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Alaska MileagePlan Region Definitions
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This may be a simple enough question, but does Alaska publish their region definitions outside the US?
I am looking at the award chart and noticed that India and Asia are shown separately. In particular, when I select India as outbound point, very few regions are allowed. Australia/NZ aren’t allowed.
However, when I select Asia, Australia/NZ show up….[U]AND Asia region highlighted in the map clearly shows India within Asia as well[/U] (which it should based on Asia’s historical definition!).
What gives? As the sole partner within those zones is CX, AS website sadly wouldn’t show me if an itinerary such as AKL-HKG-DEL was legal, as it does not show CX award space.
Has anyone tried an India-Aus/NZ award using AS?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It depends on the partners, actually, which is why there’s a discrepancy. I think that would be allowed on a Cathay Pacific award — it’s worth calling to see how it prices, if nothing else!
Well Alaska doesnt allow for redemptions that dont start or end in North America but there are exceptions, most of which are for flights on Cathay that start or end in Hong Kong.
AKL-HKG-DEL should price out at 22.5/25/30/45k for econ/prem econ/biz/first respectively and is considered an NZ to Asia award. Not sure what taxes will be but I dont think they’re high. You’re also allowed a stopover in HK if you wish but you cannot add any other partner airline to the ticket, including Cathay Dragon.