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AA Elites Benefits Flying AS / Alaska Airlines Discontinued 1 Jan 2018 Including domestic earning AA miles and status flying AS

For travel starting January 1, 2018

Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on Alaska Airlines within the U.S. and between the U.S. and:
  • Canada
  • Central America
  • Mexico
Earn miles on Alaska Airlines only when flying on American Airlines* codeshare flights.

Flying as an AA marketed flight (“AA codeshare”) continue to earn as if you were flying AA:
  • Award miles
  • Elite mileage bonus
  • EQDs
  • EQMs
  • EQSs
  • Minimum EQM guarantee
Flying domestic Alaska flights marketed as Alaska flight numbers do NOT earn any AAdvantage credit as of 1/1/2018 other than if marketed by American Airlines. AA codeshares are operated by Alaska and Horizon, not Virgin America.

Previously offered. AA AAdvantage status-based perquisites are no longer applicable.

Benefits offered to AAdvantage elite members flying on Alaska Airlines are discontinued at this time.

No changes will be made to award travel; AAdvantage members can still redeem miles for travel on Alaska Airlines. (link) [/quote]

Benefits offered to AAdvantage elite members flying on Alaska Airlines (were) will also be discontinued at this time.

[SIZE=“3”]N.B. The reciprocal lounge access agreement for Admirals Club members will continue. [/SIZE]

Reciprocal lounge access for Admirals Club and Board Room is based on Admirals Club membership or other arrangements in the AA - AS lounge reciprocity agreement discussed (continues after 1/1/18) here and here .
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Earning AAdvantage miles on Alaska Airlines (including Horizon Air) Link to AS earning chart on aa.com

"Earn miles (ends 1/1/18 except AA codeshares):

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on Alaska Airlines marketed and operated flights as well as Alaska Airlines codeshare flights operated by American Airlines:

  • Buy an eligible International published fare ticket booked in an eligible booking code and

  • Fly an eligible route

  • Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable."


Note:No miles are earned on AS flights in fare classes not published on aa.com as miles-earning
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Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by Alaska Airlines will always (including after 1/1/18) be credited AAdvantage base, award, elite qualifying miles and segments according to the AA mileage accrual chart.
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Old Oct 23, 11, 1:42 am
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ENDED: AA Elite Status Benefits & Most AA Miles Earning on Alaska Airlines (AS)

As has been discussed briefly here and in the existing Some notes on Flying AS / Alaska as an AA Elite thread <link>, there has been a recent enhancement of benefits for Elite AAdvantage members whilst flying on Alaska Airlines as of October 26, 2011. This thread will replace the older thread given its four year existence, many off topic and nearly off topic posts, and considerable obsolete information.

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Old Oct 26, 11, 8:25 pm
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New Elite benefits?

A few days ago, a checkin agent at AS told me that as of today they will extend some more benefits to AA Elite, like free beg checkin and more. Did anyone hear more details?
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Old Oct 26, 11, 8:43 pm
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Upgrades, etc

Hi,

I will be soon flying a transcon, SEA-MIA with AS metal, AA code. I was wondering if in this situation has anyone succeed in upgrading to F either by buy-up or by inserting a Delta FF# (with status- since they have reciprocal agreement on this)?

If either one of the above is possible, any tips on how to do this?

What about access to the AS lounges? [If none, I might hop over to the BA lounge if time permits]

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!
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Old Oct 27, 11, 12:49 am
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Originally Posted by AG1 View Post
A few days ago, a checkin agent at AS told me that as of today they will extend some more benefits to AA Elite, like free beg checkin and more. Did anyone hear more details?
I believe a new elite benefit is alaska.com recognizing your AA elite status and allowing you to reserve "premium" coach seats like exit row and Row 6.

I just updated seats on 4 flights to reflect this new little feature.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by 2TallSeaFlyer View Post
I believe a new elite benefit is alaska.com recognizing your AA elite status and allowing you to reserve "premium" coach seats like exit row and Row 6.

