Category Archives: Alaska Airlines

Use Miles to Book and Upgrade to Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

Starting May 24, 2016, you can use Singapore Airlines miles to book a Premium Economy award ticket.  

And starting June 1, 2016, you’ll be able to use miles to upgrade a paid coach ticket to Premium Economy or a paid Premium Economy ticket to Business Class.

It’s easy to earn Singapore Airlines miles because you can transfer points from all 4 flexible points programs.

But in most cases, using Singapore Airlines miles to book Premium Economy award tickets is NOT a good deal.

Use Miles To Book And Upgrade To Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

Starting May 24, You Can Use Singapore Airlines Miles to Book Premium Economy Award Seats

I’ll explain if this new option is a good way to use miles!

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Top US Airlines for Consumer Satisfaction Rated by J.D. Power

Drum roll!  The results are in for the 2016 North American Airline Satisfaction Study.  Surprisingly, overall customer satisfaction with airlines is at a 10-year high!

The increase in airlines’ social media customer service on sites like Twitter and Facebook help the companies get instant feedback from passengers.  And they appear to be listening!

Top US Airlines For Consumer Satisfaction Rated By J.D. Power

Which Airline Puts a Smile on Your Face? A Majority Say JetBlue, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines

Let’s take a look at which airlines did best in the study!

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The Alaska Airlines Card Just Got More Useful

Folks on the myFICO forums report there are no more foreign transaction fees with the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.  Now you can use the card overseas without the 3% fee!

This makes the card a better deal for folks who collect Alaska Airlines miles and travel abroad frequently.

You can use Alaska Airlines miles you earn from the card for award flights on Alaska Airlines or any of its airline partners, including Air France, Icelandair, and most recently Japan Airlines!

The Alaska Airlines Card Just Got More Useful

Save Money on Foreign Transaction Fees With the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

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Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines Now That They’re Merging?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Roger, emailed:

I have the AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest card and I want to transfer my points to airline miles.  Does it make a difference if I transfer my Starwood points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines since they’ll be merging in 2017?

Thanks for the email, Roger!

Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points To Virgin America Or Alaska Airlines Now That They're Merging

Consider Things Like Transfer Ratios, Partner Airlines, and Fees, When Deciding Which Frequent Flyer Program Is Best for You

I’ll explain what the merger means and where Roger should transfer his Starwood points.

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News You Can Use: New Alaska Airlines Partner, Discover Cards Switch to Chip-and-PIN, Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Points Bonus, JetBlue’s Napping Pods

1.   Alaska Airlines Adds Japan Airlines as a Partner

Via View From the Wing, Alaska Airlines has added Japan Airlines as a partner.

News You Can Use New Alaska Airlines Partner Discover Cards Switch To Chip And PIN Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Points Bonus JetBlues Napping Pods

Alaska Airlines Is Adding Japan Airlines as a Partner. This Gives You More Ways to Use Your Alaska Airlines Miles!

Alaska Airlines miles are already are great for award flights domestically and abroad.  And adding Japan Airlines as a partner makes them even more valuable!

If you need more Alaska Airlines miles for a trip, consider the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card.  And watch for a possible higher offer this month!

You can read my review of the card here.

2.   Discover Switching to Chip-and-PIN Technology

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