Partnership with Hawaiian Airlines?

Old Nov 14, 19, 10:40 am
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Partnership with Hawaiian Airlines?

Iím looking at changing routing of a flight next month and the online change feature at AK Air appears to offer Hawaiian Airlines options.

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Old Nov 14, 19, 10:53 am
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Nope, not a new partner. You can also book Delta flights by using multi-city as well. Nothing new about other airlines showing up when using multi-city and viewing by price. The fares are probably higher than if you were to book the Hawaiian flights through another source too.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 10:53 am
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This has been an option for sometime. Though usually not worth the price. Similar can be done with DL and UA.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 11:01 am
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Yep, just an interline agreement, not a full partner. You will not earn AS miles for the flight, despite purchasing it from AS.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 12:12 pm
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If you call you can even get United flights. Similar United will sell you an Alaska flight, No different than going through expedia.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by williwaw View Post
This has been an option for sometime. Though usually not worth the price. Similar can be done with DL and UA.
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Yep, just an interline agreement, not a full partner. You will not earn AS miles for the flight, despite purchasing it from AS.
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If you call you can even get United flights. Similar United will sell you an Alaska flight, No different than going through expedia.
So what exactly is the benefit? Extra protection for if a problem with the first flight causes you to miss the second flight, since it was sold to you as a single ticket?
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Old Nov 14, 19, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
So what exactly is the benefit? Extra protection for if a problem with the first flight causes you to miss the second flight, since it was sold to you as a single ticket?
Not sure there's really a benefit other than the privilege of buying it from Alaska (which they likely see as a benefit more than we do). And yes, I'd assume the connection would be protected given it's a single ticket.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 2:22 pm
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Interline ticketing agreements have been around for 60+ years. All this means is that AS has such an agreement with HA. Nothing more.

Generally, these tickets are more expensive, but on the other hand, by purchasing on a single ticket, you have IRROPS protection and, if you pay baggage fees, the baggage allowance from the marketing carrier of the first segment carries over downstream. There may also be more convenient routings or better availability.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by be_rettSEA View Post
Not sure there's really a benefit other than the privilege of buying it from Alaska (which they likely see as a benefit more than we do). And yes, I'd assume the connection would be protected given it's a single ticket.
If you're not MVPG, I'm assuming you would benefit by the lower change fee of AS (or worse, two change fees if ticketed separately). Also you would get 3x miles if you bought it with your AS Visa.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 3:34 pm
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Surprised Alaska and Hawaiian aren't already partners, at least for inter-island travel, knowing DL, UA, and AA all have some sort of partnership (mostly for inter-island travel).

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Old Nov 14, 19, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by jiburi View Post
Surprised Alaska and Hawaiian aren't already partners, at least for inter-island travel, knowing DL, UA, and AA all have some sort of partnership (mostly for inter-island travel).

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AA and DL have an interline agreement which covers IRROPS only. They do not interline passengers for standard ticketing purposes.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 4:58 pm
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This is nothing more than AS is authorized to sell HA flights on 027 ticket stock. Given the simple fact that AS serves a number of cities not served by any other IATA carrier, it is no surprise that AS is authorized to ticket on many other carriers, and likely, vice versa. The fact that such options may or may not appear on an airline's web booking portal has nothing to do with what are quite common agreements.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 5:43 pm
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If Southwest eats enough into Alaska and Hawaiian there could be more than just an interline agreement soon.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 11:01 pm
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Agree with everyone- been seeing this for HA for a number of years, and yes DL does appear. But no miles for those flights from AS (beware)
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Old Nov 15, 19, 12:42 pm
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Thanks all, Iíve just never seen this before. Appreciate the feedback!

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