel are limited unless you want to go really out of the box and join Air France Flying Blue. – Johns-305 Apr 12 '17 at 18:26
  • Depends - how much do you like getting beaten up? – mrks Apr 18 '17 at 12:32
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There is a way for the next 12 days. Alaska Airlines is not part of any alliance but it has an agreement with Delta that allows you to earn Mileage Plan miles when flying with them. Unfortunately, on April 30, 2017, the agreement will end.

Getting a Delta Skymiles membership or any other Skyteam member will get you points for flying with Delta. Alaska Airlines has its one Mileage Plan program which you should join if you want points when flying with them.

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Alaska Mileage Plan and Delta SkyMiles are ending their relationship effective May 1.

As Alaska continues their relationship with OneWorld, you options to combine travel are limited.

You could go really out of the box and join Air France Flying Blue as Flying Blue continues to be a partner of both Alaska and Delta. However, you may have trouble meeting some ancillary requirements of Flying Blue such as minimum Air France flying.

This is problematic for you because Delta is increasing their presence in Seattle and Portland as a direct competitor to Alaska.

Unless Delta is somehow a specific requirement, you're probably batter off using Mileage Plan as you primary program and using Alaska partners, such as American or even AirFrance/KLM for extended coverage.

  • " and join Air France Flying Blue." - could you clarify? – JonathanReez Apr 18 '17 at 12:09
  • @JohnathanReez Flying Blue is the unified airline programme for KLM, Air France, Kenya Airways, Tarom and several small carriers. Unlike some programmes it is not dedicated to one airline (although it originally started as the merger of AF's Fréquence Plus and KL's Flying Dutchman). Delta and Alaska are partners of Flying Blue, and FB miles can be spent on both Delta flights and Alaska flights, although the spending rates are fairly atrocious. – Calchas Apr 18 '17 at 15:42

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