Alaska Airlines and Finnair announced today a new partnership which enables members of their loyalty programs to earn miles across both airlines, as Finnair expands with new flights from San Francisco.
Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can earn miles on Finnair from today, though award redemption will start later this year. Finnair Plus members can both earn and redeem points on Alaska Airlines from today.
Alaska Airlines recently announced a major expansion of its San Francisco service. Alaska, along with Virgin America, now has 83 daily departures from San Francisco to 35 destinations.
It’s great to see Alaska add another international partner, which will certainly give the program more value for travel to Europe and Asia, but we’ll have to see what award redemption options they’ll have on Finnair later this year.