2020 Year In Miles

2020 Year In Miles I think everyone agrees 2020 was the worst year in a long time.  Especially for those of us that like to travel.  It was the first time in many years that I didn’t leave the USA.  Instead I did a cross country train trip followed by a road trip around the … Read more

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status Extension for COVID19

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status Extension for COVID19 Today Alaska Airlines announced their extension for Mileage Plan elite status due to the COVID19 Corona Virus pandemic.  United and Delta have already released their plans.  Read all about Alaska Airlines here. Here are the major take aways: Mileage Plan Status:  Current level of status (MVP, MVP … Read more

RavnAir ceases operations, town confiscates their planes

RavnAir ceases operations, town confiscates their planes RavnAir Group recently shutdown all operations; grounding all flights and laying off all employees.  The company has 72 planes that fly for Ravn and Penair (which I flew a couple of times into Redding, CA before they cut their SFO-RDD route) that serve many parts of rural Alaska.  Ravn … Read more

My Thoughts on Travel and COVID19

My Thoughts on Travel and COVID19 Over the past week, my thoughts on travel during this season of COVID19 have evolved.  These are just a few of my musings. Retaining Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status 10 days ago Alaska announced a promotion that offered 50% bonus Elite Qualifying Miles for flights until April 11.  So … Read more