Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, given their unique array of airline partners, combined with their generous mileage earning rates.
Alaska Airlines sometimes has promotions offering bonus miles for travel on their partners, and they just rolled out one of the best partner promotions we’ve seen in a while.
You can earn double Alaska Mileage Plan miles for eligible flights on Hainan Airlines. The promotion is valid when you fly between June 1 and August 31, 2019. Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight.
Alaska says that this promotion is being offered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hainan Fortune Wings Club. Often Alaska’s double miles promotions are limited to select routes on partner flights, though what makes this promotion so great is that it’s eligible for any Hainan Airlines flight that is eligible for Mileage Plan accrual.
Qualifying flights must be both marketed and operated by Hainan, and bonus miles should post within four to six weeks of eligible flights. The bonus miles are redeemable and not elite qualifying.
For context, here are the usual Mileage Plan earning rates on Hainan:
So with this promotion you’d be earning anywhere from a total of 60% miles to 450% miles (the bonus miles are based on the base miles earned).
That doesn’t include elite bonuses, as Alaska elite members earn additional bonuses — MVP members get a 50% bonus, MVP Gold members get a 100% bonus, and MVP Gold 75K members get a 125% bonus.
So an MVP Gold 75K can be earning up to 575% miles, which is spectacular.
Hainan Airlines often has reasonable fares (including in business class), and this could be an amazing opportunity to earn a lot of Alaska miles for travel on them. In general Alaska’s partner mileage earning rates are among the best out there, and this makes them even better.
Otherwise redeeming Alaska miles on Hainan can represent a good value as well.
Anyone plan to take advantage of this promo to earn double Alaska miles on Hainan?