Alaska Airlines to Join Oneworld in March

By Kurt Stolz on 13 October 2020
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Alaska Airlines, which first said it would join the oneworld alliance this past February, said it would become a full member on March 31, 2021.

Oneworld is the first global alliance the Seattle-based carrier has ever joined.

“We are officially joining a family with some of the best airlines in the world,” said Nate Pieper, the airline’s senior vice president for alliances. “The possibilities are tremendous.”

Joining the group will give the airline “more choice, broader use of loyalty benefits, and seamless global service with American and oneworld,” it said in February.

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 at the time the news was originally announced, said it was “delighted” that Alaska was going to become a member of the alliance.

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