American Airlines, Alaska Airlines Expand Codeshare Relationship

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 February 2013
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An Alaska Airlines 737 in Seattle

An Alaska Airlines 737 in Seattle

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have signed a new codeshare agreement under which the two airlines will offer additional codeshare routes.  Tickets for the new routes are now available, for travel beginning February 7, 2013.

Under the agreement, American will be able to place its code on 22 additional Alaska Airlines flights, including ones to Hawaii, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.  In addition, Alaska Airlines will be allowed to place its code on American Airlines flights between Los Angeles and cities such as Houston, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.

The two carriers already have a frequent flyer program agreement which allows passengers to earn and redeem miles onboard each of the two airlines.  Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles earned on American Airlines flights count towards elite status qualification, while American Airlines AAdvantage miles earned on Alaska Airlines flights also count towards elite status qualification.

Elite Level Mileage Plan members will have preferred seating when flying on American Airlines flights, while AAdvantage Executive Platinum and AAdvantage Platinum members will have preferred seating when traveling with Alaska Airlines.

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