A controversial photo tweeted by and showing Navy Col. Robert J. O’Neill, the SEAL Team member who killed Osama bin Laden without face mask on a Delta Air Lines flight lead to the carrier banning him from future flights.
Delta bought a stake in LATAM last year, and they introduced reciprocal miles earning and award benefits earlier this year.
LATAM yesterday released a list of elite benefits (read more here) that its frequent fliers can avail to themselves on Delta operated flights. There are Medallion benefits in place on LATAM flights for Delta fliers too.
LATAM and Delta announced a partnership back in 2019 that resulted in the US airline taking a stake in its Latin American counterpart that resulted in LATAM’s decision to withdraw from Oneworld Alliance that took place on May 1.
Subsequently, LATAM has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States (read more here), while trying to renegotiate its obligations, and exited the Argentinean market (LATAM Argentina ceased operations).
Delta and American Express have today launched limited time bonus miles offers that are available on affiliated credit cards through the end of 2020.
Everyone earns 5 miles per USD charged for Delta purchase. Platinum and Reserve cardholders can earn bonus and MQM miles while Gold cardholders get 5X miles for restaurant purchases that include takeout and delivery.
Airlines for America yesterday released guidelines that US carriers would start rigorously enforce safety standards to lessen the chances of COVID-19 exposure while traveling. American and Delta began putting passengers who refuse to wear masks on not-to-fly lists (read more here).
Delta, however, didn’t release any additional information yesterday beyond what is already available on its website (read more here). The airline has instructed flight attendants only to remind passengers that they should use face masks, but there is zero recourse if they don’t.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their shoulder/high season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between New York (JFK), USA and Barcelona (BCN), Spain.
LATAM Pass and Delta SkyMiles members can now book each other’s awards online, and LATAM flights, for now, continue to be available using Oneworld frequent flier programs excluding AA’s.
I decided to execute a few searches for LATAM routes that I tend to flow both using Delta SkyMiles and British Airways Avios to see if there are availability differences.