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Earn up to 40% bonus Mileage Plan when you buy miles (or 50% for targeted members!)

Earn up to 40% bonus Mileage Plan when you buy miles (or 50% for targeted members!)

What’s the deal with the bonus Mileage Plan miles? ‘It’s raining bonus miles’ when you purchase Mileage Plan miles through July 1st, 2017 –  especially if you have been targeted by email for a higher amount! The new Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan promotion is advertised as offering up to a 40% bonus, but targeted readers […]

Posted on May 16, 2017 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Earn bonus points or miles when you buy or gift TrueBlue or Mileage Plan with these limited offers

Earn bonus points or miles when you buy or gift TrueBlue or Mileage Plan with these limited offers

What are the deals where you can earn bonus points or miles? JetBlue and Alaska Airlines’ loyalty programs are both currently offering limited-time bonuses when you gift or buy miles or points – and you can earn up to 75% more. With JetBlue TrueBlue, you can now earn up to 75% more points, but the offer expires fairly […]

Posted on April 26, 2017 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Jetblue TrueBlue

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Automated Bank of America locations and Alaska Airlines Visa Signature 30,000 bonus miles

Automated Bank of America locations and Alaska Airlines Visa Signature 30,000 bonus miles

   What’s the scoop on the automated Bank of America locations? Bank of America is now testing fully-automated branches. Customers can use automated teller machines and video-conferencing technology to speak to employees at other branches. You’ll be able to access the video-conferencing with your ATM card or debit card from Bank of America or another […]

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Comenity Virgin America Visa Signature credit cards up to 15,000 bonus points

Comenity Virgin America Visa Signature credit cards up to 15,000 bonus points

What’s the deal with the Comenity Virgin America Visa Signature credit cards? You could earn up to 15,000 bonus Virgin America Elevate points (worth up to $300 in reward flights) with a Virgin America Visa Signature credit card. The Virgin America Premium Visa Signature is offering 15,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days, […]

Posted on February 5, 2017 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Wow – Alaska Mileage Plan gets the merger right, 1.3 Virgin Elevate transfer ratio, 100% bonus partner earnings & More

Wow – Alaska Mileage Plan gets the merger right, 1.3 Virgin Elevate transfer ratio, 100% bonus partner earnings & More

Alaska Airlines has had some pretty terrible moments in the past – the overnight devaluation of the Emirates award chart or the rather odd decision to buy Virgin America in the first place for an outrageous 2.6bn. I admit I was not a fan. However the way Alaska Airlines and Mileage Plan are going about […]

Posted on December 19, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Alaska Airlines Economy Review Oakland (OAK) to Maui (OGG) AS811 & AS840 737-800

Alaska Airlines Economy Review Oakland (OAK) to Maui (OGG) AS811 & AS840 737-800

I had been on Alaska Airlines numerous times before, but was somehow never able to write a review of the airline. This time, I decided to do so for my flight from Oakland to Maui and vice versa. About a decade ago, Alaska Airlines was able to successfully extend their brand to Hawaii operations from all along the US […]

Posted on October 18, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan earning rates are changing for AA flights

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan earning rates are changing for AA flights

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will accrue miles at a new rate with AA As expected, Alaska Airlines has announced changes to the earning of Mileage Plan on flights operated by American Airlines, starting August 1st, 2016. This is meant to better match AAdvantage as it shifts to a revenue-based loyalty program at the same […]

Posted on June 28, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Virgin America Elevate members get up to 75,000 jetBlue TrueBlue points with one flight!

Virgin America Elevate members get up to 75,000 jetBlue TrueBlue points with one flight!

What’s the deal for Virgin America Elevate members? If you’re a new or existing TrueBlue member, you can get your Elevate balance matched to earn thousands of bonus TrueBlue points. You’ll need to show TrueBlue your Virgin America Elevate balance first in order to register for the promotion and then take one round-trip jetBlue flight by August […]

Posted on June 24, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Jetblue TrueBlue

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NEW Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card offer for 30,000 bonus miles and $100 statement credit

NEW Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card offer for 30,000 bonus miles and $100 statement credit

What’s the deal with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card? We recently let you know that you could get 30,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles when applying for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card and spending $1,000 within the first 90 days. Now here’s an improved offer for the same card – offering 30,000 bonus miles […]

Posted on June 2, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Buy Mileage Plan, Rapid Rewards, LifeMiles or Avios to get bonus miles or points

Buy Mileage Plan, Rapid Rewards, LifeMiles or Avios to get bonus miles or points

What’s the deals where you buy Mileage Plan, Rapid Rewards, LifeMiles or Avios? Various airline loyalty programs are each offering a bonus when you buy miles or points within the month and you can earn up to 125% more. You’ll have to act quick if you want to buy British Airways Avios, though, as that offer […]

Posted on May 25, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios, Lifemiles, Southwest Rapid Rewards

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My favorite flights and award redemptions for 2016

My favorite flights and award redemptions for 2016

Lots has changed since late 2014 when I last updated my favorite mileage redemptions. Award programs have changed and my personal taste for trips I’d like to take have changed too. Here are my favorite options. Aeroplan awards to Europe I (55,000 miles) and Europe II (57,500 miles) using Turkish Airlines in Business Class Turkish […]

Posted on May 2, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Delta Skymiles, Krisflyer, United Mileage Plus

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Starwood adds Virgin America as transfer partner – is the 1:1 transfer rate a mistake?

