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Giving is pretty much always better than receiving, but this time of the year I think that is especially true. The giving can not only mean more to those receiving, but it can actually be easier to pull off thanks to sales, deals, and expiring miles and points related travel goodies. Along those lines, for the last several years a few Mommy Points’ readers have been especially giving with their expiring airline upgrades and have offered them up for the taking to strangers that could put them to use before they expire.
Six Free First Class Upgrades on Alaska Airlines
Again this year one super generous member of the Mommy Points community has offered up his six Alaska Airlines guest upgrade codes that must be utilized by December 31, 2016.
I’ve never personally used this type of Alaska Airlines upgrades before (though I did enjoy our Alaska Airlines first class awards to Hawaii a few years ago), but my understanding is that there must be upgradable space (U space) available and you must be on an eligible paid fare and that excludes the following fare classes: G, R, or T – this means flights booked with miles will not work.
If you are shopping for a new Alaska Airlines operated flight you can select MVP Gold Guest Upgrade Code on the left-hand side and it will display options eligible for upgrade, and it will give you a message if upgrade space is not available on your selected flight. Assuming you purchased an eligible fare class, I suppose this would also work as a way to see if your existing Alaska flights have upgrade space.
If you or a friend/family member have an eligible Alaska flight that operates by December 31, 2016 let me know in the comments section and I’ll select some lucky folks to receive the six available free first class upgrades. Please don’t post your travel confirmation codes in the comments section, but please do check to see if your flights qualify for upgrades before asking for an upgrade code so they don’t go to waste.
Thanks to all of you who help make travel a little more enjoyable for others and Happy Holidays!
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