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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines offers one of the best airline loyalty programs in its Mileage Plan.  Despite Alaska having a footprint predominantly on the West Coast, many other frequent flyers have found crediting to Mileage Plan to be beneficial.  Here are some of my posts about Alaska Airlines.

Mileage Plan

A good place to start is my overview of Alaska’s Mileage Plan loyalty program:

Part 1: Elite Status
Part 2: Redeeming Miles

If you are interested in more details about the top tier Gold 75k, this post provides all you need to know.

Having trouble figuring out how many miles you will earn for a flight?  Check out my Mileage Calculator.


Alaska Airlines has its own network of Alaska Lounge locations in six airports: SEA (D Gates, C Gates, Old N Gates, New N Gates), ANC, PDX, LAX, JFK, and SFO.

Anyone can purchase an Alaska Lounge membership that provides access to Alaska Lounges as well as partner lounges.  You can also purchase a day pass directly from the Lounge.

With Mileage Plan status you can also access some partner lounges like British Lounges in LondonSaga Lounge in Iceland, or Qantas Lounges in Australia in addition to oneworld Lounges when flying internationally.

Partner Airlines

As of March, 2021, Alaska Airlines is now part of the oneworld alliance.  But Alaska has additional airline partners around the world including Singapore Airlines and Condor.  You have a ton of options for world travel to destinations in Europe and Australia for example.

However Alaska has also lost partners including Delta, AirFrance, KLM and AeroMexico.

Customer Service

I find Alaska to have about the best customer service of any airline.  Their social medial team is extremely responsive and they put on some great contests.

If you have an Alaska Airlines Visa card, you also get a generous companion fare each year.

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