Alaska Airlines are currently an Avios partner meaning you can earn and redeem Avios on their flights. However, they are not part of oneworld which means you do not get any tier points. It has also caused problems when booking flights to Hawaii on an American Airlines codeshare but travelling Alaskan. The move to become a full one world partner will mean that you are able to earn Avios and tier points on AA codeshare flights as well as Alaskan tickets.
oneworld® announced yesterday that Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer 2021, and its plans to form a US West Coast international alliance with oneworld founding member American Airlines.
American Airlines also announced plans to launch a new route from London to Seattle starting from from March 2021. The tickets will go on sale from May 2020. Whether this results in a reduction of BA’s service to Seattle remains to be seen.
Once approved, oneworld membership will allow Alaska Mileage Plan loyalty members to earn and redeem miles through oneworld member airlines’ network and vice versa.
As the world’s most highly-rated alliance, oneworld is on track to welcome Royal Air Maroc from 1 April 2020, adding its first full member in the African continent.
In the last 12 months, oneworld unveiled new digital technology to enable a truly seamless travel experience across member carriers and announced plans for the first oneworld branded lounge at Moscow Domodedovo Airport.