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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan keeps getting richer and richer!
The gift that keeps on giving. The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program keeps adding amazing new partners. Earlier this year we learned about Japan Airlines, Condor, and Finnair. Now, we find out that Singapore Airlines is joining the network of airline partners. Additionally, Alaska Airlines has absolutely insane earn rates on partners. As an example, I’ll be earning roughly 50k for each roundtrip I take to Europe on BA’s business. That’s a one way leg for every roundtrip. Members will start earning points on each airlines separate programs starting Sept 27th and have the ability to redeem on flight at a later date. Both Alaska Airlines and Singapore will enact a codeshare partnership as well – this means that you will be able to have ” seamless reservations and ticketing, one-stop check0in, baggage check to final destionation and coordinated flight schedules.” Needless to say…I can not wait to see what the Alaska Airlines award chart looks like for Singapore Air and the routing rules that are associated. Alaska’s program has some of the most generous redemptions options out there and allows stopovers. Can you tell I’m really excited that Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines are partnering up?
Alaska’s current partners:
Here’s a list of great premium cabin redemptions on Alaska Partners – I can’t wait to see Singapore prices
- To Asia
- Cathay Biz is 50k One way
- Cathy First is 70k One way
- AA Biz to China is 55k
- AA Biz to Japan is 50k
- AA First to China is 67.5k
- AA First to Japan is 62.5k
- Japan Biz to Asia is 60k
- Japan First to Asia is 70k
- Japan Biz to S.E. Asia is 65k
- Japan First to S.E. Asia is 75k
- Air France biz is 62.5k
- AA Biz is 50k,
- AA First is 62.5k
- BA Biz is 60k
- BA First is 70k
- Middle East
- BA Biz is 70k
- BA First is 80k
- Cathay Business is 62.5k
- Cathay First is 70k
- Qantas Biz is 55k
- Qantas First is 70k
- Cathay Biz is 60k
- Cathay First is 80k
- Fiji Biz is 55k
SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that Singapore Airlines will be its newest Global Partner. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty programs will begin earning miles on each other’s flights beginning Sept. 27. Mileage Plan members will be able to redeem miles for travel awards on Singapore Airlines-operated flights at a later date.
In addition, the two carriers will enact a codeshare partnership, pending government approval, which will allow guests booking through Singapore Airlines to travel on both airlines and enjoy seamless reservations and ticketing, one-stop check-in, baggage checked to final destination and coordinated flight schedules.
“We’re very proud to add an airline of the caliber of Singapore Airlines to our portfolio of Global Partners,” said Andrew Harrison, chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines. “Our guests will enjoy truly distinctive inflight service when traveling with Singapore Airlines, while also taking full advantage of their Alaska Mileage Plan benefits when traveling from the West Coast to Asia.”
Virgin America guests have enjoyed frequent flyer benefits with Singapore Airlines since 2013. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will take over as the singular loyalty program for Virgin America flyers starting in 2018.
“Our new partnership with Alaska Airlines enables us to improve connectivity between Singapore and the important North American market, providing customers with more codeshare destinations and enhanced KrisFlyer benefits. It also reflects our commitment to continuously expand our network reach and offer our customers greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries,” said Tan Kai Ping, Singapore Airlines senior vice president marketing planning.
Known for its premium inflight service as the world’s most awarded airline, Singapore Airlines flies from Alaska’s San Francisco hub to Singapore nonstop and via Hong Kong, and from Alaska’s Los Angeles hub to Singapore via Seoul or Tokyo (Narita), with connecting service from Seattle and Portland. In all, Changi Airport-based Singapore Airlines flies to over 60 destinations in more than 30 countries on five continents worldwide.
H/T Travel Codex
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