American Airlines and Alaska airlines ending their partnership

Posted on October 3, 2019 by in AAdvantage, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Mileage Plan, American Airlines, Travel Deals, Travel News

Starting March 1, 2020, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines are cutting most of their mileage program ties. As part of the new agreement, flyers will no longer be able to use their Alaska Mileage Plan miles for American Airlines flights, nor will they be able to earn Mileage Plan miles on international American Airlines flights.

Alaska Airlines and American Frequent Flier Partnership ending

This is the second major round of cuts to this partnership in the past couple of years. As of January 1, 2018, American & Alaska already scaled back their partnership. The airlines cut reciprocal mileage earning on domestic flights, with the exception of codeshare flights. They also cut reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, including free checked bags, priority boarding, preferred seating, and more.

The changes coming

  • You will no longer be able to redeem American AAdvantage miles for travel on Alaska Airlines, both domestically and internationally
  • Mileage earning on domestic American flights had been cut in early 2018. You will no longer be able to earn Alaska Mileage Plan miles on American Airlines international flights.
  • You will no longer be able to redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles for travel on American Airlines, both domestically and internationally
  • You’ll continue to earn one Alaska and American miles on eligible codeshare flights between the two airlines
  • Alaska Lounge members can continue to access American Admirals Clubs, and American Admirals Club members can continue to use Alaska Lounges when flying on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines same day


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