Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Alaska Airlines | Mileage Plan
Reload this Page >

AS to permit one-way international partner awards

AS to permit one-way international partner awards

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jun 13, 13, 6:30 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: jackal
Wiki Link
For current information and discussion regarding one-way international partner awards, please see this thread.
Print Wikipost

Closed Thread

Old Feb 7, 13, 5:48 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PDX
Programs: AS, AA, UA
Posts: 60
AS to permit one-way international partner awards

Hey all, forgive me if this has already been discussed (I did a search but didn't come up with much). I've been struggling with booking an Awards flight to Europe using AS miles, and I called the booking line today to check on some things.

I happened to mention that the requirement for round-trip on international awards was making my life difficult, and the agent let me know that starting about March 17th, they will be allowing one-way international partner awards to be booked.

Hope that helps someone!

Last edited by tadc; Feb 8, 13 at 2:18 pm
tadc is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 9:25 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Over the Bay Bridge, CA
Programs: Jumbo mas
Posts: 30,413
That will help a lot of us.
Eastbay1K is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 10:58 am
  #3  
Ambassador: Alaska Airlines
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ANC, SAP
Programs: AS MVP Gold, Priority Pass
Posts: 1,750
Very exciting news...I hope it is for 1/2 the miles...
ANC RED-EYE is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 12:56 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PDX
Programs: AS, AA, UA
Posts: 60
Update... the agent (who had just completed his training) did confirm that it would be 1/2 miles for one-way and the starting date is supposed to be March 17th.
tadc is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 1:32 pm
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: PERMANENTLY TERMINATED ACCOUNT
Posts: 13,905
I assume this is on partners that allow one-way awards in the first place? That would exclude DL for instance.
Dieuwer is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 2:17 pm
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PDX
Programs: AS, AA, UA
Posts: 60
Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
I assume this is on partners that allow one-way awards in the first place? That would exclude DL for instance.
Yes, I think you're right. I'm not interested in DL in this case so I wasn't paying much attention to that but he did mention something along those lines.
tadc is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 2:22 pm
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: DL Silver, HH Diamond, IHG Plat, BW Diamond
Posts: 25,601
Half price, one way awards would be a great addition.
Jaimito Cartero is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 3:48 pm
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: OneSky Alliance Elite+ with Zirconium and oak leaf cluster, Braniff Unobtainium
Posts: 16,998
So like AA and CX? If so, woo hoo- you could piece together some interesting RTW itineraries.
eponymous_coward is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 3:51 pm
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: BOS/ORH
Programs: AS MVPG 75K
Posts: 17,901
There's some mention of it in the Emirates thread. I heard late 2013. I'm hoping to combine UA and AS miles for one heck of a trip.
CDKing is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 4:03 pm
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PDX
Programs: AS, AA, UA
Posts: 60
Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
So like AA and CX? If so, woo hoo- you could piece together some interesting RTW itineraries.
Or in my case, a TATL open-jaw with two gateway stopovers...
tadc is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 4:04 pm
  #11  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: OneSky Alliance Elite+ with Zirconium and oak leaf cluster, Braniff Unobtainium
Posts: 16,998
Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
There's some mention of it in the Emirates thread. I heard late 2013. I'm hoping to combine UA and AS miles for one heck of a trip.
IIRC, EK does not allow one-way awards at saver.

If they allowed a partner to pull it off, though, that would be cool...
eponymous_coward is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 4:24 pm
  #12  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Over the Bay Bridge, CA
Programs: Jumbo mas
Posts: 30,413
Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
I assume this is on partners that allow one-way awards in the first place? That would exclude DL for instance.
Yes, but DL will permit a RT award with only one direction on DL, no?
Eastbay1K is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 7:32 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 37
AS to permit one-way international partner awards

DL will still require round trip pricing whether you book one way or round trip. However, the round trip won't have to be all on DL. One could book the outbound on AA and return on DL for a single round trip rate.
k_o_m is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 8:43 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: AS MVPG75k, SPG Gold
Posts: 348
I also called the Partners desk a couple days ago and the same thing was mentioned to me. The rep said she hadn't completed her training yet, but that it would be rolled out gradually (i.e. not all partners would be available at once).

Regardless, this is a welcome and long-overdue change to the AS program. Finally a positive 'enhancement'!
braffy is offline  
Old Feb 8, 13, 9:18 pm
  #15  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: BOS/ORH
Programs: AS MVPG 75K
Posts: 17,901
The following comment was posted on a boarding area blog post:

I just found out from AS that the one-way awards being introduced in March is only for AA and DL. In April the will introduce one-way awards for BA, KLM and AF. For the other carriers, there is not timetable set.
CDKing is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread