Alaska Airlines Delays Joining Oneworld Alliance to 2021
Alaska originally planned to join Oneworld in 2021. However, airline executives said in July that Alaska was accelerating the timeline to join by the end of 2020. Now, once again, the date that Alaska Airlines plans to join the Oneworld alliance has changed. Here’s the new timeline and what it means for Alaska elites and Mileage Plan miles collectors.
Beginner’s Guide to Airline Alliances and Partnerships
You might think that you can only redeem Delta miles to fly on Delta, or American miles to fly on American. Opening your mind to the wonderful world of airline alliances and partnerships will really help you maximize the value of your hard-earned frequent flyer miles. Take your rewards game to the next level with this complete guide to partners and alliances.
Alaska Airlines Plans to Join the Oneworld Alliance by the End of 2020
In February 2020, Alaska announced its intentions to join the Oneworld alliance in summer of 2021. But, that timeline just got significantly shorter. On a recent webinar, Alaska Airlines’ CEO Brad Tilton said that Alaska may join the Oneworld Alliance by the end of 2020. Here’s what that means for Alaska, American, and Oneworld travelers.
23 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
American Airlines has vastly improved the capabilities of its online booking tool over the past few years. In the past, award travelers looking to book flights with partner airlines would have to dance through extra hoops to find award space and call to book awards. Now, American makes it possible to redeem miles for travel on 19 different airlines on its website. Here’s an overview of all 23 AAdvantage airline partners and which you can book online.
Complete Guide to Capital One Transfer Partners
Capital One transfer partners give you the ability to book flights with dozens of airlines to virtually every destination in the world. Like other transferrable points currencies, the key to maximizing your value is to familiarize yourself with the strengths and weaknesses of each of the partner programs. In this complete guide, we break down all 15 of Capital One’s transfer partners.
Last Chance to Transfer Your Miles: Capital One Losing Two Transfer Partners
Capital One has quietly shared the loss of two mileage transfer partners—Hainan Airways and Qatar Airways—effective May 13, 2020. If you’ve been meaning to transfer Capital One Miles to either of these partners, you’d better do it right away!
AA Adds GOL Airlines as a Mileage Earning, Redemption Partner
American Airlines has just added GOL Airlines—Brazil’s largest domestic carrier—to its AAdvantage partner airlines, opening the door to earning and redeeming AAdvantage miles on GOL itineraries. But now that you can use AA miles for flights with GOL, the question is: should you?
American Express Membership Rewards (Temporarily) Loses a Transfer Partner
American Express Membership Rewards is widely regarded as one of the most-valuable transferrable currencies thanks to having over 20 transfer partners and lucrative transfer bonuses. However, the program just lost a little luster with the loss of one of its airline transfer partners.
What Award Travelers Should Do Now as LATAM Leaves Oneworld, Partners With Delta
LATAM is approaching its accelerated departure of the Oneworld airline alliance on May 1, 2020. However, its partnership with Delta began effective April 1, 2020. That makes now a great time to book a South American adventure since you can use either American Airlines AAdvantage miles or Delta SkyMiles to book your award flights. Here’s what you need to know now about this transitional time.
Citi ThankYou Points Adds Emirates as 16th Airline Partner
While Citi ThankYou Points isn’t known for being the most valuable transferrable currency, it just added its 16th airline transfer partner: Emirates Skywards. This new partnership means you can now book Emirates’ legendary first-class product to Europe for just 135,000 Citi ThankYou Points round-trip, or fly to Europe in Emirates business class for 90,000 points round-trip.