Alaska Airlines and Air France Announce Breakup Effective April 30, 2018

We know that Delta performs hardball. They moved to construct a Seattle hub and long-time companions Alaska Airlines and Delta rapidly grew to become frenemies earlier than lastly severing their partnership. Aeromexico, 49% owned by Delta, broke up with Alaska as nicely.

Delta has a revenue-sharing three way partnership with Air France KLM and just lately took a 10% fairness stake and board seat. Delta has a stake in China Eastern which additionally took a board seat. And Air France KLM took a stake in Virgin Atlantic, 49% owned by Delta, as nicely.

So it’s a shock to completely nobody that Alaska Airlines and Air France are ending their partnership. It was rumored to be introduced this week and now that’s come to fruition.

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Effective April 30th, 2018, the partnership between Air France and Alaska Airlines will finish. Our different international companions serve all the prime locations members have earned miles to prior to now with Air France, however we acknowledge that this variation leaves a niche in protection to some small European locations. Europe continues to be a key focus space, served by companions together with British Airways, Icelandair, Condor, and Finnair, and we’ll proceed to guage further partnerships to serve your wants each to and inside Europe.

Existing tickets might be credited to Mileage Plan. Otherwise solely journey via April 30th will have the ability to be credited to an Alaska Airlines account.

In current years Alaska has had largely the identical restricted stock of Air France awards made out there to different companions (so it’s about as dangerous as availability supplied to SkyMiles members). British Airways is hardly a alternative associate, nevertheless, given the gas surcharges imposed on BA awards. Still, Alaska continues so as to add companions whereas carriers like American solely appear to lose them.

(HT: One Mile at a Time)

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