Alaska has teamed up with yet another airline and Mileage Plan members can now earn miles for flights operated by German based airline called Condor.
Condor is part of Thomas Cook (mainly offers charters from number of European countries) and offers scheduled services to number of destinations targeting mainly leisure fliers.
You can access Alaska’s web page for Condor here.
Note that you cannot yet burn miles on Condor operated flights but mileage earning has already enabled.
Mileage Plan Condor earning chart:
Miles&More Condor earning chart:
Doesn’t make any sense to credit Condor flights to Miles&More. If one flies in long-haul Condor business class, you only earn flat 2,500 Miles&More miles compared to 300% of the flight distance with Alaska’s Mileage Plan.
Alaska Airlines certainly has very eclectic collection of airline partners from American Airlines to Emirates and everything else in between.
Mileage Plan is a good program to dump miles especially if flying on premium cabins. The new mileage earning rates for business and first class on select partners are very attractive.
Airlines strike these deals so that they can tap on Alaska’s domestic network to feed their flights to/from the United States and Canada as well. It is win-win for both parties.
Condor doesn’t operate frequent flier program and previously one has only been available those flights to Lufthansa’s Miles&More. Mileage Plan earning rates are far superior.