Qantas and Alaska Airlines add lounge access, codeshares


Qantas has announced an extension of its partnership with Alaska Airlines. Under the new arrangements, the airlines will offer new codeshare services and reciprocal lounge access for eligible customers.

Lounge Access

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold or Platinum members, and Qantas Club members, will have access to Alaska’s ‘Board Room’ lounges in four cities. In addition to the existing arrangements in Los Angeles, eligible members gain access to Seattle, Anchorage and Portland.

In order to gain access, members will need to travel on an Alaska flight, connecting to, or from, a Qantas international flight. The extended lounge access is available immediately.

In return, eligible Alaska Airlines customers will gain access to the Qantas network of lounges. This includes Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K members and Alaska Lounge members, To be able to enter the lounges, members will need to be travelling on an eligible Qantas flight.

New Codeshares

From Monday, 26 June 2017, Qantas will add its code to additional Alaska Airlines services. These codeshares will operate between

  • San Francisco and Orange County,
  • San Francisco and Minneapolis,
  • San Francisco and Albuquerque
  • San Francisco and Kansas City,
  • Los Angeles and San Jose.

The new flights are in addition to existing codeshare arrangements that Qantas has with with Alaska Airlines. This now includes a total of 15 destinations within North America.

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