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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2014, 02:10:35 PM »
Is it just me or is Alaska the most underrated award program- especially if you live on the west coast? e.g. Cathay bookings to Asia and Africa and stopover domestic one-ways.

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2014, 02:16:34 PM »
So I'd love to be able to do a stopover on an Asia to N. America one way trip.
Either it would be stopping in HNL on the way to LAX, or the opposite.
Is this doable, or do I have routing/MPM issues to be concerned about.

And if I can't get the website to price it out, can CS help out, or am I DOA?
Should be bookable.

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2014, 02:44:48 PM »
So I'd love to be able to do a stopover on an Asia to N. America one way trip.
Either it would be stopping in HNL on the way to LAX, or the opposite.
Is this doable, or do I have routing/MPM issues to be concerned about.

And if I can't get the website to price it out, can CS help out, or am I DOA?
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2014, 03:21:07 PM »
Should be bookable.
Would a call in help?
Or can CS only price what the computer allows?

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2014, 04:39:20 PM »
Is it just me or is Alaska the most underrated award program- especially if you live on the west coast? e.g. Cathay bookings to Asia and Africa and stopover domestic one-ways.

They're fantastic.

Just to name a few off the top of my head:

--Great partners, including EK, CX, QF, FJ without YQ
--One way partner redemptions
--Free stopovers on one-ways
--Free changes/cancellation of bookings until 60 days before flight.
--Some mind-bogglingly good redemptions including US-JNB for 70K in F+J and USA-AUS for 80K in F+J.

One downside that's somewhat annoying:

--Can't mix and match partners on awards.
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2014, 04:44:52 PM »
And they are easy to acquire :)
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2014, 04:49:53 PM »
And they are easy to acquire :)

Easier than SPG, much harder than UR.
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »
--Can't mix and match partners on awards.
To clarify for others, you can mix it w/ AS metal, just not with other partners.

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2014, 05:16:46 PM »
AS isn't a "partner," but fair enough.
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2014, 09:14:36 PM »
Easier than SPG, much harder than UR.
I don't know about that- I've never been approved for three sapphires at the same time :)

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2014, 03:00:51 AM »
I have been approved for nearly 200k UR in one shot. That's about eight current AS cards, not to mention that there are no less than 5 cards that earn UR (compared to two AS) and some of the UR cards are 5x more lucrative than AS for actual spending.
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2014, 05:08:16 PM »
do I need to PUTPAC to book an Air France flight?
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2014, 05:09:43 PM »
do I need to PUTPAC to book an Air France flight?
No.

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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2014, 05:12:29 PM »
so why don't any of AF flights come up?
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Re: Alaska Airlines
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2014, 05:13:43 PM »
so why don't any of AF flights come up?
Not available?