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?