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Alaska Mixed Cabin Award
Question. Looking at award tickets from San Francisco to London using Alaska miles on American metal. Most of the first class award tickets I can find are mixed cabin with the domestic portion being first and the transatlantic portion being economy. Looking at the seat map, however, first and business class on the international portion of the flight is entirely empty.
I’ve read about other airlines (namely United) placing people on a waitlist for first in a mixed cabin situation. Does anyone know if Alaska would do this in this situation?
I’ve never heard of AS doing this, and it would be especially difficult with AS not being the operating carrier. However you could monitor space and call to change the award if you see it open up.
[USER=1352]@mtdavenport[/USER] – keep in mind that lately AA has been VERY stingy with releasing premium cabin space on their own planes. See Lucky’s post from late November: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/11/24/american-award-availability/[/URL]
You may want to consider a backup plan, like using BA, even though it will mean fuel surcharges.