December 8 Update: Qatar Airways announces partnership with Alaska Airlines along with a new Seattle – Doha route and earn yourself 500 free World of Hyatt points tomorrow

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Qatar Airways announced a new route between Seattle and Doha today as
well as a partnership with Alaska Airlines ahead of the latter airline
joining the oneworld Alliance that Qatar is already a member of. That
route will launch on March 15th and will operate 4 days per week. This
is of particular interest to those who live in Western Canada as once
Alaska Airlines resumes more flights to the five cities they used to
serve Pre-Covid you should be able to use those flights to connect to
this Qatar Airways flight. There are plans to have code-sharing in place
some time in the future. Of course if you live in the lower mainland you
have the great option of driving to Seattle once the land borders open
up to non-essential travel. One of Qatar’s biggest competitors,
Emirates, already had code-shared on those Alaska Airlines Western
Canadian routes and promoted that partnership heavily on their website
and even at conferences. I remember one of the years that I attended the
Global Petroleum Show here in Calgary Emirates had their own booth and
were primarily promoting the Seatte gateway with their Alaska Airlines
connection. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Qatar do the same thing
and invest in promoting the Seattle route to Western Canadians.

Here is the schedule of the new route:

Seattle Flight Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Doha (DOH) to Seattle (SEA) QR719 departs: 08:00 arrives: 12:20
Seattle (SEA) to Doha (DOH) QR720 departs: 17:05 arrives: 17:15+1

The partnership will also include reciprocal earning for Alaska
Airlines Mileage Plan and Qatar Airways Privielge Club members for
flights as of December 15. Then on March 31st (when Alaska joins
oneworld) there will be reciprocal redemption and elite status

Learn more here.

Image via Qatar Airways


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