What Award Travelers Should Do Now as LATAM Leaves Oneworld, Partners With Delta

LATAM is approaching its accelerated departure of the Oneworld airline alliance on May 1, 2020. However, its partnership with Delta began effective April 1, 2020. That makes now a great time to book a South American adventure since you can use either American Airlines AAdvantage miles or Delta SkyMiles to book your award flights. Here’s what you need to know now about this transitional time.

LATAM Will Leave Oneworld Alliance on October 1, 2020

LATAM has announced it will be leaving the Oneworld alliance as of October 1, 2020. This follows Delta’s purchase of a 20% stake in the airline. This is a big blow to Oneworld travelers looking to explore South America, though this change won’t be felt for roughly ten months. After that time, travelers will have fewer redemption options for their miles within South America.