Alaska Airlines to Join Oneworld Alliance

By Anna Breuer on 13 February 2020
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Alaska Airlines said Thursday it plans to join the oneworld alliance as part of a sweeping new alliance with current codeshare partner American Airlines.

The Seattle-based airline said it should become a full member by next summer.

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“We’re thrilled to give our guests more choice, broader use of loyalty benefits, and seamless global service with American and oneworld,” said the airline’s president, Ben Minicucci.

The move gives members of the Alaska Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program access to oneworld’s 1,200 plus destinations.  Members of the program will be able to earn and redeem miles and points on other member airlines and will receive reciprocal benefits as well, including priority check-in, boarding, access to preferred seating, and free checked bags.

Oneworld, in a statement issued Thursday afternoon, said it was “delighted” that Alaska was going to become a member of the alliance.

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