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Join Alaska Mileage Plan and Buy One Flight, Get Miles for a Free Flight (California Only)

Those who live in California have all the fun – first they could get a Southwest Companion Pass just by getting a new credit card and making one purchase and now they can get 5,000 bonus Alaska Airlines miles by joining Mileage Plan by December 31, 2017, and taking a Virgin America or Alaska Airlines flight between now and June 30, 2018! To be eligible for this promo, the flight needs to be a paid flight that is eligible to…

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Discounted Flights to Hawaii Available from the Middle of the Country

Hawaii fare sales from the West Coast happen with some regularity, but once you head East of Nevada the chance to score a good fare to Hawaii becomes about as likely as hitting a royal flush on video poker. I’ve done both, but only very, very rarely. However, for those looking to fly on Alaska or Virgin America to Hawaii, today could be the day you put together a trip to Hawaii for a very good price.   Using a flexible…

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The Somewhat Surprising Future of the Virgin America Credit Card

When Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America we all knew it was just a matter of time before the Virgin America credit card underwent significant changes, but I’ll admit that I am a little surprised at exactly how the Virgin America credit card portfolio will be handled. Beginning 1/1/18, Alaska’s Mileage Plan program will become the sole loyalty program for the airline(s) and the Virgin America Elevate program will no longer exist. As a result, the decision was made that all Virgin…

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Fly to Hawaii and More for Fewer Miles With New Award Chart!

It was recently announced that Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines were becoming partners. This means that, among other things, you will be able to use Alaska miles to fly Singapore Airlines operated flights and Singapore Airlines miles to fly Alaska operated flights. More options redemption are always good, but what really matters are the award charts prices and we can take a look at the just released Singapore Airlines award chart for Alaska Airlines operated flights. This is super relevant…

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Fly from Just 3,000 Points Using Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways

Periodic transfer bonuses are part of the stable of miles and points tools that my family uses to really stretch what we have for travel that we otherwise couldn’t afford. You can’t predict most transfer bonuses, but you can choose to utilize them when they become available. Along those lines, through September 17, 2017, there is a 40% transfer bonus from the Amex Membership Rewards program to British Airways Avios that increases the transfer ratio from a one to one ratio to 250…

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Now Earn 1,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for First Groupon Purchase

A couple of months ago I teamed up with Groupon to help get the word out that you could now earn Alaska Airlines miles for your Groupon purchases! At the time they were testing out an offer that awarded 500 bonus Alaska miles to new Groupon customers on a Groupon Local purchase of $30+ and 4 miles per dollar for existing Groupon members for their Local, Getaways, and Goods purchases.   That was good, but I just got word yesterday that they…

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New Offer: How to Earn 500 Bonus Alaska Miles via Groupon Purchase!

One of the things that we frequently did before the little ones came along was use some killer Groupon deals to go out to eat at restaurants all across Austin for a fraction of the regular prices. Without Groupon we could have never afforded all of the fancy meals out, so I quickly became a Groupon fan. As the years went on I used them a little less in my daily life, but I have never stopped taking a peek…

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New Parents Can Now Extend Their Alaska Elite Status for a Year!

This last month hasn’t been one of the best ones in terms of air travel news, but there are a few exceptions to that trend; one is that a US frequent flyer program has finally come out with a formalized elite status extension program for parents welcoming new babies. It is no surprise that it is one of the very best airline frequent flyer programs that is leading this charge, the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program.   Alaska totally gets the joy and…

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5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight!

Yesterday I posted about how to get 500 free Singapore Airlines miles just for creating a new account, and you should since you can use Singapore miles to fly Star Alliance partners like United and you can transfer miles from many credit card programs to Singapore at a 1:1 ratio. 5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight   In the comments section of that post ‘Trent” pointed out that there was a similar incentive to join…

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Use Annual Alaska Airlines $99 Certificate to Fly Virgin America!

One of the best annual credit card perks comes via the Alaska Airlines credit card issued by Bank of America. It carries with it a $75 annual fee, but it also comes with an annual companion fare pass that allows you to bring one person on a paid Alaska Airlines flight for roughly $121 ($99 + $22+ in taxes/fees) regardless of the price of the firs ticket. It is only valid for coach travel, but it can be used to…

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