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Alaska Air partners with Fiji airline

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
May 28, 2009 2:02 pm

Alaska Airlines has added Fiji-based Air Pacific to its stable of airline partners, the two airlines announced today.

The partnership will allow the two airlines to grant mileage credit to each others’ frequent flier program members and to offer codeshare flights.

Codeshare flights are flights that appear on one airline’s schedule but are flown by another airline.

Travelers will be able to receive Alaska Mileage Plan miles for flights they take on Air Pacific.

The first fruit of the new collaboration will be an arrangement under which Vancouver, B.C. travelers can book a flight to Fiji on Air Pacific. The first leg of that flight will be flown by Alaska from Vancouver to Los Angeles where travelers will transfer to an Air Pacific Boeing 747 for the onward flight to Fiji.

That Vancouver-Fiji hookup will be available six days a week. It will replace a twice weekly service through Honolulu on an Air Pacific Boeing 737.

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