Starwood adds Virgin America as transfer partner – is the 1:1 transfer rate a mistake?

Starwood and Virgin America launched their partnership today. Starwood has a lot of partners already and Virgin America points haven’t been exactly getting a lot of attention. However Starwood surprised us in adding a 1:1 transfer. Almost everyone else allows only 2:1 transfers to Virgin America Elevate. Elevate points have always priced out as about […]

Posted on April 13, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Starwood Hotels

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Newsroom April 5th – Virgin America sold, Accor and Club Carlson promos, free Alaska award changes for Emirates

Newsroom April 5th – Virgin America sold,  Accor and Club Carlson promos, free Alaska award changes for Emirates

– 1,500 Miles&More for every qualifying AccorHotels stay and up to 10% off through the end of May – there are a few Accor Hotels in Indonesia that sell for $20 or less – not a horrible deal. – still running – Club Carlson Mega Points promo – 10,000 bonus Gold points per completed stay […]

Posted on April 4, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Travel Industry Flight Status

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How Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan just destroyed their own successful miles buying franchise – overnight!

How Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan just destroyed their own successful miles buying franchise – overnight!

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has been one of the most aggressive in selling miles on a discount with the frequent sales. They have a boutique set of partners and offered redemptions that were very reasonable on most partners. Several airline loyalty programs have discovered that selling miles can be a profitable business. Although nobody knows […]

Posted on April 1, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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iDine hotspots and a round-up of bonus miles and points for signing up to airline dining rewards programs

iDine hotspots and a round-up of bonus miles and points for signing up to airline dining rewards programs

What’s the deal with iDine and other dining rewards programs? If you’re a fan of eating out, then dining rewards programs can be a great way to earn a little extra while doing so. You can be rewarded with cashback, gift cards, college savings bonuses or, more importantly for travel enthusiasts, miles or points for your favorite loyalty program. You may […]

Posted on March 30, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Delta Skymiles, Jetblue TrueBlue, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Travel Deals, United Mileage Plus

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Virgin America Review (Economy) San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL)

Virgin America Review (Economy) San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL)

​ For our flights to Papeete, we had redeemed miles from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, so all we needed was a cheap one-way from San Francisco to Honolulu. Virgin America just started flights to Hawaii last year and I ‘d had good experiences on shorter legs with Virgin America, so what could go wrong? After […]

Posted on March 27, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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Flights to Cuba from the US proposed by several airlines including AA and Delta

Flights to Cuba from the US proposed by several airlines including AA and Delta

What’s the scoop with flights to Cuba? Restored commercial flights between the US and Cuba are now closer to reality, as eight airlines have so far applied for permission. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways have applied in response to the US Department of Transportation’s invitation last month. Tell […]

Posted on March 3, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Delta Skymiles, Jetblue TrueBlue, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Travel Deals, United Mileage Plus

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Hurry! Virgin America sale for one day only with 29% off Main Cabin fares (EXPIRING)

Hurry! Virgin America sale for one day only with 29% off Main Cabin fares (EXPIRING)

What’s the deal with the Virgin America sale? You can save 29% off Main Cabin fares today only with Virgin America’s leap year sale, but you need to book well in advance for travel between August 23rd and September 13th, 2016. This offer is not valid for travel in Mexico and Hawaii or on Sundays. […]

Posted on February 29, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Cheap flights

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Hurry! Virgin America sale has one-way fares from just $39 *EXPIRES TODAY*

Hurry! Virgin America sale has one-way fares from just $39 *EXPIRES TODAY*

What’s the deal with the Virgin America sale? Book your next Virgin America flight by 11:59PM CT today (Wednesday, February 24th, 2016) and you can save a bundle. With the sale you can fly: Portland to San Francisco for $59 one-way Dallas to Los Angeles for $99 one-way New York to Los Angeles for $159 one-way […]

Posted on February 24, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Cheap flights

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QuickBooks free trial earns you up to 1,000 bonus points or miles with various shopping portals

QuickBooks free trial earns you up to 1,000 bonus points or miles with various shopping portals

What’s the deal with QuickBooks? Take out a free trial of the QuickBooks accounting software with one of various shopping portals and you can earn between 500 and 1,000 miles or points. You don’t need to sign up with credit card details and the trial is easy to cancel, with the quickest way by phone. How […]

Posted on February 23, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Southwest Rapid Rewards, United Mileage Plus

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Transfer Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin America to get 50% more Elevate points

Transfer Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin America to get 50% more Elevate points

What’s the deal with Amex Membership Rewards? Transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin America through March 10th, 2016 and you’ll get 50% more Elevate points. This means that each 150 Elevate points (instead of the usual 100) equals 200 Membership Rewards points right now. How do I get the Amex Membership Rewards […]

Posted on February 11, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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How to book cheap flights for Thanksgiving with Virgin America’s 50% off sale

How to book cheap flights for Thanksgiving with Virgin America’s 50% off sale

What’s the deal with how to book cheap flights? Until tomorrow, November 11th, 2015, Virgin America has a 50% off sale. It’s half off the First Class or Main Cabin Select base fare when you fly between November 19th and November 27th, 2015 – meaning you can indulge in complimentary food, drinks, and entertainment at a sweeter cost! […]

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Cheap flights

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