Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Expands Aer Lingus Affiliation
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has expanded its award affiliation with Aer Lingus. In 2018, Alaska and Aer Lingus began a broad partnership to offer more options to earn and redeem miles on transatlantic flights to Europe, the top regional destination for Mileage Plan members. Members are now able to redeem for both economy and Business Class seats on nonstop flights. Brett Catlin, managing director of alliances and capacity planning for Alaska, said the partnership is another example of the carrier’s expanding opportunities to travel to “every corner of the world.” Mileage Plan members can also earn base miles and elite qualifying bonus miles of up to 100 percent on Aer Lingus flights. Aer Lingus is one of Alaska’s 16 Global Partners to offer award flights at this time. The Irish airline currently serves Dublin from 13 cities in North America, including nonstop from Alaska's gateway cities of Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.