In happy news, Alaska Airlines is joining the oneworld alliance. Another quality airline is joining the group, and I for one am absolutely delighted!
A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit Alaska Airlines headquarters in Seattle on a University trip. The people there gave us a great day of presentations on their roles, plus a tour of the facility, so I came away very impressed with the operation.
Alaska Airlines Is Joining Oneworld!
I have always thought Alaska Airlines would be a great fit for the oneworld alliance. They have partnerships with Qantas, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and American Airlines for a start.
As the frequent flyer earning is not as lucrative as a full alliance member, I book with American Airlines over Alaska. That is something I lament. Quite frankly, the Seattle based carrier gives a better passenger experience in my opinion.
The road to alliance membership takes some time, so it won’t be until mid-2021 until they join. Once they do, they will become my preferred option when travelling around the United States.
When I flew Alaska Airlines many years ago, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Getting to do that again will be an absolute pleasure, I just hope they live up to the memory.
Alaska Airlines joining oneworld is great news. It really made my day! When the press release arrived in my e-mail inbox, I saved reading it for last, I was that pleased.
Have you flown with Alaska Airlines before? What do you think of the news? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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