Continental-Alaska Partnership Ends October 24

Continental has long been a partner with Alaska Airlines, along with most Skyteam and oneworld carriers. Their partnership wasn’t as tight as Northwest’s and Delta’s, flights between the partners did not earn elite qualifying miles.

Alaska’s model has been to partner with basically everyone who wasn’t partnering with United, the carrier’s primary competition (other than Southwest) up and down the West Coast of the U.S.

And since Continental is leaving Skyteam and partnering up with Star Alliance and United, the Continental-Alaska partnership is coming to an end. The last day is October 24, 2009.

Of course, within a few days of that Continental flying will be able to be credited to United (or any Star Alliance program) and vice versa.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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