Alaska Airlines Launches Global Partnership with Singapore Airlines

Alaska Airlines has been making waves in the miles and points game for a few years now, and since their acquisition of Virgin America those waves have swelled up. Their recent announcement of a new global partnership with Singapore Airlines is just another one of those sweet ass waves.

Starting September 27th, "Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty programs will begin earning miles on each other's flights . . . . Mileage Plan members will be able to redeem miles for travel awards on Singapore Airlines-operated flights at a later date.  

"In addition, the two carriers will enact a codeshare partnership, pending government approval, which will allow guests booking through Singapore Airlines to travel on both airlines and enjoy seamless reservations and ticketing, one-stop check-in, baggage checked to final destination and coordinated flight schedules."

While this is pretty cool on the surface, the most coveted of award bookings, the Singapore Suite redemption, is generally restricted to KrisFlyer members. Generally, however, this partnership is good for points and miles enthusiasts.