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Free Alaska Airlines Miles – Enough for a One-Way Flight!

If you aren’t already a member of Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, now is a great time to sign-up!

Via Mommy Points, you can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when you register by April 30, 2017, and take a flight by September 30, 2017.

That’s an excellent deal, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a one-way, short haul (less than 700 miles) coach award flight.  

For example, you could fly between Portland and San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City, and more, for free!

Free Alaska Airlines Miles

5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Free One-Way Coach Flight From San Francisco to Seattle!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.

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Merger Update: Big Changes Coming to Alaska Airlines and Virgin America!

The merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America continues to move forward, with some big changes coming in the near future!

Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines announced more details about the merger with Virgin America.  And it’s mostly good news!  For example, you can expect enhanced in-flight entertainment, updated cabins, and lots of Virgin America personality across all Alaska Airlines flights.

But they’ve confirmed the Virgin America brand will disappear in 2019.

Merger Update Big Changes Coming To Alaska Airlines And Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Is Keeping Some of the Virgin America Personality! Including Fun Mood Lighting in the Cabin

I’ll give you an update on the merger, and tell you what to expect going forward.

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Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles!

If you have Virgin America points, you now have more opportunities to get excellent value from your rewards!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now book Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles!  This is a big deal, because folks with Virgin America points can now redeem their points with 2 very different “award charts”.

Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles

You Now Have 2 Options for Redeeming Your Virgin America Points!

I’ll help you decide if booking Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles makes sense for you!

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How to Use Fewer Miles for Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

If you collect Alaska Airlines miles (or Starwood points), you now have more opportunities to get Big Travel!

Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.  And most folks will only benefit from the change!  You can now book short-haul flights in coach for as little as 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles one-way. 

Note:   Your flights must be for travel within the continental US and Canada, and operated by Alaska Airlines.

How To Use Fewer Miles For Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

You Can Now Book Cheaper Award Seats to Alaska (and Plenty of Other Places!) With the Updated Alaska Airlines Award Chart

I’ll help you understand this new distance-based award chart!  And give you ideas of how to make the most of it, like adding a free one-way flight to end of your trip!

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Virgin America Points Will Convert to Alaska Airlines Miles at a 1:1.3 Ratio

There’s lots of Alaska Airlines news today!  I shared details of Alaska Airlines’ new award chart and the ending of their partnership with Delta.  This comes after last week’s closing of the deal to merge Alaska Airlines with Virgin America.

And now, via One Mile at a Time, we know that you’ll be able to convert Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles at a 1 : 1.3 ratio some time after January 9, 2017.

Lots of folks love earning and using Alaska Airlines miles, especially for flights on partners like American Airlines.  And if you already have a lot of Virgin America points, this is good news.

But some might consider transferring flexible points from AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou (until January 22, 2017), or Starwood to Virgin America.  And then transfer Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines at the 1 : 1.3 ratio.

Virgin America Points Will Convert To Alaska Airlines Miles At A 113 Ratio

In the New Year, You’ll Be Able to Convert Virgin America Points to Alaska Airlines Miles at a 1 : 1.3 Ratio

I’ll explain your options, and help you decide whether earning Virgin America points to eventually convert to Alaska Airlines miles could make sense for you.

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Citi Removes Virgin America as a ThankYou Point Transfer Partner

Starting January 22, 2017, you’ll no longer be able to transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin America.

It makes sense that changes to how you earn Virgin America points are coming, now that the deal to merge Alaska Airlines and Virgin America has closed.  And in January 2017, they’ll begin the process of combining their frequent flyer programs.

It hasn’t yet been revealed how or when you’ll be able to transfer Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles.  Including the transfer ratio.

Citi Removes Virgin America As A ThankYou Point Transfer Partner

Citi Sent an Email Announcing the Removal of Virgin America as a Transfer Partner, Effective January 22, 2017

There’s still time to transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin America if you want to book an award flight.  And I’ll remind you of your other options!

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Update: New Alaska Airlines Virgin America Merger Details

The Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger is moving forward!

Via One Mile at a Time, the merger deal between the 2 airlines will close today.  But the companies still have a long way to go before they are fully integrated.  Fortunately, Alaska Airlines will begin offering benefits long before it is completed!

Update New Alaska Airlines Virgin America Merger Details

Because Alaska Airlines Is Absorbing Virgin America, You’ll Soon Have New Ways to Redeem Your Alaska Airlines Miles – Like a Non-Stop Flight Between Los Angeles and Cancun!

I’ll tell you what we know so far!

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Cleared for Take-Off: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Approved

If you’ve been eagerly waiting for the government to approve the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, I have good news.

Today, the Department of Justice gave final approval for Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America.  The merger will make Alaska Airlines the 5th largest airline in the US (behind American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and Southwest).

But the decision isn’t without conditions.  Alaska Airlines will have to limit its partnership with American Airlines in order to keep competition in the US airline industry.

Cleared For Take Off Alaska Airlines And Virgin America Merger Approved

Alaska Airlines Will Acquire Virgin America to Create the 5th Largest Airline in the US

I’ll share what we know about the merger so far, and what it could mean for your miles and points!

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New: Get 500 Free Virgin America Points in Under a Minute!

Via View From the Wing, you’ll get 500 free Virgin America points when you sign-up to receive an email newsletter from Virgin Produced by October 26, 2016.

It only takes a minute to sign-up!  And although this isn’t a lot of points, it’s the 3rd time in ~1 month that Virgin America has offered free points.

Free Virgin America Points

Earning Free Virgin America Points From Promotions Can Add Up!

I’ll show you how to get the free points.  And remind you of ways to earn and use Virgin America points!

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500 Free Virgin America Points for ~1 Minute of Your Time!

Via Reddit, you can earn 500 free Virgin America points by registering for their Virgin Sport email newsletter by September 30, 2016!  

It only takes ~1 minute.  And even though 500 points isn’t a lot, I’m always happy about free and easy points!

Free Virgin America Points

You Can Fly From the West Coast to Many Spots in the US, Mexico, and Hawaii, Using Virgin America Points

I’ll show you how to sign-up for the newsletter.  And remind you of ways to earn and use Virgin America points!

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