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American Airlines is a large US airline with its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In terms of revenue passenger miles and scheduled passenger miles, it is the biggest airline in the world. American Airlines is a founding member of the Northeast Alliance and also a member of the Oneworld Alliance.

In this article, we have tried to inform you completely about how to add American Airlines to Alaska and how to upgrade Alaska with American miles.

So stay with us till the end, and you will get answers to all your different questions. 


Ques. 1- Do American Airlines miles work on Alaska?

Yes, miles of American Airlines work in Alaska, but for that, you need to make a new booking for a particular destination. 

As Alaska is a partner Airline of American Airlines, it facilitates Advantage status membership access to more benefits that you can not imagine from other airlines. 

Ques. 2- Do American miles count for Alaska?

Yes, you can get the American miles count for Alaska, but you can use it only for the booking. It cannot be transferred to Alaska Airlines or any other Airline from American Airlines. Also, it provides you with the limitation regarding the count miles to redeem with American Airlines miles with its partner airlines, including Alaska Airlines.  

Ques. 3- How do I add American miles to Alaska?

Miles of American Airlines can be added to Alaska when you are going to upgrade your seat or want to purchase a new flight. 

To add the miles from American Airlines to Alaska Airlines, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly visit the booking website of Alaska Airlines and go to the booking tab, where you can enter the booking details.
  • You will select the particular region and destination, enter the date and time, and select the passenger.
  • Complete the booking with the required information, and when you go to the payment section, you will get the option for the American miles.
  • You can add American miles by entering the login details and checking the miles' complete information.
  • You can use the miles to purchase a new Alaska Airlines flight and quickly get the booking message on your phone.

Ques. 4- Can I upgrade to Alaska with American miles?

Yes, Alaska can be upgraded using the American Airlines miles, but for that, you must be an Executive Platinum or Platinum Pro Elite status member at American Airlines. 

The process to upgrade on Alaska with American Airlines is as follows :

  • Firstly you have to visit the official website of Alaska Air. 
  • Next shift on the Manage tab where you are required to enter the required details such as your last name and ticket confirmation code. 
  • The booking will open on the page, and then you have to look for the "Upgraded" option. 
  • After choosing the right option from the popped-up box, you will reach the payment page. 
  • Then tap on the "pay through miles" option followed by American Airlines miles. 
  • Now you have to enter the credentials of American Airlines miles. 
  • Your Alaska Air flight will be upgraded as per your choice using American Airlines miles. 

Ques. 5- Can I use American Airlines credit to book on Alaska Airlines?

Yes, you can use American Airlines credits for other airlines. As it allows you to use credits and book flights through the " Partner Awards" program. According to this program, you can redeem your credits for flights with Partner Airlines such as Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Qantas. 

Keep in mind that the required number of credits and the availability of flights may vary depending on the airline and its route.

Ques. 6- Can I use American Airlines points on other airlines?

No, you cannot use American Airlines miles to any other Airways. You can redeem American Airlines miles for the flights which are part of the "ONEWORLD" alliance.

To put it another way, you can purchase a flight on any "ONEWORLD" alliance airline partner, including Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar, Qantas, etc., using your AAdvantage miles. 

Here, we have tried to accommodate relatively all the details about American Airlines, what it is, how to add American Airlines to Alaska and how to upgrade Alaska with American miles.

We have also tried to answer the probable questions that customers might wonder about.

Thank you for your time. 

Hope you have a safe and joyful travel experience


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