Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are one of my favorite airline currencies to have in abundance but, as I can't remember the last time I flew with Alaska and as I credit my American Airlines flights to BA (I like having oneworld Emerald status), I'm left with little option but to hope for a good mileage sale....like this one.
Virgin Atlantic has recently undergone a reorganization in its ownership structure which has left Delta as the owner of the largest stake (49%) and Air France/KLM as an owner as well (31%). Alongside this reorganisation, Virgin, Delta & Air France/KLM have applied to form a transatlantic joint venture (along similar lines to the joint venture already in place between a number of oneworld transatlantic airlines) and, a few weeks ago, that joint venture moved closer to reality as the European Union gave it the go ahead.
Ok, now this is very interesting. Hyatt and American Airlines have announced that they plan to offer elite members of their respective rewards programs the opportunity to earn more points and miles when they fly with American or book stays with Hyatt.
Etihad has been offering a valuable 20% bonus on the sale of its miles since mid-February but the offer runs out tonight so you have just a few hours left if you need/want to top up your Etihad Guest account.
Over the weekend Alaska launched a promotion its calling its "Coast To Elite Challenge" which is essentially a fast track to elite status challenge.Alaska's Coast To Elite challenge allows flyers to earn Alaska Mileage Plan MVP status after just two roundtrips or MVP Gold status after just four roundtrips as long as the trips are taken on 'qualifying coast to coast flights'.
At the beginning of every month Flying Blue (the loyalty program for Air France/KLM) releases discounted mileage awards for Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class travel on Air France and KLM and the latest deals are now live.
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United MileagePlus is currently selling miles with a bonus of up to 85% and an annual purchase limit of 175,000 miles. This isn't the best deal we're likely to see United offer this year but, as the math will show, there are definitely going to be times when miles purchased in this sale will save you money.
Arguably three of the more valuable benefits that come with American Airlines top-tier status are the 4 Systemwide Upgrades that elites receive each year, the unlimited domestic upgrades and the bonus miles that top-tier elites earn on all flights....but at least two of these have been reduced to a farce by current American Airlines management.
Alaska Mileage Plan has been running its first points sale of the year since the end of January and the offer comes to an end today. Right now Mileage Plan members have the opportunity to earn a 40% bonus on purchased miles when they buy 30,000 miles (or more) by 11:59 PM PST today (22 February 2019).