It’s About to Get Easier to Book a Flight to London — What to Know

Alaska Airlines is expanding its partnership with British Airways.

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Alaska Airlines passengers will now be able to book British Airways flights to London directly on the American carrier’s website in an expanded partnership agreement.

Travelers can buy tickets now for service starting June 18 on British Airways flights directly at These include flights from any of Alaska’s gateway airports in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, or New York, according to the carrier. The airlines are partners through the Oneworld alliance.

“We’re excited to add our longstanding partner, British Airways, to our growing portfolio of book direct airlines,” Andrew Harrison, the chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines, said in a statement. “London is one [of] the most requested global gateways by our guests and no one serves it better than British Airways and the Oneworld alliance.”

Multiple daily frequencies across the pond will be available to book directly with Alaska:

  • From Seattle: 2x each day

  • From Portland: Daily

  • From San Francisco: 2x each day

  • From Los Angeles: 3x each day

  • From San Diego: 2x each day

  • From Chicago: 3x each day

  • From New York (JFK): 8x each day

The airline plans to expand the partnership later this year by allowing guests to purchase connecting Alaska flights as well as allowing travelers to purchase British Airways flights to other destinations beyond London.

British Airways Chief Planning and Strategy Officer Neil Chernoff said in the statement the expanded partnership will offer “seamless access” to London and added the airline looks “forward to connecting even more travelers between the Pacific Northwest and the UK capital.”

Mileage Plan members who book a British Airways flight through Alaska will earn 100 percent of the miles flown. They also receive equal status matching within Oneworld.

The news comes on the heels of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) approval of a codeshare partnership between British Airways and JetBlue. That partnership will cover certain routes from each airline, including 75 domestic flights from New York and Boston operated by JetBlue and 17 intra-European flights from London operated by British Airways.

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