Now that Alaska Airlines has joined the Oneworld alliance, we are starting to see how the airline is planning to cooperate with other alliance members, most notably American Airlines.
The first interesting promotion offers Alaska members 2,000 bonus miles for:
- flying 2 segments on Alaska Airlines
- flying 2 segments on American Airlines
You must register before April 30th, 2021. Click here to register.
You must fly between May 15 – September 15, 2021.
Many readers have both Alaska Mileage Plan and American AAdvantage accounts. To be clear, you must credit ALL of these four flights to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account.
Terms and Conditions
Bonus miles offer is valid only for Mileage Plan members who register via the promotional landing page by April 30, 2021. Registration must take place prior to the first qualifying flight. Eligible members will receive 2,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles after completing two qualifying flight segments operated by Alaska Airlines and marketed by Alaska Airlines or American Airlines, and two qualifying flight segments operated by American Airlines and marketed by Alaska Airlines or American Airlines between May 15, 2021 and September 15, 2021. This is a one-time only bonus and a member can earn a maximum of 2,000 bonus miles with this promotion. To qualify, each flight must be eligible to earn Mileage Plan miles and must be credited to your Mileage Plan account (if booking on American’s website, select Alaska’s loyalty program and input your Mileage Plan number for the flight to qualify). Not valid on free or award travel. Bonus miles do not count toward Mileage Plan elite status.
What is American Airlines Doing?
AAdvantage is offering the exact same promotion, however it is targeted to selected members instead of aimed at all. To check whether you are eligible, you need to visit the My Promotions page of your AAdvantage account.
The Bottom Line
Unless you live in a major hub city, you will probably require a connecting flight to reach your final destination. Appropriately structured – 2 flights one-way on Alaska and the other 2 flights back home on AA (or vice versa) – and you can pick up all 4 flights with a single trip this summer. 2,000 bonus miles from Alaska Mileage Plan is definitely worth the effort…