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Changes afoot at Alaska Airlines [joins Oneworld]

justinbrett

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Well QF had considered BNE-SEA but chose ORD instead. Maybe this may change things, or AA will fly it.
We’ll see SYD-SEA before BNE-SEA. And we won’t see AA flying it any time soon. They aren’t even flying from their main hub (DFW) yet - let alone a partner hub. I’m actually tipping the next AA flight to be to MEL. Probably DFW-MEL if I were a betting man. SYD-SEA might be the death of seasonal SYD-YVR.
 

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OMaaT points out some possible downsides to AS joining OneWorld (for Milage Plan members):

Here’s my huge concern. Alaska has some of the best mileage redemption rates in the industry, though they also take an unconventional approach to award pricing.

They have a different award chart for every partner airline, and you can’t mix airlines on an award. In theory I suspect we’ll see them eventually come up with an award chart for all on all oneworld airlines (where you can mix partners), but I almost certainly think this won’t be good news:

I can’t imagine they’ll continue to allow stopovers on one-way awards
I can’t imagine they’ll maintain the same good prices they currently have
I hope I’m wrong, but I’m quite worried about this…
 

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I'm wondering if buying AS miles again at bonus time (30/40% extra) will be more beneficial once they join OneWorld?
I used to use AS miles CNS/HKG/CNS in J when CX did that route, normal price $5k, the points cost me around $1750 plus a hundred or so in fees.
 

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