Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines Asks: How was your American Code-share Flight?

Alaska Airlines Asks: How was your American Code-share Flight?

The recent news predicting finalization of the Alaska Airlines acquisition of Virgin America this week cited sources stating Alaska’s code-shares with American and Delta are an area of contention holding up the deal.

Today, Alaska sent surveys out to those passengers who booked and flew an American code-share flight and asked why they chose that particular flight over their other partners.

alaska1The questions in the survey specifically talk about the perks afforded to Mileage Plan status holders when on-board an American flight. Some speculate that the airline with use the data to negotiate a new partnership with the airline, as their current agreement may have to change to ensure Alaska’s acquisition of Virgin America is approved.

Many frequent flyers who received the survey hypothesize that Alaska is trying to gauge the value of their American Airlines alliance as they restructure their  agreements and possibly dissolve their partnership with Delta.

Delta maybe quick to assist Alaska in their request but may ask for a “parting gift” by way of Virgin America’s Dallas Love Field gates. If you recall, Delta & Virgin America were in a highly contested legal battle over the gates which American Airlines had to divest in their merger with US Airways. At the time the U.S. Department of Justice said in a March court filing that Delta was “not an appropriate divestiture candidate” for the two Love Field gates.

 

Alaska Airlines
@ bobbylaurie

Bobby serves as co-host on the nationally syndicated travel talk show "The Jet Set" and is a Travel Expert for various media outlets including CNN, HLN and The Huffington Post. Bobby also worked as a flight attendant for Republic Airlines, US Airways & Virgin America; officially hanging up his wings in March of 2015 after ten years of flying.

More in Alaska Airlines

Sources: Alaska Airlines Acquisition of Virgin America to Finalize Next Week

Bobby Laurie Nov 5, 2016

FDA to Horizon Air: Stop Serving Ice

Bobby Laurie Jun 6, 2016

Openly “Alaska” Participation Banned From Seattle Gay Pride Parade

Gailen David May 18, 2016

Alaska Airlines Ranked Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction

Gailen David May 11, 2016

Flying Better Together: Alaska Airlines acquires Virgin America

Bobby Laurie Apr 4, 2016

Virgin America gets Takeover Bid from JetBlue & Alaska Airlines

Bobby Laurie Mar 28, 2016

Alaska Airlines Expands South From SoCal

Allen Hunter Oct 11, 2015

Two Airliners Bump Tails!

Allen Hunter Sep 14, 2015

Alaska Airlines Announces New Routes from Los Angeles & Boise

Allen Hunter Jun 30, 2015