Alaska Airlines has teamed up with Lyft to enable its Mileage Plan members to earn miles for all journeys made with the ride-sharing company. The partnership was launched on November 2nd, 2022.
Once Mileage Plan members have linked their accounts for free online, they will automatically start earning miles on Lyft rides. Miles can be earned on all categories of Lyft rides, including Lyft Standard, Wait & Save, Priority Pickup, Shared, and there is no limit to the number of miles that can be earned.
The airline is also offering an additional festive bonus to launch the partnership, with members earning double miles for all journeys until December 31st, 2022. This means that travelers will receive two miles for every dollar spent on Lyft journeys in the US and Canada. From January 1st, 2023, this will decrease to one mile per dollar.
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Alaska Airlines is not the only carrier to partner with Lyft. Delta Air Lines also offers its SkyMiles members miles for journeys made with Lyft – two SkyMiles per dollar spent on airport journeys, and one SkyMile per dollar on non-airport journeys.
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Alaska Airlines’ senior vice president of marketing and guest experience, Sangita Woerner, said,
“We always want our guests to have a terrific travel experience, even when they’re not flying with us. Our new partnership with Lyft makes sure our flyers are also cared for on the ground as they go places. Alaska and Lyft are both respected brands by millions of customers who turn to us for access to their preferred modes of transportation.”
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With a 28% market share, Lyft is today the second-largest ride-sharing company in the US, after Uber. Its vice president of strategic business development and supply chain, Zach Greenberger, also celebrated the partnership, saying,
“We are thrilled to provide our riders with more benefits and opportunities to enjoy a best-in-class travel experience. At Lyft, we’re committed to hospitality and to giving our users the chance to unlock the best value for all their transportation needs – a key purpose embedded in this partnership. The Alaska team’s dedication to customer loyalty and creating a culture of belonging aligns seamlessly with many of the values that we maintain at Lyft.”
Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan
Alaska Airlines is the sixth-largest carrier in North America, with a fleet of over 320 aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), where it has a market share of over 50%. A wide variety of destinations are served from the airport, including Los Angeles (LAX), Honolulu (HNL), Miami (MIA), and Cancun (CUN).
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Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance in March 2021, and members of the carrier’s award-winning Mileage Plan can earn and redeem miles on fellow oneworld member airlines including American Airlines and British Airways, as well as on other partner airlines such as Aer Lingus and Singapore Airlines.
Frequent travelers can reach elite Mileage Plan MVP status, which entitles them to extra benefits, including complimentary upgrades and checked baggage, priority check-in and boarding, and discounted or free lounge access.
Alaska Airlines recently announced a record-breaking $2.8 billion in revenue for Q3 – find out more here.
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- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline Type:
- Full Service Carrier
- Anchorage International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Portland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Year Founded:
- Ben Minicucci
- United States