Earn 5,000 Miles flying Alaska International Partners

Earn 5,000 Miles flying Alaska International Partners From March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, passengers flying an Alaska Airlines partner airline internationally and crediting the flight to their Alaska Mileage Plan account will receive a minimum of 5,000 Redeemable Miles per flight on trips to or from North America.  Round trip flights would earn … Read more

How to Win Travel Contests

How to Win Travel Contests Over the years I have won some really great contests.  Amongst my friends it has become a joke: “How are you so lucky?”  Upon reflection, I am fairly confident that I do not possess some supernatural power.  Instead, I have some strategies that increase my likelihood of winning.  Today I … Read more

EuroAtlantic 767-300ER Business Class KEF-AMS

EuroAtlantic 767-300ER Business Class KEF-AMS After flying Vancouver to Reykjavik on Icelandair, I was booked to continue on to Amsterdam.  However, with the grounding of the 737-MAX, I found out I would actually be continuing on a leased EuroAtlantic 767 but operated “in cooperation” with Icelandair. EuroAtlantic is a small Portuguese airline that mainly leases … Read more

Icelandair 757-200 Saga Class YVR-KEF

Icelandair 757-200 Saga Class YVR-KEF Last fall I won a contest with Icelandair for two round trip tickets.  In reality, I received two $1,000 certificates for use on Icelandair.  These could be used for either two tickets under $1,000 each or one ticket under $2,000.  If the cost was more than the amount of the … Read more

Europe with Alaska Airlines Miles

Travel to Europe with Alaska Airlines Miles I am a fan of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program.  It helps that I live in Seattle (Alaska’s base).  95% of my domestic flights are on Alaska.  Many other miles folks agree that Alaska is one of (if not the) best airline loyalty program.  With that said, redeeming miles for … Read more