When Alaska Airlines becomes part of the oneworld alliance on March 31, the airline has announced that MVP members, the elite tier of airline’s Mileage Plan, will receive matching oneworld tier status.
The status match means that MVP Gold 75K will also be oneworld Emerald, while MVP Gold become oneworld Sapphire and MVP are also recognized as oneworld Ruby.
Many of the benefits elite flyers currently enjoy on Alaska with their status will seamlessly carry over to the oneworld tiers when they travel on any of the 13 global oneworld member airlines.
Members will be able to access a variety of privileges such as priority check-in, access to international first and business class lounges, preferred boarding, fast track through security and baggage benefits.
As the airline industry continues to recover, Alaska Air expects an increasing number of customers to look ahead to international travel once again, according to Ben Minicucci, Alaska’s president. Earning elite status with Alaska, he said, will go even further with benefits in oneworld “to make your journey even more enjoyable.”