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American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, once strong partners in codeshare and loyalty, are further distancing their relationship. Starting on March 1, 2020, it will no longer be possible to redeem AAdvantage miles to book flights on Alaska nor will it be possible to spend Mileage Plan miles to book on American. Continue reading American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties

Alaska Airlines Sets Dates for Last-Ever Virgin America Flights

On April 24, the Virgin America brand will fly its last three flights ever, marking the end of the carrier’s 11-year run as one of the U.S.’s more colorful airlines.

Two passenger flights will leave from San Francisco and one will head to Newark while another will head to Los Angeles. The last flight, a commemorative flight for Virgin America employees, will leave Los Angeles at 9:35 and touchdown San Francisco, officially marking the end of the brand.

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Having bought Virgin, Alaska Airlines plans big SFO expansion

Alaska Airlines is stretching its wings.

Three months after its $4 billion purchase of Burlingame’s Virgin America, the company said Thursday that it will add 13 routes from the Bay Area to destinations across the continent, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and (pending government permission) Mexico City.
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