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Review: Alaska Airlines Premium Class (Seattle to Cancun)

Early January of this year, Alaska Airlines introduced an Economy Plus experience, Alaska Airlines Premium Class. The enhanced section of the Main Cabin offers 4 more inches of legroom, priority boarding, a complimentary snack box, and free alcohol. Alaska Airlines Premium Class is available on select Boeing 737-800s and -900s, with upgrades to Premium Class beginning at just $15 USD. Mileage Plan Elite Members are… Read More

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25k Points just saved me $1200 USD!

Have I mentioned that I L-O-V-E miles and points yet?! Even if sometimes they are incredibly frustrating or confusing to use, there are times when it really does take 30 seconds to find the perfect routing at the perfect price… saving thousands of dollars. Where do I begin? I mean it is really simple, actually. I’m planning a weekend trip from Seattle to Cancun sometime… Read More

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The Alaska Airlines Premium Class Seat

Early January 2017, Alaska Airlines is expected to finally introduce their Economy Plus product, Alaska Airlines Premium Class. While select Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s have already been flying with the new Premium Class seats for a few months now, the service hasn’t been official and anyone has been able to select the Premium Class seats at check-in. Alaska Airlines Premium Class is rolling out early next… Read More

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Upgraded on Alaska Airlines Award Flight (booked using BA Avios)

Early December Alaska Airlines award flights became eligible for complimentary upgrades for all elites, in addition to regular, revenue tickets. Alaska Airlines also sells upgrades, however those were already available for purchase on award tickets (that is if all elites on the flight were already upgraded and additional space was available). United Airlines already provided this perk to elite members of MileagePlus, provided they also held… Read More

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Early Next Year: New Seattle Alaska Airlines Board Room

Alaska Airlines currently operates two lounges, “Board Rooms”, at their home in Seattle. These include the old lounge in Concourse D and the newer, temporary lounge at the North Satellite. While their lounge portfolio is small, they also have a lounge in Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Portland. The Alaska Airlines Board Room is a basic, domestic airline lounge with honestly no special amenities (besides a pancake… Read More

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Alaska + Virgin: “Flying Better Together”

Alaska Airlines announced a few months back that they are going to acquire and merge with Virgin America, their slogan for the merger is “Flying Better Together”. Alaska and JetBlue were both fighting to see who was going to be able to buy Virgin America. Initially, JetBlue seemed like the perfect match for Virgin America. This is because JetBlue has a strong presence on the… Read More

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When Alaska has 100+ Airline Partners…

I’ll be the first to admit that I kind of like Alaska Airlines.. it isn’t because I live in Seattle half of the year, or because they have a cool brand video, or because most of the flight attendants are nice (which is true).. But rather because they like to do things their way and be proud that they run a smooth airline. While some… Read More

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Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737 Seattle to Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines 440 Seattle (SEA) – Los Angeles (LAX) Boeing 737-800 04 June 2016 My friend, Maria, and I have been travelling quite a bit together recently. I’ve more or less dragged her into the miles and points hobby and she absolutely loves it – she has been collecting miles for a few months now through flying and credit cards that I’ve recommended. We’ve been flying… Read More

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Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737 Los Angeles to Seattle

Alaska Airlines 465 Los Angeles (LAX) – Seattle (SEA) Boeing 737-400 30 May 2016 Alaska’s B734s are as comfortable as they sound – not very. I actually think that Economy is more comfortable than the horrible seats they have in First Class. Hopefully they will remove some of these older aircraft from service or at least upgrade the seats soon. My Aeromexico flight from Mexico… Read More

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Alaska Mileage Run

Last weekend I flew from Seattle to Portland… via Anchorage, of course; what normal person wouldn’t do that?! So I don’t know if technically this would qualify for an Alaska Mileage Run or a Portland Mileage Run. 😉 About a month ago, American Airlines had some sort of mistake or glitch in their booking system whereby some people were able to book tickets from Seattle to Portland… Read More