“Becoming a member of oneworld is becoming a member of a household of the most effective airways on the earth,” mentioned Ben Minicucci, Alaska’s CEO. “Being part of the alliance permits us to offer unbelievable world connectivity, a seamless journey expertise and extra precious loyalty choices for our visitors. This alliance transforms Alaska into a very world airline, connecting our sturdy West Coast community and locations throughout North America with the worldwide attain of our oneworld companions.”
Efficient now, all Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn miles after they fly any of the opposite 13 member airways. Mileage redemption for flights on airways that Alaska didn’t have earlier partnerships with will happen within the coming months.
Alaska’s elite Mileage Plan members mechanically obtain matching oneworld tier status: MVP Gold 75K = oneworld Emerald; MVP Gold = oneworld Sapphire; and MVP = oneworld Ruby. Relying on tier standing, these passengers can get pleasure from quite a lot of privileges, together with entry to greater than 650 worldwide first and enterprise class lounges*, quick monitor by safety and precedence baggage advantages. Visitors with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby standing in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer program will be capable to use precedence check-in desks, the place out there. Additionally, visitors with Emerald or Sapphire standing can be provided precedence boarding.
“In the event you’ve been a frequent flier who has earned standing with us, all that loyalty will go even additional with advantages in oneworld to make your journey much more gratifying,” mentioned Minicucci.
The 14 full members of oneworld are: Alaska Airways; American Airways; British Airways; Cathay Pacific Airways; Finnair; Iberia; Japan Airways; Malaysia Airways; Qantas; Qatar Airways; Royal Air Maroc; Royal Jordanian; S7 Airways and SriLankan Airways. Fiji Airways is a oneworld join associate providing choose alliance advantages to frequent flyers from any oneworld member airline travelling on their flights.