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Old Nov 18, 16, 4:47 am
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BA launches codeshare with AS - including SEA-Hawaii

Good news - BA has launched new codeshares with Alaska Air on the following routes, effective 23 November 2016:

- Seattle to Honolulu, Kona and Kahului
- Seattle, San Francisco and San Jose (California) to Portland
- Seattle to Salt Lake City, Boise, Fairbanks and Spokane
- San Jose to Santa Ana

This will be great in finally being able to earn TPs on Alaska, particularly as additional options to Hawaii via SEA rather than just LAX or PHX currently.

Hopefully more routes will be added in due course.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...re-alaska-air/
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Old Nov 18, 16, 4:49 am
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Old Nov 18, 16, 4:56 am
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Excellent, a new way to get to Hawaii.
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I would've thought that BA wouldn't be climbing into bed with their TATL JBA's competitor.
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
This will be great in finally being able to earn TPs on Alaska, particularly as additional options to Hawaii via SEA rather than just LAX or PHX currently.
Don't forget DFW for a slopey service !
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Originally Posted by TabTraveller View Post
I would've thought that BA wouldn't be climbing into bed with their TATL JBA's competitor.
AA already codeshares extensively with AS, so I don't think it's such an issue.

If anything, it makes sense for the JBA because you could already do e.g., LHR-SEA-PDX entirely ticketed on AA but not BA, even though AA wouldn't operate either of the flights.
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Fantastic news! I've been wanting to do a TP run to HNL via SEA for a long time now
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Great news as more TP opportunities is always better than less. Timings work well for HNL. Can take second BA flight from LHR and minimize overall travel time.

Does not help those of us who prefer OGG though. It would seem the late LHR->SEA gets in too late to connect to the afternoon OGG flight which just leaves you with an 8:45am departure from LHR and many lounge hours in SEA to arrive in OGG at the same time as you would via LAX.
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Does not help those of us who prefer OGG though. It would seem the late LHR->SEA gets in too late to connect to the afternoon OGG flight which just leaves you with an 8:45am departure from LHR and many lounge hours in SEA to arrive in OGG at the same time as you would via LAX.
Hmmm - I just figured that. But with friends on the very beautiful Orcas Island, just a seaplane hop from SEA, I'm very tempted to do a quick stopover there to make the most of the timings.
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Great news as more TP opportunities is always better than less. Timings work well for HNL. Can take second BA flight from LHR and minimize overall travel time.

Does not help those of us who prefer OGG though. It would seem the late LHR->SEA gets in too late to connect to the afternoon OGG flight which just leaves you with an 8:45am departure from LHR and many lounge hours in SEA to arrive in OGG at the same time as you would via LAX.
Well a dedicated TP runner won't be taking LHR-SEA anyway, but obviously connecting via JFK/CLT/PHL or MIA.
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Is it confirmed that tier points will definitely be earned on BA coded, AS operated flights?
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Old Nov 18, 16, 5:53 am
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Is it confirmed that tier points will definitely be earned on BA coded, AS operated flights?
TPs are awarded on any BA coded flight regardless of who operates them. It is only OW partner codes which require OW operation.
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Old Nov 18, 16, 5:55 am
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Is it confirmed that tier points will definitely be earned on BA coded, AS operated flights?
Yes.

BA coded always gets points, at the BA rate, no matter the operator.


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Interesting to note that this restores the possibility of getting F tier points on the Hawaiian routes, but only under a BA A or F ticket.
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The recent BA advertising push extolling the virtues of Hawaii is probably related to this.
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