JAL Signs Codeshare with Alaska Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement and a frequent flier partnership, which will provide business travellers with an enhanced network between Japan and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as well as more mileage earning opportunities.

With Alaska Airlines’ extensive operations across California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington, JAL customers will have more flight options and access to new cities including Seattle and Portland. Additionally, travellers can take advantage of more improved connections to and from Asia via JAL’s West Coast operations, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Vancouver, B.C.

With the new codeshare agreement, scheduled to take effect June 29, customers who fly Alaska Airlines and JAL will be provided with seamless reservations and ticketing; one-stop check-in and thru-checked baggage to JL/AS final destination; smooth flight connections; and mileage accrual and award redemption opportunities.

“We are pleased to offer our customers more routes and destinations with our new partnership with Alaska Airlines,” says Hideki Oshima, JAL executive officer, international relations and alliances. “The new cooperation also allows JAL to strengthen its own presence throughout the Pacific Northwest and will provide additional mileage earning and redemption opportunities for our customers.”

JAL operates a modern fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs and 787-8s between Japan and North America. The airline’s First and Business Class services feature private suites, 23-inch LCD monitors and Asian-inspired cuisine and beverages. www.jal.com

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