Alaska Offering Up To 50% Off Fiji Airways Awards

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Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the unique array of airline partners that they have. At the moment, Mileage Plan is offering a great promotion for travel on Fiji Airways — you can either receive up to 50% off awards, or can earn double miles on a revenue ticket.

Here’s a look at the details of these two promotions:

Receive up to to 50% off Fiji Airways award tickets

At the moment Fiji Airways is offering up to 50% off award tickets:

  • The discounts will automatically be reflected at the time of booking
  • Award flights must be booked between January 6 and February 29, 2020
  • Valid for award travel between North America/Hawaii and the South Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand

With this award sale you’ll pay just:

  • 20,000 miles for economy travel between North America and the South Pacific (compared to the usual cost of 27,500-40,000 miles)
  • 40,000 miles for business class travel between North America and the South Pacific (compared to the usual cost of 45,000-55,000 miles)

That’s an exceptional deal, especially when you consider that you can have a stopover in Fiji on a one-way ticket. So you could fly from Los Angeles to Nadi, have a stopover, and then continue from Nadi to Auckland several days later, for example.

The good news is that economy award availability is quite easy to come by.

Meanwhile business class award availability is much harder to come by.

The ideal situation is to find award availability out of LAX, given that the route is operated by their new Airbus A350, featuring new fully flat business class seats (meanwhile the San Francisco route is operated by an A330, featuring angled business class seats).

If you can find availability, this is a heck of a deal.

The Honolulu route is also interesting. It operates either nonstop, via Apia, Samoa, or via Christmas Island. It doesn’t get much more exotic than that!

Earn double miles on Fiji Airways

If you’re booking a paid ticket on Fiji Airways you can earn even more Mileage Plan miles than usual. To take advantage of this promotion:

  • Register and book by February 29, 2020
  • Fly between February 1 and June 30, 2020
  • You’ll receive double Mileage Plan miles within four to six weeks

Other ways to earn Alaska miles

If you want to earn Mileage Plan miles, keep in mind that Alaska offers two credit cards that can help you rack up miles quickly:

Both offer excellent welcome bonuses after completing a moderate minimum spend, along with Alaska’s famous Companion Fare, which lets you “buy one, get one for cheap” for economy flights on Alaska. This is one of the easiest companion tickets to use, and the main reason I keep the cards year after year.

Bottom line

These are two great promotions for travel on Fiji Airways, in particular the savings on award tickets.

This is a great opportunity in economy, as you can redeem 20,000 miles for a one-way ticket from the US to Australia or New Zealand, and can have a free stopover in Fiji.

Unfortunately in business class the challenge is that Fiji Airways has pretty limited award availability, or else this would be an especially awesome promo.

Anyone plan to take advantage of this great Mileage Plan promotion on Fiji Airways?

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Comments
  1. So the HNL route has to be booked as a stopover from your home airport, or is it just a HNL-NAD option?

  2. Watch and ensure ALL segments are in business. I’ve recently checked business class awards on Fiji Airways and when you click on the calendar link for an award it shows the NAN to LAX in coach. Also, taxes double if you do a stopover in Fiji. Still worth it, but Fiji looks at it from the tax point as 2 separate flights.

  3. Ed, this Christmas Island, also called Kiritimati, is in Kiribati. It is a much larger Island with an international airport serving Fiji Airlines.

  4. Would NOT recommend flying Fiji Air from Honolulu. It leave shortly after midnight, crappy plane, not enough time to sleep, and you have to get off the plane in Samoa and then get back on.

  5. One small kink is that AS refuses to let you have stopovers in actually interesting places with their redemption systems. I have spent many hours playing on it and there is no way you can get a stopover on your flight from Honolulu to OZ/NZ with a stop in APW or CXI, or any of the islands in their entire Pacific network other than NAN or SUV. So forget about Kiribati, Samoas, Tonga, Niue, etc. This problem is less prevalent on other partners.

  6. @ Ben Your Alaska Visa Signature card link is broken in both the ‘hot link’ to apply and the ‘review’ of the card.

  7. @lucky: That’s an exceptional deal, especially when you consider that you can have a stopover in Fiji on a one-way ticket.

    Your only indication that the reduced award levels are one way.

  8. I’ve spent an hour looking at lots of dates and I’ve not found 1 business class seat from LAX or SFO. I’m Alaska Gold, anyone know if there are ways to upgrade into business class after the coach tickets are booked?

  9. Just booked JFK-LAX-NAN-WLG on Fiji airways all in business class in Oct. That’s a hell of a deal for 40k AS miles. Very long way to go but looking forward to that in J. Thought it was a mistake at first as I was unaware of this promo.

  10. I just booked STL-SEA-LAX-NAN(2 day layover)-SYD. I’m in coach STL-SEA, first SEA-LAX and the new 359 business class LAX-NAN-SYD next December for 40,000 AS miles + ~$49 in taxes. Does anyone know what lounge(s) I can visit along the way? Thanks for the heads up on this sale… CAN’T WAIT!

  11. No business class for this mom and her 5 year old on this one – I do not want to spend those points on him when he just wants to lay on me when we fly anyway. But we are going to Fiji this summer thanks to this great deal. Going to spend most of our time there on one of the Yasawa Islands and play in the water. SEA to NAN via SFO and then back via LAX (both short layovers). And I was thinking a beach vacay to Florida or something…

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