Alaska Airlines, RavnAir Group Reach Mileage Sharing Agreement
Updated Saturday March 14.
After months of uncertainty, Alaska Airlines and RavnAir Group have reached a mileage sharing agreement.
According to Alaska Airlines spokesperson Tim Thompson, flights between Dutch Harbor and Anchorage will allow bookings through Alaska Airlines mileage plans.
"Guests will have the options to select either RavnAir's FlyAway Awards or Alaska Airlines miles when booking flights between Unalaska and Anchorage," said Thompson in a statement.
After the annoucement on Friday, March 13, Alaska Airlines informed KUCB News that the system is experiencing a "glitch."
"[We] are working on it now but it may not be resolved until early next week," said Thompson.
In order to collect or use Alaska Airlines miles, travelers will need an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number and book on the airline's website.
Many Unalaskans have relied on Alaska's miles to lessen the financial sting of purchasing round-trip tickets to Anchorage, which often cost more than $1,000 per person. But that option disappeared when Ravn and Alaska suspended their marketing partnership in the wake of Ravn's fatal plane crash in October and an ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.