Alaska Mileage Plan

Qantas A380 Economy 1
Alaska Cuts Mileage Earning Rates On Qantas

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs, though unfortunately it looks like mileage earning has been cut on yet another partner airline (perhaps due to no fault of Alaska). Alaska Cuts Mileage Earning On Qantas Alaska…

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Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class – 1
Alaska Airlines Cuts Stopovers On Intra-Asia Awards

I find Alaska Mileage Plan miles to be incredibly valuable, and in particular appreciate that they allow stopovers even on one-way awards. Well, it looks like the program is changing their policy on this, at least for travel within one region. Alaska…

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Aer Lingus A321lr Business Class – 27
Best Ways To Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are among my favorite mileage currencies out there. On a per mile basis, I value Alaska miles more than any other airline miles. In this post I wanted to talk a bit more about actually redeeming Alaska miles -- the…

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Singapore A350 900ulr – 2
It’s Now Possible To Redeem Alaska Miles On Singapore Airlines

Yay, it looks like it's finally possible to redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles for travel on Singapore Airlines, and the implementation is better than I was expecting. Back in August 2017, Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines announced a partnership,…

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Alaska First Class
Alaska Airlines’ New Status Match Challenge

Historically Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has offered one of the most generous status match programs of any airline out there. Unfortunately some serious cuts have just been made to the program. Go figure these changes have been made on what just happens…

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Alaska Lounge Jfk 2
Alaska MVP Gold 75K Lounge Pass Devaluation Reversed

It's always nice when a loyalty program reverses negative changes... and that's exactly what Alaska Airlines has just done. Why I Love Alaska Mileage Plan Generally speaking I think Alaska Mileage Plan is one of the most compelling loyalty programs.…

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap Restaurants 15
My 2019 Mid-Year Status Qualification Update

We're now over halfway into 2019 (I'd say "where has time gone?" but I feel like I'm always wondering that), so I wanted to provide an update on how 2019 is looking for me status-wise at the halfway point. At the very beginning of 2019 I wrote a post…

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Aer Lingus A330 Business Class – 2
You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles On Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the fact that they continue to award miles based on distance flown, have unique airline partners, have low award redemption rates, allow stopovers on one-way awards,…

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Filed Under: Aer Lingus, Alaska
Japan Airlines 787 Business Class – 2
Alaska Cancels Award Tickets, Citing Fraud — Are They Justified?

Here's an interesting situation that I'd like to share my take on, and I'm also curious what you guys think. Generally speaking, loyalty programs have rules against selling or bartering your points. It's not generally illegal, but rather violates the…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 11
El Al Airlines Added As Alaska Mileage Plan Partner

Well this is a bit of a surprise. As of July 1st 2019, El Al passengers will have the option to credit flown miles to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, rather than El Al's own Matmid frequent flyer program. 

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Hainan 787 9
Alaska Mileage Plan Offering Double Miles On Hainan

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, given their unique array of airline partners, combined with their generous mileage earning rates. Alaska Airlines sometimes has promotions offering bonus miles for travel on their partners,…

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Singapore Business Class A350 – 7
Are Alaska Mileage Plan Awards On Singapore Airlines Imminent?

Back in August 2017, Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines announced a partnership, which would offer reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities for members of both programs. While I appreciate Alaska's unique array of airline partners,…

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Icelandair 767
Alaska Mileage Plan Increases Award Costs On Icelandair

One of the things that I love about Alaska Mileage Plan is that they have such a unique array of airline partners, and they even allow stopovers on one-way award tickets. One of Alaska's cool airline partners is Icelandair. The airlines partnered until…

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Japan Airlines 787
Earn Double Alaska Miles On Cathay Pacific & Japan Airlines Seattle Flights

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, given their unique array of airline partners, combined with their generous mileage earning rates. It's an exciting year for transpacific flights out of Seattle, as next month both Cathay…

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Alaska Airlines New Cabin 1
Alaska Airlines “Coast To Elite” Status Challenge

Alaska Mileage Plan has just introduced a new promotion that makes it easy to earn MVP or MVP Gold status. With this promotion you can earn MVP status after just two roundtrips, or MVP Gold status after just four roundtrips. This promotion is valid for…

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Cathay Pacific First Class 1
Alaska Adds Annual Limit On Buying Miles

Alaska Mileage Plan is a program that frequently sells miles at a discount, and buying miles with them can represent an excellent value. This is because of their unique airline partners, their attractive redemption rates, and the fact that they allow…

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American 777 Business Class
What Airline & Hotel Status Did I Earn In 2018?

With 2018 now behind us, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what status I've earned in the past year with both airlines and hotels. I love miles and points every bit as much as I did a decade ago. What has changed for me over the years is…

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Qantas First Class
Alaska Mileage Plan Partner Award Issues Persist

There are so many things to love about the Alaska Mileage Plan program. All things considered, I think the program is more customer-focused than any other airline loyalty program out there. Mileage Plan continues to award miles based on distance flown…

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Hainan 787 Business Class
Alaska Updates Mileage Earning Rates On Hainan

In 2015 Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines announced a partnership. This has been fantastic for Mileage Plan members, since Hainan often has reasonable paid business class fares, and they also have an excellent onboard product. So you've been able to…

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Finnair A350
You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles On Finnair

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the unique array of airline partners that they have. Unfortunately the program has lost some value the past couple of years, as we've seen some partnerships be cut. The good…

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Alaska Virgin
My Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Status Conundrum

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program is among my favorite frequent flyer programs out there: -- They continue to award miles based on distance flown rather than dollars spent -- They have a unique array of airline partners with exceptional mileage…

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Latam 787 Business Class – 20
Alaska Mileage Plan Reduces Mileage Earning On LATAM

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs, though there's no denying that over time the program has lost some value. Alaska has a unique mix of partners that are great for earning and redeeming miles, and their partner…

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Aer Lingus Business Class A330 – 1
You Can Now Earn Alaska Miles For Travel On Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the fact that they continue to award miles based on distance flown, have unique airline partners, have low award redemption rates, allow stopovers on one-way awards,…

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