Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. Show More Summary
Bay Area travelers are starting off the New Year with a new airline of sorts, the combined Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. Virgin America’s unique amenities like mood lighting, larger bins (and bag size allowances), seatback food...Show More Summary
The best points that you can ever accumulate for loyalty programs are the ones that you do very little if anything to receive. Case in point would be the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan which has received quite a bit of press lately. According to many outlets, Alaska Airlines members have been receiving a bonus of […]
Smartphone-toting fliers will have free access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and iMessage.
A white, powder that fell from an air vent in the galley of an Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle that went on to land at San Jose International Airport Thursday night triggered a hazardous material response team to sweep through the plane when it landed, a spokeswoman said. Show More Summary
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. Show More Summary
Whenever I read what seems to be dozens of headlines at BoardingArea and elsewhere to check my account for some gift of frequent travel loyalty program miles or points, I immediately get skeptical — but I grudgingly check my accountShow More Summary
Today Alaska Airlines sent an email to Virgin America Elevate members with a nice gift: 10,000 miles or a $100 discount. To get the gift, you must link your Elevate and Mileage Plan accounts by January 31. If you don’t yet have an Alaska...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines has updated their award charts to show more partner award options and costs. The changes rolled out earlier this week and now feature award costs for Emirates from the Continental United States to Australia and New Zealand. Show More Summary
The new service will give Alaska Air a total of 55 destinations out of the Oregon airport.
As of yesterday, thanks to the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines, you can now book Virgin America operated flights using Alaska Airlines miles, as well as transfer your Virgin America Elevate points to Alaska Airlines at a rate of 1 Elevate point = 1.3 Alaska Airlines miles. Show More Summary
Crediting to Alaska still makes sense through end of April (after which the Delta-Alaska partnership ends) at least for many fares. It's always a good idea to do the math and compare how many points you'll earn under each program and what those points are worth. Continue reading With Delta’s Alaska Airlines Partnership Ending, Where Should You Credit Delta Flights?...
Yesterday I shared the great news that 10,000 free bonus Alaska miles were appearing in lots of Alaska Mileage Airlines Mileage Plan accounts, and now we know a bit more as to why the miles were appearing, and there is even more good news for those who don’t yet have the surprise bonus miles. Show More Summary
Want to keep in touch mid-flight but don’t want to purchase a Wi-Fi package? Alaska Airlines rolled out a perk Monday that just might do the trick. Free Chat, as it’s called, allows fliers to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger on its Wi-Fi equipped planes while in the air, a news release...
If you’re a Virgin America Elevate member (and had the account open by December 5) then when you join Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan by January 31 they’ll give you your choice of 10,000 miles or $100 towards a ticket. And if you had active...Show More Summary
Good evening everyone. I'm really excited that Virgin America flights are now booking with Alaska Airlines miles. I have had my eye on a SFO-JFK flight around Labor Day Weekend, but I was waiting for an airfare sale before booking. I...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines is giving almost everyone 10,000 free miles plus you can now book Virgin flights with Alaska miles and convert your Virgin points as well. The post Convert Virgin Points to Alaska, Book Virgin Flights with Alaska & 10K Free Miles for Almost Everyone appeared first on Frequent Miler.
In international route developments, United will scale back its San Francisco-Auckland and LAX-London service; China Southern will boost capacity to San Francisco; China’s Hainan Airlines seeks two more U.S. routes; Alaska Airlines begins...Show More Summary
GamblingMan shared a link on Twitter this morning that shows how members of Virgin America’s Elevate program can finally transfer points to Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan. Remember that you’ll get a 30% bonus when you transfer: 1,000 points yield 1,300 miles. Show More Summary
With the closing of Alaska's acquisition of Virgin America last month, it was announced that Virgin America miles would transfer to Alaska Airlines at a ratio of 1 to 1.3. That functionality is live. You can now convert your Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines. Continue reading Points Transfers From Virgin America to Alaska Airlines Are Now Live!...