The Alaska & Emirates Partnership In Numbers

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    One of the biggest battles in the airline industry this year has been between the "big three" US carriers and the "big three" Gulf carriers regarding Open Skies policy. The "big three" US carriers are arguing that the "big three" Gulf carriers shouldn't be able to benefit from liberalized air treaties, given that they're not truly competing in the free market (they're government owned and "subsidized"). Rather than debating the actual merits it has turned into a campaign of rhetoric and patriotism. But not all US carriers side with American, Delta, and United, in this battle. And for that matter I'm not sure those three carriers actually even side against the Gulf carriers -- American gladly partners with Etihad and Qatar, despite publicly shaming those airlines. But Alaska Airlines has had a partnership with Emirates Airline since early 2012 (award redemptions between the two carriers became possible about a year later). This was around the same time that Emirates added a daily flight between Seattle and Dubai. The partnership made sense on the surface, given that Alaska could provide some additional feed to Emirates' flight to Dubai. The post The Alaska & Emirates Partnership In Numbers appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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