A couple of weeks back Delta announced some positive changes to the SkyMiles program, including that they’ve added more partner airlines to their online award search tool. This is great news, given how challenging it can be to ticket SkyMiles awards on partner airlines by phone. And this comes after Delta added a functional award calendar late last year, which has been awesome.
But adding partner award availability online has actually been a process over the past several months:
- In early January, China Eastern and China Southern awards became bookable through delta.com
- In late February, China Airlines awards became bookable through delta.com
- In early March, Gol awards became bookable through delta.com
- In mid March, Aerolineas Argentinas and Garuda Indonesia became bookable through delta.com
It looks like we can add another airline to the list. Aeroflot awards are now bookable on delta.com.
As a reminder, Aeroflot’s US destinations include Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington. As a general rule of thumb, Aeroflot seems to release up to two business class and up to four economy class award seats per flight.
For what it’s worth, Aeroflot’s new 777-300ER business class actually looks quite nice, with fully flat beds in business class.
And if you’re into sensual safety videos, I don’t think there will be a better use of your miles than Aeroflot…
Kudos to Delta for finally getting serious about adding partner airline award availability to their website. Given that you can no longer hold Delta award tickets, it makes things a bit easier at least when you can ticket awards instantly online.
(Tip of the hat to @yitzfrid)