Alaska Airlines has added Hainan Airlines as a Mileage Plan partner, a move the Seattle-based carrier hopes will help it “appeal to our culture-savvy Northwest customers,” and ensure it more forcefully competes with Delta Air Lines’ global gateway in Seattle. Members of Alaska’s program may earn miles on Hainan flights immediately, but they will not be able to redeem miles for flights until later this year. By fall, the airlines say they’ll offer reciprocal ...

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