Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska Airlines.
Aer Lingus currently serves Dublin from 13 cities in North America, including from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and nonstop from Seattle — starting on May 18.
“This new partnership with Aer Lingus is another example of how Alaska is giving our Mileage Plan members more and more ways to travel and earn miles to all corners of the map through our diverse global partners,” said Alaska Airlines’ Andrew Harrison. “Aer Lingus provides our members even more reach for travel within Europe, with seamless service through Dublin to 24 cities in the U.K. and Europe.”
Because Dublin has its own U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility passengers flying from Dublin to Seattle will be able to be screened for re-entry into the United States, without having to go through screening once they arrive.
“We’re pleased to join with Alaska Airlines. It’s a meeting of like-minded, service-oriented carriers bringing attractive propositions to their respective travelers,” said Aer Lingus’ Greg Kaldahl. “Our Aer Lingus guests will now be able to connect onwards to a wide range of destinations up and down the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii; while loyal Alaska flyers will gain the opportunity to fly transatlantic on Ireland’s only 4-star airline. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the wold through a network of international partners.