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  1. MileageUpdate
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    The only plus I see is a nice lead time so you can get your travel plans squared up.

  2. Muerl
    Muerl at |

    I would not be surprised if its the Latter, some kind of corporate bad blood over the mess that got generated there.

    I would be surprised if it was the former, though I don’t pretend to get Airline business synergy It would seem that the link between ANC/SEA and KEF would strengthen the relationship feeding into each other’s hubs.

  3. Alaska Airlines-Icelandair Partnership Ending June 1 - View from the Wing

    […] Via Wandering Aramean, the partnership between Icelandair and Alaska Airlines will terminate June 1. […]

  4. abcx
    abcx at |

    This is almost definitely the HI deal which the blogs blew out of proportion.

  5. News You Can Use – Marriott Award Increases & Alaska Airlines Redemptions on Iceland Air to Stop | Million Mile Secrets

    […] Aramean writes that you won’t be able to redeem Iceland Air miles for travel on Alaska Airlines after May 31, 2013.  And you will NOT be able to make any changes to flights booked after May 31, […]

  6. Weekly Wrap-up of the Top Points and Miles Blog Posts | Well Traveled Mile

    […] Aramean : Alaska Airlines, Icelandair to sever ties Alaska Airlines and Icelandair are no longer going to be mileage partners beginning June 1, 2013. […]

  7. Richard Davis
    Richard Davis at |

    Consider this, Alaska is losing its bragging rights as a “family-style” organization. It has outsourced its ground crew (would a real family do that?) and even the lowest ranking part-time CSA has to pay $40 in union dues every month. Not a small amount considering they are paid about $12 an hour and might be working 20 hours a month. If you would like to read about what its like to be interviewed by AS, which might also be why service is in a nosedive, click http://survivingtermination.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/double-tree-double-despair-alaska-airlines-cattle-call/

  8. Tania
    Tania at |

    Hi Seth,

    I have 60,000 iceland air miles, bought them just like everyone else hoping to redeem them for Hawaii but never got to it. I’m concerned that after May I’ll have no good use of it. What do you recommend I do with those 60K miles.

    Ironically, I am going to be in Seattle at the end of month but have no way home to Atlanta yet. Should I use them for that or is there a better use? And I apologize, but how do I find what Alaska air flights are eligible for redeeming for iceland air miles?

    Thanks for your help.

  9. Richard Davis
    Richard Davis at |

    I think the point is that a family probably doesn’t need a union. Enjoy your blog and the airline ad dollars it brings in. Church and state dude, church and state.

  10. Barbara
    Barbara at |

    Will Alaska transfer our bags to Icelandic air?