Alaska Airlines joined the Oneworld Alliance on March 30, 2021 (read more here), but it has been slow at releasing award bookings for partner airlines and still hasn’t an integrated award chart, rather than partner specific.
Alaska made Qatar Airways available for bookings earlier this year (read more here) and has today enabled Iberia as well. However, there are still five Oneworld airlines whose awards are unavailable for Alaska Mileage Plan members.
You can access Alaska Airlines here.
Alaska Iberia Awards ex-Europe:
Europe – Africa
Europe – Continental US & Canada
Europe – Europe
Europe – Mexico
Europe – Middle East
Europe – South America
Alaska Iberia Awards ex-North America:
North America – Africa
North America – Middle East
Iberia awards come up on Alaska’s website nicely.
Oneworld Partners Available for Award Bookings:
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- + Oneworld Connect airlines Fiji
Oneworld Partners Not Available for Award Bookings:
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Jordanian
- SriLankan Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
Alaska tends to over promise and under deliver when it comes to integrating partner airline awards into the Mileage Plan program. For example, all Oneworld partners were promised to be available for online bookings this past summer and then fall, and now sometime in 2022.
It is annoying that you cannot mix and match partners for comprehensive awards and the lack of an award chart that would include all the regions where partner airlines fly. Also, Mileage Plan partner awards were excellent, but most recent partner charts, including Iberia, are not exciting.
However much I like Spain and I really do, I absolutely loath flying on Iberia. They are my absolute last choice if no other options exist.