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Basic Economy: Demand Continues To Increase

Airlines are emphasizing their “hourglass” structure more than ever. For those who want luxury, the companies are spending more in business class enhancements. For those who want the cheapest flight possible, airlines are making those available, as well. And the demand for basic economy is increasing, so airlines are responding.* JetBlue, Alaska Adding Basic Economy …

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Delta And Alaska: Earning Miles From Delayed Baggage

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Nobody likes to check their bags when flying. It guarantees waiting at the carousel for an undetermined period of time when all you want to do is get out of the airport. But if you wait long enough and fly the right airline, it could be a profitable venture. Miles Or Money For Delayed Baggage …

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It’s Winter, Think Alaska Air For Free Flights!

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I don’t get to write about Alaska Airlines often enough because I live on the east coast, and that’s a shame. It’s one of the most reliable and customer-friendly carriers in the country, and I’ve never had a bad experience with them. Free Or Companion Tickets If you live on the west coast, or you …

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Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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Free Companion Ticket On Alaska Air Or Virgin America

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I have a confession to make: This blog is influenced by geography. The fact that I live on the east coast means that the Big 3 carriers, as well as JetBlue, get the most mindshare. Which is too bad, because Alaska Airlines does not get the attention it deserves.* Flights are comfortable, service is great …

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Alaska And Virgin America Announce More Details

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With Alaska Airlines having defeated JetBlue in a battle for Virgin America, it’s time for the integration to begin. Most of the nuts and bolts take place behind the scenes, but they’ll give you details along the way about the stuff that matters to you. The big one for now is that the Virgin America …

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Buying Miles and Merger Mania

Buying Miles As many of you know, airlines are happy to sell you miles directly. Occasionally, they will run promotions, which I have seen go as high as a 100% bonus (i.e., buy XXX,XXX miles, get XXX,XXX free). I’ve tried to make it clear over the years that I am not a fan of these …

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Bad Timing on Lost Bags, French Nudists and United Goodies…

It was a bad week to be an airline executive… A Case of Bad Timing… It’s never good when an airline loses your bags.  But it could be worse, you could be the baggage handler who misplaced the CEO’s luggage. Last week, Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden admitted that this happened to him on his …

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Alaska-Iceland Air partnership, and the last days of US Airways

Alaska Air and Iceland Air have danced before, but they’re doing the tango now as they formalized a partnership that begins on October 1. The casual flyer might not be paying much attention to this combination, but it could have some great results for you. In the past, I’ve discussed Alaska as one of the …

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