Expiration Date – September 30, 2015
Alaska Airlines recently formed a partnership with China’s Hainan Airlines and is celebrating with double miles on Hainan flights!
Mileage Plan members must register before their first Hainan flight but no later than September 30 to enjoy double miles on paid flights marketed and operated by Hainan Airlines before October 31, 2015!
In addition to this double miles offer, Mileage Plan members now earn Elite qualifying award miles on qualifying Hainan flights and Hainan’s Fortune Wings Club members will also earn bonus miles for flying on Alaska Airlines!
While members cannot yet redeem miles for award flights or enjoy elite reciprocal benefits on Hainan Airlines flights, those benefits are expected later this year!
Hainan flies to more than 90 cities on four continents including nonstop service between China and Boston, Chicago, Seattle and San Jose. Alaska Airlines provides services to all four of these US cities and the Alaska Airlines hub in Seattle offers direct Hainan flights between Seattle and both Beijing and Shanghai. This provides a great opportunity for those Mileage Plan members across the US en route to China.
While Alaska Airlines is not part of a major airline alliance, Mileage Plan members have access to great airline partners including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Airlines, Emirates, KLM/Air France, Qantas and many more, now including Hainan.
Alaska has a favorable award chart, allows stop-overs even on one-way award flights, is one of the most flexible airlines regarding cancellation and change policies and Mileage Plan Elite qualifying miles are still earned based on distance flown – just a few of the reasons TRVLVIP loves Alaska Airlines!
So if China is in your travel plans before October 31, register before September 30 to enjoy double miles! And count on TRVLVIP to let you know as soon as reciprocal elite benefits and award flights are offered on Hainan later the year!