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Updated 8/16/21 at 4 p.m.
Ravn Alaska announced this morning that customers can now use Alaska Airlines miles to purchase tickets on Ravn flights.
After long negotiations, executives from both companies agreed to bring a mileage sharing program to Unalaska. The Aleutian community had previously relied on codeshare agreements between regional airlines such as the former RavnAir Group and Alaska Airlines, but has been without such an agreement since RavnAir’s fatal plane crash in October 2019.
Ravn Alaska has new ownership and management from the previous RavnAir Group, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
Ravn Alaska’s website added an option to allow customers to earn Alaska Airlines miles from their flights, but the website does not currently allow Ravn customers to purchase flights using Alaska miles – it remains unclear when this will begin .
Ravn representatives did not respond to requests for clarification.