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Delta and Alaska Airlines Start Codeshare

Customers flying on Delta Air
Lines and Alaska Airlines will be able to fulfill a 2005 New Year’s
resolution of having more travel destinations available as the two
carriers today announced they will start placing their codes on each
other’s flights beginning Jan. 10, 2005. Beginning in January, Delta customers will be able to travel on Alaska
flights from Seattle and from Anchorage, Alaska to five destinations while
Alaska customers will be able to travel on Delta flights from Seattle,
Anchorage and Portland, Oregon to four destinations. The two carriers plan
to expand their codeshare relationship in the future.

The new service is the result of a marketing partnership the two carriers
signed earlier this year that also includes access to select lounges and
the ability to accrue and redeem miles in the frequent flyer programs of
the carriers.

SkyMiles members now are earning miles toward Award Travel and Medallion
qualification on all Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights. And
beginning on Jan. 10, members will also be able to redeem miles on Alaska
Airlines and Horizon Air operated flights.

Last month, Alaska Board Room members holding a ticket for same day travel
on Delta began having access to Crown Room Clubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati
and Salt Lake City, while Delta Crown Room Club members holding same day
tickets on Alaska or Horizon can use Alaska Board Rooms in Anchorage,
Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Vancouver.