What song springs to mind right now? Of course, it’s Johnny Horton’s North to Alaska – “North to Alaska, we’re goin’ north, the rush is on.” It’s a happy day when a new airline joins my alliance and today oneworld welcomes Alaska Airlines to the fold.

Headquartered in Seattle, the airline flies to 120 destinations across four countries, the USA, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. Those that like airline lounges will find Alaska Airlines lounges in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York JFK.

Alaska Airlines Joins oneworld

All day I’ve been looking forward to seeing the alliance logo on the Alaska Airlines website. Nothing this morning, so it was not a midnight changeover. When I finished work, I checked again and there it is!

This now means that all Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan customers and all oneworld frequent flyers can access each others lounges, for one. Everyone also now has reciprocal earning of points and status as well, though I’m waiting for British Airways to update their website.

Let’s Go Shopping!

I’ve been deliberately holding off until today to make some Alaska Airlines bookings. They’ve been planned for a few weeks but I wanted to wait until today.

My overriding thought is that this airline offers good value. When you throw appropriately priced tickets into a pot that includes excellent customer service, a modern fleet and apparently tasty food, what’s not to like? Just take my money already!

Overall Thoughts

It’s been some year with virtually nothing happening thanks to the pandemic. Therefore I am clearly a bit too happy at this news, which is probably due to the dearth of good airline news lately.

Regardless, this is excellent news for frequent flyers in the alliance. I’m very much looking forward to taking a bunch of flights with AS, and I’ll be sure to review them too, of course. Right, I’m off to do my flight shopping, so I’ll leave it there!

What do you think of the news that Alaska Airlines joins oneworld today? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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