Alaska Is Joining oneworld (3/31/2021)

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NOTE: It has been announced Alaska will join oneworld by the end of 2020 (July 2020) on March 31, 2021. https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinati...nce-countdown/

Speculation thread for possible changes to Mileage Plan: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...l#post32086422

Press Releases related to oneworld announcement:

AS: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/news-...es?item=123939

OW: https://www.oneworld.com/news/2020-0...n-the-alliance

AA: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details...P/default.aspx
Video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/390731665

Few bullets from releases:
  • Alaska Airlines intends to join the oneworld® alliance, the world's fastest growing and most highly rated global airline alliance, by summer 2021, which will connect Alaska guests to more than 1,200 destinations worldwide.
  • American will launch the first service from Seattle (SEA) to Bangalore, India (BLR) beginning October 2020. A new American route from SEA to the global business hub London Heathrow (LHR) will begin flying in March 2021.
  • The airlines will continue their domestic codeshare that offers customers hassle-free booking and travel between the two networks. The codeshare will expand to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and SEA.
  • Alaska and American loyalty members will enjoy benefits across both airlines, including the ability to earn and use miles on both airlines’ full networks, elite status reciprocity and lounge access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska Lounges in the U.S.

Earning redeemable and elite qualifying miles on all flights marketed and operated by AA was restored on April 1, 2020. Earning chart



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Old Feb 13, 20, 7:56 am
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Alaska Is Joining oneworld (3/31/2021)

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-ai...ines-oneworld/

In addition, we’re seeking full membership into oneworld, expected in summer 2021. Together, this new alliance and oneworld membership will give guests seamless access to 1,200 destinations around the world.
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Looks like AA and AS have mended their relationships.

Wonder if this would signal the end of some of AS current non-OW partners?
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I guess we can say bye to the KE partnership. Not upset about SQ since the rates are high.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:11 am
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Interested to see what Alaska will price QR J award tickets at
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This is a game changer! I guess delta taking stake in latam finally got AA off it’s ....
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Looks like AA and AS have mended their relationships.
They have indeed! What a glorious day!

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Noooo!!! My worst nightmare!! Not looking forward to award chart devaluations!!!
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Noooo!!! My worst nightmare!! Not looking forward to award chart devaluations!!!
Along with an earnings devaluation to match up with American.
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Along with an earnings devaluation to match up with American.
Maybe American will increase its earnings to match Alaska?

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Along with an earnings devaluation to match up with American.
AS will likely become revenue base for FFP!! Very unhappy with this bad news!!!
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We'll see what this does to mileage earning rates, the partnerships with Condor and Icelandair, and the number of elites on flights. It would've been nice to keep benefits on DL and AS like was the case years ago.

I'm not sure what service will be like on AA's new SEA-LHR compared to BA or VS.

Other good news is that this clears the way for PAE-DFW/ORD.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:25 am
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This is great news!
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Well as American rarely offers their own seats for redemptions I feel zero value in the partnership. Wouldn't give AA a cent of my money. If we lose Singapore and their special alignment, good luck finding a redemption seat to Asia.
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They have indeed! What a glorious day!

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Glorious? Am I the only one that is not happy about this?
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Glorious? Am I the only one that is not happy about this?
No, you're not. I particularly dislike AA's attitude to paxex, and to FF. i really hope that it doesn't affect the partnership with EK, SQ, et al
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