Delta Now Wants to Be Alaska's Hometown Carrier

Apparently not content to limit its savaging of Alaska Airlines to its home airport and primary hub, Seattle, Delta is aiming to displace Alaska Air as the airline of choice in the state of Alaska as well.

To increase its share of Alaska travelers (most of whom have traditionally been Alaska Air customers), Delta is offering Alaska residents the following incentives:

  • Two free checked bags through December 31
  • 60 days of complimentary Silver elite status, extendable through February 2015 by earning 4,000 elite miles or four segments, or upgradeable to Gold by earning 8,000 elite miles or eight segments
  • One-time 30% discount for a full-Y ticket booked by December 31
  • $25 e-certificate for purchasing an Economy Comfort ticket by December 31

Although there hasn't yet been a competitive counter-response from Alaska, it's a safe bet there will be one.

It's a great day to be a frequently-flying Alaska native!

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