Tagged: Alaska Airlines

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Elite Upgrades in 2017 & Status for 2018

During 2017, I carried elite status on American Airlines, Virgin America and United. The upgrade results were almost 100% which isn’t typical! Checkout the results below… American Airlines Executive Platinum American Executive Platinum is top tier status and required 100K+ of flying in 2016 to use this status in 2017....

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British Airways Economy Class: SJC-LHR B787-9

I was headed to Iceland via Seattle last month, but when weather disrupted my flights it caused a mess to rebook on an alternate route. The originally scheduled Alaska Airlines flight was to depart SJC at 12:15PM, but due to snow in Seattle it caused the plane to be delayed...

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Which Airline Program to Credit your Miles to on a Paid Ticket?

Some travelers are loyal to 1 airline, but you can’t always fly the same airline for every flight due to your destination or flight time. I’d much rather fly a foreign airline while traveling internationally to almost guarantee better service than a US airline. When flying for a business trip,...

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October 2017 Award Redemption Updates

Singapore Airlines As of September 27th, Singapore Airlines released an award chart for redeeming SQ miles for Alaska Airlines flights. This would be the cheapest option for West Coast to Hawaii award flights in Economy @ 12,000 miles each way. Unfortunately, it seems the integration of Alaska awards into Singapore’s...

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March 2017 Updates

March is always a big month with changes for the travel industry. Airlines make changes, hotel programs change, credit card changes and as always technology changes. Here are the top highlights this month! Airlines Singapore Airlines is making changes to their award chart effective March 23, 2017. They are increasing...

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Merger Update: Alaska Airlines + Virgin America

The merger closed last Wednesday, December 14th and they celebrated with a flight from Seattle (Alaska HQ) to San Francisco (Virgin HQ) onboard the “More to Love” co-branded plane. Press Release   Pamphlet Onboard Virgin America Details on the merger can be found here: http://www.differentworks.com Point Conversion 1 Virgin America Point ->...

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Status Matching Airline Elite Memberships

By this time of year, you most likely know if you will be re-qualifying for elite status with your favorite airline. If you know you won’t make it then you should consider status matching to a competitor. Leverage your existing status to get a competitor to earn you business in 2017....

Lisbon, Portugal 0

Alaska Airlines Space Bins & JetSmarter Trial

Alaska Airlines Space Bins Recently, I was onboard a new Alaska Airlines 737-800 from PDX (Portland) to SAN (San Diego) and noticed the new Space Bins & Sky Interior. With the upcoming merger with Virgin America, it appears Alaska will complement them well with their new planes which feature Sky Interior. The Space...

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Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: AMEX Platinum Card: -100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no...

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Booking Emirates First Class with Alaska Airlines Miles

After accumulating Alaska Airlines miles over the past 2 years, I finally have 100,000+ miles in my account. I earned most of these miles by using the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Debit Card (discontinued in 2014), Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card (30,000 signup bonus) and the Alaska...