American And Alaska Will End Mileage Redemption Partnership

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Effective 3/1/20, you will no longer be able to redeem American miles for travel on Alaska Airlines or Alaska Airlines miles for travel on American.

It’s a big blow for both programs.

American has poor mileage availability and Alaska helped fill the gap with better availability.

Alaska doesn’t have the same network coverage as American and American helped fill those holes, especially domestically where they have no other partners since they split up with Delta.

You can book future award travel, but no changes will be allowed to awards after 2/29/20.

You will still be able to earn AA redeemable and elite miles on codeshare flights marketed by AA and operated by Alaska within the US and between the US and Canada, Mexico, and Central America. American lounge members will also still be allowed access to Alaska lounges when flying AA or Alaska.

You will still be able to earn Alaska  redeemable and elite miles on codeshare flights marketed by Alaska and operated by AA to select destinations in the Midwest, Eastern US, and Canada. Alaska lounge members will also still be allowed access to AA lounges when flying AA or Alaska.

You can still use BA Avios to redeem for travel on both AA and Alaska flights, though you need to call BA to book travel on Alaska.

Will you redeem any miles before the end of the AA/Alaska partnership?

HT: Something Fishy, via DDF

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Jwi

Sux, you are right. AA’s pathetic award availability is understating it, at least for places/times we lines to travel. Over the years, partnerships with Alaska & others have really helped.

Chalucky

Prob better for Alaska availability tho…we have a ton of those miles which are actually valuable currency. AA miles are almost worthless

New York

So interesting this news comes the day after the Avios MR bonus transfer ended

TravelBloggerBuzz

This, along with United going full award dynamic pricing for PARTNERS as well…makes for a very grim Wednesday, so sad

Ely

Also getting the last Best of Web post makes for a very grim Wednesday.

Abraham F

What will be the next best choice to find AS saver (granted it will be removed from AA web site)?

#Fineschmecker

The game is coming to an end

dave

oy ve Dan this is devastating as I used AA miles to book Alaska flights from EWR-SAN

PM

Well …as long as British on Alaska is alive it’s not that bad …. I expect Alaska to strike a partnership with someone else. They are too small to compete alone. Although, the only option is United.

confused

what does that mean marked by alaska but operated by aa? aa metal. etc sometimes i booke these types of flights paying cash and do not know where tocredit.com these miles to like a delta flight operated by klm? etc makes it confusing lots of nafka minas on what best mileage program to credit to

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