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Alaska Airlines Fleet Swap

As Alaska Airlines is bringing Virgin America into the fold; there are bound to be growing pains.  For example, Alaska’s on-time arrivals have dropped significantly since the merger.  I am not sure about cause and effect, but delays are on the rise. This week Alaska announced additional routes out of Dallas Love Field (a different, smaller… Read More »

Alaska Airlines adds Condor as a Mileage Plan Partner

File this one under: “Didn’t see it coming”.  Today Alaska Airlines announced Condor, a Frankfurt based airline, as their newest partner.  Condor is owned by Thomas Cook Group, a British travel company. The earning structure when crediting Condor flights to Alaska Mileage Plan is surprisingly generous.  Condor doesn’t have their own frequent flier program.  Prior… Read More »

Virgin America Mileage Run

Virgin America Mileage Run Up until recently, Virgin America allowed for VERY creative routing for travel between Portland, OR (PDX) and Los Angeles (LAX).  Depending on the dates, you could fly from PDX-LAX with stops in San Francisco, Florida, New York, Boston, and/or DC for under $100.  Virgin America has changed the routing ability; it… Read More »