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5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles To Western US Ski Destinations

February 14, 2014

Alaska just keeps coming out with the bonus miles promos these days, and here’s another one for skiers out west that I hadn’t seen yet (though it looks like it’s been around since mid-December). When you fly two roundtrips to any of the following Alaska Airlines ski destinations, you receive 5,000 bonus miles: Kelowna (YLW)-Big […]

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Double Miles On Alaska’s New Routes to New Orleans, Tampa, Detroit

February 12, 2014

Alaska has been really aggressive with double miles promos lately thanks to Delta’s incursion into the Pacific Northwest, and when the airline announced three new destinations this week, it also said it would be offering flyers on these new routes double miles. The new routes and dates of service are: Seattle to New Orleans starting […]

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Is Buying Miles Worth It: A Rundown of Current Promotions

February 6, 2014

Though they’re not often the best ways to accrue miles, if you need to top off your frequent flyer account in a hurry and your options are limited, it can be worth it to purchase the miles you need. Luckily, airlines run frequent bonuses, though some are better than others. While there’s no public offer […]

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Alaska 40% Buy Miles Bonus Through March 15, 2014

February 3, 2014

Now through March 15, 2014, Alaska Airlines is offering bonuses of up to 40% on purchased miles. As usual with Alaska, this is a tiered bonus that works as follows: Buy 5,000 – 19,000 miles: get a 20% Bonus Buy 20,000 – 35,000 miles: get a 30% Bonus Buy 35,000 – 40,000 miles: get a […]

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Saturday Recap: Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard 100,000 Mile Bonus, Boost Or Renew Your American Elite Status, Virgin Atlantic Transfer Ratio To Hilton HHonors Devaluation, Hyatt Credit Card Winter Points Promo & More

February 1, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Reminder – Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard Bonus Up To 100,000 Miles: Citi launched a 100,000 mile bonus on this card which you can earn when you spend $10,000 in the first 3 months; in addition, you can receive $200 in statement […]

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Alaska Visa 40,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus For Elites

January 30, 2014

TPG reader Stuart sent me a message today saying he got a targeted offer for the Alaska Airlines Visa with a potential sign-up bonus of 40,000 miles – 25,000 upon approval and 15,000 more when you spend $10,000 in the first 6 months. There’s actually another 40,000-mile offer out there on the card, but with […]

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How To Buy Alaska Airlines Miles For 2 Cents Each Every Day – Great Deal On Emirates Tickets

January 9, 2014

Alaska is not one of my main airline programs (yet!), but when planning my Maldives/India trip, I knew I wanted to fly back to the States in Emirates First Class. My plan was to use 90,000 Alaska miles and $57.47 in taxes to reserve a first class award from Mumbai connecting in Dubai to JFK […]

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Can I Earn American Miles on an Alaska Codeshare Delta Flight?

January 5, 2014

TPG reader Rox posted on my Facebook wall this week asking me: “If I’m flying on a Delta-operated Alaska Airlines flight, can I earn American AAdvantage qualifying miles?” Wouldn’t that be nice? It would essentially mean that American and Delta flyers could earn American miles on all three airlines – American, Delta and Alaska – […]

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50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus on the Alaska Airlines Visa

December 13, 2013

Alaska has been getting a lot more of my attention lately thanks to bold moves like expanding elite-qualifying mileage earning to all its airline partners, aggressive mileage bonus promos on West Coast travel, and the fact that it has amazing partners in Oneworld and SkyTeam like Cathay Pacific and Korean Air, as well as non-alliance […]

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All Alaska Partners Earn Elite Qualifying Miles Starting January 15, 2014

December 10, 2013

This morning, Alaska Airlines announced that starting January 15, 2014, Mileage Plan members would earn elite-qualifying miles on all its international airline partners. Until then, you can still only earn elite miles on the following partners: But after that date, the program will add: British Airways Cathay Pacific Fiji Airways Korean Air Qantas EQM accrual […]

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Should I Choose Flying Blue Over SkyMiles In Light Of The Upcoming Delta Changes In 2014?

