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by Hilary Stockton on 2/21/2017
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2/21/2017
  Alaska Airlines again is offering a 40% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Alaska recently was offering a 40% bonus, and I'm still hoping for a return of a 50% bonus, similar to the targeted bonus last year. Still,...
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1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
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1/13/2017
  Is it worth throwing away a return flight of your airline award ticket? TravelSort reader Jacob writes "I'm thinking of using just the outbound of a SFO-JFK Virgin America First Class award flight booked using 15,000 Alaska miles, since...
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1/9/2017
  10,000 bonus Alaska miles is a nice present today for Virgin America Elevate members who are also Alaska Mileage Plan members. Log into your Alaska Mileage Plan account, and you may see a 10K bonus similar to the following:...
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12/7/2016
  Japan Airlines Awards are now bookable with Alaska Mileage Plan miles, and there are some nice savings, especially on intra-Asia flights. This is great news--I love JAL First Class and JAL Sky Suite Business Class for their great memory...
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7/14/2016
  If you're bumped from a flight after an aircraft change, are you entitled to DOT compensation? TravelSort reader Dvorah comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights: What Are Flyers' Rights? post: "Alaska Airlines called me three hours before...
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6/14/2016
  The Buy Alaska Miles with a 50% Bonus Offer has been extended to tomorrow, June 15. Note that this is a targeted offer, so some Mileage Plan members may be targeted for a lower bonus amount. I'd been delaying buying...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_50_percent_bonus
5/3/2016
  You can Buy Alaska Miles with up to a 50% Bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Alaska also had an up to 50% bonus for buying miles back in November-December 2015, but the question is whether buying miles...
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4/21/2016
  How to Change a Name on an Airline Ticket Due to Marriage? Generally airline ticket name changes or transfers to another person are not permitted. But what about in the case of a legal name change?  TravelSort reader Jenny...
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4/1/2016
Alaska Mileage Plan increased Emirates A380 First Class awards 67%-100% with no notice effective March 30, 2016, which Alaska's Q&A rather petulantly blamed on "travel hacking" and below-market award levels making the previous award rates unsustainable. First, here are the...
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3/27/2016
Several March Deals are worth mentioning before they expire soon: the 35K SPG AMEX offers, Chase cobranded cards such as the British Airways Visa, and the Alaska Mileage Plan buy miles up to 40% bonus offer. Here are the details:...
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2/9/2016
  Which Frequent Flyer Programs are Best for Award Ticket Changes? There are many reasons you may need to make changes to your award tickets, whether something came up at work such that you can't take time off as planned,...
Square_expiring_deals-december_2015_travel_checklist-emirates_a380_first_class
12/17/2015
Several travel deals expire soon in December 2015, either at the end of the year or even before. Here are the ones that figure prominently in my "to do" list, and feel free to add yours in the comments. Plus,...
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11/10/2015
Buy Alaska miles with a 50% bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Other offers include a 35% or 40% bonus, but it's the 50% bonus that is especially attractive, since typically the highest bonus Alaska has offered when buying...
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9/14/2015
Can you change an Emirates award booked with Alaska miles? TravelSort reader Amy writes "I booked Emirates A380 First Class from Dubai DXB to San Francisco SFO, but we've changed our trip and now plan to be in Europe. I...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_35_percent_bonus-_worth_it
8/5/2015
  You can buy Alaska miles with a 35% bonus until August 9, but is it worth it? It could be--if you redeem for Emirates A380 First Class and value that experience. That said, if you're sitting on plenty of...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
Square_earn_frequent_flyer_miles_and_points_as_a_non-us_resident-cathay_new_first_class
4/12/2015
  What are the Best Ways to Earn Miles and Points as a Non-U.S. Resident? TravelSort reader Johannes writes "I am a frequent traveler and try to get the best out of credit card sign ups. Unfortunately I live in...
Square_emirates_first_class_awards_with_alaska_miles_back-buy_miles_with_40_percent_bonus
4/3/2015
  Emirates First Class Awards with Alaska Miles are again bookable online, yay! Today, April 3 is also the last day to buy Alaska miles with a 40% bonus. This is great news for many TravelSort Clients planning trips to...
Square_buy_alaska_mileage_plan_miles_with_40_percent_bonus_worth_it
3/6/2015
  You can buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles with a 40% bonus--is this offer worth it, especially now that you can't book Emirates First Class awards online from April 2015? Alaska regularly offers 35% and 40% bonuses for buying Mileage...
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