Delta Air lines and Alaska Airlines are competing to win over Seattle flyers with more flights to more destinations. As Delta and Alaska have gone from aligned partners to enemies the battle for Seattle continues throughout the pandemic recovery. Now, Delta is giving away free flights from Seattle. Trying to lure customers in from Alaska Airlines.
The battle over West coast and Alaska market share is intensifying. In recent days Alaska Airlines has announced new direct service between Anchorage and Delta’s Minnesota hub. This was only retaliatory and will hardly make a difference as it is only two weekly flights. Delta will have three daily summer flights between MSP and ANC. Delta is also hosting an army of flights to and from Alaska this summer. Which includes 7 daily flights between Anchorage and Seattle, along of several seasonal destinations including Sitka, Juneau, and other Alaska destinations.
In order to help promote travel and to bring customers back, Delta is giving Seattle area residents $100 in no string attached air fare. Emails went out to Skymile members on Thursday March 19 announcing the $100 discounts. Check your emails for an email with the subject of “NAME, Here’s $100 To Explore From Your Friends At Delta”.
Delta Promotion Details
Delta’s $100 in free flight money is open to targeted flyers in the Seattle area. It appears to be open to those who have not flown Delta recently. So even if you live in Seattle but have been taking advantage of Delta’s cheap pandemic pricing, you may not qualify. You can check to see if you qualify by using this link.
Unmatched loyalty deserves an unmatched reward.
The $100 SEA For Yourself eCredit Event is all about showing our Seattle Members just how much we appreciate your loyalty. We can’t thank you enough for choosing Delta to help you stay connected to who and what matters most.
Your $100 eCredit expires on August 31st, so make sure you book your trip before it’s gone.”
The ecredit is limited to those who live in the “Seattle” market, which means Western Washington. Credits are good through the summer travel season and must be claimed by August 25 for travel through August 31, 2021.
If you can find a flight for less than $100, you can thank Delta for your free flight. Otherwise enjoy the discount off your travel to anywhere Delta flies. Be sure to sign up early for this promotion, as ecredits can take up to 48 hours to land in your Skymiles account. So even if you don’t know if you’ll be flying Delta or anyone this summer, it’s always good to claim the free $100 just in case.