Gay Travel Discount on Alaska Airlines

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 6.21.13 PMWhile browsing Facebook I came across a sponsored post by Alaska Airlines which is rather common.  The focus, gay travel, was new.  Or at least I hadn’t seen it before.

When I clicked through the ad I found that Alaska has an entire web page on their site devoted to discounts to various LGBTQ Pride events.  The discounts are short term (I’m assuming only over the Pride weekend/event) and relatively small (7% or 10%), still a nice acknowledgement and support of the LGBTQ community.

Clearly Alaska has made promoting equality as a company a priority; they score a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.  Alaska is one of only five airlines to score a perfect 100.

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Mileage Run Beijing in Business Class

Mileage Run Beijing

I was alerted to an amazing business class fare from Washington DC to Beijing by OneMileataTime.  In the rule of travel hobbyists, I booked immediately and knew I could sort out details later.  I couldn’t pass by a mileage run in business class.

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I am glad that I booked quickly because the fare was gone in less than an hour.  Read more to find out additional details.

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First Mileage Run: From Seattle to DC

first mileage runMileage run.  This is a term that travel hobbyists use frequently that I did not know the full definition of until last week.  I know can count myself a member of the elite (or crazy…) who partake in the infamous mileage run!  This is the account of my first mileage run.

A mileage run (or MR if you are hip to the lingo) is when you book a flight just for the loyalty points you earn with the airline (or hotel for that matter).  Usually this is done when you find an extremely low fare on an airline you like to earn status with.

Living in Seattle, my airline of choice is Alaska.  I have been MVP for the past few years, but this year I am aiming for MVP Gold.  The benefits of MVP Gold are extensive; most important to me are upgrades to first class and ability to change a flight with no penalty.  You must earn 40,000 “elite qualifying miles” (or EQMs), which usually means actual miles flown.  Miles you earn through using your Alaska Airlines Visa Card, for example, do not count towards elite status.

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Alaska Airlines Discount Code – Russell Wilson

Purchase a ticket at www.alaskaair.com by January 31 and use discount code GORUSSELL to score 12% any flights leaving from Washington state.  Note that you must travel between February 12 and March 18, but still about the best coupon I’ve seen Alaska offer.  If you need a weekend away to get some warmth this winter, this will … Read more

Alaska Airlines Flash Sale: Discounts on Wednesdays

  Each Wednesday, between 11:00am-1:00pm PST, Alaska Airlines holds a “Fast-Dash Sale”.  During this Alaska Airlines flash sale you can get some great deals on flights; if they happen to have a route you are interested in. For example, today’s flash sale has the following deals: SEA-FAT – $54 SEA-SMF – $54 BOI-SJC – $54 … Read more