Alaska Airlines,Aer Lingus to give Mileage Plan members more flights to Europe

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus have announced a broad partnership that will provide Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem miles to Europe, the companies said.

The carriers will begin interline availability across their respective networks starting in April. Alaska Mileage Plan members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska, starting at a later date.

Aer Lingus currently serves Dublin from 13 cities in North America, including from Alaska´s gateway cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and — starting May 18 — nonstop from Seattle.

The capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin has become a new hub for US technology companies doing business in Europe. The city hosts the annual Dublin Tech Summit each spring, which is attended by influential global companies and innovators.

Aer Lingus will fly Airbus A330-200 wide body aircraft on its new route from Seattle to Dublin. Since Dublin airport has its own US Customs and Border Protection facility, passengers and their luggage will be pre-cleared in Ireland before departure, with no need to go through passport control on arrival in Seattle.

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