Delta and Alaska "shed" most of their relationships with Alaska's merger w/ Virgin America

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Alaska and Delta have announced major changes caused by Alaska's merger with Virgin America Plain English summary that appears to be correct from what I can tell here: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/delta-alaska-airlines-to-end-partnership-in-spring/477211738

Alaska is also offering a status match for frequent fliers:
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/mileage-plan/elite-status-match-offer.aspx?cid=vanity

Here's the website specifically created for the Alaska-Virgin America marriage: http://differentworks.com

Statements from Alaska:
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/m...rline-partners/delta-airlines.aspx?INT=Vanity

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/mileage-plan/mileage-plan-enhancements-delta-changes/

Statement from Delta:
http://news.delta.com/delta-and-alaska-airlines-will-end-partnership-may-2017

I do not spot information on these changes on the current VirginAmerica site.

If you have plans that may be affected by these changes, I strongly suggest talking to a good travel agent, and/or the airline(s) involved.

AARGH! Amended to fix the name of the airline Alaska bought; unfortunately, I cannot fix the title. My apologies for the error!
 
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Alaska and Delta have announced major changes caused by Alaska's merger with Virgin Atlantic. Plain English summary that appears to be correct from what I can tell here: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/delta-alaska-airlines-to-end-partnership-in-spring/477211738

Alaska is also offering a status match for frequent fliers:
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/mileage-plan/elite-status-match-offer.aspx?cid=vanity

Here's the website specifically created for the Alaska-Virgin Atlantic marriage: http://differentworks.com

Statements from Alaska:
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/m...rline-partners/delta-airlines.aspx?INT=Vanity
https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/mileage-plan/mileage-plan-enhancements-delta-changes/

Statement from Delta:
http://news.delta.com/delta-and-alaska-airlines-will-end-partnership-may-2017

I do not spot information on these changes on the current VA site.

If you have plans that may be affected by these changes, I strongly suggest talking to a good travel agent, and/or the airline(s) involved.
 
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Aack! What a thinko! Worse than a typo! Thanks for catching it. Yes, it is Virgin America that Alaska bought. Will amend above for correctness, but can't fix the title. :(
 

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Interesting, Delta has been partnering with Virgin ATLANTIC for quite some time, but I don't know if it ever amounted to much. VS has been notorious for not playing with anyone else ... and Alaska & Delta have been feuding for nearly two years. I used to fly Delta to MSP and ATL fairly regularly, so have a bunch of miles but haven't flown them recently ... best get out there and use those miles somehow I guess. Thanks for the alert, I'll get on it.