Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful for Transatlantic Flights!

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A couple of months ago, I told you that Alaska Airlines would be adding Condor to their list of partner airlines.

And now, via Travel Codex, you can use your Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Condor!  I like this news, because more options for using miles & points is always a good thing!  And it’s nice for folks who already fly Condor, because it does NOT have its own loyalty program.

Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful For Transatlantic Flights

Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Portugal!

I’ll share what you need to know about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles on Condor.

More Options for Redeeming Alaska Airlines Miles

Link:   Alaska Airlines Adds a New Airline Partner

Link:   Alaska Airlines Partner Award Charts

You can use Alaska Airlines miles to fly Condor from the US to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.  Here’s what you can expect to pay for a one-way ticket:

  • Continental US to Europe – Between 25,000 and 40,000 Alaska Airlines miles in coach (based on demand), 55,000 miles in Business Class
  • Continental US to Northern Africa – Between 35,000 and 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles in coach (based on demand), 65,000 miles in Business Class
  • Continental US to Southern Africa – Between 40,000 and 55,000 Alaska Airlines miles in coach (based on demand), 65,000 miles in Business Class
  • Continental US to Middle East – 35,000 Alaska Airlines miles in coach, 65,000 miles in Business Class
Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful For Transatlantic Flights

Fly to Southern Africa for 40,000 Alaska Airlines Miles on Condor

These numbers are pretty close to the average price Alaska Airlines charges when flying their other partners.  But in many cases it’s lower!  For example, if you’re flying from the US to Europe, Alaska Airlines charges:

  • Between 20,000 and 30,000 miles one-way in coach on American Airlines (depending on season)
  • 32,500 miles one-way in coach on Air France
  • 47,500 miles one-way in coach on Emirates

Just know that you can NOT use Alaska Airlines miles to fly on Condor’s partner sister airline, Thomas Cook.

More Options Is Always a Positive!

Folks don’t talk much about Condor, but it could be a very valuable partner with Alaska Airlines.  They fly to plenty of North American cities, including:

  • Austin
  • Anchorage
  • Baltimore
  • Calgary
  • Halifax
  • Las Vegas
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Whitehorse
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Condor Flies to More Places Than You Might Think, Like Anchorage, Alaska!

So you should have more opportunities to redeem your Alaska Airlines miles to Europe!  That’s especially helpful, because American Airlines has become very stingy with saver-level awards.

Note:   Condor is a low-cost German airline.  You can usually find very reasonable prices, including Business Class seats for less than $900!

I recommend checking Condor’s prices before booking an award seat.  Because it might be worth earning Alaska Airlines miles on a cheap paid flight instead of redeeming them!

Bottom Line

It’s official!  You can now redeem Alaska Airlines miles on Alaska Airlines’ newest partner, Condor.  However, you can NOT redeem Alaska Airlines miles on Condor’s sister airline, Thomas Cook.

Condor is based in Germany, and has LOTS of routes from the US to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  So it will be easier to redeem Alaska Airlines miles for flights across the pond!

Have you had experience flying Condor?

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11 responses to “Alaska Airlines Miles Just Became More Useful for Transatlantic Flights!

  1. Darius, One can also use Miles and More to redeem on Condor, wondering if there are any sweet spots without incurring significant fuel charges.

  2. Guys, is it just Condor? Or Thomas Cook as well? It appears to only be Condor, but just seeing you saw/heard different?

  3. I see just some Condor routes/flights being integrated into Alaska program. For example flights from Europe to Caribbean are not offered at all (e.g. VIE-PUJ). It’s a shame! I’m very disappointed.

  4. I assume there is no premium economy award on this?

    • Sorry I answered my own questions. They do offer PE on some flights. I also noticed that they have some flights out of Pittsburgh. Also some of the flights note that they are operated by Thomas Cook. I’m wondering if the “Premium Class” seats are consistent on TC. More research required I guess.

      • They do have a nonstop from PGH to Frankfurt. Will be getting an Alaska Card very soon.

        Can you earn Alaska miles flying on Condor?

  5. Your picture says “Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Lisbon!” pretty sure that is a picture of Porto….

  6. Can you earn Alaska miles flying on Condor?