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Earning AA advantage miles on an Alaska Airlines coded flight
I have to fly NYC to SJC, and the only (non-stop) flights that work for my schedule are an Alaska flight, Jet Blue, or a United flight. I’d prefer not to fly United if I can help it. At first I thought I’d pick Alaska and credit those miles to American, but I don’t think I can do that anymore – is that right? If I can’t – what options do I have to credit Alaska flight miles? Most of my miles sit in Delta (elite and Amex MR), and star alliance because of CSR. I guess I could fly jetblue but I really have no miles there and don’t use them often enough. Any suggestions or strategies? Thank you!
Easiest way to check would be to see what fare class your flight would book into and check wheretocredit.com
If you can find and book the flight from AA as a codeshare (with an AA flight number) then you can credit to American and earn based on if you were flying AA metal.
If you book direct with an AS flight number, consider crediting to AS. They have good mileage sales and a decent network of global partners, with some pretty great redemption rates. While their redemption rules can be restrictive. they are one of the few programs where you can include a stopover on a one way award.