Alaska Airlines and AeroMexico have signed a frequent flier and codeshare agreement to connect their networks and bring more options to travelers flying between Mexico and several cities on the U.S. West Coast and in Alaska.
Starting early next year, members of either airline’s frequent-flyer program can accrue miles when flying on Alaska Airlines’ network across the United States, Mexico and Canada, or on AeroMexico to 80 destinations throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Miles flown on AeroMexico will count toward qualification in Alaska’s Mileage Plan MVP elite-level program. Frequent fliers will be able to redeem miles for award travel on AeroMexico beginning later in 2013.
“AeroMexico’s customers will enjoy Alaska’s easy connections, streamlined handling of checked baggage and more travel options to some of the West Coast’s most popular destinations, including Seattle and Portland, Oregon,” says Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.
Under the codeshare agreement, AeroMexico will place its ‘AM’ flight code on Alaska Airlines flights between 20 city pairs, including all eight Alaska Airlines destinations in Mexico, which the U.S. carrier serves from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose.
Travelers connecting between Alaska Airlines and AeroMexico will be able to check in with the originating carrier, receive their boarding passes and check baggage through to their final destinations.
“We are very pleased to announce this new alliance and confident that this commitment will benefit all Alaska’s and AeroMexico’s passengers, which will allow them to connect with 45 cities around Mexico and with 11 different countries in Central and South America,” says Sergio Allard, AeroMexico’s chief commercial officer.
“Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and AeroMexico Club Premier members will very soon also be able to enjoy all of their well-known benefits as if they were flying with the same airline,” adds Allard.
AeroMexico customers can book travel at www.aeromexico.com or by calling 800-237-6639.
Alaska Airlines says its Mileage Plan members can earn or redeem mileage on 15 airlines, including more major U.S. carriers than are offered by any other frequent-flier program.
The program offers additional opportunities to earn miles through a network of partners, including the Alaska Airlines Visa credit and debit cards, Mileage Plan Dining, and 35 hotel and car rental partners worldwide.