Alaska

Here are all the recent OMAAT posts involving Alaska Airlines. Articles and guides about Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can be found here.

And if you’re looking for historical content, check out our retrospective timeline of Alaska Airlines news.

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Alaska Airlines First Class Impressions

After an amazing five days in California, it was time for my mom and me to fly back to Tampa. While we flew United Airlines first class on the outbound (with a connection), we returned nonstop on Alaska Airlines. It's pretty simple -- at the time we…

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Alaska Lounge Membership Cost Increasing

To coincide with the announcement of the Alaska Lounge SFO opening this summer, Alaska Airlines has revealed plans to increase the cost of lounge memberships as of this fall. Alaska Airlines will update its lounge membership structure. As of October…

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Alaska Lounge SFO Opening Summer 2021

In early 2019, Alaska Airlines announced it would open a new lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO). There's now an updated timeline for when the lounge will open (the airline has also announced changes to Alaska Lounge memberships, which I covered in…

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American Offers Long Haul Upgrades To Alaska Elites, But In An Odd Way

Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance recently, and to coincide with that, Alaska Mileage Plan and American AAdvantage rolled out limited reciprocal upgrades for elite members. Well, this has now been taken to the next level, with a temporary…

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How To Access Alaska Airlines Lounges (2021)

In this post I wanted to take a look at how to access Alaska Lounges, especially with the airline having just joined the oneworld alliance. Alaska is unique among US airlines when it comes to its lounge access policies, as it's the only major US airline…

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Redeem British Airways Avios For Alaska Airlines Flights Online

With Alaska Airlines having just joined the oneworld alliance, there's an exciting development when it comes to redeeming British Airways Avios for travel on the Seattle-based airline. Alaska Airlines and British Airways have had a partnership that goes…

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AMAZING: Alaska Airlines Safety Dance Gets A Oneworld Twist

I can't even put into words how happy this made me... In December 2020 we had the pleasure of seeing the Alaska Airlines safety dance for the first time: It's just so adorable, and catchy, and amazing, and fun. What makes me like it even more is that…

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Details: American & Alaska Introduce Reciprocal Elite Upgrades

While the biggest update today is that Alaska Airlines is joining the oneworld alliance, there's another exciting development with Alaska's most important partnership. Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have a close partnership that goes way beyond…

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Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance: What You Need To Know

It's a big day for both Alaska Airlines and the oneworld alliance, as the Seattle-based airline has officially joined a global alliance today. This plan was initially announced in February 2020, just over a year ago. Let's take a look at what we know…

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Introduction: A Mother-Son Trip To Big Sur!

This past week I took my mom on a last minute trip to Big Sur, California. In this post I wanted to provide some background on that trip, before getting into the actual reviews of flights and hotels. My mom is the bravest person I know -- she was diagnosed…

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Free Flights For New Alaska Mileage Plan Members In California

This is an extremely generous offer, though it comes with some major restrictions. Starting today, California residents who enroll in Alaska Mileage Plan can receive a discount code valid for a flight to anywhere Alaska flies within California for just…

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status Match Challenge

Nowadays Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan generally only offers status challenges, and not outright status matches. However, for a limited time the program is offering outright status matches. This comes not only at a time of greatly reduced travel demand,…

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Alaska Lounges Rejoin Priority Pass Network

It looks like most Alaska Lounges once again belong to Priority Pass, which is an exciting development. Here's to hoping it lasts. The following five Alaska Lounges once again belong to Priority Pass: The Alaska Lounge Anchorage (ANC) South Terminal…

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Alaska Airlines Loses $3.19 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Alaska Airlines has been deemed "90% responsible" for a 2017 incident at Portland Airport that caused a death, and the airline will now have to pay $3.19 million. In June 2017, 75-year-old disabled amputee Bernice Kekona was connecting in Portland, using…

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Alaska Airlines Adjusts Mileage Earning & Fare Classes

Alaska Airlines will be joining the oneworld alliance as of March 31, 2021. Ahead of that, the airline has announced adjustments to mileage earning and fare classes. While the airline hinted a few weeks back that these changes were coming, Alaska Airlines…

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Alaska Airlines Will Offer Oneworld Awards In Summer 2021

Alaska Airlines will be joining the oneworld alliance as of March 31, 2021, which is an exciting development. However, we shouldn't expect awards on all oneworld partner airlines to be introduced immediately. With Alaska Airlines joining the oneworld…

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Alaska Mileage Plan New Member Bonus: Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs. Right now there's a bonus of up to 5,000 miles for new members, which is pretty rare, though there is some activity required. New Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn up to…

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Alaska Airlines’ Strange New DC Flight Bathroom Rule

Airlines have added significant restrictions on flights to & from the DC metro area over the coming week, ahead of the presidential inauguration. This follows some unruly behavior that we saw at airports and on planes around January 6, both before and…

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Earn Bonus Miles With New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus…

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Major: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Adds 100K Elite Tier

This is huge. In an email to members, Alaska Mileage Plan has just announced that it will be introducing a new top elite tier. This comes shortly before Alaska Airlines joins the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2021. In 2022, Alaska Mileage Plan will…

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Alaska Mileage Plan Offering 50% Bonus Elite Miles

It's going to be a big year for the Mileage Plan frequent flyer program, as Alaska Airlines joins oneworld on March 31. The program is at least making it easier to earn status this year, thanks to accelerated mileage earning and reduced qualification…

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Qatar Airways Will Fly To Seattle, Partner With Alaska

Qatar Airways is continuing its US expansion. The airline recently announced it would start flying to San Francisco, and it's now starting service to another West Coast city. As of March 15, 2021, Qatar Airways will launch 4x weekly nonstop flights between…

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Alaska Becomes First US Airline To Ban Emotional Support Animals

In early December, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs), which allows airlines to no longer accommodate emotional support animals if they don't want to. Alaska Airlines has now become the…

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