Alaska

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

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Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld On March 31, 2021

In February 2020, many of us were caught off guard when it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance. Since the initial announcement, there have been some adjustments to the timeline of this happening: In July it was announced…

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Filed Under: Alaska, oneworld
Cathay Pacific 777 First Class – 41
Wow: Buy Alaska Miles With Up To 60% Bonus (1.72 Cents Per Mile)

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which it sells miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Keep in mind that Alaska is joining the oneworld alliance in early 2021 --…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
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Alaska Airlines Permanently Eliminating Change Fees

Alaska Airlines has become the latest major US airline to "permanently" cut change fees, following in the footsteps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Effective immediately, Alaska Airlines is eliminating change fees on all domestic…

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Korean Air 777
Alaska Wants To Become A Global Airline Hub

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a major global hub for cargo. If the airport has its way, it will soon also be a global hub for passengers... Anchorage Airport has long been one of the biggest air cargo hubs in the world. The airport has…

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New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Offer Up To 9,000 Bonus Miles

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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Filed Under: Alaska, American
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Most Alaska Lounges Reopening August 1

We're seeing many airlines start to reopen airport lounge as demand is slowly picking up, and protocols can be standardized. Alaska Airlines will be the next airline to open a majority of its lounges (see here for the best way to access Alaska Lounges).…

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Alaska Airlines’ Surprising Florida Expansion

Alaska Airlines has today announced 10 new routes, five of which are to Florida, and come as quite a surprise to me. Alaska Airlines has revealed seven new routes out of LAX, which complements a recent announcement from the company about five new routes…

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Complete List: US Airlines Will Stop Flying To Dozens Of Cities

Several weeks ago we learned that US airlines would be allowed to drop service to dozens of cities, and that list of cities has now been approved and finalized. Let's take a look at the details. US airlines received billions of dollars in aid through…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Allegiant Air
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Alaska Mileage Plan Promo: Bonus Elite Miles For Flying & Credit Card Spending

We're increasingly seeing travel brands offer promotions encouraging upcoming travel and credit card spending, and Alaska Mileage Plan has published a few promotions along those lines today. Alaska Mileage Plan is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Flight Deals
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Alaska Airlines’ Fascinating Route To Adak Via Cold Bay

#ICanSeeRussiaFromMyPlane I think I've just found another flight to put on my aviation geek bucket list once this is all over... As of May 16, 2020, Alaska Airlines will be launching a 2x weekly flight from Anchorage to Adak via Cold Bay. The flight…

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Alaska Airlines Reports $232 Million First Quarter Loss

Over the past few weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Alaska Airlines has become the latest US airline to announce first quarter…

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American A321 First Class – 3
Alaska & American Improve Reciprocal Mileage Earning

Several weeks ago it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance, and as part of that they're also strengthening ties with American Airlines once again. As of April 1 that partnership was improved. This is an update to that…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
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Alaska Airlines Extending Mileage Plan Elite Status

In the past couple of days we’ve seen Delta SkyMiles, United MileagePlus, and Air Canada Altitude announce plans to extend current elite status for members by 12 months (and more), and now Alaska Mileage Plan is joining the club. Alaska Mileage…

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Alaska Airlines’ Creative New “Tag” Flights

Alaska Airlines has a unique strategy for reducing their flights while also being eligible for government aid. In order to receive government aid as part of the CARES Act, US airlines have to meet a few conditions through September 30, 2020, including:…

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Alaska Airlines Cancels 70% Of Flights, Cuts Costs

Alaska Airlines has become the latest airline to announce significant schedule reductions and cost cutting measures, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak across the US and beyond. Alaska Airlines plans to cut capacity by 70% in April and May, in what the…

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Emirates New First Class – 8
Prediction: Which Partnerships Is Alaska Airlines Likely To Lose?

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Alaska Airlines will be joining the oneworld alliance in 2021. On the surface this is an exciting development, though I'm also curious about the implications this has on their industry leading Mileage Plan…

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8 Reasons To Get The Alaska Airlines Business Card

For a while, the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card has had an increased welcome bonus, and it's an offer seriously worth considering. This is a card that I have and that I applied for under a worse offer, so I sure wish I had applied when this…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Bank of America
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How To Access Alaska Airlines Lounges

In this post I wanted to take a look at how to access Alaska Lounges. Alaska is unique among US airlines when it comes to their lounge access policies, as they're the only major US airline to allow all paid first class passengers into their lounges.…

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WHOA: American Airlines Will Fly From Seattle To India

Today is a huge day for American, Alaska, and aviation in Seattle. Earlier I wrote about how Alaska Airlines is joining the oneworld alliance, but that isn't the only big development. Thanks to a strengthened partnership between American and Alaska,…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
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WOW: Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld Alliance

This is huge news. In many ways it feels like the "global alliances" have been dying a little bit, as airlines have instead focused on codeshare agreements and joint ventures as they make sense. That's not the case across the board, though, as the oneworld…

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Filed Under: Alaska, oneworld
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Alaska Mileage Plan Offering Minimum Of 10K Miles Per Partner Trip

I'm a huge fan of the Alaska Mileage Plan program. Even though the airline doesn't belong to any of the global alliances, they have a variety of airline partners across the three alliances, and also have several independent airline partners. Alaska Mileage…

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Alaska Airlines To Place Big Aircraft Order In 2020

Alaska Airlines faces a big fleet decision this year, which is complicated even further by the carrier's longstanding loyalty to Boeing. During Alaska Airlines' fourth quarter 2019 earnings call earlier this week, the airline revealed a major focus for…

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Cathay Pacific First Class – 2
Alaska Increases Cost To Purchase Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from. They often have promotions on purchased miles, and they have lucrative partner redemption rates, and even allow stopovers on most one-way awards. It's one of my all around favorite…

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