If you can’t beat them, join em. Or at least this is what Aeromexico has done with Alaska Airline after a failed attempt to expand into the Seattle market in 2007 to 2009 with service from Seattle to both Cabo and Mexico city. Since pulling out of the Seattle market, Alaska has had no direct competition from Seattle to Mexico and has dominated the market. Now, banking on the opportunity, AeroMexico and Alaska begun a code sharing on a number of flights back in December of 2012. Despite the codeshare, until recently frequent flyers could not earn miles on each other’s airlines. Yet, finally, all flights since June 11th have allowed Alaska MileagePlan Members & Aeromexico Club Premier members the ability to earn mileage on all flights operated by each airline!
“We’re pleased to launch a frequent flier partnership with Aeroméxico aimed at offering Mileage Plan members the ability to earn and redeem miles to unique destinations throughout Mexico and Central and South America from their hub in Mexico City,” said Caroline Boren, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of loyalty marketing and customer advocacy. “Our respective frequent flier customers will also enjoy easy connections and streamlined handling of checked baggage between both airlines.”
Alaska Airlines announced its enhanced codeshare and marketing partnership with Aeroméxico last December, however, mileage-earning opportunities haven’t been available until now.
This is a win for both Aeromexico & Alaska Airline frequent flyers, further expanding the value of both airline’s mileage program!
Alaska Mileage plan members earn mileage at the following rate:
Economy Class Cabin:
Earn 75% of actual flight miles* flown in V, L, W, or P classes of service (Discounted economy)
Earn actual flight miles* flown in Y, B, M, S, K, Q, N, I, X, or T classes of service.
Business Class Cabin: Earn actual flight miles* flown in J, A, or D classes of service, plus 25% Bonus Miles.
Elite Qualifying Flight Miles: Yes
Aeromexico Earns at the follow rate on Alaska Air:
|Cabina||Fare Class||Base KmP||Bonus||Total KmP|
|Coach||Y, S, B, M, H, K, L, V||100%||–||100%|