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Qualifying for Gold on Alaska
Forgive me if this is a basic question, but I am trying desperately to make Gold on Alaska and I need your advice. Throughout the summer and fall, I was flying on American, unaware of the fact that Alaska had changed its policy by ending credit for American flights. I am now 4500 miles away from making Gold. I fly to Atlanta on Saturday, my last scheduled flight of the year, which will get me to being 2400 miles away from Gold.
I called Alaska this morning and was told I could buy 3000 miles to make Gold for $760. This is more than I can afford. Is there any point in appealing to Alaska to ask for an exception? Assuming that’s unlikely, any ideas for the cheapest way for me to get those miles in?
Thanks very much, I appreciate any help you can give me.
SEA-LAX round trip is about 1900 miles and is usually cheap. SEA-SFO is about 1300 miles and is usually cheap as well. You can probably do that in a day or two – you dont have much time left as you need to complete the flights by Dec 31
Where are you based? We might be able to suggest some flights for you if we know your airport.
I’m based in Seattle. Thanks so much!
Then what David said above should work out for you (SEA-SFO, SEA-LAX). I would also try to use “great circle mapper” ([URL]http://www.gcmap.com/[/URL]) to find out the distance between airports to further help you find different locations you can fly to.
Ok, sounds good. Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it.