Ravn Alaska Reaches Frequent Flyer Agreement With Alaska Airlines
Airline officials have issued updated statements since this article was first published. CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date information.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Updated 08/16/21 at 4 p.m.
Ravn Alaska announced this morning that customers can now use Alaska Airlines miles to purchase tickets for Ravn flights.
After prolonged negotiations, executives from both companies reached an agreement to bring a mileage sharing program to Unalaska. The Aleutian community had previously relied on codeshare agreements between regional airlines, like the former RavnAir Group, and Alaska Airlines, but has been without any such arrangement since RavnAir's fatal plane crash in October 2019.
Ravn Alaska has new owners and management from the previous RavnAir Group, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
Ravn Alaska's website added an option that allows customers to earn Alaska Airlines miles from its flights, but the site doesn't currently allow Ravn customers to purchase flights with Alaska miles — it remains unclear when that will begin.
Ravn representatives did not answer requests for clarification.