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Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points on Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn […]

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You can now use Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles on hotel stays

Travelers will now be able to use their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for hotel stays at more than 400,000 hotel properties around the world. According to Alaska, the new change is due to their partnership with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site. “Redeeming miles for hotels was among the most requested enhancements to Mileage Plan, […]


Alaska Airlines announces new policy for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines has announced a new policy for emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals. The airline will follow some fellow airlines in requiring signed document from a medical doctor or mental health professional, at least 48 hours in advance of departure. However, the policy is separate from Alaska Airlines’ policy for traditional service animals. […]



Your Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines from 29 cities

If you are wine-cationing, Alaska Airlines may be the best option for your next west coast trip. The airline is expanding their Wine Flies Free program, allowing Mileage Plan members departing from cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to check an entire case of wine for free. The Wine Flies Free program is not […]


Alaska Airlines launches service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska Airlines has launched nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City, their ninth destination from the United States to Mexico. Passengers can already currently fly from Los Angeles and San Francisco to the Mexican capital. Alaska Airlines currently operates more than 100 flight a week between Mexico and California, to nine destinations, including Cancun, […]


Alaska Airlines discontinues flights to Havana, Cuba

Less than a year after Alaska Airlines began their historic flights to Havana, Cuba, the airline has announced they will be discontinuing the route. Alaska currently has a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, but will be redeploying their aircraft and staff to routes with higher demand. “Travel is about making connections, and we […]


Alaska Airlines and Virgin America celebrate their merger

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America’s merger is about to become reality, and so they are celebrating with a sale. For only two days, the airlines are offering 1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations across the Unites States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rico, and Cuba for as low as $49 each way. Virgin America was recently named […]


Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1 Best Airline Rewards program

Alaska Airlines has come in the number one spot for airline rewards on U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Travel Rewards Program of 2017-2018. “Soon to merge with the Virgin America Elevate program, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is the Best Airline Rewards Program for the third consecutive year,” U.S. News said in its report. “Its […]


Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to offer chat and Wifi

Alaska Airlines is hoping to make their flights more enjoyable by upgrading their WiFi on flights and at gates. The company has selected Gogo satellite-based inflight WiFi across their Boeing and Airbus fleet. According to Alaska, the broadband 2Ku service has 20 times more bandwidth than their previous service – and will allow passengers to […]


Why good customer service can’t save United Airlines’ reputation

United Airlines has faced some major scrutiny over the past month or so, starting with a doctor being dragged off a plane for refusing to volunteer his seat. Since then, any little controversy they have faced has become big news. As a travel writer, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt when […]


Airlines most likely to offer compensation for overbooking

Most travelers have been booked on an overbooked flights – whether or not they know it. When you are in an airport and hear that call for volunteers, it means there are too many passengers and not enough seats. But which airlines are more likely to offer compensation for overbooked flights? Despite the recent viral […]


Which airline has the best frequent flyer program?

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between the variety of frequent flyer or loyalty programs out there, but a new report by WalletHub looked at all the factors offered by different programs and ranked them. It may come as no surprise to many — Delta came out on top. The study looked at […]


Alaska Airlines is revamping mileage structure

Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America this year, as well as ending a relationship with Delta Airlines. But they are confident it is for the best, and are revamping their mileage structure. “At Alaska Airlines, we’re doubling down and remaining committed to our miles-based program,” said Ryan Butz, managing director of loyalty marketing. […]


Alaska and Delta Airlines end their relationship — how will it affect you?

Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America, and that means an end to the relationship with Delta Airlines on April 30, 2017. Whether you regularly fly Delta, or Alaska, there is a chance this could affect you. According to Charles Breer, managing director of alliances, the relationship has ended not just because of the […]


Alaska Airlines to offer free in-flight messaging

Although cell phones are still off limits for travelers on airplanes in the United States, Alaska Airlines announced they will be offering complimentary in-flight messaging for passengers. The new service will allow Alaska passengers to use iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook messengers on any Gogo-equipped flight. “We’re celebrating the new year – and our new, bigger […]


Alaska Airlines adds new enhancements to Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines has announced changes to their Mileage Plan — just a week after the merger between the airline and Virgin America was announced. The changes include booking one-way travel for fewer miles, earning more miles on international travel, and First Class Upgrade eligibility for elite members. Alaska Airlines members will also now be able […]