Category Archives: BOA Alaska Air

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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Cheaper Short-Haul Awards With Alaska Airlines’ New Award Chart!

Good news for folks who like to earn and use Alaska Airlines miles!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.

And it’s NOT increasing the price of any awards!  Instead, the shortest coach award flights are cheaper!  Plus, you’ll be able to earn even more Alaska Airlines miles for flights on certain partner airlines, like British Airways and Qantas, for Business and First Class flights.

Alaska Airlines Award Ticket Price

Booking Short Coach Award Flights on Alaska Airlines Just Got Cheaper!

Here’s more about what these changes mean for you.

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Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Ending May 1, 2017

It’s over!  Via View From the Wing, Delta and Alaska Airlines are ending their partnership May 1, 2017.

The airlines haven’t been playing nicely together for quite some time, so it’s not surprising they’re calling it quits, especially because the deal to merge Alaska Airlines and Virgin America closed last week.

So if you like to earn and redeem Alaska Airlines miles for Delta flights, and vice versa, I’ll explain what this news means for you.

Delta Alaska Airlines Partnership

The Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Will Completely End May 1, 2017

And I’ve added a chart to help you understand important dates regarding the end of the partnership.

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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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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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Free Access to US Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More This Weekend With Your Bank of America Card!

Interested in visiting a new museum, zoo, or aquarium this weekend?

If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Museums December 2016

There Are Over 150 Participating Locations, Including the Newseum in Washington, DC, Where You Can Get in Free With Your Bank of America Card

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Denver Zoo, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia.

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Which Credit Cards Should I Get If I’ve Reached the Chase “5/24” Limit?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, commented:

I’ve exhausted all credit card options with Chase due to the “5/24 rule.”

What other cards would you recommend?  My credit score is well above 800.  I just applied and was approved for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus card.  Are there others that are better?

Thanks for the question, Joe!

My top pick is The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  But there are plenty of great options!

Which Credit Cards Should I Get If Ive Reached The Chase 524 Limit

Don’t Let Strict Application Rules Prevent You From Getting Big Travel!

I’ll share picks for folks who can’t currently apply for more Chase cards.

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Your Bank of America Card Will Give You Free Entry to These Cultural Centers This Weekend

Looking for something fun, educational, and free this weekend?

If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Entry To Museums This Weekend

More Than 150 Locations Participate in Bank of America’s “Museums on Us”, Including The Thinkery in Austin, Texas

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like The Henry Ford in Michigan and Chabot Space & Science Center in California.

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Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With a Status Match

Via NoMasCoach, you can use your status with another airline to get elite status with Alaska Airlines.

This means you can enjoy perks with Alaska Airlines like earning bonus miles, free checked bags, seat upgrades, and more!

And it’s not hard to match your status.  You just have to email Alaska Airlines!  Plus, once you’re matched, you’ll have the status through the end of 2017.

Get Alaska Airlines Elite Status Through 2017 With A Status Match

Request a Status Match From Alaska Airlines and Enjoy the Perks Through 2017!

I’ll explain how to match your status!

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New Bank of America Rules – 90 Day Wait to Apply for Same Card Product

Many of us in the miles & points hobby like Bank of America, because it’s been relatively easy to earn the sign-up bonus again from their cards.

In the past, folks were able to get a second (or third, or more) Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card so long as they waited at least 30 days after their last approval for the same card.

But it appears Bank of America has changed the rules.  Now, your application will be automatically rejected as a duplicate if you’ve applied for the same card in the past 90 days.

New Bank Of America Rules 90 Day Wait To Apply For Same Card Product

Alaska Airlines Miles Are Great for Booking Award Flights on Partners Like Cathay Pacific. But Now You’ll Have to Wait Longer Between Card Applications!

However, there may be exceptions to the rule.  I’ll explain!

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