December 6, 2017
Alaska Air & Air France/KLM are Ending their Partnership
Alaska Airlines is ending its partnership with Air France/KLM effective April 30, 2018. This means passengers will no longer be able to credit Air France/KLM flight miles to Alaska MileagePlan or redeem MileagePlan miles for Air France/KLM award tickets. Passengers who already booked tickets will still receive Alaska miles as follows:
- Tickets booked through December 5, 2017 receive miles for any travel dates per the following chart
- Tickets booked on or after December 6, 2017 for travel through April 30, 2018 receive miles per the following chart
- Tickets booked on or after December 6, 2017 for travel beginning May 1, 2018 will not receive Alaska miles
Loosing a partner is negative development for Alaska’s frequent flyer program but it’s not a major loss. It was already difficult to redeem Alaska miles for Air France/KLM awards. The partnership was mainly a convenient way to earn some additional Alaska miles.