As I have traveled the world in premium class cabins, I have appreciated the priority handling of our checked bags. Having your bags come out first when you are already on a tight schedule or have a tight connection can really make a difference. On the subject of minimum connection times, I wrote a guide that can be found here.
Checked Bag Upgrade
Now that Alaska Airlines has joined the Oneworld alliance, passengers flying in first class or elite members flying on Alaska Airlines will receive priority bag status.
The Wait Is Over
Here is one of our checked bags all dressed up and ready to go. It will be flying LIFO – Last In and First Out. Alaska Airlines will now give your checked bags the VIP treatment.
Kudos to Alaska Airlines for this perk. Having your bags come out first may seem trivial but if you are on a tight schedule or you have a tight connection, priority bag handling is much appreciated.