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Alaska Airlines customers can now earn miles on trips to Europe

By KTVA CBS 11 News 7:57 PM March 20, 2017
ANCHORAGE –

Alaska Airlines announced Monday that it has partnered with Condor Airlines, allowing its customers to earn miles on trips to Europe.

The two airlines already had an interline agreement, which allowed passengers to make connecting flights with less hassle. The agreement has since expanded to include mileage plan earnings. Redemption for award travel will begin at a later date, however, according to a release from Alaska Airlines.

“We are continuing to bolster our international partner portfolio, giving our guests access to more of the globe. Condor provides a key link, with its nonstops from seven Alaska gateways to Europe and beyond,” Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in the statement. “Condor’s nonstop flights from Seattle to Germany allow our guests to step on the plane at Sea-Tac and step off in Europe, earning Mileage Plan miles along the way.”

Condor Airlines flies to Frankfurt, Germany from a number of cities, including Anchorage and Fairbanks, according to the release from Alaska Airlines. From Frankfurt, Alaska Airlines travelers have access to more than 75 other international destinations aboard Condor Airlines, spanning Europe, Africa and Asia.

According to the Alaska Airlines statement, Condor will also soon be serving some of Alaska’s west coast cities, although it did not specific which ones.

The mileage deal goes both ways, Alaska Airlines’ statement explained. It allows Condor’s customers to join the Alaska Airline mileage plan for free. Virgin America’s Elevate program members can also earn miles on Condor when using their Alaska Mileage Plan number.

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