Alaska Airlines is planning to join the oneworld alliance and is scaling its partnership with American Airlines back up. Here’s some inside scoop on why American had been cutting ties with Alaska, and how they changed their mind.
The rejuvenated partnership continues to build even in difficulty times. As of today you can now earn redeemable miles credited to one airline when traveling on the other. This doesn’t yet extend to earning elite status miles (that’s still limited to codeshare flights), but that will change as Alaska advances towards oneworld membership.