Alaska Airlines News
Date Posted: 13/03/2019
Published on AirlineRoutes.com, the Seattle based carrier has announced five new codeshare services from Australia to the United States. This will become the airlines first inter-continental passenger codeshare service, with Alaska Airlines mentioning that its agreement with Qantas Airways becomes bilateral with the two airlines working together more efficiently than they were previously.
This announcement also comes amid growing speculation that the American based carrier would be joining the oneworld alliance under the oneworld Connect brand.
From 1 March 2019, flights operated from Australia to various US destinations will be sold and displayed as an Alaska Airlines codeshare service, with the AS flight number affixed. Codeshare services are when multiple airline work together to allow each of their own customers to fly on a partner airlines operating flight.
This can include multiple airline carriers, even though you are just flying on a Qantas aircraft, there would have been revenue seats on board sold as another airlines, such as American Airlines (AA), Alaska Airlines (AS) and Jetstar (JQ) to name a few.
By flying on a codeshare flight even though you’re not flying with the actual carrier who you purchased the ticket of off, you can still receive frequent flyer benefits, lounge access, easier connections and greater baggage allowances. Of course the benefits vary between each carrier and the agreement they have in place with the other airline.
The following routes will be operated by Qantas and will be codeshared with Alaska Airlines from 1 March 2019.
- Brisbane to Los Angeles
- Melbourne to Los Angeles
- Melbourne to San Francisco
- Sydney to Honolulu
- Sydney to San Francisco