Tag Archives: mileage plan

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 »

10,000 Alaska Miles Mystery SOLVED!

Much conversation over the past 24 hours has focused on a mysterious 10,000 Alaska Mileage Plan mile bonus showing up in members accounts. Well, here is what I was able to learn directly from a staff member at Alaska: We understand that many Mileage Plan members have questions about a surprise 10,000 mile gift that… Read More »

Cheaper Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Award Tickets

Cheaper Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan award tickets for domestic flights on Alaska operated flights go into effect today. Last week Alaska Airlines announced the purchase of Virgin America.  At the press conference, two important dates were given in the merger process.  First, as of December 19 (today), members of Alaska’s Mileage plan would be able to… Read More »

Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Status Explained

Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Status Explained Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K is the highest status you can earn with Alaska’s Mileage Plan program.  Status is good with Alaska through the following calendar year.  For example, status earned in October 2016 is kept through the end of December 2017.  What are the benefits of MVP Gold… Read More »

Alaska Airlines Premium Class

Alaska Airlines Premium Class is the new “Economy Plus” class being rolled out across the airline’s 737-800, -900 and E175 aircraft.  The new Premium Class officially launches on flights with retrofitted aircraft starting January 5, 2017.  Alaska Airlines Premium Class can be purchased starting today. Premium Class comes at a premium cost, from $15 (+tax)… Read More »