Delta and LATAM to Offer Frequent Flyer Reciprocity
By Harvey Chipkin
Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group, with several South American airlines, have reached agreement to launch frequent flyer reciprocity across the carriers’ networks, offering customer benefits to more than 435 destinations worldwide. Additionally, the carriers continue to expand codesharing across more flights throughout the region, adding expanded connectivity for customers. Frequent flyer benefits, including reciprocal mileage earning and redemption, will be effective for Delta SkyMiles Members traveling on LATAM flights on or after April 1. Elite reciprocal benefits, including lounge access and priority boarding, bags and seats are expected to launch later in 2020. Additionally, the carriers continue to expand codesharing across their networks. As a next step, the airline groups have reached agreement to launch codesharing between Delta and LATAM’s affiliate in Brazil beginning in the first half of this year.