Delta, WestJet Offer Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Benefits

By Kurt Stolz on 19 March 2021
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Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced the two would offer members of their respective frequent-flyer programs with elite status reciprocal benefits.

The move comes despite an announcement last November that the two Delta Air would no longer pursue a planned transborder joint-venture agreement after the U.S. government made demands that the airlines termed “unreasonable and unacceptable.”

The two carriers nonetheless have an extensive code-share relationship. The policy went into effect on March 18.

Delta Medallion members and WestJet Rewards members traveling with either airline will, based on elite status, receive check-in and priority boarding, lounge access, preferred seats with the seat selection fee waived, and additional checked baggage allowance with priority handling. Elite members are also eligible to use priority security lanes at airports.

“These enhanced customer benefits are the foundation for creating a more seamless travel experience for our joint customers,” said Alain Bellemare, Delta’s president of international travel.

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