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While Alaska announced already its plans to become a part of oneworld, the application hasn't been approved by the alliance yet. However, once approved, oneworld membership will allow Alaska Mileage Plan members to earn and redeem miles through oneworld's more than 1,200 international destinations. The membership will also unlock elite benefits, such as priority check-in and boarding, access to preferred seats, and free checked bags on any oneworld airline.
Alaska also announced its alliance with American Airlines, which is aimed "to create more choice for West Coast customers." This means that Alaska and American loyalty members will be able to earn and use miles on both airlines' full networks and will be able to access nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and 7 Alaska Lounges in the U.S.
While we are waiting for Alaska to join oneworld, the alliance is ready to welcome Royal Air Maroc from April 1, 2020, as a first full member in the African continent. At the same time, LATAM, Latin America's leading airline group, will leave the oneworld alliance on May 1, 2020, due to its majority acquisition by Delta.
Current 13 oneworld members: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 of their affiliates.