Alaska Airlines expands partnership with British Airways, offers direct flight to US destinations

Alaska Airlines has announced an expansion of its long-standing partnership with British Airways, a founding member of the oneworld alliance, by enabling guests to book nonstop British Airways flights to London directly at alaskaair.com.

This seamless travel experience includes flights between London Heathrow and Alaska’s gateway airports in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, as well as Chicago and New York JFK.

‘We’re excited to add our longstanding partner, British Airways, to our growing portfolio of alaskaair.com book direct airlines,’ said Andrew Harrison, chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines. ‘London is one the most requested global gateways by our guests and no one serves it better than British Airways and the oneworld alliance.’

British Airways offers significant service to and from London and key West Coast gateways, including:

* Seattle: Two daily flights

* Portland: Daily flight

* San Francisco: Two daily flights

* Los Angeles: Three daily flights

* San Diego: Two daily flights

Additionally, guests can book British Airways nonstop flights from Chicago (three daily flights) and New York JFK (eight daily flights) on alaskaair.com. British Airways tickets purchased on alaskaair.com are for flights beginning June 18 and beyond. Later this year, guests will also be able to purchase Alaska flights connecting to British Airways, along with flights beyond London on British Airways.

‘We are extending our partnership with our fellow oneworld member Alaska Airlines to offer travellers seamless access to British Airways flights to London directly at alaskaair.com,’ said British Airways Chief Planning and Strategy Officer Neil Chernoff. ‘It will enhance the travel experience for our customers, providing convenient connections between London Heathrow and Alaska’s key gateway airports. We look forward to connecting even more travellers between the Pacific Northwest and the UK capital.’

Mileage Plan members earn one mile for every mile flown on British Airways flights booked at alaskaair.com, with 100% elite qualifying miles (EQMs) also awarded. Additionally, flights purchased with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card earn triple miles, including overseas flights on British Airways.