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Alaska/AA Flight Crediting

Alaska/AA Flight Crediting

  1. Anonymous

    Hey Lucky,

    I wondered if your opinion has changed at all about how to credit Alaska/AA flights:

    I have an upcoming business trip where my only direct option is to fly Alaska (BOS -> PDX). Due to the AA devaluation, has your strategy changed on which program to credit these flights to? I generally fly with AA domestically and credit these flights to AA. Should I be crediting this Alaska flight to AA as well or should I sign up for an Alaskan account and credit to them directly and possibly all future travel to Alaska as well?

    Thanks,

    Nathan

  2. series

    Hey Lucky,

    I have never flown Alaska, but have an upcoming business trip with them as they are the only direct flight option (BOS->PDX).

    With the AA devaluation, I wondered if your strategy for crediting AA/Alaska flights had changed at all? Should I open an Alaska FF account and credit this flight to them, or should I credit to my AA account?

    For my future AA flights – should I continue to credit these to AA or credit them to Alaska going forward?

    Thanks,

    Nathan

  3. Anonymous

    @ series — Welcome! Where do you generally credit your miles? American? Any elite status there?

    Otherwise I’d probably credit to Alaska — they have some nice redemptions, so you can always start building your balance there!

  4. series

    Tiffany,

    I have generally credited to American but recently blew out a lot of my points doing Etihad A380 and Cathay redemptions. Only have about 20K~ or so left in my American account and no status going into this year.

    Best,

    Nathan

  5. No Name

    [USER=1482]@series[/USER]

    Welcome.

    If you don’t see your self getting AA status in the future, this might indeed be the time to switch to Alaska

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