British Airways & Alaska Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

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British Airways and Alaska Airlines have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover a further 11 of Alaska’s West Coast and Hawaiian routes with immediate effect. British Airways already has very strong ties with American Airlines who also operates on some of the routes that this expanded codeshare agreement covers, but being able to select Alaska Airlines flights could be a nice bonus for British Airways flyers.

The New Codeshare Routes

Below are the new routes on which British Airways and Alaska will be codesharing and customers can book these routes will immediate effect for travel from 23 November 2016.

  • Los Angeles – Honolulu
  • Los Angeles – Kona
  • Los Angeles – Kahului
  • Seattle – Portland
  • Seattle – Salt Lake City
  • Seattle – Boise
  • Seattle – Fairbanks
  • Seattle – Spokane
  • San Francisco – Portland
  • San Jose – Portland
  • San Jose Santa Anna

This is what Alex Cruz (British Airways CEO) had to say:

British Airways and Alaska have been frequent flyer programme partners for more than 15 years but we are delighted to forge close ties and extend this partnership further. The codeshare will make onward connections to Alaska’s vast network of destinations seamless, from the booking process through to flying and will open up the picturesque beaches of Hawaii, Salt Lake City’s ski slopes and the tech hub of Santa Ana.

Not only will this mean leisure customers have more holiday hotspot to choose from, but this is also fantastic news for business travellers opening up US cities that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK.

Bottom Line

The three routes that are likely to be the most exciting for travelers are the three routes to Hawaii from Los Angeles. Up until now British Airways flyers have had to rely on American Airlines to get from Southern California to Hawaii where now they have Alaska Airlines too.