Back in March, Alaska Airlines inked a new partnership with Europe's Condor Airlines. When the new partnership was announced in March, details were sparse. However, Alaska just recently released information on how you can redeem Alaska miles for Condor flights. Keep in mind, Condor doesn't have a loyalty program; you can only redeem Alaska miles for flights on Condor, and not the other way around. Additionally, passengers can use Condor marketed and operated flights to earn base miles and cabin bonuses that count toward Alaska's elite status using Alaska's Mileage Plan.

Flyers can redeem miles from the United States and Canada to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Condor Awards start at 25,000 miles each way in Economy, for flights within the United States, while Premium Class award flights start at 45,000 miles, each way.

Flights from the continental United States and Canada to Europe and the Middle East start at 35,000 each way for Economy and 55,000 for Premium Class. Flights to North Africa start at 35,000 miles for Economy and 55,000 for Premium Class, while flights to South Africa are a little more costly as they start at 40,000 miles and 60,000 miles, respectively.

Note that when you are booking an award trip on Condor using miles, you will still have to pay taxes for the flight, which may end up costing around $100. While there are some good deals for Economy seats, it would be rather wasteful to use 45,000 Alaska miles for a Premium Class flight on Condor. Just in case you are wondering, Economy seats to and from Europe are wide open and not too costly. You could surely consider using your miles for those flights.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: