Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced a West Coast-alliance back in February that would make Alaska Airlines a part of the oneworld alliance by the summer of 2021. Earlier this month CEO of Alaska Airlines said that the process was going ahead faster than originally planned. Oneworld Alliance today announced the news was official!
Alaska Airlines Officially Joining Oneworld Alliance
Oneworld alliance finally made an official announcment that Alaska Airlines is in the process of joining the alliance, and this will take place around the end of the year. This will make Alaska Airlines the alliance’s 14th airline. Alaska Airlines already codeshares with members of the oneworld alliance like American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and more. The joining of Alaska Airlines will add 34 new destinations to the oneworld network, across North America.
From the official press release:
“The joining of Alaska Airlines will add another high-quality carrier to oneworld, allowing us to offer even more destinations and options to the customers served by our member airlines. It strengthens oneworld’s presence across the key airports on the US West Coast and will build rapidly on the existing partnerships in place between Alaska Airlines and other oneworld members .” oneworld CEO Rob Gurney
According to the press statement from oneworld, Alaska Airlines will offer a full range of oneworld customer services and benefits once they become a member. Alaska Mileage Plan members will be able to earn and redeem rewards on all oneworld member airlines. Alaska also announced a new bonus on purchased miles. The timing with this announcement is perfect for all the members wanting to stock up on miles.
Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Bonus
In addition to officially joining oneworld alliance, Alaska Airlines announced a Mileage Plan bonus sale. Members will be able to buy miles at up to 50% bonus during the promotional period. This promotion will be available through Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Also, if you buy 30,000 miles or more during the promotional period, you’ll be eligible to purchase miles with a 60% bonus between October 5 and October 31, 2020. You can purchase your Alaska Miles here!
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