American and Alaska Elite Flyers to Enjoy Reciprocal Benefits

Good news for those who rack up miles with either American Airlines’ AAdvantage miles program or Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan -starting now, reciprocal benefits have expanded.

So from now on, when you search for cheap flights, search for new perks, too.

Did you see this? Airfare prices rising just in time for the holidays

New Benefits for Elite Flyers with American/Alaska

  • Passengers will get priority boarding on either airline
  • Access to exclusive security lanes (where available)
  • Free preferred seating
  • Two free checked-bags

Currently, elite members of both airlines can earn “miles that count toward qualifying for elite status” when traveling on the other carriers’ flights.

Sign Up before Flying for the Holidays

Both airlines are launching a concurrent sweepstakes promotion to win miles for dream destination – look for details on the carriers’ websites.

If you fly either of these airlines frequently (or would like to), this deal is definitely worth checking out via your home miles program before you head out on your holiday flights. After all, Alaska serves 90 destinations, and American serves 149 countries.


Published: November 7, 2011