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In addition to the current 40% buy miles bonus, Alaska Airlines is offering a fall award sale with flights starting at just 5,000 miles each way.

The fare sale is for flights between select cities booked by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on September 13, 2015, for travel between September 9 – December 16, 2015. Some blackout dates apply from November 20 – December 1. Fares are non-refundable and are only available on Alaska Airlines flights, so unfortunately, partner flights don’t count.

Award tickets start at 5,000 miles each way.
Award tickets start at 5,000 miles each way with Alaska’s fall fare sale.

You can go to the sale page to see specific redemption requirements for cities you’re interested in, but I pulled up a few examples.

Instead of 12,500 miles each way, Seattle-Oakland is just 5,000 miles:

Screen shot 2015-08-31 at 11.31.09 AMAward availability on that route is pretty spectacular:

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Instead of 12,500 miles each way, Los Angeles to Portland is just 7,500 miles:

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Instead of 17,500 miles each way, Los Angeles to Cabo is just 12,500 miles:

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Perhaps the most impressive savings is that instead of 20,000 miles each way, flights from San Jose to Kona, Hawaii, are just 12,500 miles:

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There are some great deals here that can save you up to 7,500 miles each way, but you need to act quickly. Although there is currently plenty of award availability, there are limited numbers of award seats and the availability is likely to dry up as folks start booking. If you already know your travel plans for the fall and have the Alaska miles to book them, do so sooner rather than later!

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There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
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