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Ravn Alaska Reaches Frequent Flyer Agreement With Alaska Airlines

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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.

Hailing from Southwest Washington, Maggie moved to Unalaska in 2019. She's dabbled in independent print journalism in Oregon and completed her Master of Arts in English Studies at Western Washington University — where she also taught Rhetoric and Composition courses.
Theo Greenly reports from the Aleutians as a Report for America corps member. He got his start in public radio at KCRW in Santa Monica, California, and has produced radio stories and podcasts for stations around the country.
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