YAY: Alaska Airways & Starlux Launch Partnership

Alaska Airways has introduced that Starlux Airways is its latest world airline companion, and I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!

Particulars of the Alaska & Starlux partnership

Taiwan’s Starlux Airways is a quick rising airline, which shall be launching service to Los Angeles as of this week utilizing Airbus A350-900s. The problem is that up till now, Starlux hasn’t had any airline companions in the US, and I believe the prospect of the airline becoming a member of oneworld are fairly slim (and that’s the one alliance that might work, provided that Taiwan’s two different main airways belong to Star Alliance and SkyTeam).

Fortuitously Alaska Airways shall be introducing a partnership with Starlux Airways. With this:

  • Efficient instantly, Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn miles on all Starlux flights
  • Beginning this summer season, Alaska Mileage Plan members can redeem miles on Starlux, in financial system, premium financial system, and enterprise class (firstclass redemptions received’t be doable)
  • For a restricted time, one-way redemption charges between Los Angeles and Taipei will begin at 20,000 miles in financial system, 40,000 miles in premium financial system, and 60,000 miles in enterprise class
  • Sadly we don’t know when precisely redemptions will go dwell, and what the total set of redemption prices shall be in the long term, together with for journey past Taipei
  • With this partnership, vacationers will have the ability to guide itineraries that embody journey on each airways, creating extra seamless connections
Starlux Airways is launching flights to the US

I’m so enthusiastic about this partnership!

That is such an superior partnership that provides appreciable worth for Mileage Plan members. Whereas the worldwide alliances are nice, I believe many of those particular person partnerships are much more useful. For instance, previous to this, Starlux had no airline companions.

Not solely did this imply that there was no sensible method for many to redeem factors for journey on Starlux, however there wasn’t even companion you can accrue factors with. Fortuitously with Mileage Plan, you’ll have the ability to earn each elite and redeemable miles for journey on Starlux.

It seems like award pricing on Starlux may also be affordable, which I worth drastically, given Starlux’s steep premium cabin pricing. It’s only a disgrace that firstclass redemptions aren’t doable, however I can’t say I’m stunned, provided that the cabin has simply 4 seats.

Redeem Alaska miles for Starlux enterprise class

Backside line

Alaska Airways and Starlux Airways have launched a partnership, coinciding with Starlux launching flights to Los Angeles. With this new partnership, Mileage Plan members can earn miles for journey on all Starlux flights, and as of this summer season, it must also be doable to redeem miles on Starlux. We’re informed that award pricing will begin at simply 60,000 miles in enterprise class, which is thrilling.

What do you make of this new Alaska & Starlux partnership?

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