Back in February a rumor made the rounds that Alaska would start allowing one-way awards when using Mileage Plan miles on partner airlines. Fortunately that rumor turned out to be true, and as of a few weeks ago they started allowing one-way awards on American at half the price of a roundtrip.
They said this functionality would slowly be rolled out on other carriers, and it seems like British Airways is now the second carrier on which you can book one-way awards at half the cost of a roundtrip, as you can see below.
This is great news. British Airways isn’t my favorite Alaska partner given that it’s the only partner on which they impose fuel surcharges. That being said it’s nice to have the option, and here’s to hoping it continues to be rolled out on other carriers, especially Cathay Pacific and Emirates (which are their two most valuable partners, in my opinion).
(Tip of the hat to Gary)