As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, Delta is continuing to increase their presence in Seattle, which potentially has some interesting implications for their partnership with Alaska Airlines. While they’ve hugely increased their international presence in Seattle and announced service to Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon, and London, they haven’t boosted their domestic capacity all that much until recently.
Now they’re adding five times daily service to Las Vegas, seven times daily service to Los Angeles, and seven times daily service to San Francisco.
To promote the new service they’ve announced a promotion whereby they’re offering double miles on these new routes. Registration is required, and the promotion is valid for tickets booked by December 31, 2013, for travel through October 31, 2014. There’s no limit to the number of bonus miles you can earn through the promotion, though registration is required prior to purchasing the eligible ticket.
You don’t actually have to purchase a ticket exclusively between the above city pairs to qualify for the double miles promotion, though you’ll only earn the double miles for nonstop segments between the above city pairs. This means that if you fly from Los Angeles to Seattle to Tokyo Narita, for example, you’d still be eligible for the bonus miles for the flights between Los Angeles and Seattle.
This is a very nice promotion, and certainly almost makes it tempting to fly Delta…