Among the cities of origin served by Air Italy that are included in the Interline agreement are: for the moment, the Interline agreement is the only confirmed partnership between the two airlines. While Air Italy`s official press release shows that the Interline agreement has already entered into force, interline travel cannot yet be booked on the airline`s website or through online travel agencies (ASAs). If they only want the fees, they could definitely offer interline, but you`ll have to pay at the door for your connection. Assuming you went to AA LAX-SFO and AS SFO-HON, you should receive your bags at HON, but at SFO you have to pay your money to the AS agent at the door to get on board. Given Alaska Airlines` track record of partnering with many airlines, the recent interline agreement between the airline and Air Italy raised the question of whether or not the two airlines could expand their partnership in the future. An expanded partnership between the two airlines could allow members of both airlines` frequent flyer programs to collect and redeem miles to travel with both airlines. Alaska Airlines has also faced increasing competition from low-cost airlines. One airline competing with Alaska was MarkAir. Since its introduction into service in 1984, competition had been reduced because it had entered into service agreements with Alaska Airlines. However, after refusing to buy the airline in the fall of 1991, Alaska Air exacerbated competition with Alaska. Mark Air offered low-cost service on the Anchorage-Seattle route and other routes in Alaska, where Alaska Airlines generated nearly a third of its revenue.
It was hurting Alaska Airlines; For the first time in 20 years, it recorded a loss of $121 million. To save money, the company cancelled two planned maintenance facilities and postponed a $2 billion purchase of large aircraft. However, it was able to increase the utilization rate of its existing aircraft. The airline has also reduced labour costs, but this has strained relations with the unions.  We are going to Fairbanks, AK in June and we will arrive with United Airlines in Seattle, WA, and we will continue with Alaska Airlines to Fairbanks. Do both airlines have an interline agreement or do we have to claim our luggage and check it again? Alaska Airlines and Air Italy passengers will soon have access to new destinations through an interline agreement between the two airlines, as announced Friday.