Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today celebrated its first day as a member of oneworld. Alaska Airlines becomes the 14th full member of the global alliance, just eight months after receiving a formal invitation from oneworld in July 2020.
For Alaska Airlines and its guests, oneworld provides a global network of flights to as many as 1,000 destinations across more than 170 countries and territories*. With its membership in the alliance, Alaska Airlines will add seven new airline partners and enhance its six existing partnerships with oneworld members.
Effective today, all Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn miles when they fly any of the other 13 member airlines. Mileage redemption for flights on airlines that Alaska Airlines did not have previous partnerships with will occur in the coming months.
Alaska Airlines' elite Mileage Plan members automatically receive matching oneworld tier status: MVP Gold 75K = oneworld Emerald; MVP Gold = oneworld Sapphire; and MVP = oneworld Ruby. Depending on tier status, those passengers can enjoy a variety of privileges, including access to more than 650 international first and business class lounges*, fast track through security and priority baggage benefits. Guests with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer program will be able to use priority check-in desks, where available. Also, guests with Emerald or Sapphire status will be offered priority boarding.
The 14 full members of oneworld are: Alaska Airlines; American Airlines; British Airways; Cathay Pacific Airways; Finnair; Iberia; Japan Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas; Qatar Airways; Royal Air Maroc; Royal Jordanian; S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner offering select alliance benefits to frequent flyers from any oneworld member airline travelling on their flights.
* The reach of the oneworld network in January 2020 when including Alaska Airlines and Royal Air Maroc.
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