May 22, 2017
Alaska Air Partners with Finnair

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Alaska Airlines just announced a new partnership with Finnair! Alaska Mileage Plan members can immediately start earning Alaska miles when flying Finnair and Finnair members can immediately start earning miles when flying Alaska. In addition, Finnair Plus members (Finnair’s frequent flyer program) can book Alaska Air award flights immediately, while Alaska Mileage Plan members can’t book Finnair award flights quite yet. Alaska will be rolling out this functionality soon. Here’s how many Alaska miles you’ll earn for flights on Finnair:

Finnair has several routes from their hub in Helsinki to the US. They fly to Chicago, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. It’s great to see Alaska Air adding more partners. They also recently partnered with Condor airlines back in March to offer reciprocal point earning with the German airline. Alaska Mileage Plan is one of the more interesting programs out there as it partners with a broad range of airlines and alliances around the world and offers some unique mileage redemption opportunities.