Alaska Airlines has a Mileage Plan Double Miles promotion this summer for partner airline international flights between west coast USA airports and airline hub cities on select routes for economy class flights June 1 to September 30, 2017.
Double Miles promotion registration required prior to flight.
Participating partner airlines:
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Fiji Airways
- Hainan Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Korean Air
Icelandair had some low fares to Europe from Seattle last week, but they don’t drop to $400s until October. There are currently Seattle-Stockholm tickets at $560 round trip in September.
Marketed and Operated by
This promotion provides a good case study for the meaning and pitfalls of “marketed and operated by” for the purposes of eligible flights for Mileage Plan earning.
This month I am flying on British Airways London LHR to San Jose SJC, however, my flight is marketed as Finnair codeshare flight AY5423.
Finnair is Alaska Airlines newest airline partner, however, this Double Miles promotion does not apply on Finnair routes.
Alaska Mileage Plan Double Miles promotion T&C state:
Flights must be marketed and operated by British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, LAN, or Qantas.
My low cost ticket from London to San Jose, California is an eligible route for double miles on British Airways operated flights, however, my flight segment is marketed as a codeshare Finnair flight AY5423 in economy class S.
Alaska Mileage Plan flights on Finnair qualifying for mileage accrual:
Flights must fall within the eligible flight number range below, and your flight must be marketed and operated by Finnair.
Eligible flight numbers
To ensure flight credit, the two-letter airline code (AY) must precede the flight number (for example, AY XXXX) on your ticket receipt or boarding pass.
My British Airways flight is not marketed by British Airways, so no double miles and my Finnair marketed flight AY 5423 is not operated by Finnair with an eligible flight number 2000 or below for earning Finnair miles.
My British Airways operated, Finnair marketed flight strikes out for earning any Alaska Mileage Plan miles.
Keep the terms operated and marketed by in mind when planning international travel for Alaska Mileage Plan double miles.