November 24, 2013

TPG reader Jonathan asked: “I would love to hear your opinion on the relative merits of Flying Blue vs. SkyMiles given the sweeping changes to SkyMiles coming in 2014. I fly about 80,000 miles annually on SkyTeam partners, typically on trips to Africa. I love the free upgrade to Economy Comfort that I get with […]

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Top 13 Ways To Get To The Maldives Using Miles and Points

November 19, 2013

While it might not be the easiest thing to get to the Maldives on miles since there are no direct flights from the US, it is definitely possible to fly there on a variety of airlines via other hubs if you get creative with codeshares and your miles – like I recently did by using […]

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Alaska Becomes the Next Airline To Devalue Its Frequent Flyer Miles

November 14, 2013

And the year of devaluation continues. I always say that airlines are copy cats, and I was proven right again when Alaska announced that it would be changing its award chart yesterday. Before you get too worried, though, let me just say that this is very minor as devaluations go – luckily it doesn’t include […]

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Sale: Get Up To 14,000 Bonus Miles

November 8, 2013

Alaska Airlines announced a new miles sale this week, just in time to top up your account for the holidays. Now through December 20, 2013, you can get up to a 35% bonus on a tiered basis when you buy Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Buy 5,000 – 19,000 miles: get a 20% Bonus Buy 20,000 […]

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Using Miles To Get To Tahiti

November 7, 2013

The latest IHG PointBreaks list went live last week, meaning there’s a whole new batch of hotels where you can score discount award nights for just 5,000 points. Probably the most exciting property on the list this time around, which is available for bookings through January 31, 2014, is the InterContinental Resort Tahiti, and based […]

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Saturday Recap: Sri Lankan Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance, Get Bonus Avios With Avis Car Rental, Earn A Free Night Stay At A Wyndam Hotel, Wine Tasting With Alaska Airlines And More

November 2, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Sri Lankan Airlines To Join Oneworld Alliance In April 2014: Sri Lankan Airlines announced this week that they will become a member of the Oneworld Alliance in April 2o14. Sri Lankan already maintains a code-sharing partnership with another Oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines, […]

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Current Airline Bonus Miles Promotions – October 2013

October 23, 2013

As 2013 starts winding down, several airlines are offering promotional bonuses for flying a certain amount or on certain routes in order to keep flyers flying and to attract new customers during the approaching holiday season. Here’s a roundup of what’s being offered at the moment. ALASKA Alaska is offering a series of interesting promos […]

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Alaska Airlines Double EQMs From Seattle Through May 2014

October 22, 2013

Last week, Delta launched a promo from its new quasi-hub in Seattle where SkyMiles members could earn double award miles on flights between Seattle and San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles now through October 31, 2014 (travel must be booked by December 31, 2013). In response, it looks like Alaska has launched its own […]

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Saturday Recap: Save Up To 35% Off with Starwood in Hawaii, Earn Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points in France, Earn 2,014 Bonus Points with Wyndham

October 19, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s Tumi Vapor Carry On Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for a Tumi Vapor International Carry-On, my favorite carry on roller bag, which retails for $495. The suitcase dimensions are 21.5″ x 14″ x 9″– perfect for rolling up the aisle […]

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Alaska Airlines Fall Flight Sale Offers One-Way Travel From 7,500 Miles Plus Taxes

October 15, 2013

Alaska Airlines currently has a fall award flight sale where you can book one-way award tickets for as little as 7,500 miles plus taxes. Book travel from now through October 31. 2013, for a number of destinations both domestically and internationally, such as to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While the US […]

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Quickly Search Award Availability for Aeromexico, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Era, Fiji, KLM, Pen Air and Qantas From Your Phone

October 11, 2013

Alaska Airlines isn’t in a global airline alliance, but they’ve inked partnerships with a number of airlines that allow Mileage Plan members to earn and redeem on flights on multiple alliances and niche carriers including Aeromexico, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacifc, Delta, Emirates, Fiji, Korean, Lan, KLM, Qantas and Pen Air. You can bank miles […]

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Earn Up to 750 Bonus Miles through Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping – And Other Current Bonuses

October 8, 2013

Now through October 31, 2013, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping is offering customers the opportunity to earn up to 750 bonus Alaska Airlines miles. You’ll receive 250 bonus miles just for  signing up to receive the Mileage Plan Shopping emails. You can do this by heading over to their site and logging in and selecting […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus On Purchased JetBlue Points, Alaska Airlines Revamps In-Flight Meals, Earn 1,000 Miles/Points With PointsHound

September 28, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 25,000 Southwest Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to […]

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Free Roundtrip Ticket on Alaska for California Flyers

September 6, 2013

Alaska Airlines has launched a pretty lucrative promo for flyers from one of its West Coast hubs in San Diego. When you register and fly four qualifying non-stops between San Diego and any of 13 cities from now through November 20, 2013, you will get a discount code valid for a free roundtrip from San […]

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