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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines end miles partnership

Alaska Airlines planes taxi Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
Alaska Airlines planes taxi Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have announced they will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year.

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that Alaska Airlines mileage plan members will not be able to earn miles on American Airlines international flights beginning March 1.

Officials say Alaska Airlines passengers will also no longer be able to use miles for award travel on American flights.

The airlines say Alaska plan holders will still be able to earn mile-for-mile value on American flights with Alaska flight numbers to locations in the Midwest, the East Coast and parts of Canada.

Prior to the Oct. 2 announcement American Airlines was Alaska’s final domestic mileage plan partner, meaning Alaska plan members will not have another major carrier on which to use miles.

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