Delta Shakes Class Action Over Frequent Flier Miles

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2014, 3:50 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday tossed a putative class action against Delta Air Lines Inc. that alleged Delta skimped on frequent flier miles by using the geographic distance between destinations and not the distance actually flown, ruling Delta’s rules clearly referred to geographic distance.

U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. rejected the plaintiff’s argument that the rules for Delta’s SkyMiles program were not specific enough to rule out that the language referred to the distance actually flown on Delta flights.

“That does not mean...
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