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Ravn Alaska announces passengers can now book flights with Alaska miles

Hope McKenney

Travelers can now purchase Ravn Alaska flights using Alaska Airlines miles. That’s according to a Thursday statement from the regional airline.

Ravn said passengers with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can redeem miles on flights to and from any of Ravn’s 12 destinations.

Travelers can buy Ravn Alaska flights from Alaska's website, and choose to redeem Ravn Alaska miles to purchase tickets.

As of publishing, it cost 40,000 Alaska miles to fly one way from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage.

Ravn and Alaska Air reached a mileage sharing agreement in 2021, but at the time customers could only earn Alaska miles on Ravn flights. They couldn’t use them to purchase Ravn flights.

Representatives from both airlines said the delay was due to efforts to merge computer systems.

Prior to a fatal plane crash on Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport in October of 2019, Unalaskans could use Alaska miles for flights on and off the island through former regional airline RavnAir. But the resulting bankruptcy put an end to any mileage sharing plan between the carriers.

Many Unalaskans have long awaited the resurrection of a similar code-share program, as round-trip tickets between the island and Anchorage can cost more than $1,000 per seat.

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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