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Booking Alaska on AA.com: Any AA or oneworld status benefits? (2020)

Booking Alaska on AA.com: Any AA or oneworld status benefits? (2020)

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are working together to become closer and more integrated partners with the addition of mileage accrual across both airlines. As Alaska Airlines prepares to join Oneworld in 2021, Alaska and American are expanding codeshare agreements and providing frequent flyers of both programs to once again earn and redeem miles. Starting April 1, 2020 all flights on either airline can earn miles (award and elite qualifying, as of an April 7 update to the AA web site) for the other airline’s frequent flyer program.

AA and AS had previously agreed to cease all mileage and codeshare agreements as of March 1, 2020.

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Old May 26, 20, 2:18 pm
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Booking on AA for AS (AA Gold) - Baggage Fees?

If I book on Alaska Airlines metal in economy on AA.com do I get my elite (AA Gold) complimentary luggage without fees? I may purchase or use AA miles.

Looking at a trip in July 2020 to Alaska.

Thank you.

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Old May 26, 20, 2:22 pm
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You get free baggage only if AS joins OW in time.
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Old May 26, 20, 2:34 pm
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Thank you. What if I route it with the first leg on AA and subsequent legs on AS?
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Old May 26, 20, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by go4bal View Post
Thank you. What if I route it with the first leg on AA and subsequent legs on AS?
IIRC, if the baggage can be interlined, then you don't have to pay for the AS segment. But again, it won't matter during return (AS would be the first segment back).
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Old May 26, 20, 9:32 pm
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No fee if the AA segment is first and everything is one ticket.

If booking round trip, AS will charge a fee for the return. However, bags on flights entirely within Alaska are free. So if you fly FAI-ANC-DFW, with segment 1 on AS and 2 on AA, there’s no charge.

Free bags for AA elites on all AS flights will start in summer 2021, assuming AS follows through on joining OW.
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Old May 28, 20, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
You get free baggage only if AS joins OW in time.
He's right! You can get 1 free checked bag. Early boarding, choose your seats, and upgrades.
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Old May 28, 20, 3:21 am
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He's right! You can get 1 free checked bag. Early boarding, choose your seats, and upgrades.
Does it show one bag somewhere?
AS gives its own elites 2 bags, and OW status benefits do not include extra baggage for Ruby (AA Gold)
https://www.oneworld.com/travel-benefits#benefits
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/tr...ptions#waivers
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Old May 28, 20, 5:05 am
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Does it show one bag somewhere?
No. But mirroring what AA is doing now, OW Ruby would be getting a free check bag. Based on the AS generosity, the allowance may be more.
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Old May 28, 20, 9:39 am
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No. But mirroring what AA is doing now, OW Ruby would be getting a free check bag. Based on the AS generosity, the allowance may be more.
The last time AA and AS offered reciprocal benefits, AS gave AA Golds two bags.
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Old May 28, 20, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by go4bal View Post
If I book on Alaska Airlines metal in economy on AA.com do I get my elite (AA Gold) complimentary luggage without fees? I may purchase or use AA miles.

Looking at a trip in July 2020 to Alaska.

Thank you.

David
Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
He's right! You can get 1 free checked bag. Early boarding, choose your seats, and upgrades.
Alaska isn’t scheduled to join oneworld until next year. There is no one world or AA status benefit until then. AS baggage rules apply. Sorry. Booking AS on as.com right now only makes AA your travel agent for that ticket.

Earn AA Award Miles, EQM, EQD, EQS Flying Alaska / AS Again (as of 1 Apr 2020)
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Alaska isn’t scheduled to join oneworld until next year. There is no one world or AA status benefit until then. AS baggage rules apply. Sorry. Booking AS on as.com right now only makes AA your travel agent for that ticket.

Earn AA Award Miles, EQM, EQD, EQS Flying Alaska / AS Again (as of 1 Apr 2020)
Right! Not yet. They will join Oneworld sometime next year or so. Subject to change.
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Old May 29, 20, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by _fx View Post
No fee if the AA segment is first and everything is one ticket.

If booking round trip, AS will charge a fee for the return. However, bags on flights entirely within Alaska are free. So if you fly FAI-ANC-DFW, with segment 1 on AS and 2 on AA, there’s no charge.

Free bags for AA elites on all AS flights will start in summer 2021, assuming AS follows through on joining OW.
You can also get the Bank of America Alaska Visa card that offers 1 free bag per person (plus other perks). Click here for BofA info
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