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Summer fog season returns in California

Today I saw clear skies for the first time in a couple of weeks. The sun appeared this morning once the Alaska Airlines aircraft reached about 1,000 feet in elevation over Monterey County, California. I have been spending my days these past two weeks in Monterey below the fog. Show More Summary

Airlines playing games on West Coast

Just as Delta has been adding a number of new routes at Seattle-Tacoma in a tit-for-tat rivalry with its erstwhile “partner” Alaska Airlines, it has adopted the same tactic following Southwest Airlines’ announcement that it will begin service this fall from Oakland to Delta’s Atlanta hub. Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Was Shocked When Delta Partnership Unraveled

The airline's CEO shares that Alaska Airlines was 'shocked' when their Delta partnership unraveled. Now competition is making them better. Continue reading Alaska Airlines Was Shocked When Delta Partnership Unraveled...

DC-ANC-HNL Mileage Run-AS First Class Flight

I consider Alaska to be a phenomenal airline.  No  it doesn’t have A380’s with showers or lie-flat First Class seats with Dom flowing freely, but it has a pretty good domestic product that certainly fits my needs.  The best part, ofShow More Summary

Memorial Day: Flying a Fallen Hero

Police and emergency services line up to show respect to the fallen soldier at LAX on an Alaska Airlines flight in January of 2014 – Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter Excerpt from NYCAviation is written by Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier, who is an airline pilot by day, writer by night, and kid by [...]Show More Summary

Alaska Air Group Reduces Emissions Intensity 30%

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology, according to the group’s 2014 Sustainability Report. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004, the company says. Although […]

Award Travel Rules on Alaska Airlines

Chauncey emailed me last weekend with a question about Alaska Airlines routing rules. Not all their rules are well published on Alaska’s website, and he needed to get to Europe with a combination of KLM and Air France flights. Fortunately, Alaska is known to have flexible rules for booking award travel. They also have a reasonably priced award [...]Show More Summary

How To Buy Alaska Miles For 2.1 Cents Each

Reader Robert emailed me to ask when Alaska will likely next offer a bonus on the purchase of miles. As y'all know, I'm a big fan of Alaska's Mileage Plan program, given that they have unique airline partners and allow stopovers on one-way awards. Show More Summary

Dining Review: Lunch At Cinderella’s Royal Table At Disney World

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for Alaska Airlines Board Room day passes. When you have a daughter that likes princesses and you end up at Disney World, you’ll spend a lot of money on “character dining”.  While the best food in the...Show More Summary

Sixth-Annual Copper River Salmon Hootenanny with Alaska Airlines

Welcoming a 53lb Copper River salmon to Seattle In what town do people get up before 4:00am to greet some fish? In the land of the flying fish, of course! This was the sixth year in a row that I woke up earlier than I probably should to greet my breakfast, which was flying [...]Show More Summary

How Will Oil Prices Impact Alaska Air’s Valuation?

Given that jet fuel costs constitute nearly a third of an airline's total operating expenses, the 50% drop in oil prices over the last nine months has accelerated the bottom line of all major US airlines. Alaska Air is one of the beneficiaries...Show More Summary

Enter For a Chance to Win 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles From Rocketmiles

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Enter the Vacation Faster Promotion sweepstakes by 9:00 in the morning Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for a chance to win 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles simply by providing your first and last name — asShow More Summary

Alaska Noses Out Delta for J.D. Power Award

Alaska Airlines has won another J.D. Power award, besting Delta Air Lines by a few points in Power’s 2015 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. This is the 8th consecutive year that the airline has won the award. In reality, I don’t...Show More Summary

Remembering the Lockout: Valarie Long on How Alaska Airlines Can Do Better for Communities

Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by workers employed by an outside contractor -- a moment remembered in a recent open letter...Show More Summary

Earn Alaska Airlines 25,000 Miles & $100 Credit – Direct Link

The Alaska Airlines credit card is one of my favorite cards, in spite of the fact that it is only half of the good airline offers. The reason it is one of my favorites is that it is quite easy to get (and get, and get, and get!) and that Alaska Airlines offers some of the best variety when it comes to redemption partners. Show More Summary

Over 100,000 Bonus Miles, Airbnb for Sex, and New Airline Routes for Spite

News and notes from around the interweb: You don’t need to go through the process of making a mock booking anymore to generate the best Alaska Airlines credit card bonuses. There’s now a direct link to the 25,000 mile offer that also includes a $100 statement credit after $1000 spend. Show More Summary

Alaska Air, JetBlue take top spots in JD Power airline survey

JetBlue and Alaska Air named best for overall satisfaction and for loyalty programs.        

Cathay AA Premium Award Cuts…A “sort of” confirmation of upcoming changes

I’m sure, like me, many of you read Sunday’s article in the South China Morning Post in horror. It speculated that Cathay may be looking to cut premium awards available to partner airlines like American and Alaska. I  have had multiple...Show More Summary

Working Link Found – Alaska Airlines Credit Card 25k + $100 Statement Credit

A working link for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card including 25,000 miles on approval and a $100 statement credit after spending $1k in 90 days has been found. The post Working Link Found – Alaska Airlines Credit Card 25k + $100 Statement Credit appeared first on Miles to Memories.

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