I just updated seats on 4 flights to reflect this new little feature.
I just checked a recent alaskaair.com booking and can confirm that, where before it would have my frequent flyer information listed as "American 111AAA1" it now says "American 111AAA1 - AA Elite". I am flying on the same reservation as Mrs. Microwave, however, so I was already in an exit row and cannot tell whether this would get me exit row independently.

If this is a harbinger of reciprocal (i.e. bidirectional) baggage fee waivers, priority boarding and exit row seating, bravo to both companies for finally working this out. I know quite a few AS elites in the Seattle area that fly DL when needed simply for the reciprocal bennies--in some cases, AA may have been a better option but were not considered due to a lack of reciprocal benefits.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by AG1 View Post
A few days ago, a checkin agent at AS told me that as of today they will extend some more benefits to AA Elite, like free beg checkin and more. Did anyone hear more details?
Wow thanks for that info!

I just checked my upcoming LAX-YVR flight and indeed alaskaair.com recognized me as an AA elite upon entering my reservation info. Was able to pick a way better seat reserved for MVP members.

Now if they can just have waived luggage fees and reciprocal BR access for AC members I'll be ever so happy.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 12:58 pm
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A few days ago, a checkin agent at AS told me that as of today they will extend some more benefits to AA Elite, like free beg checkin and more. Did anyone hear more details?
It's official! Check the website here.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 1:28 pm
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It's official! Check the website here.
Hooray! it's finally here! I wonder if AA is going to announce something for AS flyers today as well.

This is definitely a boost for AA'ers flying out of the PDX, SEA and SJC.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Microwave View Post
I just checked a recent alaskaair.com booking and can confirm that, where before it would have my frequent flyer information listed as "American 111AAA1" it now says "American 111AAA1 - AA Elite". I am flying on the same reservation as Mrs. Microwave, however, so I was already in an exit row and cannot tell whether this would get me exit row independently.
I also am listed as AA Elite and can select exit row seats. However, Mrs Beerup, who is GLD is not recognized and is not afforded the same functionality (traveling on separate reservation to me). The baggage link provided by Majuki includes GLD for benefit, so I suspect this is just a glitch.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:44 pm
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I am trying to find out if there are any additional benefits other than the free bags. Did anyone see any?
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:47 pm
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I am trying to find out if there are any additional benefits other than the free bags. Did anyone see any?
So far it is only preferred seating and 2 free bags, which are very good benefits. I do not expect any upgrades. It is only possible for AAdvantage members to upgrade BA and IB flights using miles only if it's a full fare ticket and it's booked on AA.com
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:48 pm
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Mrs Beerup, who is GLD is not recognized and is not afforded the same functionality (traveling on separate reservation to me). The baggage link provided by Majuki includes GLD for benefit, so I suspect this is just a glitch.
I just found out from that one guy at that other place that Golds will not benefit from exit row seat availability. He has a good rundown of what will be available here.

Originally Posted by AG1 View Post
I am trying to find out if there are any additional benefits other than the free bags. Did anyone see any?
See above.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:58 pm
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Mrs Beerup, who is GLD is not recognized and is not afforded the same functionality (traveling on separate reservation to me). The baggage link provided by Majuki includes GLD for benefit, so I suspect this is just a glitch.
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I just found out from that one guy at that other place that Golds will not benefit from exit row seat availability.
Good to know. At least my wife is about a foot shorter than we, so is in less need for exit rows!

It's funny that the free checked baggage on AS will impact me more than getting it on AA. The only time I ever check bags is when skiing/snowboarding which is almost always using the AS SEA-DEN flight.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:58 pm
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It's understandable why Golds won't get the elite security line benefit. AS does not even give that to its Gold-equivilent MVP members.

Also, informally, AA elites have been able to use AS elite security lines by showing their elite card. So far Golds, it's possible there might be loss in benefits in this area.

Now what are the policies for standby?


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It's funny that the free checked baggage on AS will impact me more than getting it on AA. The only time I ever check bags is when skiing/snowboarding which is almost always using the AS SEA-DEN flight.
This benefit will definitely be helpful for SJC-MMH.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 3:00 pm
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It's official! Check the website here.
Nice! With priority seat selection and 2 free checked luggage, all that's missing is reciprocal BR access for AC members.
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